LBC 2024 Fundraising Appeal

Advancing Progressive Jewish Scholarship

Leo Baeck College has been training and developing rabbis, teachers and scholars for over 68 years, providing clergy for communities and advancing progressive Jewish values and scholarship through its high calibre faculty and curriculum.

We need your help to ensure that progressive Jewish communities can continue to thrive steered by outstanding, LBC trained leaders.

Polyamory and Reading the Book of Ruth

Sunday 19 May
1.00 – 4.00pm
The Sternberg Centre

Join us at Leo Baeck College for an afternoon of food, music and discussion as we celebrate our scholarly achievements and look to raise much needed funds for the College.

Rabbi Charley Baginsky, CEO of Liberal Judaism, will be interviewing LBC Principal Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris about her new book, and there will also be opportunities to view some of our library special collections and much more.

October 7th and its aftermath: The war over there and the war over here

Wednesday 29 May
7.00 – 9.00pm

One of the most striking features of the October 7th attacks and the Gaza war that followed, has been the degree of global ‘investment’ in the conflict. Violence in Israel/Palestine attracts outrage, passion and solidarity across the world from supporters of both the Palestinians and Israelis. Pro-Palestinian protests have attracted accusations of antisemitism and, more generally, antisemitic incidents have dramatically increased in much of the world. How then, should we understand how the conflagration ‘over there’ is played out ‘over here’? In a globalised world, can we still distinguish between a regional war and a global one?

Rabbi, Scholar, Activist: A Perplexed Guide

Thursday 6 June
7.00 – 9.00pm

Join us for a conversation between Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris, Professor Johanna Steibert and Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen.

The Fund will help students with quite varied and different needs, providing support and hopefully the calm conditions that will allow them to focus on their studies, for example, help with:



Specialist books

New laptop

Psychological support

Ticket to visit a sick relative

Support at times of loss, bereavement, birth and other life events

The climbing cost of living

Making ends meet at a difficult time