BEREAVEMENT NOTICE – DR STEPHEN HERMAN
Dr Stephen Herman, z”l – Rabbi Dr Charles Middleburgh, Dean of Leo Baeck College, writes: On behalf of our Principal, Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris, it is with feelings of personal and professional grief and loss that I must inform you of the death, last Thursday, of our peerless Chair of Governors, Dr Stephen Herman.
Our portion this week opens with God telling Moses to tell Aaron to mount seven lamps in front of the Tabernacle in order to bring light, and Moses himself is then instructed to cleanse the Levites with the water of purification, and ask them to shave the whole bodies and wash their clothes in preparation for the special role.
To become a Nazirite seems a holy choice: to dedicate yourself to God and abstain from intoxicants and hair-cutting. Yet in Parashat Naso the ritual for ending a period of Nazirite living includes bringing a sin offering – so what was the sin in this period of ‘holy’ living?
PROFESSOR MELISSA RAPHAEL: WHAT’S JEWISH ABOUT JEWISH ART? – Free LBC Lehrhaus Talk
Many commentators today would be wary of claiming that modern Jewish art has any exclusively Jewish religious and stylistic characteristics. Instead, they would argue that
LBC Open House 2023
Thank you to everyone who joined us at Leo Baeck College’s Open House on Sunday 12 March 2023. We enjoyed meeting so many new people and welcoming back long-time supporters and previous students.
Vacancy – Fundraising Executive
Leo Baeck College is the pre-eminent UK institution of Jewish scholarship and learning that is the heart and lifeblood of the intellectual and spiritual life of the Progressive Jewish community.
Vacancy – Chair of Governors
Leo Baeck College, the preeminent UK and international progressive rabbinic educational institution, is looking for a new Chair for 2023.
Dr Jo-Ann Myers in conversation with Dr Anastasia Badder
On Wednesday 16th November, as part of Interfaith UK week, Leo Baeck College partnered with The Faculty of Divinity of Cambridge University to run a webinar comparing two case studies that explored the role of Hebrew learning in Jewish schools.
ISRAEL’S PERPETUAL ELECTIONS: WHAT NOW? – Rabbi Lea Mühlstein – Watch the recording of this talk
On 1 November, Israelis will be heading back to the polls for the fifth time in under four years. In this session led by Rabbi Lea Mühlstein, we will try to understand why Israel has so many elections and how the Israeli electoral system works. And then we will attempt to look ahead […]