Feb
08

From Russia with love

LBC alumnus Rabbi Leonid Bimbat leads the community Le-Dor va-Dor at the Moscow Centre for Progressive Judaism. When he visits London he always brings a gift for the library, offering us a fascinating insight into his community.

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Feb
01

Interfaith Harmony Week at LBC

In the world of interfaith dialogue the last few months have been particularly challenging. But as we mark Interfaith Harmony Week it is a good reminder that such work has never been more necessary.

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Jan
25

Czech Memorial Scroll

On 6th September 2023 at its daily morning service, the Leo Baeck College community welcomed into its midst scroll no. 163 from the Czech Memorial Scrolls Trust, written in Czechoslovakia in the 1880s.

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Jan
26

Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

Never in my lifetime has there been a Holocaust Memorial Day more important than this one. There could be few better responses to the October 7th massacres, and their aftermath of war, hate, and humanitarian crisis, than January 27th’s annual cross-communal affirmation of our shared humanity.

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Jan
25

Tu BiShvat

Rosh Hashanah la-ilanot, the new year for trees, which happens on the 15th of Shevat, (the tet/vav of tu being equivalent to 15) grew out of the Middle East and a very different seasonal calendar than our own in northern Europe.

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Oct
09

LBC stands with Israel

Together with our fellow Jews across the world, as Principal and Dean of Leo Baeck College we, too, weep as we express our shock and sorrow at the events which have unfolded over this festival weekend in Israel.

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Sep
06

The Rabbi Lionel Blue Memorial Lecture

Leo Baeck College, Finchley Reform Synagogue, and Beit Klal Yisrael joined together for a special evening, honouring the memory of the beloved Rabbi Lionel Blue. Video of the evening now available.

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Oct
19

LBC Chair steps down

Leo Baeck College honoured outgoing Acting Chair of Governors Mimi Konigsberg at a special Shacharit Service on 19 October to thank her for her committed service to the College.

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