An International Academic Conference: Albert H. Friedlander: Comprehension, Compassion and Conciliation
On Wednesday May 22nd, Leo Baeck College hosted a one day conference dedicated to its former Dean, Rabbi Dr Albert Friedlander, z”l, in the 15th year since his death. An international group of speakers gave papers, as did Leo Baeck College and UCL alumnus, Rabbi Dr Frank Dabba Smith who held and jointly organised the day. Evelyn Friedlander, Albert’s widow, spoke in conversation with Frank Dabba Smith and Rabbi Ariel Friedlander, Albert’s oldest daughter, sent a video message from Italy. Papers were also given, inter alia, by Leo Baeck College lecturer Dr Keith Kahn-Harris and everyone was welcomed by Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris, Leo Baeck College Principal.
An International Academic Conference:
Albert H. Friedlander: Comprehension, Compassion and Conciliation
Many, many thanks to our wonderful organisers, speakers and all participants.
The video recording of this conference will be available soon.
Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris, Principal, Leo Baeck College
Dr Keith Kahn-Harris, Lecturer at Birkbeck College and Leo Baeck College
Professor Susanne Kord, German Studies Department, UCL
Cassy Sachar, Senior Librarian, Leo Baeck College
Rabbi Dr Frank Dabba Smith, Mosaic Liberal Synagogue, Lecturer at Leo Baeck College and Honorary Research Fellow at UCL
Alexandra Senfft, Author and Journalist, based in Germany
Dr Lisa Peschel, Lecturer, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York
Professor Amy Jill Levine, New Testament Studies, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
Rabbi Dr Charles H. Middleburgh, Director of the Rabbinic Programme, Leo Baeck College
Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp, Director of the Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values, Netherlands
Rabbi Colin Eimer, Emeritus Rabbi at Sha’arei Tsedek North London Reform Synagogue, Lecturer at Leo Baeck College
Rabbi Ariel Friedlander, Independent, based in Italy
Professor Michael Berkowitz, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL
Evelyn Friedlander, formerly Chair of the Czech Scrolls Trust and Director of the Hidden Legacy Foundation, based in London
Professor, the Lord Alderdice, Director of the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford