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