An International Academic Conference – Albert H. Friedlander: Comprehension, Compassion and Conciliation

Albert H. Friedlander:  Comprehension, Compassion and Conciliation

Confirmed Speakers Include Professor Amy-Jill Levine and Lord John Alderdice

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019, 9.30am-4.30pm



Organised by Rabbi Dr Frank Dabba Smith, Professor Michael Berkowitz and Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris

Leo Baeck College, Sternberg Centre

80 East End Road, London N3 2SY


Albert H. Friedlander:  Comprehension, Compassion and Conciliation


This conference is the first to illuminate the legacy of Rabbi Dr Albert H. Friedlander z”l (1927-2004).  Friedlander was a pioneer in Jewish-German interfaith dialogue and institutional cooperation, an early anthologist of Holocaust literature, a civil rights activist, and an ecumenical figure who sought to build bridges with contemporaries outside of Judaism, including religious leaders such as the Dalai Lama.  He wrote the definitive biography of Rabbi Dr Leo Baeck, liturgy that sought to balance acute tensions between the universal and particular and he embraced the visual and performing arts, humour and the vernacular.


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