1700 Years of Jewish Life in German-Speaking Lands

Fri. Jan. 27, 2023 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Open weekdays from 10:00am - 4:00pm
The Leo Baeck Institute’s (LBI), founded in 1955, is the world’s leading authority on German-Jewish history. Its traveling panel exhibition, Shared History Project: 1700 Years of Jewish Life in German-Speaking Lands, uses iconic artifacts to explore how interwoven the lives of Jewish people and their non-Jewish neighbors have been in the 17 centuries since the presence of Jews in the Rhineland was first documented in a Roman Edict from the year 321 CE.  Viewers are encouraged to consider the objects as they relate to recurring themes of Jewish life including migration, inclusion, and acculturation as well as exile, persecution, and resilience. The exhibition expands the view of German-Jewish history beyond the narrow lens of the Holocaust and connects the unique history of the Jewish people to themes that are relevant to contemporary life in all diverse, pluralist societies.
Groups interested in visiting the exhibit should contact the German Society at info@germansociety.org.
This event is part of the German Society's German Jewish Heritage Series, together with our partners Rodeph Shalom, the Jewish Community Relations Council, and Action Reconciliation Service for Peace. It is made possible by support from Allianz of America and the German Consulate General New York.
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