The Board of Directors of the Leo Baeck Education Center unanimously appointed Rabbi Ofek Meir as the fourth Managing Director of the Leo Baeck Education Center, starting January 1, 2018. Rabbi Meir has worked at Leo Baeck since 1989 in a very wide range of positions throughout his 22 years of service. [Read more…]
As part of their 20th century history studies, Leo Baeck high school students learn about Germany Jewry before, during and after the Holocaust, the totalitarian government, and its results during the Cold War. In this unique program, this year students prepared research papers, Wikipedia articles, and as a culmination and completion of this learning process, 26 students participated in an alternative visit to Berlin during the Purim holiday in March.
Leo Baeck 12th grader Noa Widmann, 11th grader Or Lauterbach-Goren, and 12th graders Lottem Arava and Dana Shtainberg, participated in The Israel Middle East Model United Nations (TIMEMUN), a student-led international model debate conference simulating the United Nations, now in its 16th year, held at the Walworth Barbour American International School in February. [Read more…]