Leo Baeck Summer University in Jewish Studies
Welcome To LBSU!
The Leo Baeck Summer University is a six-week summer school in Jewish studies, conducted in the English language, at the Humboldt University, Berlin, under the umbrella of the Zentrum Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg. Advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students from the United States, Canada, Germany, Israel, Turkey and Eastern Europe are encouraged to apply for this unique program. As a transatlantic bridge and international meeting point for education and exchange, the LBSU examines Jewish life in Germany before and after the Holocaust, with a particular focus on the postwar, post-Holocaust and contemporary experience in relation both to the broader and ever more diverse German society and to other Jewish communities in Israel, the United States and worldwide.
Students are enrolled in a daily, three-hour morning academic seminar and attend professionally led excursions, workshops and lectures in the afternoon. The academic seminar is divided into three, two-week modules, each taught by a different faculty member. Required assignments include readings, writing, short paper or exam, and each student receives a grade at the conclusion of each module. The modules are taught in seminar style and foster discussion and interaction.
Upon successful completion of the program students are granted 12 ECT credits.
The application process for LBSU 2013 has concluded. (Deadline: February 15, 2013)
A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available.
The LBSU summer program runs from July 4 to August 16, 2013.
The cost of the program is estimated at 2,500 euros, which includes transportation, housing, tuition, excursions and Berlin city transportation. This fee does not include food, other travel and Internet use.
The LBSU is supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany with funds from the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).
We invite you to learn more about LBSU. Please contact us for more information.
Toby Axelrod, Academic Director
Michelle Piccirillo, Executive Director (currently on leave)
Hannah Lotte Lund, Executive Director Deputy