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November 2020

2020 Annual Dinner

November 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2020 Annual Dinner Tuesday, November 17, 5 to 7 PM ET Above: Martin Buber, Ernst Simon, and Shmuel Hugo Bergman at the founding conference of Leo Baeck Institute, May 30, 1955. We hope that you and your loved ones have been well during these unprecedented times. Like everyone around the world, we are doing our best to meet the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this spirit, we hope that you will participate in and support our reimagined “LBI…

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Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Can Green Businesses Make a Change? (FU-BEST series)

November 18, 2020

The relationship between business and environmental issues in Germany and Europe has changed drastically over the years, with continuous impact by the interaction between the German and European Union political levels. Nowadays, positive environmental impacts envisioned by sustainable entrepreneurship and core business activities, are increasingly being acknowledged by customers, politics, and society as a whole. This lecture will shed some light on the motivating forces behind entrepreneurs’ and businesses’ decision to make a strategic commitment to sustainability. We will also…

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Two Great Families and Their Temple: The Strauses, the Lehmans, and Temple Emanu-El

November 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Two Great Families and Their Temple: The Strauses, the Lehmans, and Temple Emanu-El Wednesday, November 18, 6 PM ET Above: From left to right: Joan Adler, executive director of the Straus Historical Society, Warren Klein, curator of the Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica at Temple Emanu-El, and Karen S. Franklin, Director of Family Research at the Leo Baeck Institute. Join us for a virtual presentation about the Straus Family, their relationship with the Lehman family, and their commitment to…

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How Can We Live Together? German Philosophy’s Answers Since Kant (FU-BEST series)

November 25, 2020

After having analyzed influences of the past on Europe’s, Germany’s, and Berlin’s present, and having discussed concurrent present-day identities in these spaces as well as their solutions to urgent questions for our societies of the future, this final subject course lecture brings together all other topics and asks: With our historical baggage, multiple identities in society, and problems facing the future – how can we live together? What is the glue that may keep modern communities intact? Turning to philosophy…

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December 2020

Weihnachten in Berlin – unterwegs auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt!” – LIVE! German Language and Culture for Beginners

December 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Welcome to Berlin in December! The season means we will take you to one of our many Christmas markets and prepare you for communicating, understanding local customs, shopping, and introducing yourself to the Germans you will meet. Our instructor of this interactive session for Beginners looks forward to seeing you and to showing you how easy it is to start learning German. Wir sehen uns! Instructor: Christine Weber-Neumann Regular FU-BEST Courses: FU-BEST German Language Courses (7 Levels of Proficiency from Beginner 1 through Advanced 2)  Sign…

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„Weihnachten in Berlin – wer feiert wie?“ – German Language and Culture for Intermediate Learners (B1 through B3) – LIVE!

December 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Willkommen in der Vorweihnachtszeit in Berlin! Wir laden Sie ein, verschiedene Bräuche unterschiedlicher Kulturen in unserer Stadt zu dieser Jahreszeit kennenzulernen. This interactive session for learners of German on an Intermediate level will introduce you to different festivities and rituals in multicultural Berlin, but also look at childhood traditions kept alive by families and singles in the big city. You will learn and understand a classic Christmas poem and song and eventually be able to extend and politely accept an invitation to celebrate…

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„Weihnachten in Berlin – Konsum, Kulturgut, Kitsch?“ – Deutsche Sprache und Kultur für Fortgeschrittene (C1 und C2) – LIVE!

December 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Diese interaktive Deutscheinheit für fortgeschrittene Deutschlerner beschäftigt sich mit wichtigen Gedanken rund um Weihnachten – was bedeutet dieses Fest eigentlich (noch), wie ist es, an Weihnachten alleine zu sein, geht es nur noch um Kommerz und Kitsch oder hat Weihnachten doch eine eigene Magie, alt und jung, unterschiedliche Kulturen/Religionen sowie Freunde und Fremde zusammenzubringen? Wir sprechen über das Feiern in Deutschland und Berlin, aber auch bei Ihnen zu Hause, und über klassische Rituale am Jahresende – oder alternative Aktivitäten in einer Großstadt…

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February 2021

informational webinar for interested students, staff, and faculty

February 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

February 10 at 7 pm Central European Time (1 pm East Coast, noon in the Midwest, 11 am Mountain time, and 10 am West Coast…) via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96611593858?pwd=YUNTR0RFSHpRa1VXOHZwQmdWN04wQT09 (Code 707151)

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Little Mole – Free on DAFilms

February 21, 2021
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 28, 2021

Little Mole - Free on DAFilms 21 FEB 2021 – 28 FEB 2021The event takes place online In 2021, we commemorate 100 years since the birth and 10 years since the death of Zdeněk Miler, important Czech artist and author of one of the most famous Czech animated characters - Little Mole (in Czech Krtek or Krteček). Little Mole played a major role in almost fifty short animated films. Let's remember Zdeněk Miler with a choice of six episodes with Little Mole.…

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Little Mole – Free on DAFilms

February 22, 2021
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 28, 2021

Little Mole - Free on DAFilms 21 FEB 2021 – 28 FEB 2021The event takes place online In 2021, we commemorate 100 years since the birth and 10 years since the death of Zdeněk Miler, important Czech artist and author of one of the most famous Czech animated characters - Little Mole (in Czech Krtek or Krteček). Little Mole played a major role in almost fifty short animated films. Let's remember Zdeněk Miler with a choice of six episodes with Little Mole.…

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