Friday, November 9, 2012

Leo Baeck Summer University 2013

We are happy to announce that the application period for the Leo Baeck Summer University 2013 has begun.

We'd greatly appreciate your sharing this information with your students and placing it in any upcoming bulletins / journals.

The Leo Baeck Summer University is an English-language six-week summer school in Jewish studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin, under the auspices of the new Zentrum für Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg. Advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students 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 contemporary experience in relation to the broader and ever more diverse German society as well as 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 and lectures in the afternoon, which complement the subjects presented in the academic segment. The academic seminar is divided into three two-week modules, each with a different focus and taught by different faculty members. Upon successful completion of the program students are granted 12 ECTS credits.

The LBSU 2013 will take place from July 4 to August 16, 2013. Fees include tuition, housing, excursions and Berlin city transportation. A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available. Application deadline is January 15, 2013.
Thanks in advance for sharing this information with interested students at your university/institute. For more information, see

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