Thursday, October 4, 2012

Lecture - Brewster Kahle

On October 16, Leo Baeck Institute will celebrate the launch of DigiBaeck ( - a comprehensive digital version of its collections. DigiBaeck includes 3.5 million pages of material that ranges from personal papers and photographs of luminaries like Albert Einstein and Moses Mendelssohn to letters, diaries, recipes, and other ephemera chronicling the lives of everyday German-speaking Jews over five centuries. Keynote speakers Brewster Kahle and Nicholas Felton, and a panel moderated by New York Times science reporter Claudia Dreifus will discuss the implications and possibilities of putting this wealth of source materials online. Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 9:30 AM Center for Jewish History 15 West 16th St. New York, NY 10011 This event is free and open to the public and will also be streamed live at RSVP to (212) 744-6400 or More info: