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Leo Baeck Summer University in Jewish Studies

Application possible until 15 February, 2010

The Leo Baeck Summer University is an English-speaking six-week summer
school in Jewish Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Undergraduate as well as graduate students from the United States, Canada, Germany, Israel, and Eastern European countries 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 the rest of the world.

Students are enrolled in a daily morning seminar and attend excursions, workshops and lectures led by professionals in the afternoon. The academic seminar is divided into three modules, each taught by different faculty members. Regular assignments are required (for instance: short papers or exams); thus, each student receives a grade for each module. The modules are taught in seminar style fostering discussion and interaction amongst the students.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are granted 12 ECT credits.

The LBSU summer program 2010 will take place from July 8 to August 20, 2010.

For detailed information please contact:

Nora Butter
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
Phone: 030 2093-8045