Leo Baeck College
Leo Baeck College
As the only fully validated and accredited Jewish seminary in the UK, Leo Baeck College (LBC) is the place where rabbis and educators equipped for the 21st century are trained, where the leaders of Progressive Judaism are nurtured, and where the heart of Progressive Jewish thought is developed.
For over sixty years, the College community has been a beacon of hope and renewal for Progressive Judaism; we are its beating heart.
Leo Baeck College is the oldest Progressive rabbinic college in Europe and the only one in the UK. Ninety percent of the rabbis who serve Reform, Liberal and Masorti congregations in the UK are graduates of the College.
• To train rabbis and teachers for Jewish congregations, communities and schools
• To promote the study of Judaism in a spirit of reverence for Jewish tradition combined with scholarly enquiry and academic freedom
• To instil the love of learning in the Jewish community by raising the level of Jewish knowledge
• To stimulate Progressive Jewish thought, expand its vision and deepen its values
• To advance mutual understanding and respect within the Jewish people and amongst the religions, cultures and peoples of the world
Leo Baeck College aims to:
- To nurture our students to ensure their personal, academic, vocational, and spiritual development.
- To develop rabbis who will build vibrant and viable communities whilst being sensitive to the constantly changing needs of contemporary Jewish life and livelihoods.
- To create Jewish educators who will teach with knowledge and passion cultivating a love of Jewish learning and Jewish tradition that will shape the Jewish experience of the next generation.
- To train rabbis and Jewish educators who will ensure a deep understanding and appreciation of authentic, egalitarian, accessible Judaism within our communities.
- To provide a prestigious institute of adult Progressive Jewish study beyond the synagogue.
Established: September 1956
Registered Charity Number: 209777
Board members: 10
Full time staff: 11
Part time staff: 36
Phone number: 020 8349 5607
Address: Leo Baeck College N3 2SYView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
Leo Baeck College development legacy fundTo provide future endowments for the development of Leo Baeck College.
Leo Baeck College - Hebrew curriculumTo create material for a national Hebrew curriculum for Progressive Jewish Day Schools and... More
Leo Baeck College - Weekly Bible Shiur or City Shi...Leo Baeck College holds a weekly Bible Shiur taught by College Faculty, or a termly text... More
Leo Baeck College - D'Var Torah... More
Leo Baeck College - Lectureship fundTo increase the teaching staff.
Leo Baeck College - Scholarship fund for student r...To provide scholarships for training rabbis specifically from eastern Europe and the FSU.
Leo Baeck College - Library SponsorshipThe College’s library and educational resource centre is the largest private collection ... More
Leo Baeck College - Interfaith projectsInterfaith Fund to support the needs of interfaith dialogue, particularly The Jewish-Chris... More
Leo Baeck College - Student accommodationLeo Baeck College provides limited student housing and common rooms.
Leo Baeck College - Student support fundTo provide funds for the support of rabbinic students. Support is needed for specific requ... More
Leo Baeck College - Become a PatronThe Leo Baeck College needs your help. It is dependent on the wider Progressive Jewish com... More
Leo Baeck College - Sponsor a Student RabbiThe Leo Baeck College aims to provide scholarships for promising student rabbis who would ... More