Fifty Years of Leo Baeck College

An Overview (1956–2006)

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Only a few people are aware that the name of the College and that of Leo Baeck, now inseparably intertwined, were not originally linked. The College started its existence under a different title, being launched in September 1956 as the Jewish Theological College. This was in part a descriptive title, and in part a tribute to the Breslau Theological College, which, along with the Berlin Hochschule, had been destroyed during the war, and to both of which the new College saw itself as the successor, attempting to rekindle the light of Jewish learning in Europe.