Thank you for celebrating
100 years since the founding of the Frankfurt Lehrhaus with us!
We learned, we lit candles, and we celebrated
100 years of sharing Jewish wisdom
Lehrhaus (est. 1920): A Revolution in Jewish Life and Learning
During the Weimar Republic and the early years of Nazism, many of the greatest modern interpreters of Judaism taught at the Free Jewish Lehrhaus, the famed school for adult Jewish learning in Frankfurt, founded by the young philosopher Franz Rosenzweig. The emphasis was always on the students and their interchange with the teachers and with each other, and often the students became instructors themselves. The transformative experience of dialogue was central to the German-Jewish revival between the wars and has been an inspiration for American Jewish educators over the past two generations.
Fred Rosenbaum, Founding Executive Director of Lehrhaus Judaica and modern Jewish historian
Award-winning European Jewish historian, Fred Rosenbaum, was a Fulbright Fellow at Goettingen University in Germany, where he discovered Franz Rosenzweig’s classic On Jewish Learning. In 1974, he founded Lehrhaus Judaica (currently HaMaqom), seeking to provide the Bay Area with a similar pathway to Jewish knowledge and engagement.
Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, Ph.D, HaMaqom | The Place, CEO
This event is made possible by:
$25,000 and above: Lehrhaus Circle
Ingrid D. Tauber Fund
$5,000 – $9,999: Rosenzweig Circle
$1,800 – $4,999: “Friends of Fred” Circle
Lisa Douglass & Steve Pearlmutter
Up to $1,799: Supporter Circle
Hugh and Mary Anne Winig