|Intro||Background||Leo Baeck College||Rabbi van der Zyl Award||Schwerter Rundschau||Photos|
60th Anniversary Service|
of Celebration, 2016
The book was dedicated to Rabbi Dr. van der Zyl on the occasion of his seventieth birthday and is a collection of essays on Reform Judaism, almost all of them written by his colleagues and pupils. It is edited by Rabbi Dow Marmur.
After Rabbi van der Zyl's death, an annual Memorial Lecture was inaugurated to commemorate his achievement. The 2013 lecture was given by Professor Marc Epstein of Vassar College. He is seen here (right) with Nikki at the NW Reform Synagogue venue in Alyth Gardens, North London.
The current Principal of Leo Baeck College is Rabbi Deborah Kahn-Harris, pictured left with Alasdair Nisbet, former Chairman of the College and Nikki.
Photo lower right shows Nikki with rabbis Deborah Kahn-Harris, Rachel Adler, Josh Levy and Maurice Michaels, June 2014.
The October 2017 lecture was given by Professor Dr Michael Berkowitz, Professor of Modern Jewish History at University College London. His presentation discussed the engagement of Jews and photography, with special reference to the photojournalism of World War II.