The Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism located in East Kew Victoria (LBC) has had a long tradition of engaging its community in Jewish culture.
In May 2003 the LBC Board endorsed the establishment of the Leo Baeck Arts Centre Committee (LBAC) to manage an ongoing series of art exhibitions within the Leo Baeck Kiddush Hall and Library. The overall vision for the Arts Centre was to promote Jewish and broader cultural values.
In December 2003 the LBC Board together with generous member’s donations, funded upgrading the facilities of the Kiddush Hall to provide an professional art exhibition space.
The creation of the Arts Centre represents a significant step in realising the goals of the Leo Baeck Centre to both link effectively with the broader community and becoming a ‘living’ centre of Jewish cultural activities in Melbourne. In particular, the Arts group promotes the opportunity for LBC members to share their creative talents with both the LBC and broader communities.
Since its inception in 2004 the LBAC Committee has successfully, selected, organised, launched and promoted many art exhibitions.