Posted on Thursday June 30, 2016
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 at The Bancroft Library after the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of ...
Posted on Thursday May 21, 2015
Come join The Magnes on the weekend of June 6 & 7 as we participate in the first annual Bay Area Book Festival! Galleries will be open and free to the public. The schedule of events at The ...
Posted on Tuesday May 12, 2015
Erin Faigin is an undergraduate student at Berkeley. She has worked as an Undergraduate Research Apprentice at the Magnes for two years (2014-2015). Thanks to her detailed knowledge of Yiddish she ...
Posted on Monday May 11, 2015
Greg Niemeyer is Associate Professor of Art Practice and the Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media (bcnm.berkeley.edu). Born in Switzerland in 1967, he studied photography and classics, ...
Posted on Monday May 11, 2015
Rabbi Yoel Kahn is the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth El in Berkeley. Kahn was ordained at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in 1985. He received his doctorate through the ...
Posted on Monday May 11, 2015
Jon is the Strategic Partnerships Director at Shift (formerly We Are What We Do) , a non-profit that allows a global community of individuals to share historical documents that matter to them. ...
Posted on Monday May 11, 2015
Filmmaker Susanna Zaraysky co-directed the film, Saved by Language, which tells the story of Moris Albahari, a Sephardic Jew from Sarajevo whose knowledge of Ladino helped him survive the ...
Posted on Monday May 11, 2015
Laurie E. Pearce is a Lecturer in Assyriology at Berkeley. Her areas of speciality include the economic and social history of Mesopotamia in the later part of the first millennium BCE. She studies ...
Posted on Monday May 11, 2015
Noa Bar Gabai is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at UCLA. Her dissertation is tentatively entitled “Messianism and Masortiyut: The Poetics of Traditionalism in Mizrahi Hebrew”. In ...
Posted on Friday April 10, 2015
This year, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life(2121 Allston Way) launched a series of informative Wednesday noontime lectures involving members of the extended Bay Area academic ...
Thursday August 28, 2014 to Friday June 26, 2015
The Jewish World: 100 Treasures of Art and Culture, which is being published by Skirà-Rizzoli in the Fall of 2014, is the first comprehensive catalog featuring the holdings of The Magnes ...
Thursday August 28, 2014 to Friday June 26, 2015
A new exhibition exploring eating, identity and activism in Jewish life and beyond.    For thousands of years, food rituals have been essential to constructing and maintaining Jewish ...
Tuesday January 27, 2015 to Friday June 26, 2015
In 1984, The Magnes acquired a portfolio of botanical drawings by Shmuel (Samuel) Lerner, a Ukraine-born amateur artist from California. While Lerner’s biography and many details surrounding ...
Thursday August 27, 2015 to Friday June 24, 2016
The Bible is a constant in Jewish life, in all the varied forms it has taken around the world and across history. Biblical texts stand at the center of the Jewish experience—Jews keep biblical ...
Thursday August 27, 2015 to Friday December 18, 2015
The Book of Jonah is the only prophetic book of the Hebrew Bible read in its entirety in the synagogue. Recited during the Afternoon Service on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, Jonah’s story ...
Wednesday October 07, 2015 12:00 PM to Wednesday October 07, 2015 01:00 PM
Noa Bar Gabai is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at UCLA. Her dissertation is tentatively entitled “Messianism and Masortiyut: The Poetics of Traditionalism in Mizrahi Hebrew”. In ...
Wednesday October 14, 2015 12:00 PM to Wednesday October 14, 2015 01:00 PM
Laurie E. Pearce is a Lecturer in Assyriology at Berkeley. Her areas of speciality include the economic and social history of Mesopotamia in the later part of the first millennium BCE. She studies ...
Wednesday October 21, 2015 12:00 PM to Wednesday October 21, 2015 01:00 PM
Filmmaker Susanna Zaraysky co-directed the film, Saved by Language, which tells the story of Moris Albahari, a Sephardic Jew from Sarajevo whose knowledge of Ladino helped him survive the ...
Wednesday October 28, 2015 12:00 PM to Wednesday October 28, 2015 01:00 PM
Jon is the Strategic Partnerships Director at Shift (formerly We Are What We Do) , a non-profit that allows a global community of individuals to share historical documents that matter to them. ...
Wednesday November 18, 2015 01:00 PM to Wednesday November 18, 2015 02:00 PM
Rabbi Yoel Kahn is the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth El in Berkeley. Kahn was ordained at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in 1985. He received his doctorate through the ...

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Posted on Thursday April 09, 2015
This year, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life(2121 Allston Way) launched a series of informative Wednesday noontime lectures involving members of the extended Bay Area academic ...