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 Friday March 06, 2015
Jews have lived in Morocco for over two millennia, both prior to and eventually deeply integrated with Moroccan Muslims. These communities were also among the largest in the Arab world, and ...
Posted on Friday March 06, 2015
Daniel Fisher (Magnes Graduate Fellow and PhD Candidate, Near Eastern Studies) specializes in the Hebrew Bible and its early reception history. At the Magnes, Daniel is working with Dr. ...
Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015
The debate about Freud’s ambivalent relationship with Judaism found new inspiration in the last few decades through a wave of new publications that focused on the controversial depiction of the ...
Posted on Wednesday March 04, 2015
Before the war, Warsaw was the home of Europe’s largest Jewish community. It was a fascinating mosaic of different Jewish worlds: Hasidism, Bundists, Polish speakers and Yiddish speakers, a ...
Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015
Please join Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay for a special reading highlighting the ongoing work of our Holocaust Survivors Memoir Writing Group. Members of the group will ...
Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015
Helen Burke (1916-1997) was an artist and visionary who was the artist-in-residence at the Swig Camp Institute, a sleep-away camp for teenagers operated by the Union of American Hebrew ...
Posted on Thursday February 19, 2015
Dr. Yael Chaver teaches Yiddish language and literature at Berkeley. Her presentation will tell a story of Yiddish linguistic development that contrasts the cultural context of Soviet Russia, with ...
Posted on Thursday February 19, 2015
As objects engraved with magical formulas, amulets offer fascinating insight into the world of beliefs that informed them. The Magnes is fortunate to own a vast number of both paper and metal ...
Posted on Thursday February 19, 2015
The hat of activist Carol Ruth Silver -- and the political buttons that adorn it -- is the point of departure for this PopUp Exhibition on Jewish participation in the Civil Rights movement. Carol ...
Wednesday August 27, 2014 to Thursday June 25, 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 ...
Wednesday August 27, 2014 to Thursday June 25, 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 Thursday June 25, 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 ...
Monday March 09, 2015 08:00 AM to Monday March 09, 2015 12:00 PM
Inspired by Gourmet Ghettos: Modern Food Rituals, a new exhibition on display at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley scholars and Bay Area authors, artists, and food ...
Wednesday March 11, 2015 11:00 AM to Wednesday March 11, 2015 12:00 PM
Dr. Yael Chaver teaches Yiddish language and literature at Berkeley. Her presentation will tell a story of Yiddish linguistic development that contrasts the cultural context of Soviet Russia, with ...
Wednesday March 18, 2015 11:00 AM to Wednesday March 18, 2015 12:00 PM
As objects engraved with magical formulas, amulets offer fascinating insight into the world of beliefs that informed them. The Magnes is fortunate to own a vast number of both paper and metal ...
Thursday March 19, 2015 06:00 PM to Thursday March 19, 2015 08:00 PM
A unique encounter between two world-class interpreters of Jewish musical traditions from Central and Eastern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Esti Kenan Ofri teaches in the ...
Wednesday April 01, 2015 03:30 PM to Wednesday April 01, 2015 05:00 PM
Special Guest: Sheer Ganor, Graduate Student in History, UC Berkeley This session will bring us into conversation with archival ephemera from the Jewish refugee camp in that operated in ...
Sunday April 19, 2015 10:00 AM to Sunday April 19, 2015 01:00 PM
An Interactive Panel Discussion and Presentation of Workfor Faculty and Graduate Students in Jewish Studies FeaturingRachel DeblingerPostdoctoral Fellow and Digital Humanities Specialist, UC ...
Wednesday April 29, 2015 03:30 PM to Wednesday April 29, 2015 05:00 PM
Special Guest: Dana von Suffrin (LMU-Munich) Currently on view at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is the exhibition “The Secret Language of Flowers. Botanical Drawings from Israel, ...

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Posted on Friday July 04, 2014
We are delighted to publish an end-of-year report by Alex Makabeh, a pre-med student at UC Berkeley who enrolled in the UC Berkeley Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) at The Magnes ...
Posted on Wednesday March 19, 2014
On the occasion of the upcoming publication of The Jewish World: 100 Treasures of Art and Culture from The Magnes (forthcoming by Skirà/Rizzoli, texts by Alla Efimova and Francesco Spagnolo), I ...