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 Wednesday November 12, 2014
Join Rob Adler Peckerar, Executive Director of Yiddishkayt, a Yiddish cultural and educational center in Los Angeles, and Helix Project Instructor, Mindl Cohen, and alumni of the Helix ...
Posted on Monday October 27, 2014
Hebrew poems (piyyutim), chanted for centuries across the Diaspora, have been adapted to different melodies, evolving into a form of  “Jewish world music” with roots in Europe, the ...
Posted on Tuesday October 07, 2014
Kathryn Winter reads from her book Katarina Kathryn Winter was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, before the the start of the Second World War. Her father left for England in the late 1930s, ...
Posted on Monday September 15, 2014
JWeekly | ‘Gourmet Ghettos’ at Magnes Explores Diverse Culinary Cultures, by Carly Nairn - 9.11.2014 by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Posted on Tuesday July 15, 2014
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 ...
Posted on Tuesday July 15, 2014
Celebrate the magic of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, at the Magnes Collection! Join Rabbi James Brandt for an exploration of the meaning of Hanukkah today. Rabbi Brandt is the CEO of ...
Posted on Tuesday July 15, 2014
In how many ways can a postcard be Jewish? According to Anna Bella Korbatov and Zoe Lewin, a dynamic team of Undergraduate Research Apprentices working at the Magnes, postcards can be convey a ...
Posted on Tuesday July 15, 2014
The Magnes welcomes David Henkin to its weekly series of PopUp Exhibitions! Professor Henkin is the author of City Reading: Written Words and Public Spaces in Antebellum New York (Columbia ...
Posted on Tuesday July 15, 2014
The Magnes Collection warmly welcomes Professor Jonathan Sheehan to its weekly series of PopUp Lunchtime Exhibitions. Professor Sheehan is a historian of Early Modern Europe, with particular ...
Wednesday August 27, 2014 to Friday December 19, 2014
In 2014, The Magnes acquired twelve works by the New York Times-featured Ukrainian artist, Matvey Vaisberg, including the portraits of eight Russian Jewish authors.  Several of the authors ...
Wednesday August 27, 2014 to Friday December 19, 2014
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 ...
Wednesday August 27, 2014 to Friday December 19, 2014
During the Spring Semester 2013, faculty, curators and students interviewed current and Emeriti UC Berkeley faculty, and researched the University Archives of The Bancroft Library. This work ...
Wednesday December 03, 2014 12:00 PM to Wednesday December 03, 2014 01:00 PM
The Magnes welcomes David Henkin to its weekly series of PopUp Exhibitions! Professor Henkin is the author of City Reading: Written Words and Public Spaces in Antebellum New York (Columbia ...
Wednesday December 10, 2014 12:00 PM to Wednesday December 10, 2014 01:00 PM
In how many ways can a postcard be Jewish? According to Anna Bella Korbatov and Zoe Lewin, a dynamic team of Undergraduate Research Apprentices working at the Magnes, postcards can be convey a ...
Thursday December 11, 2014 12:00 PM to Thursday December 11, 2014 01:00 PM
Please join Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay for the continuation of our special series featuring Holocaust survivors reading from their published works. All events will ...
Wednesday December 17, 2014 12:00 PM to Wednesday December 17, 2014 01:00 PM
Celebrate the magic of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, at the Magnes Collection! Join Rabbi James Brandt for an exploration of the meaning of Hanukkah today. Rabbi Brandt is the CEO of ...
Thursday December 18, 2014 05:00 PM to Thursday December 18, 2014 07:00 PM
Jewish Nightlife is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the nexus between the ritual performance of Jewish texts and social changes across Jewish history, including Hebrew poetry, music, and ...
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 ...

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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 ...