Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016
The galleries of The Magnes reopen on August 30 with two new exibitions, I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew. Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture, and By Design: American Jewish ...
Posted on Sunday July 17, 2016
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 following the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of California, Berkeley. Its ...
Posted on Tuesday July 05, 2016
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life cordially invites you to an opening reception for I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture An exhibition marking ...
Posted on Thursday June 30, 2016
Drawing on Dr. Patricia Munro's research in Bay Area synagogues, Professor Claude Fischer and Dr. Munro will focus on how the Bar and Bat mitzvah developed into a major American Jewish ritual, ...
Posted on Wednesday June 29, 2016
The Band's Visit (Israel, 2007, 87 min.) A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves ...
Posted on Tuesday June 14, 2016
The Magnes is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Noah’s New York Bagels Collection (1989-1996) documenting the early history of Noah’s New York Bagels. Founded in Berkeley by Noah ...
Posted on Friday June 10, 2016
A year-long series on Israeli cinema, co-presented by the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies and The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. All programs begin at 6 p.m., ...
Posted on Friday June 10, 2016
Join musicologist and klezmer music pioneer, Walter Zev Feldman, for a fascinating talk based on his new book, Klezmer: Music, History, and Memory. Klezmer: Music, History, and Memory (Oxford ...
Posted on Friday June 10, 2016
Contemporary Israel's model of large-scale heterogeneous Jewish migration followed by complex processes of absorption and integration is not unique in Jewish history. To some extent the ...
Posted on Friday June 10, 2016
Last Yiddish Heroes: Lost and Found Songs of Soviet Jews during World War II Free and open to the public. Reception starts at 6:30 p.m. RSVP Here. Singer-songwriter Psoy Korolenko and historian ...
Monday January 25, 2016 to Thursday December 15, 2016
One of the most iconic works of art in The Magnes Collection, returns on display before being loaned internationally on the occasion of the Lutheran Reformation in Wittenberg, ...
Monday August 29, 2016 to Thursday December 15, 2016
Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many origins live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon started calling in Hebrew ...
Monday August 29, 2016 to Thursday December 15, 2016
The World Over: A Magazine for Boys and Girls, published from 1940 until 1979 by the Board of Jewish Education in New York, was edited by Ezekiel Schloss, who also designed its cover art. ...
Wednesday October 19, 2016 05:00 AM to Wednesday October 19, 2016 06:00 AM
Dr. Mira Amiras, Professor Emerita of Comparative Religious Studies, San Jose State University, received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the daughter ...
Wednesday October 26, 2016 05:00 AM to Wednesday October 26, 2016 06:00 AM
The talk will describe and analyze Professor Karen Barkey’s two seasons of ethnographic study of the sharing in Greek Orthodox Churches in Istanbul, Turkey. The study explores identities, ...
Wednesday November 02, 2016 05:00 AM to Wednesday November 02, 2016 06:00 AM
How do Jewish communities in the global diaspora transform the Passover Haggadah to meet their local needs (visually, symbolically, and textually), and what information do these transformations ...
Wednesday November 09, 2016 05:00 AM to Wednesday November 09, 2016 06:00 AM
The pinnacle of Jewish immigration to the United States at the turn of the twentieth century coincided with the rise of the phonograph disc (which was itself invented by a Jewish immigrant). This ...
Wednesday November 16, 2016 05:00 AM to Wednesday November 16, 2016 06:00 AM
This presentation will discuss the Hellenistic Jewish text of the Sibylline Oracles which combines Greek oracular form and myth with themes from the Hebrew prophets to create a unique oracular ...
Wednesday November 30, 2016 05:00 AM to Wednesday November 30, 2016 06:00 AM
Known as a center of early 20th-century avant-garde and experimental theatre, Paris does not tend to figure on the map of pre-World War II Yiddish theatrical production specifically. This pop-up ...
Wednesday December 14, 2016 10:00 AM to Wednesday December 14, 2016 12:00 PM
Contemporary Israel's model of large-scale heterogeneous Jewish migration followed by complex processes of absorption and integration is not unique in Jewish history. To some extent the ...

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Posted on Tuesday June 21, 2016
Over the course of this year, our Magnes Graduate Fellow, Yosef Rosen, in collaboration with our former Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) student, Zoe Lewin, worked extensively ...
Posted on Friday May 06, 2016
I am delighted to share an essay by Lauren Cooper. Lauren, who is graduating from UC Berkeley this Spring, with a Major in Comparative Literature, and Minors in Spanish and History, has been ...