People and Institutions

Since its founding in 1962, the Magnes has been a veritable hub of Jewish culture, scholarship, and community action.

This section of the Magnes website is devoted to the people and the institutions that gravitated around the Magnes for almost half a century. During this time, and often through the energetic approach of founder Seymour Fromer, professional careers have been jump-started, new scholarly perspectives have been tested out, and the concept of integrating Jewish communal activism with academic and general public interests was established. 

This "history" does not aspire to be in any way self-conclusive. We are aware that many, whether Bay Area residents or visitors, have collaborated with the Magnes in a variety of forms. If you feel that you or someone you know is not included in these listings, or you wish to contribute to the existing information by providing images and other materials, please contact us or consider contributing to Memory Lab, the Magnes community genealogy project. 

The Judah L. Magnes Museum was founded in 1962 by Seymour Fromer (1922-2009), a Jewish educator who had moved to California from New York City, and his wife, Los Angeles-born poet and author ...
For almost fifty years, the Judah L. Magnes Museum operated as an independent non-profit organization, under the leadership of a Board of Directors. These pages constitute a way to recreate the ...
These pages are devoted to the community of donors, individuals and institutions, that have supported and continue to support The Magnes, its collections and its programs. 
Since its foundation in 1962, the Judah L. Magnes Museum made its institutional assets available to individuals and groups in the Bay Area and Beyond, and allowed them to create a host of ...
These pages document the work and the legacy of the community of scholars, museum professionals, and treasure hunters that over the decades worked at the former Judah L. Magnes Museum, ...
These pages are devoted to the scholars who studied and continue to study the holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life from a variety of disciplinary approaches. 
A page devoted to the wonderful people, and often skilled professionals, who continue to give their time, patience and expertise to The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. 
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