Programs History

The Magnes has been educating the San Francisco Bay Area about the history and cultures of the Jews in California and the Global Diaspora for half a century. The educational and public programs have included museum tours, outreach programs for schools and seniors, lectures and scholarly symposia, film and poetry festivals, and artist talks.

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April 27, 2016 12:00 PM to April 27, 2016 01:00 PM
Pharaonic magic has broadly influenced magic in Antiquity; in particular, ancient Jewish magical texts and practices reveal interesting points of contact with earlier Egyptian sources. During this ...
April 20, 2016 12:00 PM to April 20, 2016 01:00 PM
Rebecca Golbert, executive director of the Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley, scholarship reflects overlapping interests in Jewish and Holocaust studies, ...
April 19, 2016 05:00 PM to April 19, 2016 06:00 PM
Dr. Noreen Green, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (LAJS), which she founded in 1994, discusses the history of film music, concentrating on the contribution ...
April 13, 2016 12:00 PM to April 13, 2016 01:00 PM
Yosef Rosen, a Doctoral Candidate in Jewish Studies and Magnes Graduate Fellow (Fall 2015), and Zoe Lewin, an Art History and Rhetoric major (2016) at UC Berkeley, will present on the visual ...
April 12, 2016 07:00 PM to April 12, 2016 09:00 PM
Erard Grand Piano, London, 1854 Nicholas McGegan is Music Director of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Pasadena Symphony and, beginning in 2014, Artist in ...
April 07, 2016 05:00 PM to April 07, 2016 08:00 PM
Robert Alter is Professor of the Graduate School and Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.  He is the author of twenty-six books ...
April 06, 2016 12:00 PM to April 06, 2016 01:00 PM
Lauren Cooper, a Comparative Literature major and Spanish and History minor (2016) at UC Berkeley, and the Managing Editor of the Berkeley Fiction Review, has been engaged as an ...
April 05, 2016 07:00 PM to April 05, 2016 09:00 PM
The Wedding Song  France-Tunisia, 2008. 100 min. The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim and a Sephardic woman who are both preparing for their ...
April 03, 2016 11:00 AM to April 03, 2016 06:00 PM
Curating Culture, Making Memory: On the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews 11 a.m.-6 p.m., April 3A day of film and lectures highlighting the Polin Museum located in Warszawa and Jewish ...
March 30, 2016 12:00 PM to March 30, 2016 01:00 PM
Gary Handman, Archivist and Public Services Coordinator at The Magnes Collection, is the former Director of the Media Resources Center, Moffitt Library, University of California Berkeley, ...
March 18, 2016 12:00 PM
Author and journalist Ingrid Carlberg will talk about her recently published book, Raoul Wallenberg: The Heroic Life and Mysterious Disappearance of the Man Who Saved Thousands of ...
March 17, 2016 07:00 PM to March 17, 2016 09:00 PM
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 (1839) [ca. 30 minutes] I. Molto Allegro agitato II. Andante con molto tranquillo III. Scherzo. Leggiero e vivace IV. ...
March 16, 2016 12:00 PM to March 16, 2016 01:00 PM
Daniel Schifrin’s fiction and essays have appeared, among other places, in McSweeney’s, the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Westwind/UCLA’s Journal of the Arts, Jet Fuel Review, and ...
March 15, 2016 06:00 PM
6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. lecture Today, American Jews are in centrifugal motion, and the center does not hold. Sixty years ago, after the Holocaust, Jews overwhelmingly joined ...
March 14, 2016 05:00 PM to March 14, 2016 07:00 PM
In 1879, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s son Sebastian published “Die Familie Mendelssohn 1729-1847” as the “chronicle of a good German Bürger Family.” It carried an epigram from Goethe’s Iphigenie ...
March 10, 2016 06:00 PM to March 10, 2016 09:00 PM
This talk aims to portray the significant effects of Freud’s anxieties regarding anti-Semitic violence on his psychoanalytic theory. Taking as its entry point Freud’s reorientation of ...
March 09, 2016 12:00 PM to March 09, 2016 01:00 PM
What can a 19th century painting of a library scene teach us about the problems and opportunities of building a new digital library? What's changed since 1856? What hasn't? In this talk, ...
March 08, 2016 05:00 PM to March 08, 2016 06:00 PM
Author and journalist Frances Dinkelspiel explores the Jewish connections in the history uncovered by her recent NY Times bestseller book, Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession and an ...
March 07, 2016 06:00 PM to March 07, 2016 09:00 PM
  In Summoned, Tavory takes readers to the heart of the exhilarating —at times exhausting—life of the Beverly-La Brea Jewish Orthodox community. Just blocks from West Hollywood’s ...
March 03, 2016 07:00 PM to March 03, 2016 09:00 PM
Program Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847) 5 Lieder, op.10 (1850)   Clara Schumann (1819-1896) Sechs Lieder, Op. 13 (1844)   Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847) 6 Lieder, op.9 ...
March 02, 2016 12:00 PM to March 02, 2016 01:00 PM
Carla Shapreau, a member of the Berkeley Law faculty and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley, will present a case study in provenance research, reconstructing ...
March 01, 2016 07:00 PM to March 01, 2016 09:00 PM
Turn Left at the End of the World France-Israel, 2004. 110 min. In Israel in the late-1960s, Jewish immigrants from India are confronted with a community of Moroccan Jews. About the ...
February 29, 2016 05:00 PM to February 29, 2016 08:00 PM
The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies presents The 2016 Taubman Lectures Michael Gluzman “The Poetry of the Drowned: Sovereignty and Melancholia after ...
February 24, 2016 05:00 PM to February 24, 2016 06:30 PM
The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies presents The 2016 Taubman Lectures   Michael Gluzman “The Poetry of the Drowned: Sovereignty and Melancholia after ...
February 24, 2016 12:00 PM to February 24, 2016 01:00 PM
Tomasz Tadeusz Koncewicz, a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the Berkeley Law School, is a professor of European and comparative law, the director of the Department of European and ...
February 22, 2016 05:00 PM to February 22, 2016 06:30 PM
  The 2016 Taubman Lectures Michael Gluzman “The Poetry of the Drowned: Sovereignty and Melancholia after 1948”   A three-part lecture series on modern Israeli ...
February 18, 2016 06:00 PM to February 18, 2016 08:00 PM
  Author Michal Lemberger will read from and discuss her new book, After Abel and Other Stories. Vividly reimagined with startling contemporary clarity, this debut collection of ...
February 17, 2016 05:00 PM to February 17, 2016 07:00 PM
Thanks to its prominence, its wealth and its place at the center of intellectual and cultural life, the Mendelssohn family provides a privileged window into the formation of domestic culture in ...
February 17, 2016 12:00 PM to February 17, 2016 01:00 PM
Rachel Biale, born and raised in Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin in Israel, is an author, clinical social worker, community organizer and educator, and parenting consultant based in the San Francisco Bay ...
February 10, 2016 12:00 PM to February 10, 2016 01:00 PM
Martin Jay, the Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History at UC Berkeley, is a historian whose interests include European intellectual history in the 19th-20th centuries, Marxist theory, lying ...
February 07, 2016 03:00 PM to February 07, 2016 05:00 PM
Michael Steinberg, Brown University: Inner Voices of the Mendelssohn Family An exploration of the connections and continuities from Moses to Felix Mendelssohn, and from philosophy to music, in ...
February 02, 2016 07:00 PM to February 02, 2016 09:00 PM
The Governess  UK, 1998. 115 min. The life of Rosina da Silva, the eldest daughter of a wealthy Jewish Italian family living in a small enclave of Sephardic Jews in London in the ...
January 26, 2016 05:00 PM to January 26, 2016 07:00 PM
The Office of the Dean of Arts and HumanitiesThe Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Lifethe Departments of Music and HistoryUniversity of California, Berkeley Cordially invite youto the ...
December 09, 2015 12:00 PM to December 09, 2015 01:00 PM
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, ...
December 02, 2015 12:00 PM to December 02, 2015 01:00 PM
Erin Faigin is an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, and has been an Undergraduate Research Apprentice at the Magnes for two years since 2014. Through her knowledge of Yiddish she helped to ...
December 01, 2015 07:00 PM to December 01, 2015 09:00 PM
El Gusto Dir. Safinez Bousbia. Documentary, UK, 2011. 88 min. Director Safinez Bousbia discovered the story of an orchestra of Jewish and Muslim musicians torn apart by war 50 years ago, and ...
November 18, 2015 12:00 PM to November 18, 2015 01:00 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 ...
November 04, 2015 12:00 PM to November 04, 2015 01:00 PM
Mary Elings is the Head of Digital Collections at The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Her work focuses on the nexus between preserving the past and also ...
November 03, 2015 07:00 PM to November 03, 2015 09:30 PM
Saved by Language Dir. Susanna Zaraysky and Bryan Kirschen. Documentary. USA, 2014. 53 min. Saved by Language tells the story of Moris Albahari, a Sephardic Jew from Sarajevo (born 1930), who ...
October 28, 2015 12:00 PM to 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. ...
October 27, 2015 07:00 PM to October 27, 2015 09:00 PM
The passionate, gripping, true story of one man’s single-minded quest to reclaim what the Nazis stole from his family, their beloved art collection, and to restore their ...
October 21, 2015 05:30 PM to October 21, 2015 07:30 PM
San Francisco State University, Jewish Studies &The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life present a book talk by Michael Berkowitz Jews and Photography in Britain Wednesday, ...
October 21, 2015 12:00 PM to 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 ...
October 14, 2015 12:00 PM to 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 ...
October 07, 2015 12:00 PM to October 07, 2015 01:00 PM
Noa Bar Gabai is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at UCLA. Her dissertation focuses on “Messianism and Masortiyut: The Poetics of Traditionalism in Mizrahi Hebrew”. In this PopUp ...
October 06, 2015 07:00 PM to October 06, 2015 08:30 PM
Toledo: El Secreto Oculto Dir. Jack Matitiahu, Documentary. Israel, 2008. 70 min. The city of Toledo was famous for its rich cultural and historical heritage; a city in which three major ...
September 09, 2015 05:00 PM to September 09, 2015 07:00 PM
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life cordially invites you to an opening reception for Living by The Book The Jewish Bible & the Everyday Power of Text   Wednesday, September ...
September 02, 2015 12:00 PM to September 02, 2015 01:00 PM
Join us for the 2015-2016 inaugural PopUp Exhibition, learn about this year’s program, and meet Argentine artist Andres Waissman (Buenos Aires, 1955), who will be interviewed by Buenos Aires ...
May 06, 2015 12:00 PM to May 06, 2015 01:00 PM
Helen Burke (1916-1997) was the artist-in-residence at the Swig Camp Institute, a sleep-away camp for teenagers operated by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (now known as the Union for ...
April 29, 2015 04:30 PM to April 29, 2015 06:00 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, ...
April 29, 2015 12:00 PM to April 29, 2015 01:00 PM
The Mikraot Gedolot are an edition of the Biblical text that juxtaposes the fully vocalized Hebrew text of the Bible with the commentaries of various Jewish exegetes, such as Rabbi Shlomo ...
April 28, 2015 07:00 PM to April 28, 2015 09:00 PM
The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair presents The 2015 Taubman Lectures with Professor Elchanan Reiner From Joshua to Jesus:  Three Chapters of the Galilean Jewish Foundational ...
April 27, 2015 05:30 PM to April 27, 2015 08:00 PM
Program Schedule: 5:30 pm Reception 6:15 - 7:00 pm Film Screening – Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today 7:00 - 8:00 pm Q & A with Sandra Schulberg, filmmaker and producer, and Richard Buxbaum, ...
April 23, 2015 05:00 PM to April 23, 2015 08:00 PM
The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair presents The 2015 Taubman Lectures with Professor Elchanan Reiner From Joshua to Jesus:  Three Chapters of the Galilean Jewish Foundational ...
April 22, 2015 12:00 PM to April 22, 2015 01:00 PM
Creating a good exhibition generally depends on the ability of the curator and the museum staff to tell a good story. What is needed is not so much a variety of interesting objects as a definite ...
April 21, 2015 07:00 PM to April 21, 2015 09:00 PM
The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair presents The 2015 Taubman Lectures with Professor Elchanan Reiner From Joshua to Jesus:  Three Chapters of the Galilean Jewish Foundational ...
April 19, 2015 11:00 AM to April 19, 2015 02:00 PM
An Interactive Panel Discussion and Presentation of Workfor Faculty and Graduate Students in Jewish Studies FeaturingRachel DeblingerPostdoctoral Fellow and Digital Humanities Specialist, UC ...
April 19, 2015 11:00 AM to April 19, 2015 04:00 PM
Special Weekend Opening on CalDay!April 18 & 19, 11AM-4PM   ON VIEW THIS SPRING: The Future of Memory: Jewish Culture in the Digital Age What should we remember? What should we ...
April 18, 2015 11:00 AM to April 18, 2015 04:00 PM
Special Weekend Opening on CalDay!April 18 & 19, 11AM-4PM   ON VIEW THIS SPRING: The Future of Memory: Jewish Culture in the Digital Age What should we remember? What should we ...
April 15, 2015 12:00 PM to April 15, 2015 01:00 PM
Jews have lived in Morocco for over two millennia, both prior to and eventually deeply integrated with Moroccan Muslims. Their communities were also among the largest in the Arab world, and boast ...
April 12, 2015 12:00 PM to April 12, 2015 02:30 PM
Honoring Sonia Korn-GrimaniDistinguished Survivor with Jenny Chabon Cantor Eliana Kissner Performer Benji Marks Bass and Guitar Stephanie Anne Johnson, PhD Theater Arts, Writer Susan D. Felix ...
April 01, 2015 04:30 PM to April 01, 2015 06:00 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 ...
April 01, 2015 12:00 PM to April 01, 2015 01:00 PM
The debate about Sigmund Freud’s ambivalent relationship with Judaism found new inspiration in the last few decades through a wave of new publications that focus on Freud’s last work,Moses and ...
March 19, 2015 07:00 PM to March 19, 2015 09:00 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 ...
March 18, 2015 06:30 PM to March 18, 2015 08:30 PM
Professor Benor’s upcoming talk describes the range of Jewish American English – from the addition of a few Yiddish words among Jews with weak connections to organized Jewish life ...
March 18, 2015 04:30 PM to March 18, 2015 06:00 PM
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. ...
March 18, 2015 12:00 PM to March 18, 2015 01:00 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 ...
March 12, 2015 05:00 PM to March 12, 2015 08:00 PM
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 ...
March 12, 2015 12:00 PM to March 12, 2015 02:00 PM
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 ...
March 11, 2015 12:00 PM to March 11, 2015 01:00 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 ...
March 09, 2015 09:00 AM to March 09, 2015 01:00 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 ...
March 04, 2015 12:00 PM to March 04, 2015 01:00 PM
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 ...
February 25, 2015 04:30 PM to February 25, 2015 06:00 PM
Special Guest: Sarah Levin, Doctoral Candidate in Jewish Studies  Jews have lived in Morocco for over two millennia, occupying a unique place in the North African environment for centuries ...
February 25, 2015 12:00 PM to February 25, 2015 01:00 PM
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. Francesco ...
February 20, 2015 02:00 PM to February 20, 2015 10:00 PM
Join CalPerformances at The Magnes for a symposium, food tasting, and community music event centering around the performance of The Nile Project (Thursday, February 19, Zellerbach ...
February 18, 2015 05:00 PM to February 18, 2015 08:00 PM
Digital Humanities at Berkeley&“The Future of Memory” Welcoming Reception LaunchingDigital Humanities at BerkeleyA Project of the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities and Research ...
February 18, 2015 12:00 PM to February 18, 2015 01:00 PM
We search text all the time — why can't we search speech? This thought led Anne Wootton in 2012 to co-found Pop Up Archive, a Bay Area startup whose software allows users to automatically ...
February 11, 2015 12:00 PM to February 11, 2015 01:00 PM
Beyond Hans Krása's children's opera Brundibár and the performances showcased for the Red Cross in Theresienstadt and memorialized in film, what about the other composers in ...
February 05, 2015 06:30 PM to February 05, 2015 08:30 PM
THE AMERICAN JEWISH EXPERIENCE SPEAKER SERIES   Professor Bruce Phillips, HUC-JIR (Los Angeles)Who is a Jew in 21st Century America? 6:30PM Reception7PM Lecture Using the most recent ...
February 04, 2015 12:00 PM to February 04, 2015 01:00 PM
The Magnes welcomes Professor Naomi Seidman, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, to its weekly series of PopUp Exhibitions! Professor Seidman is an ...
January 28, 2015 04:30 PM to January 28, 2015 06:00 PM
Special Guest: Danny Luzon, Graduate Student in Comparative Literature Come learn about Yiddish at the first meeting of the Working Group this semester, on Wednesday 28 January 2015, ...
January 28, 2015 12:00 PM to January 28, 2015 01:00 PM
Digital Humanities research tools allow us to find spatial relationships between objects and ideas that are impossible in an analogue context. In this first PopUp Exhibition of the Spring ...
December 18, 2014 05:00 PM to December 18, 2014 08:30 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 ...
December 17, 2014 12:00 PM to 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 ...
December 11, 2014 12:00 PM to 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 ...
December 10, 2014 12:00 PM to 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 ...
December 03, 2014 12:00 PM to 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 ...
November 19, 2014 12:00 PM to November 19, 2014 01:00 PM
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 ...
November 18, 2014 12:30 PM to November 18, 2014 01:30 PM
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 ...
November 13, 2014 07:00 PM to November 13, 2014 09:00 PM
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 ...
November 12, 2014 12:00 PM to November 12, 2014 01:00 PM
The Magnes is extremely pleased to welcome John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History at Berkeley, to its series of weekly popup lunchtime exhibits. Professor Efron is a specialist in ...
November 10, 2014 06:30 PM to November 10, 2014 08:30 PM
THE AMERICAN JEWISH EXPERIENCE SPEAKER SERIES   LIANA FINCK ON "THE BINTEL BRIEF"   "Liana Finck talks about her graphic novel, adapted from letters written to the Yiddish ...
November 06, 2014 12:00 PM to November 06, 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 ...
November 05, 2014 12:00 PM to November 05, 2014 01:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate three centuries of Jewish History in the Czech lands this week! The Magnes is pleased to welcome you to this installment of our PopUp Exhibition Series, which will feature ...
October 29, 2014 12:00 PM to October 29, 2014 01:00 PM
The Magnes is incredibly excited to welcome Harriete Estel Berman to its PopUp Lunchtime Series! Harriete is a nationally-admired artist, who uses recycled materials and post-consumer content to ...
October 23, 2014 12:00 PM to October 23, 2014 01:00 PM
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, ...
October 22, 2014 12:00 PM to October 22, 2014 01:00 PM
Join us for an exciting discussion about the rescue of Jewish cultural property looted by the Nazis across Europe, centering upon the photographs and letters (1945-1946) of Koppel Pinson kept in ...
October 15, 2014 12:00 PM to October 15, 2014 01:00 PM
The Magnes is proud to continue its series of pop-up lunchtime exhibitions with a feature presentation by Andrea Sinn, who is the Visiting Professor in the History Department at UC Berkeley. ...
October 12, 2014 11:00 AM to October 12, 2014 04:00 PM
Homecoming Weekend is UC Berkeley's largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and students to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family ...
October 11, 2014 11:00 AM to October 11, 2014 04:00 PM
Homecoming Weekend is UC Berkeley's largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and students to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family ...
October 10, 2014 11:00 AM to October 10, 2014 04:00 PM
Homecoming Weekend is UC Berkeley's largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and students to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family ...
October 08, 2014 12:00 PM to October 08, 2014 01:00 PM
The Magnes is excited to welcome the Jerusalem-born musician, artistic director, and community organizer, Yair Harel to its weekly lunchtime PopUp Exhibition Series. His performance will ...
October 01, 2014 12:00 PM to October 01, 2014 01:00 PM
The Magnes is proud to inaugurate its series of pop-up lunchtime exhibitions with a feature presentation by celebrated author, reporter and longtime Magnes supporter, Frances Dinkelspiel. The ...
October 01, 2014 12:00 PM to October 01, 2014 01:00 PM
The Magnes is proud to inaugurate its series of pop-up lunchtime exhibitions with a feature presentation by celebrated author, reporter and longtime Magnes supporter, Frances Dinkelspiel. The ...
September 10, 2014 05:00 PM to September 10, 2014 07:00 PM
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and LifeThe Bancroft Library with the Center for Jewish Studies  and the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies cordially invite you to ...
June 19, 2014 12:00 PM to June 19, 2014 01:00 PM
  Rita Kuhn reads from her book Broken Glass, Broken Lives Rita Kuhn lived her childhood and adolescence in Hitler’s Berlin, surviving a cycle of evergrowing dangers for her, her ...
May 08, 2014 12:00 PM to May 08, 2014 01:00 PM
Join Magnes staff for a guided tour of current exhibitions. Lunchtime Tours are offered on the first Thursday of each month through May.
May 01, 2014 07:00 PM to May 01, 2014 09:00 PM
Portrait of Wally (2012, 90 min, Dir. Andrew Shea)   Screening with screenwriter/producer David D’Arcy The film traces the history of Egon Schiele’s iconic 1912 painting from its ...
May 01, 2014 12:00 PM to May 01, 2014 01:00 PM
Join Magnes staff for a guided tour of current exhibitions. Lunchtime Tours are offered on the first Thursday of each month through May.
April 27, 2014 12:00 PM to April 27, 2014 01:30 PM
The Magnes hosts the 12th City of Berkeley Holocaust Remembrance Day.
April 23, 2014 05:00 PM to April 23, 2014 06:00 PM
The authors will discuss their recently-released book Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America by (Indiana University Press, 2014) As a special session of The ...
April 12, 2014 11:00 AM to April 12, 2014 02:00 PM
In addition to offering Cal Day exhibition tours, The Magnes in downtown Berkeley joins museums nationwide for Slow Art Day, a celebration of art that encourages people to look at art slowly and ...
April 10, 2014 06:30 PM to April 10, 2014 09:30 PM
From India to Israel: A Multicultural Celebration | 2014 by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
April 04, 2014 02:00 PM to April 04, 2014 05:00 PM
An exploration of the themes of the Kronos Quartet's world premiere, Beyond Zero: 1914—1918, which features a score by Aleksandra Vrebalov and film by Bill Morrison, created as a response to ...
April 03, 2014 12:00 PM to April 03, 2014 01:00 PM
Join Magnes staff for a guided tour of current exhibitions. Lunchtime Tours are offered on the first Thursday of each month through May.
April 02, 2014 07:00 PM to April 02, 2014 08:30 PM
We are excited to host a very special musical event featuring the 14th and 15th String Quartets of Darius Milhaud (1892-1974), one of many artists and intellectuals who came to the San Francisco ...
March 13, 2014 05:00 PM to March 13, 2014 07:00 PM
Join a panel of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and The Magnes Curator Francesco Spagnolo in a public discussion about the spring exhibition, Saved By The Bay: The Intellectual ...
February 27, 2014 07:00 PM to February 27, 2014 09:00 PM
World-renowned modern dancer Anna Halprin will introduce two short films realted to dance in Israel. Inside Envelopes (2012) 50 min, Dir. Shelly King This documentary tells the story of two ...
January 29, 2014 05:30 PM to January 29, 2014 07:00 PM
The Magnes Director Alla Efimova , The Bancroft Library Director Elaine Tennant and The Friends of The Magnes cordially invite you to the opening reception for the exhibition  Saved by The ...
January 29, 2014 05:30 PM to January 29, 2014 07:00 PM
The Magnes Director Alla Efimova , The Bancroft Library Director Elaine Tennant and The Friends of The Magnes cordially invite you to the opening reception for the exhibition  Saved by The ...
January 08, 2014 09:00 PM to January 08, 2014 11:00 PM
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark play Fiddler on the Roof with performances, screenings, conferences, sing-alongs, and more. When Fiddler on the Roof, a musical adaptation of ...
December 05, 2013 07:00 PM to December 05, 2013 08:30 PM
Orchestra of Exiles explores the 4-year odyssey of prodigious Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman in the founding of the orchestra that would become the Israel Philharmonic. Huberman's personal ...
November 21, 2013 05:00 PM to November 21, 2013 07:00 PM
The exhibition Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley brought to light the extensive holdings from Kerala, South India, collected by The Magnes since the 1960s, and their relationship with ...
October 26, 2013 08:00 PM to October 26, 2013 10:30 PM
Annual Bay Area celebration of Yiddish culture for all ages. Enjoy and celebrate Yiddish culture! For all ages, musicians and not, Yiddish speakers and not. Saturday night: Klezmer Concert and ...
October 13, 2013 05:30 PM to October 13, 2013 06:30 PM
The day culminates with a public reading by award-winning author Thaisa Frank. Heidegger’s Glasses is Frank’s startling, surreal debut novel. Part love story and part historical fiction, ...
October 13, 2013 11:00 AM to October 13, 2013 04:00 PM
The Magnes opens its doors to participate in Sunday Streets Berkeley, the annual downtown street festival along 17 blocks of Shattuck Avenue.
October 06, 2013 01:00 PM to October 06, 2013 04:00 PM
Special exhibition tours with Magnes Director Alla Efimova and Curator Francesco Spagnolo.
October 03, 2013 07:00 PM to October 03, 2013 09:00 PM
Sharon and Sharona Galsulkar are the last educators of their Indian Jewish community, the Bene Israel, which has been residing in the Bombay region for centuries and is now disappearing. ...
September 17, 2013 05:00 PM to September 17, 2013 07:00 PM
Professor Collins will consider how the traditional understanding of the covenant was modified when it was supplemented by claims of a higher revelation in the apocalyptic literature. John ...
September 12, 2013 05:00 PM to September 12, 2013 06:30 PM
“Non-Mosaic Judasim” examines whether there were forms of Judean identity for which the Law of Moses was not the definitive criterion, and consider three test cases: the colony of Judeans at ...
September 11, 2013 05:00 PM to September 11, 2013 06:30 PM
“The Ancestral Law” will focus on what it meant to be a Ioudaios in the Maccabean crisis, and ask how the Torah came to be the definitive touchstone of Judean identity. John Collins, Holmes ...
September 11, 2013 12:00 PM to September 11, 2013 01:00 PM
Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley, curated by Francesco Spagnolo, unveils the extensive holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life documenting the history of the Jewish ...
September 03, 2013 05:00 PM to September 03, 2013 07:00 PM
East Bay premiere of the epic story of the pioneering Jews of San Francisco. The film makes extensive use of images and documents from The Magnes and The Bancroft Library collections. Panel ...
August 28, 2013 11:00 AM to August 28, 2013 12:00 PM
Designed for students during UC Berkeley Welcome Week, this behind-the-scenes tour will reveal the many unique resources and events that are available for teaching, study, and personal enrichment. ...
June 27, 2013 05:30 PM to June 27, 2013 07:00 PM
Please join us for the closing of the exhibition Through the Eyes of Rachel Marker | A Literary Installation by Moira Roth. For over ten years, writer and art historian Moira Roth has been ...
June 06, 2013 12:00 PM to June 06, 2013 01:00 PM
We are honored to present a reading by members of the Holocaust Survivors Memoir Writing Group, sponsored in conjunction with JFCS East Bay. Over seven years of writing in a supportive workshop ...
May 17, 2013 06:30 PM
Introduction by Lyn Hejinian  Nikky Finney, Poet Nikky Finney was born in South Carolina, within listening distance of the sea. A child of activitists, she came of age during the civil ...
May 03, 2013 12:00 PM to May 03, 2013 01:00 PM
The Paradesi synagogue, constructed 1568, is the most famous synagogue in Asia. Its Chinese willow tiles have inspired Salman Rushdie to fantasize about the relations and inter-relations of ...
May 02, 2013 07:00 PM to May 02, 2013 09:00 PM
Swing Girls (Le ragazze dello swing)Dir. Maurizio Zaccaro | Italy, 2010 | 210 min. During the Fascist Regime in Italy, three Dutch sisters, Alexandra, Judith and Kitty Leschan, try to make a ...
April 25, 2013 05:00 PM to April 25, 2013 08:00 PM
Free and open to the public. Followed by reception. UC Berkeley faculty, curators, graduate and undergraduate students and members of the community discuss the history of the intellectual ...
April 23, 2013 12:00 PM to April 23, 2013 01:00 PM
After introducing the Kerala Jews, their history and culture in South India for more thana millennia, and their community life since migrating to Israel, Johnson will offer a fewhighlights from ...
April 18, 2013 05:00 PM to April 18, 2013 07:00 PM
Robert Alter’s award-winning translation of the Hebrew Bible continues with the stirring narrative of Israel’s ancient history. To read the books of the Former Prophets in this riveting ...
April 08, 2013 07:00 PM to April 08, 2013 09:00 PM
Spanning a seven-year period, “My So-Called Enemy” follows six Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls committed to justice and mutual understanding as the conflict continues to rage in ...
April 07, 2013 03:00 PM to April 07, 2013 05:00 PM
"THE CHILDREN OF CHABANNES" A film by Lisa Gossels and Dean Wetherell April 7th, 2013 at 3pm Event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by The Joseph and Eda Pell Endowed ...
April 07, 2013 11:00 AM
Join us for the 11th annual City of Berkeley Holocaust Remembrance Day Event Honoring survivors Sam Genirberg and Kathryn Winter Music by composer Aaron BlumenfeldAdmission ...
March 24, 2013 07:00 PM to March 24, 2013 08:30 PM
Psoy Korolenko (pseudonym of Pavel Lion) is a Russian/Jewish multilingual poet-singer, known as a 'wandering scholar' and 'singing professor'. His unique one-man shows intersect folk, klezmer, ...
March 14, 2013 05:00 PM to March 14, 2013 07:00 PM
Sayed Kashua was born in the Arab town of Tira in central Israel. He has become one of the most important contemporary voices on the complexities of identity through his three novels, his column ...
March 12, 2013 07:30 PM to March 12, 2013 09:30 PM
Presented in association with the 28th Jewish Music Festival, this performance by Michael Alpert, instrumentalist, singer, dancer, composer, songwriter and ethnographer, will thrill music lovers ...
March 12, 2013 05:30 PM to March 12, 2013 06:45 PM
A professor of Music and American Studies at Wesleyan University, Mark Slobin is one of the most distinguished ethnomusicologists working today. He is author of the award-winning book Fiddler on ...
March 12, 2013 05:30 PM to March 12, 2013 06:45 PM
A professor of Music and American Studies at Wesleyan University, Mark Slobin is one of the most distinguished ethnomusicologists working today. He is author of the award-winning book Fiddler on ...
February 28, 2013 12:00 PM to February 28, 2013 01:00 PM
“The Jewish Mother” has become an icon in film, fiction and popular culture. On one hand, her image reflects the yearning for lost childhood, family and traditional community. On the other hand, ...
February 21, 2013 05:30 PM to February 21, 2013 07:00 PM
Marina Temkina is considered one of the most important Russian poets of her generation. Born in St. Petersburg, she emigrated from the former Soviet Union in 1978 and now lives in New York. ...
February 19, 2013 05:30 PM to February 19, 2013 07:30 PM
In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, Case Study No. 3 | Sound Objects, The Magnes presents a lecture by Shalom Sabar (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem). Though a minor holiday in ...
February 13, 2013 04:00 PM to February 13, 2013 06:30 PM
British and American intellectual and religious historian Professor Daniel Cohen is an internationally recognized leader in digital humanities, and the director of the Center for History and New ...
February 07, 2013 07:00 PM to February 07, 2013 08:00 PM
Fluchkes is an honest, humorous look at growing older and its relationship to creativity and art. The film follows a group of talented, energetic and feisty women, all aged between 72 and 82, as ...
January 03, 2013 07:00 PM to January 03, 2013 09:00 PM
DRESSING AMERICA: TALES FROM THE GARMENT CENTER Dirs. Stepehen Fischler and Joel Sucher | USA | 2011 | 57min. Dressing America explores the ways in which immigrant Jews transformed a ...
December 06, 2012 07:00 PM to December 06, 2012 09:00 PM
LIFE? OR THEATRE? Dir. Frans Weisz | Netherlands, Germany, USA, France | 2012 | 85min. In this documentary, Dutch filmmaker Frans Weisz traces the life of Charlotte Salomon, a German Jewish ...
December 04, 2012 12:00 PM to December 04, 2012 01:15 PM
Artist Helene Aylon on her memoir- Whatever is Contained Must Be Released: My Jewish Orthodox Girlhood, My Life as a Feminist Artist (The Feminist Press, 2012). Aylon's book reading includes a ...
November 29, 2012 05:00 PM to November 29, 2012 06:15 PM
Ronald Hendel will introduce his forthcoming book, The Book of Genesis: A Biography (Princeton, November 2012) in conversation with Rabbi Stephen Pearce of Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco, and the ...
November 18, 2012 02:00 PM to November 18, 2012 04:00 PM
Reception to honor the publication of the third in the four-volume series, Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Years- 1890-1919 (Stanford University Press, November 2012). ...
November 08, 2012 07:30 PM to November 08, 2012 08:30 PM
A Program in Commemoration of Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass Best-selling author and noted historian Alex Kershaw discusses his latest book, The Liberator, which follows one ...
November 04, 2012 02:00 PM to November 04, 2012 06:30 PM
This year’s conference is dedicated to Yiddish culture and literature in the former Soviet Union and brings together nationally renowned scholars in the field. Followed by a choral performance and ...
November 03, 2012 07:30 PM to November 03, 2012 09:00 PM
An Academy Award-winning and Tony-nominated actor and internationally renowned folksinger, who was also active in the Soviet Jewry Freedom Movement will present a one-night-only special ...
November 01, 2012 07:00 PM to November 01, 2012 09:00 PM
Tinghir Jerusalem, Echoes from the Mellah Dir. Kamal Hachkar | France, Morocco, Israel | 2011 | 86min. The film traces Kamal Hachkar's rediscovery of a Judeo-Berber culture in Morocco through ...
October 15, 2012 05:00 PM to October 15, 2012 07:00 PM
The Modern Jewish Studies Colloquium is inaugurated by a conversation about the formative history and the current state of the field of Jewish Studies, featuring Jeffrey Shandler (Rutgers) and ...
October 14, 2012 12:00 PM to October 14, 2012 04:00 PM
This Sunday, downtown Berkeley closes its streets to automobile traffic so people get out and connect with their community. The galleries of The Magnes will be open to the public from Noon until ...
October 13, 2012 01:00 PM to October 13, 2012 02:00 PM
Litquake, San Francisco’s annual literary festival, comes to Berkeley’s Allston Way. The day starts at The Magnes with the appearance of Rabbi Joshua Plaut, author of A Kosher Christmas: ‘Tis the ...
October 09, 2012 08:00 PM to October 09, 2012 10:00 PM
A collection of Emily Dickinson's poems set to music composed by acclaimed Israeli singer and actress, Efrat Ben Zur, results in songs blessed with a magical touch.  Her new album "Robin” has ...
October 06, 2012 12:00 PM to October 07, 2012 04:00 PM
Join thousands of alumni, families, and friends on October 5–7, 2012, for Homecoming at Cal — the University of California, Berkeley's largest annual gathering to celebrate Class ...
October 04, 2012 07:00 PM to October 04, 2012 09:00 PM
A Jewish Girl in ShanghaiDir. Wang Genfa | China | 2010 | 85min. The film, based upon the popular graphic novel by Wu Lin, is the first Chinese animated film to portray the Holocaust. Artfully ...
October 04, 2012 05:30 PM
A professor of history at the University of West Georgia, Goldstein is the foremost authority on the history of Jewish community in China. He writes and teaches on Holocaust history, Jewish ...
September 23, 2012 04:00 PM to September 23, 2012 06:00 PM
Please join us to celebrate the community-wide reception in honor of this year’s winners of the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards.  The program will include readings of the ...
September 23, 2012 04:00 PM to September 23, 2012 06:00 PM
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley announces The Winners of the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards, 2012 First Prize (shared):Lauren Camp and Yosefa Raz  The ...
September 06, 2012 07:00 PM to September 06, 2012 09:00 PM
Every month, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival features a new full-length short film, available to view online for free. This international selection of best online shorts includes comedies and ...
August 04, 2012 10:30 AM to August 04, 2012 12:30 PM
In true Jewish style, we will feed not only your tummies, but also your minds. Founded in Berkeley in 1962, the Judah L. Magnes Museum and its founder Seymour Fromer were the first sponsors ...
April 25, 2012 04:00 PM to April 25, 2012 06:00 PM
Bengt Jangfeldt is a Professor of Literature and best-selling writer in Sweden. He is the author of several books on Russian literature, and has twice been awarded the August (Strindberg) Prize, ...
April 22, 2012 12:00 PM to April 22, 2012 01:30 PM
The City of Berkeley’s tenth annual Holocaust Remembrance Day will honor East Bay Survivors.  Featuring Cellist Isaac Pastor Chernak, Cantor Linda Hirschorn, and UC Berkeley's Jewish A ...
April 21, 2012 12:30 PM to April 21, 2012 03:30 PM
Special tours will be given by Director and Curator of The Magnes every hour.
April 19, 2012 07:00 PM
The film follows Stephanie Nyombayire, a young Rwandan anti-genocide activist who lost 100 members of her family in the Rwandan Genocide of the 1990s, and Sir Martin Gilbert, the renowned 20th ...
April 10, 2012 06:30 AM
In the heart of Tel Aviv, there is an exceptional school where children from forty-eight different countries and diverse backgrounds come together to learn. Many of the students arrive at ...
April 03, 2012 06:30 PM
Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows ...
March 22, 2012 07:00 PM to March 22, 2012 09:00 PM
Reunited members of an internationally acclaimed Arab and Jewish ensemble from Israel draw on Western and Middle Eastern classical traditions, Jazz and improvisation to create a stunningly ...
March 15, 2012 06:00 PM to March 15, 2012 08:00 PM
Multimedia artist Emmanuel Witzthum (Jerusalem) and scholar Jeffrey Shandler (Rutgers University), in conversation with Francesco Spagnolo (The Magnes, UC Berkeley), will discuss Witzthum's ...
February 23, 2012 07:00 PM to February 23, 2012 09:30 PM
See the film adapted from the controversial 1968 novel by noted Israeli author, Yoram Kaniuk, and directed by Paul Schrader. Adam Resurrected follows Adam Stein, a once famous European ...
February 12, 2012 10:30 AM to February 12, 2012 05:00 PM
This conference offers a panoramic perspective on the history of the Bay Area Jewish community from the Gold Rush to the present and in-depth perspectives through workshops and a dramatic ...
February 08, 2012 05:00 PM to February 08, 2012 07:00 PM
Aron RodrigueCharles Michael Professor in Jewish History and Culture, Stanford University.   The small Sephardi Jewish community of the island of Rhodes lived under Ottoman ...
February 02, 2012 08:00 PM to February 05, 2012 04:00 PM
Thur & Fri at 8pmSat at 5pmSun at 3pm   Cordelia, Mein Kind is a duet for film and live body; a personal exploration of a present-day Cordelia-like character revealed ...
January 26, 2012 06:30 PM to January 26, 2012 08:00 PM
Reception for the release of the semiannual publication, Troika, hosted by the Russian Student Club. Troika is an undergraduate journal in Eastern European, Eurasian, and Slavic Studies at ...
January 22, 2012 12:00 PM to January 22, 2012 04:00 PM
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is opening the doors of its new facility. See the new home of The Magnes. View the opening exhibitions and the exciting glass wall open storage. ...
November 29, 2011 05:30 PM to November 29, 2011 09:30 PM
Opening Panel: 5:30-7:00 Naomi Seidman, GTU: "The Last Will and Testament of the Ninety-three Bais Yakov Girls of Krakow" Nathaniel Deutsh, UCSC: "Writing Down Tradition: Minhag Literature, ...
September 25, 2011 03:00 PM to September 25, 2011 05:00 PM
This year’s winners are: First Prize: Jehanne DubrowSecond Prize: Dan Bellm Third Prize: Jenny Factor and Anna Elena ...
September 19, 2011 04:00 PM to September 19, 2011 05:00 PM
The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, the Institute for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, the Institute for European Studies, and the Jewish Studies Program at UC ...
September 18, 2011 04:00 PM to September 18, 2011 06:00 PM
UCLA Festival of Preservation This Is Your Life: Holocaust SurvivorsAxel Gruenberg, Richard Gottlieb (U.S., 1953, 1955, 1961) Introduction by Julie Kohner, the daughter of Hanna Bloch Kohner and ...
September 15, 2011 08:00 PM to September 18, 2011 02:00 PM
To kick off the new program series, Magnes by The Marsh,The Magnes Collection and The Marsh Theater are proud to present: Yehuda Hyman THE MAD 7: A Mystical Comedy with Ecstatic Dance September ...
August 30, 2011 04:00 PM
Revolution and Change in the Middle East: Policy Challenges for the U.S.  Hon. Daniel C. KurtzerS. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle East Policy Studies,Woodrow Wilson School of Public ...
April 28, 2011 05:00 PM to April 28, 2011 06:00 PM
  Pell Lecture SeriesPresented by the Jewish Studies ProgramSponsored by The Joseph and Eda Pell Endowed Fund for Holocaust StudiesCarla Shapreau, Adjunct Professor, Boalt Law School ...
March 02, 2011 05:00 PM to March 02, 2011 06:00 PM
  Speakers: John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History, University of California, BerkeleyMarc Dollinger, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social ...
February 27, 2011 01:00 PM
A sensation when it was released twenty-five years ago, Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah has long since passed from “mere” documentary (though it is praised as one of the greatest ever made) to ...
February 26, 2011 05:00 PM
A sensation when it was released twenty-five years ago, Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah has long since passed from “mere” documentary (though it is praised as one of the greatest ever made) to ...
February 24, 2011 05:00 PM to February 24, 2011 06:00 PM
 Pell Lecture SeriesPresented by the Jewish Studies ProgramSponsored by The Joseph and Eda Pell Endowed Fund for Holocaust StudiesMichael Brenner , Professor of Jewish History and ...
February 20, 2011 05:15 PM
A sensation when it was released twenty-five years ago, Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah has long since passed from “mere” documentary (though it is praised as one of the greatest ever made) to ...
February 20, 2011 11:30 AM
A sensation when it was released twenty-five years ago, Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah has long since passed from “mere” documentary (though it is praised as one of the greatest ever made) to ...
October 20, 2010 07:00 PM to October 20, 2010 09:00 PM
Public opening of the exhibition, Zakheim: The Art of Prophetic Justice. 
November 02, 2009 05:00 PM to November 02, 2009 08:00 PM
Lecture by Francesco Spagnolo, Director of Research and Collections, Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA.
February 25, 1990 12:00 AM to March 11, 1990 12:00 AM
The  John S. Sills Memorial Lectureship was established in 1985 to hold annual lecture on Judaic art, history or culture.
February 15, 1987 02:00 PM to February 15, 1987 04:00 PM
The Second Annual John S. Sills Memorial LectureProfessor Lucette Valensi of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), and the University of California at Berkeley, is a ...
November 04, 1973 08:30 PM to November 04, 1973 10:30 PM
Theo Bikel at the Berkeley Community Theater | November 4, [1973]
July 07, 1969 05:00 PM to July 07, 1969 07:00 PM
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