Western Jewish History Center

The Western Jewish History Center (WJHC) was established in 1967 at the Judah L.

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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.

Frances Dinkelspiel

Member of the Council of the Friends of the Bancroft Library
Frances Dinkelspiel

Frances Dinkelspiel is the author of Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, published by St. Martins Press in November 2008.

Lara Michels

Archivist (2008-2012)
Lara Michels

Lara Michels, PhD, an archivist and historian with a special interest in increasing public access to and awareness of archival and library collections, was the Archivist and Librarian at the Judah

Shtetl Life: The Nathan and Faye Hurvitz Collection

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Author(s): 
Florence B. Helzel
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Judah L. Magnes Museum
Publication Date: 
1993
Price: 
$19.95

Narrative Imagery Artists' Portfolios

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Author(s): 
Florence B. Helzel
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$16.95

Twenty-Five Years, Judah L. Magnes Museum

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25. Twenty-Five Years. Judah L. Magnes Museum 

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Author(s): 
Ruth Eis
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$20.00