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.


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. 


Seymour Fromer (New York City, 1922 - Berkeley, 2009)

The Judah L.


Since its foundation in 1962, the Judah L.


These pages are devoted to the senior and junior scholars - including academics, independent scholars, and graduate and undergraduate students - who studied and continue to study the holdings of Th

Exhibitions History

The Magnes has a fifty-year history of presenting exhibitions that break new ground in Jewish Studies research, build upon the collaboration between curators and UC Berkeley faculty and students,

People and Institutions

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