The Book of Genesis: A Biography

Ronald Hendel in conversation with Rabbi Stephen Pearce and the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw
Date & Time: 
Thursday November 29, 2012 05:00 PM to 06:15 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

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 Franc

The Magnes Open House

A Day of Celebration of The New Magnes Home in Downtown Berkeley
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Date & Time: 
Sunday January 22, 2012 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is opening the doors of its new facility. See the new home of The Magnes.

Warsaw: the Jewish Metropolis

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Date & Time: 
Thursday March 12, 2015 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Before the war, Warsaw was the home of Europe’s largest Jewish community.

Holocaust Survivors Memoir Reading

Date & Time: 
Thursday March 12, 2015 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

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.

PopUp Exhibition | Helen Burke, the Artistry of Memory, and the Impermanence of Memorials

A Talk with Pictures by Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
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Date & Time: 
Wednesday May 06, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Helen Burke (1916-1997) was an artist and visionary who was the artist-in-residence at the Swig Camp Institute, a sleep-away camp for teenagers operated by the Union of American Hebrew Congregati

PopUp Exhibition | Yiddish on Opposite Sides of the Atlantic

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Date & Time: 
Wednesday March 11, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Dr. Yael Chaver teaches Yiddish language and literature at Berkeley.

PopUp Exhibition | Yosef Rosen on the Powers of Amulets

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Date & Time: 
Wednesday March 18, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

As objects engraved with magical formulas, amulets offer fascinating insight into the world of beliefs that informed them.

PopUp Exhibition | Hats Off: Cultures of Jewish Resistance on the Far Side of Civil Rights

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Date & Time: 
Wednesday March 04, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

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.

Botanical Zionism at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Townsend Center Working Group on Modern Jewish Culture for Faculty and Students
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Date & Time: 
Wednesday April 29, 2015 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Special Guest: Dana von Suffrin (LMU-Munich)

Shanghai Refugee Camp Treasures from the Magnes of Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Townsend Center Working Group on Modern Jewish Culture for Faculty and Students
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Date & Time: 
Wednesday April 01, 2015 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley


Special Guest: Sheer Ganor, Graduate Student in History, UC Berkeley