Keepers of the Lost Ark: Behind the Scenes at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Date & Time: 
Wednesday August 28, 2013 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

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

Holy Land, California

Prints by Albert Garvey, 1974
On view: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - Friday, June 27, 2014

In 1974, the Judah L. Magnes Museum commissioned Albert Garvey (b.

American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco

(Dir. Marc Shaffer, 2013, 55 min)
Date & Time: 
Tuesday September 03, 2013 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

East Bay premiere of the epic story of the pioneering Jews of San Francisco.

Lands/Scapes: On Painting and Jewish Geography

On view: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - Friday, December 13, 2013

This is the first exhibition to highlight landscape art from The Magnes collection.

Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley

Case Study No. 4
On view: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - Friday, June 27, 2014

The Future of Rachel Marker: A Closing Program

Moira Roth in conversation with Alla Efimova and special guest John Farmer
Date & Time: 
Thursday June 27, 2013 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Please join us for the closing of the exhibition Through the Eyes of Rachel Marker | A Literary Install

The Magnes Recommends: The Tenth Annual Judith Lee Stronach Memorial Lecture on the Teaching of Poetry

Date & Time: 
Friday May 17, 2013 06:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Location: 
UC Berkeley, Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

Introduction by Lyn Hejinian 

Nikky Finney, Poet

Holocaust Survivors Memoir Writing Group - Public Reading

Date & Time: 
Thursday June 06, 2013 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

We are honored to present a reading by members of the Holocaust Survivors Memoir Writing Group, sponsored in conjunction with JFCS East Bay.

Movie Night | The Swing Girls (Italy, 2010)

Introduction by Francesco Spagnolo
Date & Time: 
Thursday May 02, 2013 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
Swing Girls (Le ragazze dello swing)

The Reconstruction of Jewish Synagogues in Kerala, South India

Dr. Shalva Weil, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date & Time: 
Friday May 03, 2013 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The Paradesi synagogue, constructed 1568, is the most famous synagogue in Asia.