Wotiz (Emanuel) letter, 1858.

Emanuel Wotiz immigrated to the United States from Europe. In 1856, he enlisted for five years as a soldier in the U.S.

Collection Information
Author / Creator: 
Wotiz, Emanuel
Size: 
1 oversize folder
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010/658

Young Men soiree invitations, 1859-1860.

Invitations to the Young Men's eighth and twelfth soirees in 1859 at Assembly Hall in San Francisco and 1860 at Tucker's Aca

Collection Information
Size: 
1 folder.
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010/522

Zimmerman (Guenther) papers, 1910-1992.

Guenther Zimmerman immigrated to San Francisco via Shanghai after leaving Germany.

Collection Information
Author / Creator: 
Zimmerman, Guenther, 1925-
Size: 
1 box (.2 linear feet)
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010/649

Zucker (John J.) marriage licenses, 1943-1945.

John Zucker served as a rabbi for a reform congregation in Reno, Nev., and while he was there, he performed many marriages.

Collection Information
Author / Creator: 
Zucker, John J., 1909-1981
Size: 
1 folder.
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010/541

Abals (Rahle) letter, 1858.

Rahle Abals settled in California shortly after the Gold Rush.<

Collection Information
Author / Creator: 
Abals, Rahle
Size: 
1 folder.
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010/514

Aaron (Bella H.) papers, ca. 1890s-1996

Bella Hurst (Herscovich) Aaron was born in Canada and immigrated to Utah via Montana as a young child. She grew up in Ogden, Utah, the eldest daughter of eight children.

Collection Information
Author / Creator: 
Aaron, Bella H. (Bella Hurst), 1910-1996
Size: 
2 cartons and 1 oversize folder (2 linear feet)
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010/655

Personal and Family Rituals

Objects documenting the sphere of personal and family rituals in the global Jewish diaspora constitute a prominent aspect of the museum holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and

Social Interactions

Many objects in The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life document the social interactions among Jewish and host communities throughout Central and South-East Asia, the Middle East, North Afri

Synagogue and Communal Life

Since its inception, The Magnes Collection has focused on documenting the public sphere of Jewish ritual.