Synagogue and Communal Life

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

Film and Digital Media

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Jewish Art

The Jewish Art collection of the Magnes provides a vivid depiction of the processes of Jewish integration into modern secular life since the mid-nineteenth century, and documents the ongo

Jewish Life

The Magnes Collection is a unique source of primary evidence about Jewish life in the Global Diaspora.

Global Jewish Diaspora

The Global Jewish Diaspora library holdings of The Magnes were created through collecting campaigns in India, North Africa and Central Europe, as well as through donations by Bay Area col