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.

Western Jewish Americana

The Western Jewish Americana library holdings of The Magnes constitute the world’s largest collection of reference and research tools about the Jewish experience in the American West.