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Chief Archivist (Western Jewish History Center)
Ruth Kelson Rafael was born on October 28, 1929. She received an MLS from University of California, Berkeley, in 1967, and an MA from San Francisco State University in 1952.
Judaica Curator (Judah. L. Magnes Museum)
Born in Germany and immigrated to the United States in the 1930's, Ruth Eis (née Levy), was the founding Curator of Judaica at the Judah L. Magnes Museum (1962).
Founder and Director Emeritus
Seymour Fromer, internationally known Jewish educator and founder of the Judah L. Magnes Museum, was born on October 3, 1922 and raised in the Bronx, New York.
Founder and Author
Illuminator, Animator and Transformer of Jewish texts, objects, spaces and souls
Artist David Moss (born 1946) was in residence at the Magnes from 1974 to 1977.
Judaica Curator (Judah L. Magnes Museum, 1996-2001)
The Western Jewish History Center (WJHC) was established in 1967 at the Judah L.
Member of the Council of the Friends of the Bancroft Library
Frances Dinkelspiel is the author of Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, published by St. Martins Press in November 2008.