The Book of Genesis: A Biography

Ronald Hendel in conversation with Rabbi Stephen Pearce and the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw
Date & Time: 
Thursday November 29, 2012 05:00 PM to 06:15 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Ronald Hendel will introduce his forthcoming book, The Book of Genesis: A Biography (Princeton, November 2012) in conversation with Rabbi Stephen Pearce of Temple Emanu-El, San Franc

The Magnes Open House

A Day of Celebration of The New Magnes Home in Downtown Berkeley
The Magnes Open House
Date & Time: 
Sunday January 22, 2012 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is opening the doors of its new facility. See the new home of The Magnes.

Special Weekend Opening | Bay Area Book Festival

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Date & Time: 
Sunday June 07, 2015 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Come join The Magnes on the weekend of June 6 & 7 as we participate in the first annual Bay Area Book Festival! Galleries will be open and free to the public.

Special Weekend Opening | Bay Area Book Festival

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Date & Time: 
Saturday June 06, 2015 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

PopUp Exhibition | Mary Elings on Preserving Digital History

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Date & Time: 
Wednesday November 04, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Mary Elings is the Digital Archivist at The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley.

PopUp Exhibition | Focus on Undergraduate Research

Findery: Mapping Yiddish Books
Date & Time: 
Wednesday December 02, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Erin Faigin is an undergraduate student at Berkeley. She has worked as an Undergraduate Research Apprentice at the Magnes for two years (2014-2015).

PopUp Exhibition | Greg Niemeyer on The Materials of Memory

Lamp [79.70.1]: Hanukkah Lamp (Palestine, ca. 1946)
Date & Time: 
Wednesday December 09, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Greg Niemeyer is Associate Professor of Art Practice and the Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media (

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  • PopUp Exhibition | Rabbi Yoel Kahn on External and Internal Censorship in Jewish Prayer

    Manuscript [68.106]: Painted Machzor leaf (15th century)
    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday November 18, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Rabbi Yoel Kahn is the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth El in Berkeley. Kahn was ordained at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in 1985.

    PopUp Exhibition | Jon Voss on the Power of Digital History

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    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday October 28, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Jon is the Strategic Partnerships Director at Shift (formerly We Are What We Do) , a non-profit that allows a global community of individuals to share historical documents that matter to

    PopUp Exhibition | Susanna Zaraysky on Ladino in Sarajevo

    Print [70.0.3]: Hebrew primer (Venice, 18th cent.)
    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday October 21, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Filmmaker Susanna Zaraysky co-directed the film, Saved by Language, which tells the story of Moris Albahari, a Sephardic Jew from Sarajevo whose knowledge of Ladino helped him survive the