Special Tour of Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley

with Visiting Scholar Dr. Barbara Johnson
Date & Time: 
Wednesday September 11, 2013 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley, curated by

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  • Keepers of the Lost Ark: Behind the Scenes at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday August 28, 2013 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Designed for students during UC Berkeley Welcome Week, this behind-the-scenes tour will reveal the many unique resources and events that are available for teaching, study, and personal

    American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco

    (Dir. Marc Shaffer, 2013, 55 min)
    Date & Time: 
    Tuesday September 03, 2013 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    East Bay premiere of the epic story of the pioneering Jews of San Francisco.

    The Future of Rachel Marker: A Closing Program

    Moira Roth in conversation with Alla Efimova and special guest John Farmer
    Date & Time: 
    Thursday June 27, 2013 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Please join us for the closing of the exhibition Through the Eyes of Rachel Marker | A Literary Install

    The Magnes Recommends: The Tenth Annual Judith Lee Stronach Memorial Lecture on the Teaching of Poetry

    Date & Time: 
    Friday May 17, 2013 06:30 PM to 06:30 PM
    Location: 
    UC Berkeley, Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

    Introduction by Lyn Hejinian 

    Nikky Finney, Poet

    Holocaust Survivors Memoir Writing Group - Public Reading

    Date & Time: 
    Thursday June 06, 2013 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    We are honored to present a reading by members of the Holocaust Survivors Memoir Writing Group, sponsored in conjunction with JFCS East Bay.

    Movie Night | The Swing Girls (Italy, 2010)

    Introduction by Francesco Spagnolo
    Date & Time: 
    Thursday May 02, 2013 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
    Swing Girls (Le ragazze dello swing)

    The Reconstruction of Jewish Synagogues in Kerala, South India

    Dr. Shalva Weil, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Date & Time: 
    Friday May 03, 2013 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    The Paradesi synagogue, constructed 1568, is the most famous synagogue in Asia.

    Saved by the Bay

    Refugees from Fascist Europe at UC Berkeley
    Date & Time: 
    Thursday April 25, 2013 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Free and open to the public. Followed by reception.

    Ethnography and The “Cochin Jews” of Kerala: Insights from Fieldwork in India and Israel, 1972-2012

    Barbara C. Johnson, Emerita Professor of Anthropology, Ithaca College
    Date & Time: 
    Tuesday April 23, 2013 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    After introducing the Kerala Jews, their history and culture in South India for more thana millennia, and their community life since migrating to Israel, Johnson will offer a fewhighlights from her