Esther Scrolls

Western Jewish Americana Archives

Congregation Sherith Israel (San Francisco)

San Francisco's Congregation Sherith Israel was founded in 1851, the same year as the city's other leading Jewish congregation, Emanu-El.

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Sherith Israel (Congregation) (San Francisco, Calif.)
180 linear ft. (110 record cartons, 22 document boxes, 7 half-size document boxes, and 60 oversize flat boxes)
Collection #: 
WJHC 1968.006 AR1

The Judah L. Magnes Museum

A gallery of media resources (images, video and audio documents) about the history of the Judah L. Magnes Museum.

Videos of Seymour Fromer

A selection of video interviews with Seymour Fromer (1922-2009), co-founder of the

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Image resources from The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

linoit – online stickies

The Magnes shares its work in progress via lino's online "stikies" and canvases.

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The Elkind Family in the San Francisco Fillmore District (1930s)

Prepared by Risa Elkind Nye from family documents.

Bassya and Philip Bibel papers, 1813-1969

Bassya (Maltzer) Bibel (1908-1980) was a poet, author, secretary, and an actress. She arrived to San Francisco in 1921 from Kopaygorod, Podolia (Kopayhorod in modern Ukraine).

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Bibel, Bassya (1908-1986)
Bibel, Philip (1909-2006)
1.6 linear ft. (1 document box and 1 oversize flat box)
Collection #: 
WJHC 1967.047 AR1
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