Movie Night | Life? Or Theatre? (Netherlands/Germany/USA/France 2012)

Documentary Film Screening in collaboration with the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Date & Time: 
Thursday December 06, 2012 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

LIFE? OR THEATRE?
Dir. Frans Weisz | Netherlands, Germany, USA, France | 2012 | 85min.

Book Reading: Artist Helene Aylon

Whatever is Contained Must Be Released: My Jewish Orthodox Girlhood, My Life as a Feminist Artist
Date & Time: 
Tuesday December 04, 2012 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Artist Helene Aylon on her memoir- Whatever is Contained Must Be Released: My Jewish Orthodox Girlhood, My Life as a Feminist Artist (The Feminist Press, 2012).

Emma Goldman Papers Project Reception

Date & Time: 
Sunday November 18, 2012 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Reception to honor the publication of the third in the four-volume series, Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Years- 1890-1919 (Stanford University Press, November 2012).

Captives of the Dawn: Remembering Soviet Yiddish Culture

The Annual Taube Conference in Eastern European Jewish Culture and History
Date & Time: 
Sunday November 04, 2012 02:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

This year’s conference is dedicated to Yiddish culture and literature in the former Soviet Union and brings together nationally renowned scholars in the field.

Sunday Street Berkeley Open Galleries at The Magnes

Date & Time: 
Sunday October 14, 2012 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

This Sunday, downtown Berkeley closes its streets to automobile traffic so people get out and connect with their community.

Modern Jewish Studies Colloquium: What is Jewish Studies?

Jeffrey Shandler in conversation with John Efron, moderated by Francesco Spagnolo
Date & Time: 
Monday October 15, 2012 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The Modern Jewish Studies Colloquium is inaugurated by a conversation about the formative history and the current state of the field of Jewish Studies, featuring Jeffrey Shandler (

Music @The Magnes: Theodore Bikel

SOLD OUT
Date & Time: 
Saturday November 03, 2012 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

An Academy Award-winning and Tony-nominated actor and internationally renowned folksinger, who was also active in the Soviet Jewry Freedom Movement will present a one-night-only special perfo

Fall Open House on Homecoming Weekend

Two days of free performances and exhibition tours at The Magnes (October 6-7)
Date & Time: 
Saturday October 06, 2012 12:00 PM to Sunday October 07, 2012 04:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Join thousands of alumni, families, and friends on October 5–7, 2012, for Homecoming at Cal — the

Music @ The Magnes: Efrat Ben Zur

Free Solo Performance by a protagonist of the new Israeli music scene
Date & Time: 
Tuesday October 09, 2012 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

A collection of Emily Dickinson's poems set to music composed by acclaimed Israeli singer and actress, Efrat Ben Zur, results in songs blessed with a magical touch.

The 2012 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards for Poems on the Jewish Experience: Winners and Reception

Date & Time: 
Sunday September 23, 2012 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley

announces