Immigrants, Cantors, and Klezmers: Lecture by Mark Slobin

Berkeley Seminars in Modern Jewish Culture
Date & Time: 
Tuesday March 12, 2013 05:30 PM to 06:45 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

A professor of Music and American Studies at Wesleyan University, Mark Slobin is one of the most distinguished ethnomusicologists working today.

Computing and the Practice of History

Public lecture with Daniel Cohen, Avenali Resident Fellow in History
Date & Time: 
Wednesday February 13, 2013 04:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

British and American intellectual and religious historian Professor Daniel Cohen is an internationally recognized leader in digital humanities, and the director of the Center for History and New Me

Purim: A Diaspora Story in Jewish Art and Folklore

Lecture by Prof. Shalom Sabar (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Date & Time: 
Tuesday February 19, 2013 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, Case Study No.

The Jewish Mother

Yahil Zaban, Hebrew University, Diller Post-Doctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley
Date & Time: 
Thursday February 28, 2013 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

“The Jewish Mother” has become an icon in film, fiction and popular culture. On one hand, her image reflects the yearning for lost childhood, family and traditional community.

Tragic Komiks: Immigrant Identity in Translation

Poet Marina Temkina in conversation with translator Boris Dralyuk
Date & Time: 
Thursday February 21, 2013 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Marina Temkina is considered one of the most important Russian poets of her generation. Born in St. Petersburg, she emigrated from the former Soviet Union in 1978 and now lives in New York.

Movie Night | Fluchkes (Dir. Ofer Inov | Israel | 2011)

Date & Time: 
Thursday February 07, 2013 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Fluchkes is an honest, humorous look at growing older and its relationship to creativity and art.

Movie Night | Dressing America: Tales From the Garment Center (USA 2011)

Film Screening in collaboration with the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Date & Time: 
Thursday January 03, 2013 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

DRESSING AMERICA: TALES FROM THE GARMENT CENTER
Dirs. Stepehen Fischler and Joel Sucher | USA | 2011 | 57min.

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).