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).

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 (