Rabbi Judah L. Magnes (ca. 1897)

Rabbi Judah L. Magnes (ca. 1897)

Judah L. Magnes was a rabbi, an educator, an organizational leader, and a social activist and humanist. Born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland, California, Magnes achieved national and international recognition, first as a leader of the Jewish community in New York, and then, after he moved to Palestine in 1922, as one of the founders of Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The collection contains correspondence, both personal and official; photographs; diaries; articles and speeches by and about Magnes; documents; a scrapbook; published and drafts of writings by Magnes; and genealogical items. The collection also includes the proceedings of The Life and Legacy of Judah L. Magnes, an International Symposium, a conference that was sponsored by the Judah L. Magnes Museum in 1982; and lists and guides to materials relating to Magnes that are held in American and Israeli archives and other repositories.

Collection no. WJHC 1968.30 AR1