Alla Efimova

Jacques and Esther Reutlinger Director
Alla Efimova

Alla Efimova, PhD, is a curator and art historian with a particular interest in the visual culture of modern Jewry.

Daniel Viragh

Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies
Daniel Viragh

Daniel Viragh is the post-doctoral fellow at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. 

Xinyi Chen

Undergraduate Intern (Cornell University)
Xinyi Chen

Xinyi Chen is an undergraduate student at Cornell University (Class of 2017). She plans to major in Near Eastern Studies and minor in Jewish Studies.

Alex Makabeh

Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2013-2014)
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Alex Makabeh, UC Berkeley Environmental Science and Pre-Medical major, worked on documenting a collection of over 150 artifacts from Iran.

Erin Faigin

Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2013-2014)
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Erin Fagin, UC Berkeley History major, applied her knowledge of Yiddish to help catalog circa 100 previously uncatalogued Yiddish books and journals printed in California during the

Christine Liu

Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2012-2014)
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Christine Liu, double major in History and Economics at UC Berkeley, worked on small archival collections, which document a wide variety of topics, ranging from art collecting

Anna Bella Korbatov

Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2013-2014)
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Anna Bella Korbatov, UC Berkeley class of 2015, studies Political Science.

Zoe Lewin

Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2012-2014)
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Zoe Lewin, Art History and Rhetoric major at UC Berkeley, researched a collection of nearly 500 postcards and contributed to developing an inventory of these materials, which includes accession inf

Liora Alban

Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2012-2014)
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Liora Alban has been involved in archival work at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life since 2012.