PopUp Exhibition | Greg Niemeyer on The Materials of Memory

Lamp [79.70.1]: Hanukkah Lamp (Palestine, ca. 1946)
Date & Time: 
Wednesday December 09, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Greg Niemeyer is Associate Professor of Art Practice and the Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media (

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  • PopUp Exhibition | Rabbi Yoel Kahn on External and Internal Censorship in Jewish Prayer

    Manuscript [68.106]: Painted Machzor leaf (15th century)
    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday November 18, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Rabbi Yoel Kahn is the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth El in Berkeley. Kahn was ordained at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in 1985.

    PopUp Exhibition | Jon Voss on the Power of Digital History

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    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday October 28, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Jon is the Strategic Partnerships Director at Shift (formerly We Are What We Do) , a non-profit that allows a global community of individuals to share historical documents that matter to

    PopUp Exhibition | Susanna Zaraysky on Ladino in Sarajevo

    Print [70.0.3]: Hebrew primer (Venice, 18th cent.)
    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday October 21, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Filmmaker Susanna Zaraysky co-directed the film, Saved by Language, which tells the story of Moris Albahari, a Sephardic Jew from Sarajevo whose knowledge of Ladino helped him survive the

    PopUp Exhibition | Laurie Pearce on “By the Rivers of Babylon”

    Incantation Bowl by Susan Duhan Felix, 1985, 89.68
    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday October 14, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Laurie E. Pearce is a Lecturer in Assyriology at Berkeley. Her areas of speciality include the economic and social history of Mesopotamia in the later part of the first millennium BCE.

    PopUp Exhibition | Noa Bar Gabai on Orientalism in Israeli Culture

    Painting [93.1] by Maurice Bismouth (Djerba, Tunisia, ca. 1920)
    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday October 07, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Noa Bar Gabai is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at UCLA. Her dissertation focuses on “Messianism and Masortiyut: The Poetics of Traditionalism in Mizrahi Hebrew”.

    Reflections on the Legacy of Nuremberg: the 70th Anniversary of The Nuremberg Trials

    Date & Time: 
    Monday April 27, 2015 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Program Schedule:

    5:30 pm Reception

    6:15 - 7:00 pm Film Screening – Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today

    Larger Than Life: Jonah and the Fish | Maftir Yonah by Mordechai Beck and David Moss

    Maftir Yonah (1992), 2007.1.1-10
    On view: 
    Thursday, August 27, 2015 - Friday, December 18, 2015

    The Book of Jonah is the only prophetic book of the Hebrew Bible read in its entirety in the synagogue.

    Living by The Book: Jewish Identity and the Everyday Power of Text

    A new exhibition exploring how objects interpret the Hebrew Bible (Case Study No. 6)
    Eugene Abeshaus, Jonah and the Whale in Haifa Port (1978), 94.26.3
    On view: 
    Thursday, August 27, 2015 - Friday, June 24, 2016

    The Bible is a constant in Jewish life, in all the varied forms it has taken around the world and across history.

    2015 Taubman Lecture Series

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    Date & Time: 
    Tuesday April 28, 2015 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair presents

    The 2015 Taubman Lectures with Professor Elchanan Reiner