City of Berkeley 13th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Date & Time: 
Sunday April 12, 2015 12:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Honoring

Sonia Korn-Grimani
Distinguished Survivor

PopUp Exhibition | Tom Laqueur on Museums and the Construction of Narrative

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Date & Time: 
Wednesday April 22, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Creating a good exhibition generally depends on the ability of the curator and the museum staff to tell a good story.

PopUp Exhibition | Filling in the Gaps: Reading the Bible With Commentaries

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Date & Time: 
Wednesday April 29, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The Mikraot Gedolot are an edition of the Biblical text that juxtaposes the fully vocalized Hebrew text of the Bible with the commentaries of various Jewish exegetes, such as Rabbi Shlomo

Sarah Benor: "Mensch, Bentsh, and Balagan: Language as a Marker of Jewish Identity"

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Date & Time: 
Wednesday March 18, 2015 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Professor Benor’s upcoming talk describes the range of Jewish American English – from the addition of a few Yiddish words among Jews with weak connections to organized Jewish life to&nbsp

PopUp Exhibition | Moroccan Jews and the Ornaments of Acculturation

A Lecture by Professor Emily Gottreich
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Date & Time: 
Wednesday April 15, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Jews have lived in Morocco for over two millennia, both prior to and eventually deeply integrated with Moroccan Muslims.

Daniel Fisher on the Materials of Lived Biblical Interpretation

Townsend Center Working Group on Modern Jewish Culture for Faculty and Students
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Date & Time: 
Wednesday March 18, 2015 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
Daniel Fisher (Magnes Graduate Fellow and PhD Candidate, Near Eastern Studies) specializes in the Hebrew Bible and its early reception history. At the Magnes, Daniel is working with Dr.

PopUp Exhibition | Freud’s Moses: Between Anti-Semitism and Assimilation

A Lecture by Dr. Gilad Sharvit
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Date & Time: 
Wednesday April 01, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The debate about Sigmund Freud’s ambivalent relationship with Judaism found new inspiration in the last few decades through a wave of new publications that focus on Freud’s last work,Moses and Mono

Warsaw: the Jewish Metropolis

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Date & Time: 
Thursday March 12, 2015 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Before the war, Warsaw was the home of Europe’s largest Jewish community.

Holocaust Survivors Memoir Reading

Date & Time: 
Thursday March 12, 2015 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Please join Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay for a special reading highlighting the ongoing work of our Holocaust Survivors Memoir Writing Group.

PopUp Exhibition | Helen Burke, the Artistry of Memory, and the Impermanence of Memorials

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Date & Time: 
Wednesday May 06, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Helen Burke (1916-1997) was the artist-in-residence at the Swig Camp Institute, a sleep-away camp for teenagers operated by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (now known as the Union for Re