Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay records, 1881-1999

The Oakland Jewish Relief Federation was founded in 1918 in an attempt to centralize Jewish relief work in the East Bay.

Collection Information
Author / Creator: 
Jewish Federation of the East Bay (Oakland, Calif.)
Size: 
19 cartons, 3 boxes, 7 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder (28.2 linear feet)
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010/739

Paul Christian Kirchner, Jüdisches Ceremoniel (1724)

The detailed description of Jewish ceremonial customs by Kirchner, a Jewish convert to Christianity, Paul Christian Kirchner, Jüdisches Ceremoniel (1724) RB 21.jpg

Collection Information
Author / Creator: 
Paul Christian Kirchner
Author / Creator: 
Sebastian Jugendres (1685-1765)
Author / Creator: 
Johann Georg Puschner (1680-1749)
Collection #: 
RB 21
Dates: 
1724
Place of Creation/Publication: 
Nuremberg
Location: 

Keren T. Friedman collection on Jewish life in Djerba, Tunisia

The collection, which was donated to The Magnes in 2011, includes objects collected and photographs taken in Djerba, Tunisia by Keren T. Friedman.

Friedman Collection 2011.6.jpg
Collection Information
Collection #: 
2006.11.1-15
Dates: 
1940 - 1983
Place of Creation/Publication: 
Djerba, Tunisia
Location: 

Portrait of Theresa Ehrman, aka Thérèse Jelenko (1884-1967), by Sarah Samuels Stein

Art collector and artist Sarah Samuels Stein (1870-1953), of San Francisco, married Michael Stein, the older brother of Leo Stein and Gertrude Stein, in 1894.

Portrait of Theresa Ehrman, by Sarah Stein (1906)
Collection Information
Author / Creator: 
Sara Samuels Stein (1870-1953)
Collection #: 
WJHC 1977.016
Dates: 
1906
Place of Creation/Publication: 
Paris, France
Location: 

Bransten (Edward and Cathryn) family papers and photographs, 1880-1980

Edward Bransten was born in 1906 to Edward Brandenstein (b. 1870-d. 1948) and Florine (Haas) Brandenstein (b. 1881-d. 1973).

Collection Information
Author / Creator: 
Bransten, Edward, 1906-2001
Author / Creator: 
Bransten, Cathryn, 1917-2001
Size: 
1 box and 2 oversize boxes (1.2 linear feet)
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010/615

Magnes collection on Levi Strauss and Company, 1950-1974

Levi Strauss, known as the world's largest clothing manufacturer, was founded by Levi Strauss, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850.

Collection Information
Size: 
1 box (.2 linear feet)
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010/704

Magnes collection on Adolph Sutro, 1858-1993

Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro was born in 1830, in Aachen, Prussia. After immigrating to the United States, he moved to San Francisco in 1850.

Collection Information
Size: 
1 box, 1 oversize box, and 1 oversize folder (.8 linear feet)
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010/613

Winter (Moritz) papers, 1910-1956

Motitz Winter was a rabbi in Germany for twenty-eight years. After the Nazis burned down his synagogue, he went to Shanghai, China and served the refugee Jewish community there for two years.

Collection Information
Author / Creator: 
Winter, Moritz, b. 1886
Size: 
1 folder and 1 oversize folder
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010/557

Lilienthal (Sophie and Theodore) letters and photographs, 1870-1910

Sophie Gerstle Lilienthal was the daughter of Lewis (Lob) Gerstle and Hannah (Johannah) Greenebaum of San Francisco. On 27 Aug. 1879, she married Theodore Max Lilienthal.

Collection Information
Size: 
1 box and 2 oversize boxes (1.2 linear feet)
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010/732

Magnes collection on Congregation Emanu-El, 1850-2002

When a group of San Francisco's Jews met in 1849 to participate in Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, the end result was the formation of San Francisco's congregations, Emanu-El and Sherith I

Collection Information
Size: 
2 cartons, 4 boxes, and 1 oversize folder (3.6 linear feet)
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010/612