Alla Efimova

Chief Curator, Interim Director, The Judah L. Magnes Museum, and Executive Director, The Magnes Collection (2004-2014)

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

Maia Rosengarten

Fromer Undergraduate Scholar 2014

Maia Rosengarten is a fourth year Political Economy major and Computer Science minor at UC Berkeley.

Yosef Rosen

Magnes Graduate Fellow (Fall 2015)
Yosef Rosen

Yosef Rosen is a doctoral candidate in Jewish Studies at UC Berkeley.

Jason J. Block

Fromer Undergraduate Scholar 2014
Jason J. Block

Jason "Jackson" Block is a Business Administration student with Public Policy, Global Poverty & Practice, and Jewish Studies minors at the University of California, Berkeley.

Lauren Cooper, Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2014-2015)


Lauren Cooper, a Comparative Literature major and Spanish and History minor at UC Berkeley, created a digital companion to the Magnes Museum’s catalog, The Jewish World, integrating t

Nadine Melamed, Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2015)


Nadine Melamed, a Near Eastern Studies major with an emphasis in Persian Language and Literature at UC Berkeley, has a deep interest in international Jewry, especially in relation to Iran and other

Petra Stefanova, Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2015)


Petra Stefanova is an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley pursuing a degree in Anthropology.

Michelle Tarbell, Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2015)


Michelle is an undergraduate at UC Berkeley majoring in History and Classical Civilizations with a concentration in museology and education.

Daniel Fisher

Magnes Graduate Fellow (2014-2015)

Daniel Fisher is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley.