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.

Francesco Spagnolo

Curator
Francesco Spagnolo

Francesco Spagnolo, a multidisciplinary scholar focusing on Jewish studies, music and digital media, is the Curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life and an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a host for the cultural programs of Italian National Radio (RAI) in Rome. At UC Berkeley, he is also an affiliated faculty with the Berkeley Center for Jewish Studies and the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, and serves on the Digital Humanities Council

Elayne Grossbard

Judaica Curator (Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2004-2009)

Elayne Grossbard received a Master’s degree in Art History and Certificate in Conservation from the N.Y.U.

Bill Chayes

Curator of Film, Photography, Digital Art and Music (Judah L. Magnes Museum)
Bill Chayes

Bill Chayes began his career in film production, exhibition design and education by working with classic film documentarians Richard Leacock at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and J

Sheila Braufman

Curator of Jewish Art (Judah L. Magnes Museum)

Florence B. Helzel

Trustee, Donor, and Curator of Jewish Art (Judah L. Magnes Museum)

Ruth Kelson Rafael

Chief Archivist (Western Jewish History Center)

Ruth Kelson Rafael was born on October 28, 1929. She received an MLS from University of California, Berkeley, in 1967, and an MA from San Francisco State University in 1952.

Ruth Eis

Judaica Curator (Judah. L. Magnes Museum)

Born in Germany and immigrated to the United States in the 1930's, Ruth Eis (née Levy), was the founding Curator of Judaica at the Judah L. Magnes Museum (1962).

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Michal Friedlander

Judaica Curator (Judah L. Magnes Museum, 1996-2001)