Frontier Yiddish: Western Yiddish Americana from the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Townsend Center Working Group on Modern Jewish Culture for Faculty and Students
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Date & Time: 
Wednesday January 28, 2015 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Special Guest: Danny Luzon, Graduate Student in Comparative Literature

The Nile Project | CalPerformances Symposium, Food Tasting, and Community Music Event

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Date & Time: 
Friday February 20, 2015 02:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Join CalPerformances at The Magnes for a symposium, food tasting, and community music event centering around the performance of

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  • Jewish Songlines | Judeo-Spanish and Yiddish Music and Dance with Esti Kenan-Ofri (Israel) and Michael Alpert (United States)

    Date & Time: 
    Thursday March 19, 2015 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    A unique encounter between two world-class interpreters of Jewish musical traditions from Central and Eastern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

    PopUp Exhibition | Daniel Fisher on Biblical Lives

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    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday February 25, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 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 | Anne Wootton and the Power of Searchable Sound

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    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday February 18, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    We search text all the time — why can't we search speech?

    PopUp Exhibition | Jewish Family Trees with Naomi Seidman

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    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday February 04, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    The Magnes welcomes Professor Naomi Seidman, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, to its weekly series of PopUp Exhibitions!

    PopUp Exhibition | Mapping Diasporas: John Fox, Digital Maps and Findery

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

    Digital Humanities research tools allow us to find spatial relationships between objects and ideas that are impossible in an analogue context.

    PopUp Exhibition | Beyond Brundibár: Jewish Composers of the Holocaust and Their Legacy

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    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday February 11, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Beyond Hans Krása's children's opera Brundibár and the performances showcased for the Red Cross in Theresienstadt and memorialized in film, what about the other composers in Th

    Jewish Nightlife: An Evening of Celebration with Poetry and Music directed by Yair Harel

    Featuring UC Berkeley Students and the Piyut Bay Area Project
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    Date & Time: 
    Thursday December 18, 2014 05:00 PM to 08:30 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Jewish Nightlife is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the nexus between the ritual performance of Jewish texts and social changes across Jewish history, inclu

    PopUp Exhibition | Rabbi James Brandt on the Magic of Hanukkah

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    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday December 17, 2014 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Celebrate the magic of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, at the Magnes Collection!