Litquake: Thaisa Frank

Date & Time: 
Sunday October 13, 2013 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The day culminates with a public reading by award-winning author Thaisa Frank. Heidegger’s Glasses is Frank’s startling, surreal debut novel.

Sunday Streets Berkeley

Date & Time: 
Sunday October 13, 2013 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The Magnes opens its doors to participate in Sunday Streets Berkeley, the annual downtown street festival along 17 blocks of Shattuck Avenue.

Taubman Lecture Series | The Construction of Jewish Identity in the Second Temple Period

Apocalypticism and Torah
Date & Time: 
Tuesday September 17, 2013 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Professor Collins will consider how the traditional understanding of the covenant was modified when it was supplemented by claims of a higher revelation in the apocalyptic literature.

Taubman Lecture Series | The Construction of Jewish Identity in the Second Temple Period

Non-Mosaic Judaism
Date & Time: 
Thursday September 12, 2013 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

“Non-Mosaic Judasim” examines whether there were forms of Judean identity for which the Law of Moses was not the definitive criterion, and consider three test cases: the colony of Judeans at Elepha

Taubman Lecture Series | The Construction of Jewish Identity in the Second Temple Period

The Ancestral Law
Date & Time: 
Wednesday September 11, 2013 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

“The Ancestral Law” will focus on what it meant to be a Ioudaios in the Maccabean crisis, and ask how the Torah came to be the definitive touchstone of Judean identity.

Open House: Alumni and Family Weekend

Date & Time: 
Sunday October 06, 2013 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Special exhibition tours with Magnes Director Alla Efimova and Curator Francesco Spagnolo.

SFJFF Movie Night | Next Year in Bombay

(Dirs. Mathias Mangin and Jonas Parienté, 2010, 55 min)
Date & Time: 
Thursday October 03, 2013 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Special Tour of Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley

with Visiting Scholar Dr. Barbara Johnson
Date & Time: 
Wednesday September 11, 2013 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley, curated by

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  • Keepers of the Lost Ark: Behind the Scenes at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday August 28, 2013 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Designed for students during UC Berkeley Welcome Week, this behind-the-scenes tour will reveal the many unique resources and events that are available for teaching, study, and personal

    American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco

    (Dir. Marc Shaffer, 2013, 55 min)
    Date & Time: 
    Tuesday September 03, 2013 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    East Bay premiere of the epic story of the pioneering Jews of San Francisco.