Western Jewish Americana Archives

Congregation Sherith Israel (San Francisco)

San Francisco's Congregation Sherith Israel was founded in 1851, the same year as the city's other leading Jewish congregation, Emanu-El.

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Sherith Israel (Congregation) (San Francisco, Calif.)
180 linear ft. (110 record cartons, 22 document boxes, 7 half-size document boxes, and 60 oversize flat boxes)
Collection #: 
WJHC 1968.006 AR1

The Judah L. Magnes Museum

A gallery of media resources (images, video and audio documents) about the history of the Judah L. Magnes Museum.

Videos of Seymour Fromer

A selection of video interviews with Seymour Fromer (1922-2009), co-founder of the

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Image resources from The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

linoit – online stickies

The Magnes shares its work in progress via lino's online "stikies" and canvases.

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The Elkind Family in the San Francisco Fillmore District (1930s)

Prepared by Risa Elkind Nye from family documents.

Bassya and Philip Bibel papers, 1813-1969

Bassya (Maltzer) Bibel (1908-1980) was a poet, author, secretary, and an actress. She arrived to San Francisco in 1921 from Kopaygorod, Podolia (Kopayhorod in modern Ukraine).

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Bibel, Bassya (1908-1986)
Bibel, Philip (1909-2006)
1.6 linear ft. (1 document box and 1 oversize flat box)
Collection #: 
WJHC 1967.047 AR1
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Journeys East