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confluence 2013

An annual publication of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley


Connecting the Generations at The Magnes Dear Friends, The Magnes is celebrating an important milestone: The end of our first full academic year as a relaunched and reinvigorated institution, now part of UC Berkeley’s esteemed Bancroft Library. Every day that I walk through the doors of The Magnes, I am inspired by how the different generations are making this a home for their passions. It is most gratifying to see that the collection itself provides the spark of inspiration for all who come here. Objects, artifacts, documents, and art are now visible, accessible, and proudly on display in the beautiful new building. Here are just a few examples of The Magnes’ impact I’ve witnessed recently: »» Undergraduate students learning history through hands-on collection research projects. »» International visiting scholars discovering game-changing treasures that have opened up new research paths. »» Local survivors and their families gathering here on Holocaust Remembrance Day to honor their shared history while surrounded by real and meaningful artifacts. We’re proud to share some of the past year’s highlights with you in this issue of Confluence, and we’re excited about the many wonderful views, surprises, and joy awaiting you here at The Magnes next year.

With warm regards,

Alla Efimova Jacques and Esther Reutlinger Director

Where knowledge inspires www.magnes.org


Exhibition Highlights The Place Between Fact and Fiction by Alla Efimova In the Spring of 2013, I had the honor of working with internationally renowned author and art historian Moira Roth on an unusual exhibition. Through the Eyes of Rachel Marker is a multi-media installation based on Roth’s ambitious literary project about a fictional Jewish character who acts as witness to much of twentieth century European history. The project, on view until June 28, draws on a combination of personal experience, historical facts, and literary imagination and unfolds against the background of historical events in Europe starting with World War I. When I first met Moira Roth in 2005, I was greatly intrigued by her project and immediately asked her to present a staged reading of the Rachel Marker narrative at The Magnes. It was then that I learned that the narrative has been in part inspired by two Jewish women Roth knew in London: Rose Hacker and Alice Herz-Sommer. Roth credits Hacker and Herz-Sommer as key influences on the evolution of the Rachel Marker narrative because they—like Rachel Marker—were witnesses to so much of European twentieth-century history. Over the years, I have followed the development of Roth’s literary project with fervor and feel privileged to have witnessed its remarkable merging of fact and fiction, biography and poetry, the real and the imagined. And now I’m proud that with this exhibition, The Magnes once again is paying homage to the project, to Hacker and Herz-Sommer, and to the fictional world of Rachel Marker, a witness and a dreamer.

The installation, which mixes artifacts and large-scale video projection, includes personal photographs and objects belonging to Roth, Hacker, and Herz-Sommer; books and manuscripts; a documentary film on Herz-Sommer; and a video montage of historical events in Europe between World War I and the construction of the Berlin Wall.

“The collaboration with the curator and The Magnes staff has been a remarkable experience. The multi-media installation format gives me as an author a profoundly new reading, a new understanding of the Rachel Marker narrative. I know that this combination of texts, images, and sounds that inhabit the same space, will inspire new direction for my future writing.” —Moira Roth Since the exhibition opened, Roth’s literary project took off in new and unexpected directions. Gallery visitors have been encouraged to write letters addressed to Rachel Marker and pin them on a cork board. Visitors have shared many moving personal and family stories that reflect the historical trauma of war and loss. Selected exchanges have been documented in weekly online blogs such as Griselda Pollock Enters Rachel Marker’s World. But perhaps the most poignant is the ongoing exchange with a certain Los Angeles writer, who has been sending handwritten letters addresssed to Rachel Marker through the mail to The Magnes. On February 10, he wrote: “One of the defining events of your life was the war. One of the defining events of mine was the great plague that reached its crescendo when I was a young man living in New York.” That great plague was AIDS. In a March 24 letter from Paris, he reflects: “You once asked, ‘How does one write during a war or in its aftermath?’ Thinking about events in Poland and here in Paris, I think I would ask instead, How does one not?”


Exhibition Highlights Spring Exhibition Showcases Collaboration Between The Magnes and UC Berkeley Department of Music Case Study No. 3: Sound Objects On view in the Warren Hellman Gallery January 22 - June 28, 2013 Francesco Spagnolo, Curator The exhibition takes the “Case Studies” series of The Magnes in a new direction. The exhibition was created in collaboration with the students in my undergraduate research seminar, Performing Texts: Music, Liturgy and Jewish Life, offered by the Department of Music at UC Berkeley, with support from the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society, and taught at The Magnes in the Fall of 2012. During the semester students worked closely with the holdings of The Magnes and developed research projects describing select items. Sound Objects combines the study of Jewish material culture with the emerging field of sound studies and investigates the role of objects that emit sound during synagogue rituals. The exhibition includes a selection of over sixty objects, books, manuscripts and photographs from The Magnes Collection, documenting ritual in the global Diaspora, and integrates on-site display with online resources that comprise images, texts, and the sounds recorded by “playing” several of the ritual objects on view. Jewish ritual “sound objects” are not musical instruments per se. Rather, they are made with movable parts, and are at times adorned with pendants or bells. These objects rattle, ring, or otherwise make sound when they are used. Their sonic power is only apparently unintentional. The sounds they emit cannot be avoided, and sound-making parts are constitutive of their shapes, forms, and functions. Exhibition sounds (available at bit.ly/sound-objects) were created via the SoundCloud platform.


Teaching and Research Berkeley Seminars in Modern Jewish Culture by Francesco Spagnolo, Curator The Berkeley Seminars in Modern Jewish Culture, held at The Magnes with the generous support of Professor Ray Lifchez, took place on April 12 with two highly attended events that traced the paths of Jewish music in America. Both programs were presented in collaboration with the Berkeley Jewish Music Festival. Professor Mark Slobin presented an engaging lecture on Immigrants, Cantors and Klezmers. As a professor of Music and American Studies at Wesleyan University, Slobin is one of the most distinguished ethnomusicologists working today. Slobin’s most celebrated publications include Subcultural Sounds: Micro Musics of the West (University Press of New England, 1993), where he examines through music the complex intersection of the audible and the visible in terms of “soundscapes.” He is author of the awardwinning publication, Fiddler on the Move: Exploring the Klezmer World (Oxford University Press, 2001), in which he uncovers the intimate connection between style and stereotype in the representation of musical practice among Jewish immigrants. The lecture included images of Yiddish sheet music printed in America in the early 20th century, and a wealth of musical examples. The lecture was followed by the program, A Sweet Diaspora Song, in which I was privileged to share the stage with Michael Alpert in a mixed performance and conversation format. In the course of a program that included songs in Yiddish, English, Polish, Russian, Lithuanian, and Spanish, Alpert, a leading figure in the world scene of Jewish music, retraced the salient moments of his musical path: the legacy of Yiddish culture in California; the rise of Klezmer music since the 1970; Soviet-Jewish immigration to America; his collaboration with Itzhak Perlman to America; and the resurgence of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe.

Francesco Spagnolo and Michael Alpert.

The audience.

Francesco Spagnolo, Ray Lifchez, Benjamin Brinner, Michael Alpert, Mark Slobin. Photos by: Peg Skorpinksi


Teaching and Research The Power of Undergraduate Research by Daniel Viragh, Magnes Fellow 2013-14 and Doctoral Candidate, Department of History Collaborative. That is the word to best describe the nine extremely talented undergraduate students, who have been assisting curatorial staff at The Magnes with exhibition research for Saved By The Bay: Refugees from Fascist Europe at UC Berkeley. During the Spring Semester, faculty, curators and students met with current and Emeriti UC Berkeley faculty and conducted research in the University Archives of The Bancroft Library, unearthing hundreds of primary sources documenting the lives of a group of intellectuals who came to Berkeley as refugees from European fascism. These individuals contributed much to the academic life of our University: most

“Saved By The Bay is a project that embodies all the ways in which The Magnes operates: collections, research, student engagement, and a public forum to present our ideas to the community.” —Francesco Spagnolo, Curator

became world-renown scholars, spanning atomic physics (J. Robert Oppenheimer), molecular and cell biology (Günther Stent), linguistics (Yakov Malkiel), musicology (Alfred Einstein), legal studies (Albert Armin Ehrenzweig) and more. The research constitutes the basis for an exhibition that will be presented at The Magnes in 2014 (the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War). The students worked on their own and shared their findings at weekly meetings at The Magnes. Of particular interest were personal photographs showing family members in transit; passports; passenger lists from ships; certificates of naturalization; samples of publications; and video and sound recordings of interviews. On April 25, UC Berkeley faculty, curators, graduate and undergraduate students and members of the community met at The Magnes to discuss the history of the intellectual migration from Europe to Berkeley in the 20th century, in a public event. The program illustrated common aspects of the European educations, refugee paths, careers and academic contributions of UC Berkeley faculty members who escaped


Fascist Europe through the innovative unconference format: a participantdriven meeting in which the agenda is created by the attendees at the start of the event. As the recipient of the 2013-14 Magnes Fellowship, it is my privilege to coordinate work on the project, alongside the four individuals who have guided it from its beginnings: Professors Thomas Laqueur and Martin Jay of the Department of History, and Dr. Alla Efimova (Director of the Magnes Collection) and Dr. Francesco Spagnolo (Collections Curator). Undergraduate Research Apprentices: Anna Cai, Honest Chung, Stuart Fine, Alexander Garcia, Aaron Horowitt, Elena Kempf, Serena Ma, Maiya Moncino, and Rachel Xiao.

“Among the eclectic collection of items that the archives offer, an item found to be particularly interesting is Hans Lewy’s statement regarding his refusal to sign the Loyalty Oath of 1950. Lewy warned that America should not model itself after Europe where an entrenched system of reporting one’s whereabouts and values led to a society of suspicion. Such statements reveal the lasting influence of a fascist government on its citizens, of an ideology on an individual, and of the past on the present.” —SERENA MA, student

“I spent my semester researching the life of Günther Stent, and despite my ineptitude at anything scientific, I found myself excited to go to the library to read his files. Stent was clearly immensely intelligent and a big influence at Berkeley, but it was his childhood and life in Germany that made me want to learn more about him.” —ANNA CAI, student


Townsend Center Working Group on Modern Jewish Culture During the 2012-13 academic year, The Magnes hosted a Townsend Center Working Group on Modern Jewish Culture, co-led by Prof. John Efron (History) and Dr. Francesco Spagnolo (The Magnes and Music Department).

“One of the interesting things I found in my research of Professor Roger Hahn was his discharge certificate from the U.S. Army, even though he was born in France. Another item I really enjoyed finding was a typed speech given in front the Academic Senate on May 10, 1988, stating of his opposition to the implementation of the Americans Cultures Requirement for Undergraduates in order to graduate. He believed that it went against freedom of choice. I thought is was interesting because it highlights Hahn’s direct involvement with the UC Berkeley campus.” —ALEXANDER GARCIA, student

“While rifling through musicologist Alfred Einstein’s papers, I found an anonymous and threatening postcard demanding that Einstein return to Palestine where he belongs if he is not willing to obey the rules of German society. In light of this, is it any wonder that Einstein renounced his German heritage?” —MAIYA MONCINO, student

The group, which involves faculty and graduate students, met monthly to help supply a missing disciplinary focus on the cultures of the Jewish Diaspora in modern times at UC Berkeley. In the course of the year, the group led team research projects on specific holdings of The Magnes Collection, hosted seminars by distinguished scholars, and operated as a veritable think-tank in planning future public programs and exhibitions. Its activities are made available online via Tumblr at http://unseminar.tumblr.com.


Collection Open access—redefined by Gary Handman, Public Services Coordinator Most museums and archives guard the largest part of their collections in locked vaults and dark basements. Though carefully curated portions of these collections may periodically surface in exhibitions, the majority of museum holdings are generally obscured from public view. The Magnes is no ordinary cultural and historical collection, however. One of the central missions of The Magnes is to make its rich and diverse holdings broadly available for viewing, study, and research. That’s why in January 2013, we opened the Helzel Collection Study Room, We’ve loved welcoming scholars, students and teachers into our facility so the can get up close and personal with the art, artifacts and archives that comprise The Magnes Collection. We invite you to come visit and be moved by history. For more information: magnes.org/research/collection-services

Jewish Worlds: 100 Objects from The Magnes Collection Written by Alla Efimova and Francesco Spagnolo 176 pages, 100 color photographs, Skira Rizzoli, forthcoming 2014

Wimpel (Torah Binder made from Circumcision Cloth) made for Max Lilenthal by artisan Koppel Heller, commissioned by the Lilenthal family of Munich, Germany, 1814.

Half a century after its founding, The Magnes’ collection is being celebrated by a fully illustrated catalog of 100 selected treasures to be published by Skira Rizzoli in 2014. Lavish images, accompanied by brief essays, offer an unconventional look at the cultures of the Jews throughout the world.


Collection Recent Acquisitions Painted Jewish Marriage Certificate (Italy, 1827) Gift of Charles Michael Charles Michael donated this painted manuscript ketubbah for the wedding of Eliezer Marian and Malkah Ravá, celebrated in the town of Revere, near Mantua (Italy) on July 6, 1827. The document is framed by a Hebrew inscription quoting Isaiah 61:10-11, surmounted by wedding wishes in Aramaic, and illustrated with twelve vignettes depicting biblical scenes, including Adam, Eve, the serpent, the tree of knowledge and a cherub with a flaming sword (Genesis 2-3); Noah’s ark (Genesis 6-7); the binding of Isaac (Genesis 22); Jacob’s ladder (Genesis 28); Joseph and Potiphar’s wife (Genesis 39); Moses and Pharaoh’s daughter (Exodus 2); Moses at Mount Horeb (Exodus 7); David and Goliath (1 Samuel: 17); Solomon’s judgment (1 Kings: 3); Samson (Judges 16:29); and Mordecai’s parade with Haman (Esther 6). The certificate was stamped on top corners with the revenue stamp (“Bollo Straordinario”) of the Tax Authority (“Controlleria”) of the Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia. The unique visual character of the document suggests the joint work of an Italian sofer (scribe) and an Ashkenazi illustrator, active in Italy at the beginning of the 19th century.


Magnes Exhibitions & Programs 2012-2013 OCTOBER Pell Lecture by Jonathan Goldstein: Wartime Shanghai: A Microcosm of Eurasian Jewish Diversity October 4 SFJFF Movie Night at The Magnes: A Jewish Girl in Shanghai October 4

2012 Exhibitions Typo/Graphics: Studying Jewish Types in Print and Photography August 28 through December 7 Case Study No. 2 | The Inventory Project August 28 through December 14 Modern Jewish History 101: The Art Files August 28 through June 28, 2013 Reborn: Posters from the European Jewish Cultural Renaissance August 28 through June 28, 2013

Programs SEPTEMBER SF JFF Movie Night at The Magnes: Best of SFJFF Online Shorts September 6 The Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards September 23

Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration; Author Alex Kershaw on The Liberator November 8 Emma Goldman Papers Project Publication Reception November 18

Fall Open House on Homecoming Weekend October 6 and 7

The Book of Genesis: A Biography— Ronald Hendel in conversation with Rabbi Stephen Pearce and the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw November 29

Litquake’s Berkeley Ramble October 13

DECEMBER

Modern Jewish Studies Colloquium: What is Jewish Studies? Jeffrey Shandler in conversation with John Efron, Moderated by Francesco Spagnolo October 15

NOVEMBER

Artist Helène Aylon on her memoir: Whatever is Contained Must Be Released: My Jewish Orthodox Girlhood, My Life as a Feminist Artist December 4 SFJFF Movie Night at The Magnes: Life? Or Theater? December 6

SFJFF Movie Night at The Magnes: Tinghir Jerusalem, Echoes from the Mellah November 1 Theodore Bikel in Concert November 3 Annual Taube Conference in Eastern European Jewish Culture and History: Captives of the Dawn: Remembering Soviet Yiddish Culture November 4

Rosenberg typewriter


Magnes Exhibitions & Programs 2012-2013

2013 Exhibitions Case Study No. 3 | Sound Objects January 22 through June 28 Through the Eyes of Rachel Marker January 22 through June 28

Programs JANUARY Moira Roth in conversation with Alla Efimova | Followed by Opening Reception for Through the Eyes of Rachel Marker: A Literary Installation by Moira Roth January 22

FEBRUARY SFJFF Movie Night at The Magnes: Fluchkes February 7 Computing and the Practice of History: Public lecture and reception | Daniel Cohen, Avenali Resident Fellow in History, UC Berkeley February 13 Purim: A Diaspora Story in Jewish Art and Folklore, lecture by Shalom Sabar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem | Followed by Opening Reception of Case Study No. 3: Sound Objects February 19 Tragic Komiks: Immigrant Identity in Translation | Poet Marina Temkina in conversation with translator Boris Dralyuk February 21 The Jewish Mother | Lecture by Yahil Zaban, Diller PostDoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley February 28

MARCH SFJFF Movie Night at The Magnes | The Office March 7 Berkeley Seminars in Modern Jewish Culture: Immigrants, Cantors, and Klezmers | Lecture by Mark Slobin March 12

Through the Eyes of Rachel Marker

A Sweet Diaspora Song: Paths of Jewish Music in America | Performance by Michael Alpert in conversation with Francesco Spagnolo March 12

APRIL SFJFF Movie Night at The Magnes | Freeflow April 4 Annual City of Berkeley Holocaust Remembrance Day Program April 7 Pell Lecture: Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Lisa Gossels | Children of Chabannes April 7 Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Lisa Gossels: My So-Called Enemy April 8 Robert Alter on his new book Ancient Israel: The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings: A Translation with Commentary April 18 Cal Day April 20

MAY SFJFF Movie Night at The Magnes | The Swing Girls May 2


Friends of The Magnes Friends of The Magnes Profile

Sophie Hahn Growing up in Berkeley, Sophie Hahn spent time in a lot of the usual places: Riding the carousel at Tilden. Hanging out on Telegraph Avenue. Taking a stroll on campus. But it wasn’t until a year or so ago that she noticed The Magnes in its new downtown location and decided to visit. She had no idea when she walked through the Allston Street doors how it would change her. “I was just amazed,” Hahn says. “Elated. I couldn’t believe there were people creating such a rich, extensive and significant collection of Jewish history, much less doing it right in my own community.” That first visit was especially revelatory because of her family’s roots: her father was a history professor at Cal for 45 years and she herself was a history major, also at Cal. But the exploration of Jewish history was not part of Hahn’s experience growing up. “My father was a refugee—a Parisian Jew who came during World War II and lost many friends and extended family members,” says Hahn. “He, like many people, had a complicated relationship with his heritage.” Once Hahn found The Magnes, she became particularly passionate about the work we’re doing to document the history of Jews in the West. “Any Jewish person who lives in California is a part of the Jewish experience in the West,” she says. “And I think they would be delighted to know there’s a place where they can find out what that means, because to me, Jews ending up in San Francisco is as random as Jews ending up in Kerala. The Magnes is a repository for our experiences as Jews in the West—and the many other places Jews have ended up in the far-flung global diaspora.” She thinks it’s fitting that Berkeley, a community that puts a high value on diversity in a broader sense, is home to The Magnes, which works to preserve and educate about the whole diaspora of the Jewish experience. “Whether you’re secular or religious, no matter who you are or what your Jewish heritage, you can go to The Magnes and know that your cultural and historical experience has a home.”

Building Partnerships The Genesis Philanthropy Group generously supported a three-part effort by The Magnes to develop and strengthen cultural connections among Russian speaking Jewish students at UC Berkeley, faculty pursuing Russian and Soviet studies, and others from the surrounding community. The first part of the project was the UC Berkeley 2012 Taube Conference of Jewish Art and Life, “Captives of the Dawn,” which brought together renowned scholars in Jewish, Russian, and Slavic studies to discuss Yiddish culture and literature in the former Soviet Union. The second event was a lively and intimate seminar-style conversation between acclaimed poet Marina Temkina and Boris Dralyuk, a translator and poet who teaches Slavic studies at UCLA. For the third and final event, The Magnes hosted Psoy Korolenko, a multi-talented performer and scholar from Moscow who describes himself as “Shaman-Journalist.” The event, which served as a gathering point for both the university and members of the broader Russian Jewish émigré community, was co-sponsored with the Berkeley Jewish Music Festival. We look forward to our continued partnership with Genesis Philanthropy Group.


Friends of The Magnes For more than half a century, The Magnes has provided access to unique resources that have allowed each generation to find its own story in the rich texts, vibrant images, and unique sounds of Jewish culture. Your generosity today will help the collection thrive as a treasured resource that advances research, scholarship, and innovation for years to come. You will receive exclusive privileges, such as advance notice of events and recognition in The Magnes newsletter and on its website. Additional benefits—including invitations to the annual Friends of The Magnes appreciation event, special exhibition preview events, and luncheons with scholars, artists, and curators—are available at various giving levels; we’d love to discuss these with you personally. This inaugural year of our new building and new mission is the perfect time to join us in helping The Magnes offer unprecedented access to Jewish history and culture.

Magnes Donors January 1– December 31, 2012 Visionary Circle

Mary Ann Tonkin & Bertram M. Tonkin

Hellman Family Foundation

Judith Yudof & Mark G. Yudof

Koret Foundation The Magnes Museum Foundation Taube Philanthropies David L Klein, Jr. Foundation Partner’s Circle

Barbara G. Aaron & Marcus Aaron Victor Alterescu B.A. ‘69, M.B.A. ‘87, M.P.H. ‘87 & Karen B. Alterescu Lynne Baer B.A. ‘76 & Jay Pidto Michael J. Baker J.D. ‘73 & Linda S. Baker

Estate of Rebecca C. Fromer

Amy Berler & Matt Berler

Fred Isaac

Lisa M. Buchwalter B.A. ‘78 & Charles E. Buchwalter M.S. ‘76

Raymond Lifchez M.C.P. ‘72

The Bales Family Foundation Walter & Elise Haas Fund Lisa & John Pritzker Family Fund Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund

Dana A. Corvin B.A. ‘71, C.Sing. ‘72 & Harris Weinberg Frances L. Dinkelspiel & Gary D. Wayne Sandra P. Epstein M.A. ‘74, Ph.D. ‘79 & Edwin M. Epstein M.A. ‘66 Adele M. Hayutin M.P.P. ‘75, Ph.D. ‘84

Will K. Weinstein

Lawrence B. Helzel B.S. ‘68 & Rebekah S. Helzel

Collectors

Gladys Perez-Mendez & Victor Perez-Mendez

Nancy Boas & Roger Boas

Phyllis Moldaw

Janet E. Traub B.A. ‘77

Jean Colen & Sanford Colen Herbert J. Friedman B.A. ‘59, J.D. ‘62 & Marianne Levee Friedman Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund From left: Frances Dinkelspiel, Claudia Cohan, Susan Klee.

Curators

Debra Trubowitch Cohn B.A. ‘82 & Barry W. Cohn B.A. ‘82

Director’s Circle

We would be honored to have you join us at any level. You can GIVE ONLINE (www.magnes.org) or send your donation to The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library University of California, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000.

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

Matook Nissim Dana Bloom Shapiro B.A. ‘65, C.Mult. ‘66 & Gary J. Shapiro B.S. ‘63, J.D. ‘66 Sheila Sosnow & Richard Nagler Roselyn Swig


Conservators

Scholars

Marion R. Kramer

Gale R. Antokal & Neil H. Gozan

Tracy Albers & Dennis M. Albers

Sue Ginsberg Bachman B.A. ‘60 & Ronald P. Bachman B.A. ‘59

Mathilde Albers

Stephan J. Krieger B.S. ‘59, Ph.D. ‘63 & Arlene Epp Krieger

Denah S. Bookstein Susan Epstein & William D. Epstein Carol H. Field & John L. Field Frances Koshland Geballe B.A. ‘43 & Theodore H. Geballe B.S. ‘40, Ph.D. ‘50

Terry P. Alexander Rita Blitt & Irwin Blitt Maxine Brownstein Gloria Burke & Jerome S. Burke

Julie Levine & David M. Levine

Paul D. Fogel B.A. ‘71 & Ventura Y. Chalom

Lucia Matzger

Denise B. Cohn & Bob Corso

David Mendel

Adele Kleinhaupt Corvin B.S. ‘43, P ‘71

Susan Klee & David Stoloff

Jill Siegel Dodd J.D. ‘87 & Martin H. Dodd J.D. ‘82

Joan M. Mann B.A. ‘58, C.Mult. ‘58 & Roger A. Mann B.A. ‘58 Janet A. Martin B.A. ‘53, Cred. ‘54

Selma Forkash & Paul E. Forkash

William R. Pomeranz M.S.W. ‘78 & Harriet Prensky

Susan W. Goldstein M.L.S. ‘88 & Andrew B. Kivel M.L.S. ‘89

Michael T. Sosebee M.B.A. ‘85 & Deborah B. Sosebee Marcia V. Tanner Elaine C. Tennant Irina Yefimov Margaret J. Zankel B.A. ‘80 & Martin I. Zankel Victoria Bleiberg Zatkin B.A. ‘75 & Steven R. Zatkin B.A. ‘67, M.A. ‘69 Vera Zatkin

Renee Rae Ross B.S. ‘64 & Dennis E. Ross B.A. ‘57 Dorothy R. Saxe Arthur Spander

Aaron M. Greenberg B.A. ‘50, J.D. ‘53 & Frances M. Greenberg

Mel R. Wacks

Ann Fingarette Hasse J.D. ‘73 & Erich S. Gruen P ‘84

Ilene Weinreb & Samuel H. Mesnick

Hanna Haim Hindawi B.A. ‘72, M.Arch. ‘74, M.A. ‘96 & David S. Hindawi Ph.D. ‘74 Lorraine Honig & Victor Honig Beth Davis Karren J.D. ‘66 & Fred L. Karren B.Arch. ‘58, B.S. ‘59

Francesco Spagnolo Curator of Collections

Julie Franklin Exhibitions Coordinator

Samuel Noily M.Arch. ‘74 & Daphne Noily

Ruth Phillips & Barry Phillips

Sue Reinhold

Eta Somekh & Sasson Somekh

Anita Navon M.A. ‘48

Judith Espovich & Jay H. Espovich

Michael L. Goldstein B.A. ‘67

Klaus-Ullrich Rotzscher

Joseph Nadel

Steven H. Oliver B.S. ‘64 & Nancy K. Oliver

Helena R. Foster

Alla Efimova Jacques and Esther Reutlinger Director

Barbara J. Meislin

David M. Dundes

Sachiko Minowa & John J. Riley Barbara Goor Rothblatt B.A. ‘59, M.B.A. ‘80 & Sheldon Rothblatt B.A. ‘56, M.A. ‘59, Ph.D. ‘65

George Leitmann Ph.D. ‘56 & Nancy L. Leitmann

Jane T. Burrows

Deborah Kirshman & David K. Kirshman

Robert D. Lent B.S. ‘79 & Francine L. Lent

Kenneth Kofman B.A. ‘59, J.D. ‘62

Magnes Staff

Gary Handman Public Services Coordinator

Britta Kolb Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Rachael Dickson Events Coordinator

Marilyn Y. Waldman & Murry J. Waldman

Kathryn Mickle Werdegar B.A. ‘57, J.D. ‘90 & David Werdegar M.P.H. ‘70 Gerald Westheimer

Arielle Tonkin Public Programs Coordinator

Mark Faigenbaum Assistant Preparator

Karen Winston Wolfe B.A. ‘71 & James D. Wolfe Theo Scott Zaninovich B.A. ‘64 & Marko B. Zaninovich

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Confluence: A Newsletter of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2013)