Governance

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is a unit of the University of Califonia, Berkeley. It operates with the support of the Magnes Museum Foundation and the Friends of the Magnes.

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Berkeley Center for Jewish Studies

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life has partnered with the Jewish Studies Program at UC Berkeley to provide extensive research opportunities to students and faculty. Our ongoing partnership includes collaboration on research, co-sponsoring programs and events, as well as providing support to students in terms of an annual fellowship and other opportunities.

John M. Efron

Esther and Jacques Reutlinger Faculty Director

Joining The Magnes in July 2021 with his extensive leadership and scholarship experience, John Efron is the acting Esther and Jacques Reutlinger Faculty Director of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life.

The Magnes Museum Foundation

The Magnes Museum Foundation is a Supporting Organization of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund and the Jewish Community Foundation. Its primary purpose is to perpetuate the legacy of the Judah L. Magnes Museum by supporting the programs and operations of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at UC Berkeley.