One of the largest collections of Jewish art and artifacts in the world, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life provides an unparalleled view of the Jewish past, allowing us to better understand the present, and making it possible to find our way together to an inspired and hopeful future.
“The Magnes Collection is an extraordinary resource for the Jewish and Israel Studies programs at UC Berkeley; no other university in America has an archive and collection of this distinction and extent. It is an essential element of our vision for Jewish Studies at Berkeley.” — Chancellor Carol Christ
The future of The Magnes depends on people who, like you, care about the Jewish stories that are so poignantly told through the collection. Your support makes it possible to celebrate the past and ensure that Jewish traditions will not be forgotten in the future. With your help, student interns learn while they assist our curators, scholars advance critical research on the Jewish past, and community members understand who they are and where they come from. The generosity of community members such as you enables The Magnes to play a crucial role at UC Berkeley and to shine as a jewel in the crown of Bay Area Jewish life.
Your support right now is critical to the work we do.
Make a gift to The Magnes today and help sustain its legacy into the future.
Partner $10,000 | Director $5,000 | Collector $2,500 | Curator $1,000
Friends of The Magnes
Conservator $500 | Scholar $250 | Fellow $100
or send a check made payable to the UC Berkeley Foundation to:
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
University of California, Berkeley
Donor and Gift Services
1995 University Avenue, Ste 400
Berkeley, CA 94704-1070
Donations are tax-deductable.
The Friends of The Magnes Annual Fund
Leadership Circle and Friends of The Magnes
February 9, 2023