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Community Day in celebration of JAHM

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Stop by the Magnes’s Community Day in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month. This special open house is for families of K-5th graders in collaboration with Berkeley Unified School District. Hands-on arts activities, treasure hunt of the Global Diaspora, snacks, and Jewish world-music by Lior Ben-Hur!

This is What Jewish Looks Like, a new video short by Reboot Studios in collaboration with Paramount Global, will also be shown. The video features portraits by Photographer Brian Molyneaux that celebrate the rich tapestry of Jewish identity, underscoring that there is no singular way to “look Jewish” or “be Jewish.”

Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 11:00am-2:00pm

In person at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

Activities begin at 11am
Lior Ben-Hur performs at 1pm

Light refreshments will be served.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


The Magnes’s programs and exhibitions are supported by our community.
Click here to make a suggested donation of $15 per adult.

If you have any questions about accessibility or require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact us at magnes@berkeley.edu or call us at (510) 643-2526 with as much advance notice as possible.

About Lior Ben-Hur

man singing with a guitarWith their positive message, uplifting melodies and a unique refreshing approach to Reggae, this San Francisco-based band represents a new generation of Reggae and World music. Born in Jerusalem, Israel with Greek and Iraqi roots, Lior Ben-Hur has traveled to over a dozen countries where he spent time learning, performing and sharing experiences with musicians and artists around the globe. Since 2004, Lior has made his home in San Francisco, CA. He formed this band in 2011, which in 2012 released an eclectic World music album under the name Sol Tevél. The album sheds new light with contemporary interpretations of old Jewish texts, ideals and mysticism. Along with his 8-piece band, Lior Ben-Hur continues to focus on his passion for Reggae music, which has been a key inspiration on his musical creativity and spirituality. In June 2015, the band released their self-titled Reggae EP, and have since shared the stage with legendary Roots Reggae artists such as; Stephen Marley, Black Uhuru, Tarrus Riley, Groundation, Richie Spice, Israel Vibration and Don Carlos. In February 2017, Lior Ben-Hur and his San Francisco-based band, Sol Tevél, released a full-length album titled, So I Wander. Following the album’s release, it debuted at #14 on Billboard charts for Top Reggae Albums. Produced by Marcus Urani (of Groundation), So I Wander  features leading artists such as; Kumar Bent (of Raging Fyah), Jah Levi, Yossi Fine, Iraqi-Israeli world music expert Yair Dalal, and Palestinian rapper, Saz. The album reveals Lior Ben-Hur deep passion for Reggae, and demonstrates the band’s ability to perform high-energy roots music.


May 19
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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The Magnes Collection of Jewish Life and Art
2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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