India, Israel, and Berkeley

Wed, Aug 05, 2020 5:30pm

Join Magnes Curator, Francesco Spagnolo and panel guests as they discuss ties between Israel, India, and Berkeley by examining Indian-Jewish artifacts from the Magnes Collection.

Deputy Consul General Zamir will talk about his experiences stationed in Mumbai. The history of Jewish culture in India and the present-day Indian-Jewish culture in Israel will also be discussed.


Samson Koletkar The World's Only Indian Jewish StandUp Comedian; From Mumbai.

Francesco Spagnolo Ph.D., Curator, The Magnes Collection of jewish Art and Life, University of California Berkeley

Matan Zamir Deputy Consul General for Israel for the Pacific Northwest

 Soma Chatterjee Member, Silicon Valley Interfaith Council—Moderator

View the Magnes exhibition Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley.


This program is organized and hosted by the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco.

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