Since its foundation in 1962, the Judah L. Magnes Museum made its institutional assets available to individuals and groups in the Bay Area and Beyond, and allowed them to create a host of satellite institutions, ranging from a full-fledged research center (the Western Jewish History Center) to focus groups devoted to specific endeavors, such as cultural programming (film, poetry, Holocaust remembrance, outreach) and historical preservation.

Each one of these institution constitutes an important chapter in the history of the Magnes, and many of them grew from the status of satellite institution to independent organization fully operating to this day. 

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Lehrhaus Judaica

Lehrhaus Judaica is a non-denominational Jewish studies adult school offering courses to the general public. Its faculty is made up of local university professors, advanced Ph.D. students, rabbis, and other experienced educators, as well as visiting scholars from major universities in the U.S. and abroad.