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The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art & Life

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Address: 2121 Allston Way, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone Number: +1 510-643-2526
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Wed 12:00 - 16:00
Thu 12:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 16:00

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A small museum worth a half hour visit

This museum had an exhibit of the Torah in Jewish life on display when I went. It also contained ritual objects from American and European Jewish homes--some not very well... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

This museum had an exhibit of the Torah in Jewish life on display when I went. It also contained ritual objects from American and European Jewish homes--some not very well identified. One seven branched Shabbat candelabrum was labeled a "Chanuka menorah." The student volunteer greeter, who was not Jewish, explained that other volunteers had mislabeled some items and the current... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Set in a peaceful Berkeley residential neighborhood, this small museum of Jewish Art and history can be a wonderful experience, depending on the shows they have at the time. If you are feeling like having an outing for yourself this can be lovely thing to do. The grounds are very nice too!

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