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Judaica in Berkeley

The Judah L. Magnes Museum, an archive and collection representing the cultural history of the Diaspora and especially Jews in the Western US, reopened Sunday after a two-year hiatus in a new building on Allston Way designed by Pfau Long Architects. Now part of UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library and called the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art & Life, we had a look at the collection's previous venue in a charming brown shingle house on Russell Street back when it was on the market. Sale of the house paid for the new building and UC assumed ownership of the collection. A win for everyone. [via SF Gate and previously at Curbed SF. Image via the Magnes Collection]