Title:Harry Gray collection on the San Francisco Jewish Community Center's production of The Golem, 1936
Creator/Contributor:Gray, Harry., creator
Creator/Contributor:Weinstein, Jacob J. (Jacob Joseph), 1902-1974
Creator/Contributor:Freud, Ralph, 1901-1973
Creator/Contributor:Hertzmann, Walter S., 1909-1993
Creator/Contributor:Western Jewish History Center, 111.
Creator/Contributor:Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1969.009.
Creator/Contributor:Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
The collection contains materials relating to a dramatic presentation of the folktale of the Golem (retold by H. Leivik) by
the Center Players of San Francisco's Jewish Community Center (with Harry Gray portraying the Golem). Materials include a
program with an explanation by Rabbi Jacob J. Weinstein and director Ralph Freud of the production's attempt to present the
emotional spirit of the Hasidic movement, together with photographs of the production taken by Walter S. Hertzmann.
Leivick, H -- 1888-1962
Gray, Harry -- Archives
San Francisco Jewish Community Center. -- Center Players.
Golem -- Drama
Hasidism -- Philosophy
Jewish folk literature -- California -- San Francisco
Jewish theater -- California -- San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social life and customs
Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 111.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1969.009.
Harry Gray collection on the San Francisco Jewish Community Center's production of The Golem, BANC MSS 2010/507, The Magnes
Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Long a central character in Jewish folklore, The Golem is a creature created by magic to serve the creator's needs and desires.
The Golem figure has been popular in Jewish arts and letters for the past few centuries.
Materials in English.
BANC MSS 2010/507