Since 2007, UNCG’s Jackson Library has been home to the generously donated personal library of Rabbi Avi Magid. Amassed over the course of 40 years, this collection of more than 1300 volumes represents the library of a working rabbi and encompasses a broad variety of subjects in Judaica. It includes texts in both Hebrew and English, resources on Jewish law from the ancient, medieval, and modern periods, and books on spirituality and ethics from traditional and contemporary perspectives. The collection not only showcases the Jewish tradition, but provides a microcosm of the social sciences and humanities as well. Many of its texts are rare, expensive, and difficult to obtain, making them an excellent resource for students, faculty, affiliates of UNCG, and Greensboro residents participating in the community borrowing program. In addition, the Rabbi Avi Magid Jewish Studies Room may be booked for classes, meetings, and study sessions through the Jackson Library Reservations site.
Rabbi Magid is a native of Greensboro, NC. He received his BA from the University of Virginia and MA from Hebrew Union College, where he was ordained in the Reform Movement. He holds a PhD from the University of Hawaii-Manoa, and has served congregations in San Francisco, CA, White Plains, NY, and Honolulu, HI. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles.
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