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  • Calendar November 16-22

    By Laura Donney

    November 13, 2013 | 2:26 pm

    SAT | NOV 16

    DIY DAYS @ THE SKIRBALL

    Learn, do and share — be a part of sustainable Los Angeles. Come hear about projects that are having local and global impacts from passionate speakers. Presenters include Elizabeth Stewart, founder and CEO of Hub Los Angeles; Nirvan Mullick,...

  • April 20–26

    By Ryan Torok

    April 17, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    SAT APRIL 20 

    LOS ANGELES TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS 

    The 18th annual Festival of Books features more than 100 panels, stage presentations, music and children’s programs. Authors include Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), singer Lisa Loeb, chef Susan Feniger and Journal contributors...

  • Carrying The Torch | Guest Blog Post by Ashley Gleitman Waterman

    Ashley Gleitman Waterman

    February 25, 2013 | 10:59 am

    “Man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.”
    - William Faulkner, speech at the Nobel Banquet at the City Hall...

  • Arnold Schwartzman — master designer behind ‘Voices & Visions’

    By Tom Teicholz

    December 21, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Arnold Schwartzman, the artistic director of the “Voices & Visions” program and one of the most accomplished designers and documentary directors of our times, is a story unto himself. Recently, I spent a few very companionable hours at Schwartzman’s L.A. home as he shared some of...

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  • American history at Skirball: ‘We the People …’

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 3, 2012 | 4:53 pm

    As the citizens of the United States enter the home stretch of the quadrennial presidential elections, the Skirball Cultural Center is presenting four simultaneous exhibitions to show how the experiment in American democracy was born and how it is faring some 236 years later.

    The...

  • From China to your card table

    May 30, 2012 | 11:23 am

    American pop culture is filled with ethnic cuisines, art and games that have traversed the veritable chasm from curiosity to mainstream success. From burritos to sushi, Sudoku to surfing, many once-exotic fads have become part of the tapestry of American life. And though some of...

  • Jewish-Japanese seder honors Boyle Heights history

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    April 4, 2012 | 12:32 pm

    Tess Friedman passes Ethel Kamiyama a bowl of charoset, and Kamiyama spreads a spoonful of the fruit and nut paste onto her shard of matzah. Kamiyama leans over her plate as the small sandwich crumbles at her bite, and nods at Friedman, signaling that she finds this foray into Jewish...

  • Travel Happy Hour TODAY!

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    November 29, 2011 | 9:04 am

    Travel with Technology! What is your favorite travel app?

    Meet fellow travelers and the creators of both Ship Mate and StudioMini!  Come to share your favorite app and learn what others are using on the road!

    WIN TICKETS to LACMA and Skirball Museums!

    First TWENTY people will...

  • Magician Max Maven Reads My Mind [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 26, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    I’m sitting across from Max Maven at a tiny table in the parlor at the Magic Castle, and Maven – a legend in the magic world – is reading my mind.  I’m staring at his third eye as he’s preparing to intuit exactly what I’ve drawn on a card tucked into a tiny envelope,...

  • Spinoza’s Crucible: Faith, Reason Spar in ‘Jerusalem’

    By Tom Tugend

    June 28, 2011 | 5:00 pm

    Some theater patrons prefer to switch off their brain cells and watch a light-hearted play, while others opt for strenuous mental exercise.

    The latter can be guaranteed a vigorous workout in “New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation,...

  • Jewish masters of magic materialize at Skirball

    April 25, 2011 | 6:43 pm

    Prestidigitation as a Jewish vocation? Could there be such a thing as Yiddeshe legerdemain? Pulling an answer out of its hat, the Skirball Cultural Center is set to open two shows: a traveling exhibition that originated at the Jewish Museum in New York, “Houdini: Art and Magic,”...

  • Jewish life around the world illuminated in Skirball photo exhibition

    April 5, 2011 | 6:42 pm

    A novel approach to photography is exemplified in “Illuminated Reflections,” the current exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center Ruby Gallery, which features some 20 images based on Jewish themes from Israel, New York, Los Angeles and Mississippi — among them, a woman...

  • Reform movement’s L.A. campus gets Skirball name

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 25, 2011 | 6:57 pm

    In April 2009, the Los Angeles wing of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) looked like it might shut down. The leading school for training Reform rabbis, cantors, Jewish educators and others had been badly hurt by the financial crisis, and its leaders were...

  • Summers at Skirball

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    July 20, 2010 | 6:27 pm

    On a recent afternoon at the Skirball Cultural Center in the Sepulveda Pass, a little girl with a big red bow in her hair sat in a photo booth at the end of the “Monsters and Miracles” exhibit, printing out a souvenir bookmark.

    “She heard we were coming to the museum and...

  • ‘Accidental Mexican’  Ilan Stavans probes cultural identity in first play

    By Rachel Heller

    October 10, 2008 | 1:40 am

    As an "accidental Mexican" born to an Eastern European family, author and essayist Ilan Stavans has hurdled critics to become one of the nation's foremost commentators on Latino culture. As a Mexican American, he has written widely on immigration, the clash and fusion of languages...
  • Skirball photo exhibit shows Pope John Paul II’s lifetime of outreach to Jews

    By Tom Tugend

    September 17, 2008 | 10:33 pm

    A large photo in the exhibition "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People" shows a smiling Elio Toaff, the chief rabbi of Rome, warmly welcoming the pontiff to Rome's Great Synagogue in 1986.

    Today, when interfaith meetings and celebrations are routine, it...

  • The Best of (Jewish) Los Angeles 2008

    July 3, 2008 | 11:31 am

    We like to think of our Annual Guide to the Best of (Jewish) Los Angeles as kvetch-proof. Our writers and editors provide personal favorites that are so idiosyncratic and eclectic that it's hard to argue. ("No, that's not the best place to buy a $50 set of used Talmud, this is!")...
  • Rivers, refuseniks and traitors come together at L.A. Jewish Film Festival

    By Tom Tugend

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival will appropriately mark Israel's 60th anniversary with an opening film on the country's transition from British mandate to independent state.

    "The Little Traitor," kicking off the weeklong festival on Thursday, May 8, harkens back to 1947, when...

  • The genesis of early Dylan—at the Skirball

    By Tom Teicholz

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    When it comes to Bob Dylan, I think it's fair to say that I'm a fan of long standing -- my wife still teases me about the time, shortly after we'd moved to Los Angeles, when in her car, radio on, she was surprised to hear me as a call-in contestant to KSCA's "Lyrically Speaking"...
  • Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad; ‘West Bank Story’ screening

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday the 3rd

    Naughty Jewish girls need love, too. Show it to 'em this weekend. "Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad" returns to Los Angeles for three nights at Tangiers. The variety show features comedy, music, spoken word and burlesque, with a healthy helping of kitsch. Klezmer Juice...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 5, 2006 | 8:01 pm

    Saturday the 7th

    Take a stroll for a good cause at today's 14th annual Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. More than 100 teams are scheduled for the 5K recreational walk around Hollywood Park racetrack, and those wishing to register today are also welcome. Also ambling are...
  • British theater group Stan’s Cafe uses piles of rice to bring statistics to life

    By Sarah Price Brown

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm


     
    It's nearly impossible to comprehend very large numbers. Take the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust. How does one go about understanding the magnitude of 6 million?
     
    One way would be to visit the Skirball Cultural Center, where the British theater company, Stan's Cafe...
  • The ‘revenge of the fired’ could fill a book—and does

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Because I've been fired from nearly every job I've ever held, I always thought nobody in the world understands what I've been through. Boo-hoo, right? But along comes Annabelle Gurwitch and her book, "Fired!: Tales of the Canned, Canceled, Downsized, and Dismissed," which includes...
  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 2nd

    This weekend represents a final opportunity to view two Skirball Center multimedia exhibitions. "Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography" presents photos, video and multimedia pieces by emerging and mid-career artists, exploring the theme of Jewish...

  • Sex at the Skirball

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When sexy authors like Erica Jong and Jerry Stahl get together onstage, you expect fireworks. But when I drag my friend Kay up to Skirball for the Writers Bloc conversation, the room is too bright, and Kay tells me Jong's blue-framed eyeglasses and gold necklace make her come off...

  • Wake Up and Smell the Fish

    By David Finnigan

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    For UCLA geography professor Jared Diamond, the fall of a great civilization can come down to fish.

    "Fish prices have tripled; fish form a significant part of our diet," Diamond told The Journal. "At the rate we're going, most of the world's major fisheries will be gone within a...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, December 3

    Your momma remembers this drama. The Skirball has its last show of "12 Angry Men" this afternoon. The classic courtroom tale about a teenage boy accused of killing his father has been around a while, but gets refreshed by L.A. Theatre Works, with the help of...

  • ‘350’ Exhibit Spends Winter at the Skirball

    By David Finnigan

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In 1927, a popular duo called The Happiness Boys had a hit song called, "Since Henry Ford Apologized to Me," which lampooned the car magnet's supposed contrition for the anti-Semitic content of his newspaper, The Dearborn Independent.

    Its catchy lyrics proclaimed:

    "I was sad and...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, May 21

    Ah, love. We get a heaping helping of it at the Getty's "Love Story Weekend," which continues today. Hear noted actors read short stories by noted writers -- Regina King reads Charles Johnson, Alec Baldwin reads John Updike and William H. Macy reads Etgar...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, March 26

    Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels makes an effort at inclusiveness with its new exhibit, "Passion/Passover: Artists of Faith Interpret Their Holy Days." On view through the month of April, the show features works by seven Jewish and seven Christian artists,...

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