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  • Moving and shaking: Outstanding American by Choice Award, YRF Darca and more

    By Ryan Torok

    3 weeks ago

    Uri Herscher, president and founder of the Skirball Cultural Center, received the Outstanding American By Choice award on April 5 at the U.S. National Archives in Washington, D.C., from Leon Rodriguez, director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and...

  • Haters, meet Najia

    By Rob Eshman

    3 weeks ago

    “I wanted to become someone,” the young Afghani woman told me, matter-of-factly. “I wanted to grow.”

    Najia Sarwari — intense dark eyes, flawless olive skin, long black hair — was standing in the lobby of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Five years earlier, she couldn’t...

  • Moving and Shaking: Peter Weil named Skirball board chair, Myron Zimmerman honored

    By Ryan Torok

    December 19, 2013 | 12:01 pm

    Los Angeles attorney and longtime Skirball Cultural Center board member Peter Weil has been named the second-ever board chair of the Skirball, succeeding founding board chairman Howard Friedman.

    “In his decade of service to the Skirball board of trustees and record of leadership...

  • Uri Herscher’s center of gratitude

    By Susan Freudenheim

    October 18, 2013 | 11:18 am

    One day in early March 1954, Uri Herscher, just 12 at the time, ran away from his parents. His father, Joseph, a cabinetmaker, and mother, Lucy, a laundress, were having trouble making ends meet living in Israel. Together with Uri and his younger brother, Eli, they were meant to...

  • Milken school, Stephen S. Wise Temple severing ties

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 25, 2011 | 6:16 pm

    Milken Community High School and Stephen S. Wise Temple are severing ties, both institutions announced on March 25.

    In what both say is a fully amicable agreement, the board of Milken, a pluralistic school that also includes a middle school, and the board of the Reform synagogue,...

  • A Big Opening

    By Rob Eshman

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Museums, like movie studios, prefer to open big.

    The high cost of museum management, from health care to advertising, has forced institutions to reach for blockbuster exhibits -- Tutmania! -- market them like summer movies, and pray for long lines and lasting buzz on opening day.