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  • Yiddish Songs Class

    Women in Yiddish Song

    A Sing-Along History Class | Online Class

    Mondays, November 2–23, 10:30 am–12:00 pm (PT)

    $60 General; $40 Members

    Connect to generations past by singing along to Yiddish folk songs! This class covers everything from heartfelt love songs to empowering tunes about the justice-seeking women of the labor movement and the partisan resistance fighters in the Holocaust. Leave with a more illuminated understanding of history, told from the perspective of Ashkenazi Jewish women. New music by Polina Shepherd, Chava Alberstein, and Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman will also be featured.

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  • Aram Studio Visits

    The Future Is Me

    Cape Making with Exhibiting Artist Aram Han Sifuentes | Online Class

    Sunday, November 22, 11:00 am–12:00 pm (PT)

    $35 General; $25 Members; (Includes shipping)

    What do you want to share with the world? How will you make your mark? Chicago-based fiber and performance artist Aram Han Sifuentes, creator of The Official Unofficial Voting Station, will guide you in creating your own unique cape inspired by a cause you care about. As you wear your cape, imagine how you can be a hero of change! About the Art Kits

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  • Left: Katie Lipsitt; Right: Collage art by Katie Lipsitt

    Hanukkah Keepsake Boxes

    Exploring the Art of Collage with Katie Lipsitt | Online Class

    Choose one of two workshop dates.
    Workshop 1: Sunday, December 6, 11:00 am–12:00 pm (PT)
    Workshop 2: Sunday, December 13, 12:00–1:00 pm (PT)

    $35 General; $25 Members; (Includes shipping)

    Play with shape, color, and composition using items provided in a custom Skirball art kit! In this live workshop, led by artist Katie Lipsitt, decorate your own beautiful Hanukkah box in which to keep candles, dreidels, and cherished family mementos. Learn about how Lipsitt’s heritage informs her artwork and share some of your own family influences and traditions. About the Art Kits

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  • Left: Amelia Saltsman; Right: Cheese pancakes

    The Wide World of Hanukkah Treats

    Making Cheese Pancakes with Amelia Saltsman | Online Class

    Choose one of two workshop times.
    Workshop 1: Sunday, December 13, 11:00 am–12:00 pm (PT)
    Workshop 2: Sunday, December 13, 1:00–2:00 pm (PT)

    Per household: $15 General; $10 Members

    What do we eat at Hanukkah? Foods cooked in oil... and not just potato latkes! The foods we eat depend on where our families come from and the journeys they’ve taken. Join Amelia Saltsman—writer, teacher, and award-winning author of The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen: A Fresh Take on Tradition—for a live cooking workshop in which you’ll make your own Hanukkah treat inspired by Saltsman’s Romanian and Iraqi roots: sweet and savory cheese pancakes!

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  • Art as Protest Class

    Art as Protest

    Online Class

    Wednesdays, September 30–November 4, 10:30 am–12:00 pm (PT)

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    The art of protest has given us imagery we’ll never forget. Go on a visual exploration of dissent that covers the work of Ai Weiwei, Frida Kahlo, Keith Haring, and so many more. Learn how art has been used to confront injustice throughout history, explore how artful protest has transformed public opinion, and consider the ways individual voices and perspectives have been expressed and preserved through art.

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  • Television's Golden Age Class

    Television's First Golden Age

    How Sweet It Was | Online Class

    Thursdays, October 1–November 5, 10:00 am–12:00 pm (PT)

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    Travel back to the early years of television, when viewers were transported from their work-a-day world to a realm of unequaled entertainment. Drawing on vaudeville roots, early television gave us laughs and thrills from such iconic performers as Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, Groucho Marx, and the comedy duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. With a focus on both the programs and the personalities, enjoy video highlights that bring back memories of an unforgettable era.

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  • Photographing Jews Class

    Photographing Jews

    Race, Gender, and Power in the Mediterranean | Online Class

    Thursdays, October 1–November 5, 1:30–3:00 pm (PT)

    Registration for this class is now closed.

    Since the nineteenth century, Mediterranean Jews have appeared as exotic subjects in photographs produced primarily by and for European audiences. Drawing on historical method and visual analysis, this class explores the history of photography, its ties to imperial expansion, and what these photographs can teach us about Jewish life in the Mediterranean.

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  • Creative Writing Course

    Creative Writing

    Online Class

    Mondays, October 5–November 23, 1:00–3:00 pm (PT)

    This class is now full.

    Tap into your creativity, strengthen your writing practice, and enjoy the company and feedback of others in this intimate writers’ workshop. Open to both new and experienced writers, this class will explore fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Come prepared to experiment, hone your craft, and most importantly, have fun. 

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  • book groups 2020

    Skirball Book Groups: Armchair Journeys

    Online Class

    Fall 2020–Winter 2021

    Registration for this class is now closed.

    Under the direction of a professional book group facilitator, participants examine the book together, analyzing characters, themes, and motifs and learning about the author’s background. Expect lively, interactive classes. Discussion questions are distributed in advance of each class session. Participants must read the book prior to each session.

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  • Ripple effect in water

    Jewish Meditation

    Online Class

    Tuesdays, September 15, October 13, and November 17, 7:00–8:00 pm (PT)

    Registration for this class is now closed.

    Find your center and quiet your mind with Jewish meditation. Drawing from the long history of contemplative practice within Judaism, this series infuses meditation techniques with Jewish language, intentions, texts, and understanding for an inclusive and illuminating experience.

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