The Skirball mission is deeply rooted in Jewish heritage and inspired by its values. Through wide-ranging experiences, we welcome a public that is diverse in every regard to connect with Jewish life at the Skirball!
  • A couple holding their drinks in a toast at a festive outdoor table

    Open Shabbat

    Hanukkah Under the Stars

    Friday, December 3, 7:00 pm (doors at 6:00 pm)

    $45 General; $35 Members

    Open Shabbat reimagines the Jewish ritual of Shabbat as a meaningful life practice for all. Join us to unwind from the week and celebrate Hanukkah during a communal meal prepared by Skirball Executive Chef, Sean Sheridan, featuring winter squash latkes, honey roasted chicken, lacinato kale and caramelized shallot noodle kugel, and dulce de leche sufganiyot.

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  • Three Hanukkah lamps against bright, colored backgrounds

    Hanukkah Happy Hour

    Online | Premiering on YouTube

    Saturday, December 4, 6:00 pm (PT)


    Enjoy an online short film event that highlights the magic of Hanukkah! Led by Rob Eshman, National Editor of the Forward, this exploration of the Jewish Festival of Light features reflections from members of the Skirball community and examines the Skirball’s famed Hanukkah lamp collection, which includes over two hundred hanukkiot! During this festive online happy hour, raise a glass and toast to the light that shines within all of us.

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  • Maite Gomez-Rejón in her home kitchen making sufganiyot

    Cooking with ArtBites

    Hanukkah and the Jelly Doughnut | Online

    Sunday, December 5, 10:00–11:00 am (PT)

    Per household:; $10 General; $5 Members

    Have you ever wondered why jelly doughnuts, or sufganiyot, are eaten during Hanukkah? If so, you’re in luck! During this family-friendly online workshop, join Maite Gomez-Rejón of ArtBites to hear the history of this rich holiday treat and make a simple and delicious version from the comfort of your home kitchen.

    To cook along, participants should be prepared with the ingredients and equipment listed below.

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  • Hanukkah Festival at the Skirball

    Hanukkah Festival

    Sunday, December 5, 2:00–6:00 pm (doors at 1:30 pm)

    $18 General; $15 Seniors, Full-Time Students, and Children over 12; $13 Children 2–12; FREE to Members and Children under 2; Includes timed-entry admission to Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds

    Let there be light! Join us for an afternoon and evening of music, storytelling, art-making, and celebration. Move to the grooves of Dublab DJ Callie Ryan, folk troubadours Zingarella, and klezmer group Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi.

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  • Pati Jinich and her cookbook Treasures of the Mexican Table

    Pati Jinich—Treasures of the Mexican Table

    In Conversation with Jake Cohen | Online

    Monday, December 6, 5:00 pm (PT)

    FREE; Reservations required

    Hear from James Beard Award–winning chef and television personality Pati Jinich! In her forthcoming cookbook, Treasures of the Mexican Table: Classic Recipes, Local Secrets, the “buoyant and brainy Mexican cooking authority” (New York Times) brings together more than one hundred and fifty iconic dishes that define the country’s cuisine.

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