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!
  • Francisco Goldman Conversation

    Francisco Goldman in Conversation with Rachel Kushner

    Monkey Boy | Virtual Talk

    Wednesday, May 12, 7:00 pm (PT)

    FREE online program

    Honoring Jewish American Heritage Month! Hear celebrated, award-winning American author Francisco Goldman discuss his latest novel, Monkey Boy. This extraordinary coming-of-age story follows Goldman’s alter ego as he confronts his past and the longstanding effects of straddling dual identities—whether American/Guatemalan, Jewish/Catholic, or white/brown—while living between Mexico City and New York.

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  • Black-and-white still from "Double Indemnity" of Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray looking serious in a store.

    Billy Wilder Movie Group

    Online Class

    Thursdays, May 13 and 27, June 10 and 24, 7:30–9:00 pm (PT)

    $60 General; $50 Members

    Billy Wilder’s brilliant storytelling and film direction revealed both comic and tragic truths about the human condition in ways that make his films classic, enduring, and relevant. A refugee from Nazi Germany, Wilder reigned as Hollywood’s greatest and most prolific creative genius from the 1940s through the ’60s, racking up twenty-one Oscar nominations and many wins along the way.

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  • Left to right: Jake Cohen, "Jew-ish" book cover, Michael Twitty

    Jake Cohen in Conversation with Michael Twitty

    Jew-ish: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch | Virtual Talk

    Thursday, June 3, 6:00 pm (PT)

    FREE online program

    Described as the “creative, youthful future of Jewish food,” Jake Cohen introduces us to his hot new cookbook, Jew-ish, reinventing the food of his Ashkenazi heritage and drawing inspiration from his husband’s Persian-Iraqi traditions. In conversation with food writer and historian Michael Twitty (The Cooking Gene), Cohen reveals the stories behind his mouthwatering original recipes.

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  • Left to right: George J. Sánchez, "Boyle Heights: How a Los Angeles Neighborhood Became the Future of American Democracy" book cover, David Kipen

    George J. Sánchez in Conversation with David Kipen

    Boyle Heights: How a Los Angeles Neighborhood Became the Future of American Democracy | Virtual Talk

    Tuesday, June 8, 7:00 pm (PT)

    FREE online program

    Dive into the radical history of a dynamic, multiracial American neighborhood—Boyle Heights! In this illuminating conversation and Q&A, hear from USC professor George J. Sánchez and Libros Schmibros founder David Kipen about Sánchez’s new book, Boyle Heights: How a Los Angeles Neighborhood Became the Future of American Democracy.

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