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    Skirball Book Groups: Armchair Journeys

    Online Class

    Fall 2020–Winter 2021

    $150 General; $125 Members

    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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    Jewish Meditation

    Online Class

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

    $54 General; $36 Members

    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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  • Art as Protest Class

    A-R-T Spells Rise Up!

    Art as Protest | Online Class

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

    $150 General; $120 Members

    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 (PDT)

    $150 General; $120 Members

    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

    Online Class

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

    $120 General; $90 Members

    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 (PDT)

    $200 General; $160 Members

    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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  • Protest Banner Class Aram Han Sifuentes

    Protest Banner Making with Artist Aram Han Sifuentes

    Online Class

    Wednesday, August 19, 5:30–7:00 pm (PDT)

    This program is now sold out.

    Learn a skill to amplify your voice and advance the cause of justice! Join artist Aram Han Sifuentes for a protest banner making workshop. Part of Sifuentes's ongoing project titled Protest Banner Lending Library, this virtual program will teach you and other members of your household how to create a no-sew, reusable fabric protest banner appliquéd with your own meaningful slogan.

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