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    Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century

    An Afternoon with Sarah Abrevaya Stein

    Sunday, December 8, 2:00 pm


    For centuries the port city of Salonica was home to the large Levy family. As leading editors and publishers, they chronicled modernity as it was experienced by Sephardic Jews across the Ottoman Empire. The wars of the twentieth century, however, redrew the borders around them, while global migrations cast them in many directions. Award-winning historian Sarah Abrevaya Stein shares the true story of a frayed and diasporic Sephardic Jewish family preserved in thousands of letters in Family Papers, recently honored with a Kirkus Star. At the Skirball, Stein will be in conversation with race and gender scholar Brenda E. Stevenson.

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    The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List

    Alana Newhouse, Ruth Reichl, and Edward Lee in Conversation

    Thursday, December 12, 7:30 pm

    $15 General; $10 Members

    Through essays, recipes, and stories, delve into this list of the 100 most significant Jewish foods, both culturally and historically. And it’s all up for debate! Join editor Alana Newhouse, former New York Times restaurant critic Ruth Reichl, and James Beard Award–winning chef Edward Lee for this conversation moderated by food historian and writer Lara Rabinovitch.

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