Three Hanukkah lamps against bright, colored backgrounds

From Left to Right: Hanukkah Lamp, Morocco, twentieth century. 13 3/4 x 9 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. Maurice Amado Foundation. Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles. 27.194; Oak Tree Hanukkah Lamp, Lvov (?), Galicia, ca. 1800. Silver, repoussé, cast, and parcel-gilt. 23 1/4 x 26 3/8 in. Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles. 27.100; Peter Shire, Cactus Hanukkah Lamp, Los Angeles, 1986. Steel, painted, anodized, and chrome-plated. 21 x 24 1/4 in. Museum commission with funds provided by Marvin and Judy Zeidler. Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles. 29.195.

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Hanukkah Happy Hour


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About the Program

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 Lights 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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