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Skirball Cultural Center

Seeking Human Connection—Community Resources in a Time of Uncertainty

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Following the unprecedented attack on Israel by Hamas on October 7 and in light of the tremendous destruction of life and community in Gaza during the ensuing conflict, we have compiled resources and conducted events to help us feel more connected to each other, better understand the complex history of the region, and find ways to cope with the harsh realities of antisemitism at home and the war abroad. 

Current and Upcoming Programs and Resources

  • A Year in Israel in PrintA special Skirball book club discussing six bestselling books that depict Israel—each with a different perspective and from a different genre. (January 30–December 3)

  • Ancestor's VoicesDonna Sternberg & Dancers return to explore the field of epigenetics and generational inherited trauma in the Jewish community. (May 7 and 8)

  • Morocco's Jewish Past—This class provides an overview of Moroccan Jewish history in the twentieth century. (May 14–June 4)

  • Chasing Hope: A Reporter's LifeThe Skirball and Writers Bloc present Nicholas Kristof and Rabbi Sharon Brous. (May 29)

Past Programs and Resources

  • Rabbi on the Block (2023)—Join us for this feature-length documentary film that shows how the visionary Rabbi Tamar Manasseh brings together Jews of all colors. (May 5)

  • Mindfulness and Mitzrayim—Join mindfulness instructor, Mark Landsman, in this exploration of the practical tools of mindfulness meditation. (April 21)

  • Black Power, Jewish Politics—Take part in this launch of the revised edition of Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s. (April 17)

  • The Jewish Holiday Table—In partnership with the Jewish Food Society, an organization dedicated to preserving Jewish cuisine around the world. (April 14)

  • The Amen EffectRabbi Sharon Brous and Patrisse Cullors speak about holding compassion and curiosity, even when our hearts are broken. (April 7)

  • Yearning to Breathe Free—See America through fresh eyes in these amusing and profound contemporary Jewish stories performed by The Braid. (March 17)

  • Current Events Discussion GroupGreat Discussions from the Foreign Policy Association. (January 25–February 29) 

  • Ingelore (2009)—Documentary screening and Q&A in partnership with Deaf West Theatre and Holocaust Museum LA. (February 28)

  • Ancestors' VoicesA participatory workshop to help heal ancestral trauma and understand how it manifests in our bodies. (February 25)

  • Jewish Scholars and Black CollegesA conversation about HBCU's offer of refuge to German Jewish scholars from the Nazi regime in the late 1930s. (February 20)

  • International Holocaust Remembrance DayA behind-the-scenes tour of RECLAIMED: A Family Painting, the story of a Los Angeles family that spent over eighty years trying to recover an heirloom stolen from their Czech Jewish relatives during the Holocaust. (January 27)

  • Moving Through UncertaintyMindfulness Tools for Difficult Times. (January 7)

  • Hanukkah FestivalAn annual celebration and community candle lighting. (December 10)

  • A note on traditions of welcome and security. (October 30)

  • A Community GatheringJoining together to bear witness, find solace, honor memory, and stand in solidarity. (October 18)

  • A message for the community. (October 9)