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Perspectives on American Jewish Experiences

The Inaugural Howard I. Friedman Memorial Lecture

Sunday, May 22, 3:00 pm (galleries open 4:00–5:00 pm)

About the Program

Consider the complex relationships between Jewish values and American immigration during the Skirball Cultural Center’s inaugural Howard I. Friedman Memorial Lecture, named for the Skirball’s founding chairman.

Skirball President and CEO Jessie Kornberg will join in conversation with UCLA PhD candidate Max Modiano Daniel, the recipient of the Howard I. Friedman Memorial Graduate Essay Prize. Together, the two will weave family histories, biblical narratives, and national politics into a thoughtful and layered discussion about American Jewish experiences.

Following the program, attendees are invited to honor Mr. Friedman’s memory during a reception and celebrate his legacy by exploring the exhibitions.

Donor Support

The Howard I. Friedman Memorial Graduate Essay Prize and Lecture are made possible by generous support from the following donors:

Morris Abram
Howard Bernstein
Alyce and Philip de Toledo
The Friedman Family
Marcie and Cliff Goldstein
Dennis Holt
The Lenart Art Education Fund
Jessie Kornberg and Aaron Lowenstein
May and Richard Ziman