The Skirball mission is deeply rooted in Jewish heritage and inspired by its values. Through wide-ranging experiences, we welcome a public that is diverse in every regard to connect with Jewish life at the Skirball!
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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)

    FREE; Reservations required

    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.

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  • Cover of the book, Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli

    Ted Merwin—Pastrami on Rye

    An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli

    Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 pm (galleries open 6:00–7:30 pm)

    $18 General; $10 Members and Full-Time Students; Includes admission to The Jewish Deli, Talking Back to Power, and Visions and Values

    Dig into the “overstuffed history” of the American Jewish deli with Ted Merwin, award-winning author of Pastrami on Rye. During this insightful and entertaining discussion, learn all about the impact of deli, its relevance in pop culture, and how these gathering places remain a tangible (and tasty!) reminder of Central and Eastern European Jewish heritage for Jews and non-Jews alike.

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