Skirball Cultural Center
Named after philanthropist Jack H. Skirball (1896-1985), the Skirball Cultural Center is dedicated to preserving Jewish heritage, fostering democratic ideals, and bringing people of all backgrounds together to help build a more equitable society. To this end, the Center offers a wide variety of programming such as musical and theatrical performances, film showings, public tours, literary events, classes, and family programs. The Center also features a museum that explores Jewish history from ancient times to the present. It is one of the oldest museums dedicated to Jewish history in the country, holding a large collection of 25,000 objects and art related to Jewish daily life, customs, and values. The Center opened in 1996.
Backstory and Context
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