Welcome to lifelong learning.

Articles - Tagged classroom


Last night was the first class in our Master Chef cooking series taught by Jewish cookbook queen, Joan Nathan. Our kitchen was fully prepped for Joan’s signature menu steeped in Jewish food history and of course, her well-known cookbooks, Quiches, Kugels & Couscous and King Solomon’s Table.

Highlights from Joan’s vast Jewish food knowledge included tales of Babylonian diets, ancient Far East spice routes, King Solomon’s era and notably, the prevalence of chickpeas in the ancient world. Our Skirball student chefs teamed up in small groups to create last night’s incredible dinner, which featured spicy Libyan haraimi, smoked eggplant with tahini, feta and pomegranate and a bright lemon tart for dessert.

Our next cooking class will be taught by Philadelphia’s award-winning star chef, Michael Solomonov, on December 8. Sign up HERE.

Skirball would like to thank and congratulate all the student artists whose incredible talents are now on view at a pop-up gallery at the Davis Mansion all week long. Last night's opening reception showed how artworks integrated the study of midrash with sheer artistic talent in order to re-imagine Jewish legacies in abstract and creative forms. Admission to the gallery show is free and open to the public. Read more

Lehman:Figdor Chanukah Lamp, Germany or Italy, 14th Century, Bronze, Cast, Permanent Collection of the Museum at Temple Emanuel NYCThis Chanukah lamp at the Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica was a generous gift from Judge Irving Lehman in 1945. The bronze 14th century menorah has either a salamander or a phoenix at its center to represent fire or a bird reborn from the ashes. Sources indicate the rare lamp originated in either Germany or Italy and found its way to Vienna before making its way to New York’s Upper East Side. Visit our free museum, (open 10-4:30 Sun-Th), and join us to celebrate Chanukah together on December 18.


Skirball Lounge 3
Skirball LoungeFor those of you who missed our Facebook posting, our newly redesigned Skirball Lounge was recently opened as a destination for students and teachers to meet, greet and network before and after classes. Enjoy a complimentary coffee, tea or hot chocolate and charge your smartphone device while schmoozing with other members of the ever-expanding Skirball community. Read more