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The Temple Emanuel Skirball Center applauds the historic decision to open up Jerusalem’s Western Wall to egalitarian worship thereby recognizing the pluralist nature of modern Jewry both in Israel and around the world. Naturally, Jewish voices outside of Israel constituted a crucial driving force for reform and inclusion.


The chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Natan Sharansky, told the Jewish Journal that the Wall controversy underscored the biggest internal Jewish problem facing Israel today between religious and secular ideologies. Like all major American Jewish organizations, Sharansky enthusiastically welcomed the news. Natan Sharansky is one of the leading Jewish voices of our time. He visits Skirball this coming May. Reserve your tickets now.

Frank Bruni

As Passover marks college application season, parents and young adults unite in college admissions madness.  The best-selling author and New York Times columnist, Frank Bruni, offers his insight with a new book on the subject, “Where You Go Is Not Who You Will Be.” Joined by writer and our return guest, Abigail Pogrebin, Bruni will be here on April 29 discussing hot topics and college myths. Free registration HERE.

NY Times article



In an article published yesterday on The Atlantic’s website, Jeffrey Goldberg reveals the backstory behind the polarizing partisan politics involved in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to Congress.


You’ll want to join us on March 10 when the award-winning journalist fills in the rest of the blanks on Netanyahu’s speech and its implications for Israeli-American relations and growing anti-Semitism. Get your tickets HERE.

ceremony  at the Grand Synagogue in ParisLast week’s shocking terrorist attacks put France’s already tentative Jewish future under new terms by Jewish leaders.

What are the behind-the-scenes factors? Get all the facts with Israeli author and political commentator Ari Shavit on the impact of this huge French migration on February 4 and find out about the new anti-Semitism with distinguished award-winning reporter Jeffrey Goldberg on March 9. Get your tickets now.