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Skirball Center for Jewish Life and Learning


The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center for Jewish Life and Learning was launched in 2001 with a grant from the Skirball Foundation and today is regarded as one of the preeminent adult Jewish education institutions in the United States.

Since its founding, more than 15,000 people from all segments of the Jewish community have attended classes and special events. Broad and diverse Jewish courses are offered in history, philosophy, literature, Bible, Talmud, Midrash, sociology and anthropology. In the future, there are plans to expand more into the areas of the arts, including music and film.



Beginning mid-June 2014,
Dr. Gady Levy will serve as
our new executive director.

Learn more. »



Skirball summer classes
meet in August.

Registration begins June 23. »


And...Save these dates for our fall 2014 schedule!

• Monday — October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17, 24; December 1

• Tuesday — October 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18, 25; December 2

• Wednesday — October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19; December 3, 10

• Thursday — October 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 11


Skirball Sunday Seminar dates (Fall 2014):

• October 19, November 9, November 23, December 7


Registration may be completed online or by calling
(212) 507-9580. Temple Emanu-El congregants receive
15 percent off full-semester courses...except during summer.
There are no discounts available for summer sessions.



Can’t make it to Skirball?
Then enjoy the learning experience another way, with Skirball lectures and podcasts.


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