Ep #038
Jay’s 4 Questions
A Conversation with
Uri D. Herscher


This week, Federation President & CEO Jay Sanderson sits down with Uri D. Herscher, Founding President & CEO of Skirball Cultural Center, for an inspiring conversation about identity, experience, mentorship, and Jewish tradition. Uri shares how his experiences led to the creation of the Skirball Cultural Center, which is based on the tradition of “welcoming the stranger” and creating a safe space for all.

The discussion highlights Uri’s trajectory from Tel Aviv to San Jose and the role mentors played throughout his journey. He believes in the importance of relationships, with an emphasis on mentoring. He explains, “There are no exceptions to death — the question is, what we do during the time that we live.” Tune in today for more of his inspiring words and wisdom!

The Skirball Cultural Center hosts exhibitions, programs, and other events. To learn more, visit www.skirball.org.


Jay’s 4 Questions brings together the most interesting and influential thought leaders to discuss community, culture, food, and more. When President & CEO Jay Sanderson asks the tough questions — whether the answers are provocative, inspiring, or simply entertaining, you’ll want to hear every word.

This episode is brought to you by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Hosted by Jay Sanderson, produced by Alana Weiner, and edited by Ariel Aboody. You can listen to individual episodes or subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.