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American Jewish University’s Whizin Center for Continuing Education is where our community connects with Jewish learning, life and culture. The Whizin Center enriches all aspects of life: the cultural and intellectual, the artistic and spiritual, the political and social, to enliven the lives of our communities. Classes, lectures, author events, concerts and performances are offered daytime and evening
Sunday, September 25th, 2016
There's so much to do at the library! Free entertainment and fun for adults and children. Music, magic, crafts, prizes and more. Authors Maggie Anton, Rashi's Daughters, Sylvia Rouss, Sammy Spider series, Anne-Marie Asner, Matzah Ball Kids, Jeff Gottesfeld, The Tree in the Courtyard and Judy Zeidler, Italy Cooks! Learn more...
Thursday Oct. 20th, 2016
Cave explorer and author Chris Nicola shares his riveting discovery of a cave where Ukrainian Jews hid while fleeing the Nazis. He then located the remaining survivors and tells their stories. Learn more...
Sunday October 23rd, 2016
America's favorite singing political satirists return to the Gindi Stage to inject humor and musical madness into the serious business of politics. The Capitol Steps continue to put the "mock" in democracy with hilarious up-to-the minute song parodies and skits that bring down the house...and senate! Learn more...
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
The first English-language book to tell the sensational story of Ashraf Marwan, a top Egyptian official who spied for the Mossad and almost singlehandedly saved Israel from defeat in the Yom Kippur War. Learn more...
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Three evenings of stand-up followed by discussion and Q&A with the audience. Dortort Program for the Performing Arts, with performances by Annie, Fritz Coleman and Jonathan Dobrer.. Learn more...
Thursday, December 8th, 2016
The three-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times, discusses the current age of acceleration and economic interdependency with Rabbi David Wolpe. Learn more...
December 27th, 2016-January 1st, 2017
Make your way to Southern California to ring in 2016 with a New Year’s Gala, celebrate Shabbat with a traditional celebration and dinner, and engage in a scholarly investigation of several Judaic topics. Learn more...
January 6, 2017 - January 8, 2017
Considering marriage or recently married? Enjoy time together in the Santa Susana Mountains. Learn more...
Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Presented with University Women. As the first and second women appointed to the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg forever changed society. Different in many ways, the two forged a remarkable friendship during their joint tenure on the highest court in the land. Learn more...
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Roberta Kaplan, “litigation superstar” who successfully argued against the Defense of Marriage Act case before the United States Supreme Court, and Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean, UCI School of Law and preeminent Constitutional scholar. Sponsored by Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary. Learn more...
Thursday, February 9th, 2017
The brilliant light of the the Côte d’Azur inspired artists to create their most colorful and soulful work as seen in this glorious visual presentation of the Modern Art and personalities which define this intoxicating region on the Mediterranean Sea. Learn more...
February 26th - March 3rd, 2017
In an idyllic California retreat, join presidential scholars to delve into the history and politics of fascinating America presidents and their relationship with the Jewish community. Learn more...
April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Considering marriage or recently married? Enjoy time together in the Santa Susana Mountains. Learn more...