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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
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...
Sunday, March 5th, 2017
The Whizin Center and AJU's Israel Center together with TEEV Events, the leading producer of Israeli artists in North America, present our inaugural Celebration of Israeli Arts. Best known from The Idan Raichel Project, Avraham will sing The Project’s greatest songs and her personal hits as well. She was a much sought after backup singer for many of Israel’s biggest stars: Sarit Hadad, Eyal Golan, Shlomi Shabat and more. Learn more...
March 5, 2017
Along the Goldeneh Line: Jewish Life and Heritage of Northeast L.A. and the San Gabriel Valley Learn more...
Thursday, March 9, 2017
The Polish Underground’s daring undercover mission at Auschwitz was one of the best-kept secrets of World War II. Polish Army officer Witold Pilecki volunteered for this "mission impossible" to get himself arrested and sent to Auschwitz to smuggle out intelligence and build resistance among the prisoners. Learn more...
Sunday, March 19th
Following last year’s sold out performance, Annie returns to our stage with a sequel: More Tales from the Mouth. She was the recurring Doris Klompus on Seinfeld, is a Moth Mainstage storyteller and an Artist-in-Residence with Jewish Women’s Theatre. Dortort Program for the Performing Arts. Learn more...
March 19, 2017
Design and build your own LEGO Passover plague! For children ages 6-12 with an adult. Learn more...
March 19, 2017
What is your family doing on Sunday? Rock climbing, horses, crafts, archery, nature exploration Learn more...
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Presented with University Women. Susan Silverman, the older sister of comic Sarah Silverman, shocked everyone who knew her (“But you were elected Class Flirt in high school!”), became a rabbi and moved to Israel. She then built a family of three daughters and two sons through birth and adoption. The author joins us to discuss her funny and moving memoir. Learn more...
March 26th, 2017
With esteemed counsel: Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean of the law school at the University of California, Irvine, and Laurie Levenson, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Ethical Advocacy at Loyola University Law School. Rabbi Ed Feinstein, Senior Rabbi, VBS, leads a study of the Biblical story and Judge Burt Pines reads the instructions. Then you, as members of the jury, render the verdict. Don't miss this riveting event! Learn more...
March 28, 2017 - April 6, 2017
A two part musical adventure with classical music host Alan Chapman and an LA Phil performance Learn more...
April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Considering marriage or recently married? Enjoy time together in the Santa Susana Mountains. Learn more...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Film producer Gene Gutowski (The Pianist) was fourteen years old when first the Soviets and then the Nazis invaded his hometown of Lwow, Poland. With a combination of chutzpah, street smarts and an unflinching will to live, he spent the war flirting with danger as a Jewish teenager hiding in plain site. Learn more...