WCCE

Whizin Center for Continuing Education

Featured Events

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    Whizin Family Weekend Unplugged

    Take a break from all the schedules and screens and reconnect

    It's a fun-filled weekend getaway with a whole lot of take-away. We'll kick off with Friday Night Lights – a meaningful and interactive Shabbat experience. Hang out and play with your children in a variety of camp activities such as professionally guided hiking and exploration, swimming, rock climbing, yoga, sports, art, music, dance, and even a bonfire sing-a-long complete with s'mores. Learn More

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    Marriage for Life

    Join Us at our Familian Campus May 30 – June 1, 2014

    ENJOY A WEEKEND RETREAT AT OUR FAMILIAN CAMPUS,
    LOCATED AT AMERICAN JEWISH UNIVERSITY IN BEL AIR, CA. Learn More

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    Sundays in the Park

    Imagine a fun-filled afternoon with stimulating activities

    A rock climbing wall, arts & crafts, an exciting ropes tower, games & sports, live music, folk dancing, guided hikes, and more - run by experienced staff at our beautiful 2,700-acre playground in LA’s backyard! Learn More

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    Grandparent & Me

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles & PJ Library present

    What could be better than spending special time with your precious grandchildren in a warm and nurturing environment? Join our partners from PJ Library for this once-a-month program where preschoolers, ages 3-5½ years old, will enjoy an interactive story, crafts, snack and special time bonding with you…their Grandparent(s)/Special Person(s). Learn More

  • Imagine: Art Show

    The Twelfth Annual WCCE Art Show

    IMAGINE : A VISUAL ART'S EXHIBIT

    Visit our Platt Gallery, Bornstein Gallery and Bel&Jack Ostrow Library from March 30 to April 28 to see an incredible exhibition of our students' works. Learn More

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    Night of Song

    Gindi Auditorium * Familian Campus

    The Newly Formed AJU Choir with members of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony present
    The Musical Legacy of American Jewish University

    Featuring music of Max Helfman, Robert Strassburg, Charles Feldman and more! Learn More

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    AJU Choir

    AJU Choir with members of the LA Jewish Symphony present
    A NIGHT OF SONG
    A Musical Legacy of American Jewish University

    AJU Choir with members of the LA Jewish Symphony present A NIGHT OF SONG, A Musical Legacy of American Jewish University. Featuring music of Max Helfman, Robert Strassburg, Charles Feldman and more! Sunday, May 4 * 7pm. Learn More

  • Hezbollah

    Hezbollah - The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God

    Wine and Cheese Reception, Discussion and Book Signing

    Examination of Hezbollah’s covert activities beyond Lebanon’s borders, including its financial and logistical support networks and its criminal and terrorist operations worldwide. Learn More

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    Dortort

    Made possible through the generosity of Rose (ז"ל) and David (ז"ל) Dortort

    The Dortort Program For The Arts is designed to extend and deepen the theatrical experience. It's a chance to totally immerse yourself in all this special medium has to offer. Learn More

    • Gene Kelly: The Legacy
    • Cities of Light
    • The Searchers – The Making of an American Legend
    • This is Your Life

Recently at the Whizin Center

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    Whizin Center and University Women present...

    Sex, Lies & Virtual Relationships

    Jewish Women's Theatre

    This startling, funny, thought-provoking show examines the connect and the disconnect of relationships in the age of the Internet. Learn More

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    New Monthly Book Events Serving the Jewish Community

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Greater Los Angeles in conjunction with the Bel & Jack Ostrow Library

    • The American Jewish Story through Cinema
    • Girls Keep Having Fun
    • April Foods Day
    • Food Network, Patron Tequila, Herring, and Chaos...OH MY!
     
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    A Conversation with Israeli author DOV ELBAUM

    IN HEBREW - IN HEBREW - IN HEBREW - IN HEBREW

    Dov Elbaum, one of Israel's most creative thinkers, will discuss his new book, "INTO THE FULLNESS OF THE VOID", a spiritual autobiography that moves the reader through the ultra-Orthodox world into the deep recesses of the self and soul using Kabbalah as his roadmap.Learn More

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    Klassics to Klezmer

    Join Maestra Noreen Green and the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony String Ensemble.

    Join Maestra Noreen Green and the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony String Ensemble Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony and the 75th Anniversary of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Learn More

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     Archaeology of the Three Jerusalems

    WHIZIN CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND THE SIMMONS FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION'S TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL PROGRAM IN BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

    Jerusalem’s gold colored walls and sun-bathed buildings stand on ancient foundations, some visible, others not. Her teeming markets and polished pavements conceal three older cities: Ursalem al-Quds, Hierosolymitana, and Yerushalayim. Three cities of three faiths, braided together tightly in time and history by memory and imagination. Learn More

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    The Power of Jewish Films 5

    THE WHIZIN CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION and the MA'ALEH SCHOOL OF TELEVISION, FILM & THE ARTS

    The Strength to Tell , follows at-risk Jerusalem teens who as part of a therapeutic program created a play about the Eichmann Trial. To create the play, they learned about the Shoah and met with Survivors who were witnesses at the trial. The film documents the special relationships that develop between the teens and the Survivors. Learn More

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    A Jewgrass Revival Concert

    Starring Theodore Bikel, Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, and Hazzan Mike Stein

    When musicians combine Jewish music with bluegrass instruments they produce an exciting sound we call JewGrass. Fusing Jewish cultural identity and religious faith this music sets ancient liturgy to modern acoustic sounds, utilizing banjo, fiddle and mandolin. The astonishing result is foot tappin', hands clappin' uncontrollable joy! Learn More

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    The Magiker

    For a Dramatic Reading from an Acclaimed New Novel - Starring Ed Asner and Richard Benjamin

    The Magiker is a powerful tale of a man connecting for the first time with his Judaism against a background of forbidden mysticism and love beyond time. Psychiatrist Harris Strider was raised without any sense of religion, but when troubled socialite Barbara Warren becomes his patient, he is plunged into the world of Kabbalah, which threatens his marriage, his practice, and his sanity. Learn More

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    The Arab Spring, Where Does it Lead?

    Whizin Center & Institute of American Jewish-Israeli Relations - with Dr. Mordechai Kedar

    The Arab Spring began on December 2010 when a Tunisian man set himself on fire, died and unleashed something which was virtually unknown in the Middle East: the masses lost their fear of the regime and managed to chase their ruler away. The world thought that democracy would replace the autocracies and peace, stability and prosperity would reign over the region. Learn More

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    Gittelson Seminars: RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN LAW AND ETHICS

    Quite often, ethics and morals are the products of a religious tradition.

    Certainly this is true in Judaism. Many Jews, both religious and secular, believe that one of Judaism's most important contributions to Western Civilization has been the ethical code found in the Torah, the rest of thz Hebrew Bible and the extensive body of rabbinic literature that followed. Learn More