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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
August 28, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Considering marriage or recently married? Enjoy time together in the Santa Susana Mountains Learn more...
September 8, 2015
Discover a 1938 family film depicting a world in Poland that would not exist one year later Learn more...
September 9, 2015
The evening begins with the screening of In Search of Beethoven. Delve into the composer's life and music with this probing and comprehensive documentary, featuring over 60 live performances including Emmanual Ax, Jonathan Biss and Riccardo Chailly. Following the film, join us for a discussion and Q&A with Classical KUSC national producer and host Brian Lauritzen and members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic about the influence of Beethoven on their lives and careers. Learn more...
October 17th, 2015
David Bazan, a singer-songwriter known for his extraordinary melodic sense and erudite, theologically themed songs, was the driving force behind the acclaimed indie band Pedro the Lion. Bazan joins us October 17th for some rock and/or roll. Learn more...
October 22, 2015 - February 11, 2016
Game of Thrones in the Bible: Kings & Queens, Duty & Love, Truth & Corruption Learn more...
Oct. 25th, 2015

Back by popular demand! The Capitol Steps puts the "mock" in Democracy. This clever troupe of former Congressional Staffers travels the country satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. Nothing escapes The Steps’ witty song parodies, costumed skits and stand up pot shots. Catch these equal-opportunity offenders who are once again back on our Gindi stage.

This program made possible through the generosity of Rose (z"l) and David (z"l) Dortort

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October 27, 2015
The Best Boy in the United States of America: A Memoir of Blessings and Kisses Learn more...
November 1
Letty Cottin Pogrebin, a founding editor of Ms. magazine, is a writer, social justice activist and the author of eleven books, including her newest novel, Single Jewish Male Seeking Soulmate, which she joins us to discuss. She has published articles and op-eds in The New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, L.A. Times and many more.  Learn more...
November 4, 2015
20 Years Later: Reflections on the Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin Learn more...
November 22
Author Jacqueline Dembar Greene joins us to share her personal stories and the historical events that helped her create American Girl’s Rebecca Rubin series. You’ll learn how she chose Rebecca’s Jewish immigrant family, her research about life on the Lower East Side in 1914 and how she chose her character’s name. For young readers age 7 and older and their adult families and friends. A book sale and signing follows the talk. Learn more...
December 11, 2015 - December 13, 2015
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January 19
Four-time ballroom dancing world champion Pierre Dulaine takes his belief that dance can overcome political and cultural differences and applies it to 11-year old Jewish and Palestinian Israelis living in Jaffa. While dancing with their enemy, the children confront racial prejudice and what occurs is magical. Following the screening, join Rabbi Gary Ezra Oren leads a discussion with Pierre Dulaine. Learn more...
April 1, 2016 - April 3, 2016
Considering marriage or recently married? Enjoy time together in the Santa Susana Mountains Learn more...