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Featured Events

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 31, 2017
This movie screening examines two Jehovah's Witnesses, one a Holocaust survivor Learn more...
Thursday, September 7th, 2017
This panel will explore hidden layers of literature and paintings. By focusing on works by Rembrandt and Kafka, we will discover their unique ways of creating through mystification, concealment and parable, and learn how their artworks are connected to Jewish philosophy. Presenters include Zhenya Gershman, an alumnae of AJU's Institute for Jewish Creativity Inquiry Fellowship. Learn more...
September 17, 2017
Learn to read Hebrew before the High Holidays services! Join us for this one day class. Learn more...
September 24th, 2017
National Book Award finalist and bestselling author Nicole Krauss (Great House, The History of Love) discusses her fourth novel, Forest Dark which weaves two disparate narratives about two unrelated characters seeking answers in the Israeli desert.This event is presented with and takes place at the Skirball Cultural Center. Learn more...
Sunday, November 19th 2017
Back by popular demand! This year's headliners have performed stand-up in clubs across the country and have each starred in comedy specials on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central. Don't miss another laugh out loud evening! Learn more...