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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
January 18, 2017 - February 15, 2017
With world renowned ethicist Rabbi Elliot Dorff: The Relationship Between Law and Ethics Learn more...
Sunday, January 22nd
Fritz is a broadcasting icon, well known as a weatherman and stand-up comic. He has received countless accolades, including "Best Weathercaster" by nearly every major newspaper and The City of L.A. named Fritz a “Treasure of Los Angeles.” Dortort Program for the Performing Arts Learn more...
January 22nd, 2017
What is your family doing on Sunday? Join us on our 2,700 acre playground. Ride a horse, climb the Alpine tower, spend time in the STEAM Lab (Science/Teva/Earth/Animals/Mensches) and more. There's so much to together! Learn more...
Monday, January 23rd, 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. Haviv, a self-taught, multidisciplinary artist working on his third album, has collaborated with The Idan Raichel Project, including on “At Night,” which won Song of the Year in 2013. Learn more...
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Presented in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day by the Whizin Center and the Sigi Ziering Institute, together with the Consulates from Israel, Germany and Poland. Esti Rofe, Flute, Krzysztof Kaczka, Flute, Perry Schack, Guitar, and with Jasna Popovic, Pianist. 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...
January 29, 2017
What do you get when you put together markers, a motor and a battery? A Draw-Bot! Learn more...
January 31, 2017 - February 5, 2017
A two part musical adventure with classical music host Alan Chapman and an LA Phil performance 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...
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Celebrate the musical genius of the 20th century with electrifying screen performances by Billie Holiday, Louise Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and more with Jazz Historian and Film Archivist Mark Cantor. 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...
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...
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 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...
Monday, April 10, 2017-Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Join us for the entire holiday or for 4 or 5 nights. Enjoy two festive seders and gourmet kosher meals, relax in the breathtaking mountains and participate in study sessions with visiting scholars to explore the relationship between Judaism and Freedom. 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...