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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
March 19, 2017 - March 23, 2017
Design and build your own LEGO Passover plague! For children ages 6-12 with an adult. 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...
Sunday, April 2nd, 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. Ivri, named "Male Singer of the Year," is one of the most successful rock artists in Israel today with nine albums, two Platinum and five Gold records Learn more...
April 2, 2017
Learn to read Hebrew before your Passover Seder! Join us for this one day class. Learn more...
April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Considering marriage or recently married? Enjoy time together in the Santa Susana Mountains. Learn more...
Sunday, April 16th, 2017
What is your family doing on Sunday? Celebrate Passover on our 2,700 acre playground. Enjoy a kosher for Passover lunch, meet desert animals and discover a Passover scavenger hunt. Ride a horse, climb the Alpine tower, feed the pygmy goats and make holiday crafts. There's so much to do together! 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...
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Join the AJU Choir and the LAJS, Dr. Noreen Green, Conductor, with the Bel Air Church Vocal Ensemble, directed by Dan Korneychuk, for a transformative evening of music that reflects movement from the nadir of adversity into a joyful place of freedom and light. Learn more...
April 30, 2017
Exploring Jewish Ideas through Ritual Objects: A Workshop for Families Learn more...
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Hailed as one of Israel's most innovative and extraordinary writers, Etgar Keret is internationally acclaimed for his short stories. He joins us to discuss his memoir, The Seven Good Years. Actress Lisa Edelstein, House, Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, reads Keret's stories. Learn more...
May 21, 2017
All Aboard for Jewish L.A.: Back to the Beginning – Boyle Heights Learn more...
Wednesday, June 14th and Wednesday, July 26th
Unparalleled personal growth. Transforming the lives of others. Attend an Information Session to learn more about this two year certificate program where you will help the most vulnerable members of our society while gaining a better understanding of yourself. Learn more...