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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
Saturday February 6th
The Whizin Center, IAC and Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles present Rabbi Dr. Benny Lau Learn more...
February 7, 2016
Grandparent & Me - Feb. 7 Learn more...
February 21, 2016
Sundays in the Park: February 21, 2016 Learn more...
February 21, 2016
Do Jews Believe in Heaven? Join "God Squad" Rabbi Marc Gellman to learn about these mysteries Learn more...
Friday February 26th, 2016
Roberta Kaplan, “litigation superstar” who successfully argued against the Defense of Marriage Act before the Supreme Court, in conversation with Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean, UCI School of Law and preeminent Constitutional scholar. Sponsored by Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary. Learn more Learn more...
Sunday Februrary 28th, 2016
The Whizin Center and the Simmons Family Charitable Foundation’s 27th Annual Program in Biblical Archaeology. The current consensus among university historians of ancient Israel is that the Biblical stories of the exodus from Egypt and the conquest of Canaan are misleading and substantially inaccurate. Learn more...
Sunday March, 6th 2016
Moses led the Children of Israel from slavery to freedom. Why is he on Trial? In a most unusual day of courtroom drama, Moses faces charges of destruction of personal property. Join our 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, Valley Beth Shalom, begins the morning with an exploration of the Biblical story and later, Judge Burt Pines reads the instructions. Then you, as members of the jury, render the verdict Learn more...
March 9, 2016
The Genius of the Artist-Mind. Livestreamed as part of the 92Y's 7 Days of Genius Learn more...
March 13, 2016 - March 20, 2016
Behind the scenes: Learn about the LACO directly from the music director & then attend a performance Learn more...
Tuesday March 22nd, 2016
In the summer of 1964, the Beatles took America by storm and changed rock ’n’ roll forever. Author Ivor Davis, a London born Jewish journalist, shares his unrestricted access as a member of the Beatles entourage during these 34 days in 24 cities. Go behind the scenes… Learn more...
April 1, 2016 - April 3, 2016
Considering marriage or recently married? Enjoy time together in the Santa Susana Mountains Learn more...
Friday April 8th, 2016
Howard Berman, 30 year Congressman, and Zev Yaroslavsky, 40 year Los Angeles political leader. Two brilliant politicians share their vast experience to help us better understand the key issues facing the next President, including the status of the United States as a world power. Learn more...
Sunday April 10th, 2016
Under the direction of Dr. Noreen Green, the AJU Choir, the gospel group Dr. Dee and the BYTHAX Singers and the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, unite to present an exhilarating concert celebrating music from our shared history of slavery and journey towards freedom. Learn more...
Tuesday April 12th, 2016

Rita Lakin was a pioneer: a female script writer in the early 1960s when the television industry was exclusively male. For years, she was literally the only woman in the writers’ room.

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Wednesday May 4th, 2016
Presented by The Whizin Center and the Anti-Defamation League. Since 9/11, some 300 Americans have been indicted or convicted of terrorism charges. What motivates them, how are they trained, and what do we sacrifice in our aggressive efforts to track them? Join Peter Bergen, best-selling author and CNN security analyst, and Oren Segal, Director, ADL’s Center on Extremism and Director, ADL’s Research Center. Learn more...
May 31, 2016 - June 2, 2016
A classical music adventure, combining a lecture and an exciting performance at Disney Hall Learn more...