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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
November 19, 2016 - April 2, 2017
The Whizin Center and AJU's Israel Center are proud to partner with TEEV Events, the leading producer of Israeli artists in North America, to present our inaugural Celebration of Israeli Arts: Matti Caspi, Alon Oleartchik, Idan Rafael Haviv, Maya Avraham and Guy & Roy Zu-Aretz. Learn more...
Sunday, December 11th, 2016
What is your family doing on Sunday? Join us on our 2,700 acre playground to celebrate Hanukkah with latkes, candle-making and storytime with author Anne-Marie Asner, Matzah Ball Books. 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...
Sunday, December 11th, 2016
In celebration of this exhibit in the Platt/Borstein Galleries, the community is welcome to attend this event when artists Laurie Gross and Robin Jones discuss finding blessings in expected and unexpected moments. Learn more...
December 11, 2016
Music, singing, stories and crafts in the Sperber Community Library. Learn more...
December 15, 2016
Movie Matinees at the Sperber: Deli Man Learn more...
December 27th, 2016-January 1st, 2017
Make your way to Southern California to ring in 2016 with a New Year’s Gala, celebrate Shabbat with a traditional celebration and dinner, and engage in a scholarly investigation of several Judaic topics. Learn more...
January 6, 2017 - January 8, 2017
Considering marriage or recently married? Enjoy time together in the Santa Susana Mountains. Learn more...
January 8, 2017
A Jewish View: Does God Own Your Body? If Not, Who owns your body? Learn more...
January 16, 2017
Along the Goldeneh Line: the Jewish Heritage of the San Gabriel Valley and City of Hope Learn more...
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...
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...
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Roberta Kaplan, “litigation superstar” who successfully argued against the Defense of Marriage Act case before the United States Supreme Court, and Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean, UCI School of Law and preeminent Constitutional scholar. Sponsored by Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary. 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 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...
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...