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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
July 10, 2016
Presented with the JGSLA: About 70% of immigrants during 1892 through 1924 arrived at Ellis Island Learn more...
July 17, 2016
Enjoy ocean breezes as we trace the area's colorful Jewish history. Learn more...
July 24, 2016 - July 28, 2016
One week, introductory, intensive Hebrew class modeled after an Israeli Ulpan. Learn more...
July 31, 2016
Hershey Felder brings "America's Composer" to life with an intimate reception following the show! Learn more...
September 9, 2016 - September 11, 2016
Considering marriage or recently married? Enjoy time together in the Santa Susana Mountains. Learn more...
September 11, 2016
Presented with Jewish Genealogical Society of LA:How to use the Knowles Collection for your research Learn more...
Thursday September 15th, 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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September 15, 2016
Our popular new documentary film and discussion series continues with a pre-High Holiday screening. Learn more...
September 18, 2016
Learn to read Hebrew before the High Holidays! Join us for this one day class. Learn more...
September 25, 2016
Music, singing, stories and crafts in the Sperber Community Library. Learn more...
September 27, 2016
Don't have time to read an entire book? Discuss literary short stories with our Sperber Librarian. Learn more...
Thursday Oct. 20th, 2016
Cave explorer and author Chris Nicola shares his riveting discovery of a cave where Ukrainian Jews hid while fleeing the Nazis. He then located the remaining survivors and tells their stories. Learn more...
Sunday Octorber 23rd, 2016
America's favorite singing political satirists return to the Gindi Stage to inject humor and musical madness into the serious business of politics. The Capitol Steps continue to put the "mock" in democracy with hilarious up-to-the minute song parodies and skits that bring down the house...and senate! Learn more...
Sunday November 6th, 2016
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...
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...
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...