WCCE

Whizin Center for Continuing Education

Featured Events

  • Dortort

    Sundays in the Park

    Imagine a fun-filled afternoon with stimulating activities

    A rock climbing wall, arts & crafts, an exciting ropes tower, games & sports, live music, folk dancing, guided hikes, and more - run by experienced staff at our beautiful 2,700-acre playground in LA’s backyard! Learn More

  • slandtorah

    Sex, Lies and Torah:
    Family Matters and Sibling Rivalry

    Remember the good old days? When Dad returned from work, and Mom, the kids and the family dog rushed excitedly to the front door to greet him with hugs? When the family then sat together to eat dinner and discuss the day? That story was never our story.

  • capitalSteps

    Capitol Steps: The Lighter Side of Politics

    Back by popular demand!! This clever troupe of former Congressional Staffers travels the country satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. Nothing escapes The Steps’ witty song parodies, costumed skits and stand up pot shots. Catch these equal-opportunity offenders who are once again back on our Gindi stage. Learn More

  • theatreDybbuk

    "Cave...A Dance for Lilith"

    theatre dybbuk and L.A. Contemporary
    Dance Company present

    This exciting collision of theatre, dance and live music explores Judaism's journey from pre-monotheistic belief systems into the Garden of Eden, the Talmudic period and beyond, including the establishment of the State of Israel. Learn More

  • convergence2

    Convergence

    Spirituals from the Shtetl. Davening from the Delta.

    Classical vocalist Anthony (Mordechai-Tzvi) Russell, in collaboration with acclaimed Bay Area Klezmer consort Veretski Pass, creates a new repertoire of works exploring exile, spirituality, hope and redemption. Convergence combines diverse strains of traditional Jewish and African-American music... Learn More

  • groucho

    Frank Ferrante
    in An Evening with Groucho

    Award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx. The hilarity consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including “Hooray for Captain Spalding,” and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady...” Learn More

  • Choir

    AJU Choir

    AJU Choir with members of the LA Jewish Symphony present
    A NIGHT OF SONG
    A Musical Legacy of American Jewish University

    AJU Choir with members of the LA Jewish Symphony present A NIGHT OF SONG, A Musical Legacy of American Jewish University. Featuring music of Max Helfman, Robert Strassburg, Charles Feldman and more! Sunday, May 4 * 7pm. Learn More

  • orchestra

    Renewing, Refreshing, and Rethinking
    Symphonic Music

    Lecture & Los Angeles Philharmonic Concert

    For many, listening to classical music may be a lost art. Join L.A. composer and conductor Dr. Michael Isaacson who will give you the keys to unlock the classical music experience and open it up to a whole different light. After one lecture, you will never hear classical music the same way again... Learn More

  • Dortort

    Grandparent & Me

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles & PJ Library present

    What could be better than spending special time with your precious grandchildren in a warm and nurturing environment? Join our partners from PJ Library for this once-a-month program where preschoolers, ages 3-5½ years old, will enjoy an interactive story, crafts, snack and special time bonding with you…their Grandparent(s)/Special Person(s). Learn More

  • ayelet

    Ayelet Waldman -
    Love & Treasure

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Greater Los Angeles in conjunction with the Bel & Jack Ostrow Library

    A spellbinding novel of contraband masterpieces, tragic love and unexpected legacies of forgotten crimes, bestselling and beloved author Ayelet Waldman’s Love and Treasure weaves a tale round the fascinating, true history of the Hungarian Gold Train and the fate of so many Jewish families and the prized heirlooms in the Second World War. Learn More

  • pressman

    Steve Pressman -
    Fifty Children

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Greater Los Angeles in conjunction with the Bel & Jack Ostrow Library

    The astonishing true story of how one American couple transported fifty Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America in 1939 - the single largest group of unaccompanied refugee children allowed into the United States. Learn More

  • Dortort

    Marriage for Life

    Join Us at our Familian Campus May 30 – June 1, 2014

    ENJOY A WEEKEND RETREAT AT OUR FAMILIAN CAMPUS,
    LOCATED AT AMERICAN JEWISH UNIVERSITY IN BEL AIR, CA.

  • Hezbollah

    Hezbollah - The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God

    Wine and Cheese Reception, Discussion and Book Signing

    Examination of Hezbollah’s covert activities beyond Lebanon’s borders, including its financial and logistical support networks and its criminal and terrorist operations worldwide. Learn More

  • Dortort

    Whizin Family Weekend Unplugged

    Take a break from all the schedules and screens and reconnect

    It's a fun-filled weekend getaway with a whole lot of take-away. We'll kick off with Friday Night Lights – a meaningful and interactive Shabbat experience. Hang out and play with your children in a variety of camp activities such as professionally guided hiking and exploration, swimming, rock climbing, yoga, sports, art, music, dance, and even a bonfire sing-a-long complete with s'mores. Learn More 

  •  Imagine: Art Show

    The Twelfth Annual WCCE Art Show

    IMAGINE : A VISUAL ART'S EXHIBIT

    Visit our Platt Gallery, Bornstein Gallery and Bel&Jack Ostrow Library from March 30 to April 28 to see an incredible exhibition of our students' works. Learn More

  • Dortort

    Gittelson Seminars: RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN LAW AND ETHICS

    Quite often, ethics and morals are the products of a religious tradition.

    Certainly this is true in Judaism. Many Jews, both religious and secular, believe that one of Judaism's most important contributions to Western Civilization has been the ethical code found in the Torah, the rest of thz Hebrew Bible and the extensive body of rabbinic literature that followed. Learn More

  • Dortort

     Archaeology of the Three Jerusalems

    WHIZIN CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND THE SIMMONS FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION'S TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL PROGRAM IN BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

    Jerusalem’s gold colored walls and sun-bathed buildings stand on ancient foundations, some visible, others not. Her teeming markets and polished pavements conceal three older cities: Ursalem al-Quds, Hierosolymitana, and Yerushalayim. Three cities of three faiths, braided together tightly in time and history by memory and imagination. Learn More