Whizin Center for Continuing Education

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  • CarlReiner

    CARL REINER - I Just Remembered

    12 time Emmy Award Winner, Grammy Award Winner, Recipient of the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize, Member of the Television Academy Hall of Fame...

    Depending who you ask, CARL REINER is best known as a co-star on the television program, Your Show of Shows or as the creator and co-star of The Dick Van Dyke Show... Learn More

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    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

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    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. Learn More

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    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

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    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

  • mTeachers

    Master Teachers

    The Whizin Center for Continuing Education is proud to offer our community the opportunity to learn with renown teachers and thinkers, including the best scholars in their fields.

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    The 12th Annual Biblical Trial

    Back by popular demand, the Annual Biblical Trial summons you to return as a juror in this year’s compelling case: the People vs. Mordechai and Esther

  • gNMe

    Grandparent & Me

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

    Music, singing, crafts and an interactive story for preschoolers ages 2 1/2-6 years old and their Grandparent(s) / Special Person(s). Learn More

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    AJU Choir Concert: A Hanukkah Sing!

    Celebrate Hanukkah with the AJU Choir, under the direction of Dr. Noreen Green, in concert with the Jewish Community Children's Choir, under the direction of Dr. Michelle Green-Willner. Learn More

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    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

  • 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

  • Dortort

    Marriage for Life Retreat

    Spend the weekend at our Brandeis-Bardin Campus, a 2,700 acre retreat center nestled in the beautiful Santa Susana Mountains.

    Open to Jewish and interfaith couples. Includes sessions with a licensed therapist, a rabbi and a financial planner, accommodations and meals. Learn More

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    "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

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    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

  • 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. Learn More

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    The Collapse of Civilization in 1177 BCE and the Rise of Archaeological Israel

    Whizin Center for Continuing Education and the Simmons Family Charitable Foundations Twenty-Fifth Anual Program in biblical Archaeology. Learn More

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    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

  • rodman

    Ellen Rodman -
    Pepper, Silk and Ivory

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

    Pepper Silk and Ivory reveals a missing page in Jewish history, the amazing stories of Jews who benefitted from and contributed to the Far East... Learn More