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Guide to the Continuing Education Records, Academic Departments and Schools, American Jewish University Archives (Institutional Records)
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Box 17-18

Subseries: 5.13:
Continuing Education (Department of Continuing Education/Whizin Center for Continuing Education) 1977-2014
Archival Material:

Physical Description: 2 Boxes (Box 17 and 18)
Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the Department of Extension Education (1947-1949), see Box 15, folder 5.

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the University Institute please see Box 15.

Scope and Content Note

The records in this series contain materials related to Continuing Education (Department of Continuing Education/the Whizin Center for Continuing Education). Subseries include General Materials, Programs, and Classes, Seminars & Trips.
Variant Name: Department of Continuing Education (DCE) (1976-)
Variant Name: Whizin Center for Continuing Education (WCCE) (ca. 2007-)

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: Starting in 1977 as the Department of Continuing Education (DCE), today the "Whizin Center for Continuing Education (WCCE) is dedicated to life-long learning. Our multidisciplinary program features a wide variety of courses that make for meaningful personal experiences which can lead to new insights into the world and the community. A variety of courses in Jewish studies, Hebrew language, the arts and personal growth are offered, in addition to special seminars, all-day institutes, public lectures and residential study experiences. WCCE endeavors to enrich all aspects of Jewish life – the cultural and intellectual, the artistic and religious, the political and social – to ensure the creative continuity of the Jewish people. The WCCE distinguished faculty includes scholars and noted specialists at American Jewish University, as well as experts in their field from around the country".
Box 

17, folder 7-15

I.  General Materials 1978-2014

Box 

17, folder 7-12

A.  Catalogs 1978-2014

Box 

17, folder 7-9

1.  Department of Continuing Education (DCE) Catalogs 1978-2004

Box 

17, folder 10

2.  Whizin Center for Continuing Education (WCCE) Catalogs 2007-2014

Box 

17, folder 11

3.  Program Previews 1980-1985

Box 

17, folder 11

4.  Mini-Catalog 1987-1990

Box 

17, folder 12

5.  Performing Arts Season at the Gindi Catalog 2002

Box 

17, folder 13

2.  Communications 1977-2007

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17, folder 13

A.  News Releases 1988-1995

Box 

17, folder 13

B.  News Clippings 1977-1991

Box 

17, folder 13

C.  Taping Agreements 2007-11

Box 

17, folder 14

3.  Budgets 1987

Box 

17, folder 15

5.  Events 2008-06-22

Scope and Content Note

"Israel, A Mega Celebration at Brandeis-Bardin Campus, Israel’s 60th Birthday"
Box 

18, folder 1-27

II.  Programs 1977-2014

Box 

18, folder 1

1.  University Institute of Jewish Studies 1987-1995

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the University Institute (1960-1976), see Box 15.

Box 

18, folder 1

A.  All-Day Sunday Institute Program 1987-1995

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the Program of Adult Jewish Studies, see Box 18.

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases, news clippings, and correspondence from Jack Shechter.
Box 

18, folder 2

2.  Public Lecture Series 1977-2008

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the Public Lectures (1952-1962), under the School of Education, please see Box 15.

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the Faculty Forum, Public Lectures (1962-1964), please see the Graduate School (Box 15).

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the Library Lecture Series (1964-), please see the University Institute (Box 15).

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the Public Lectures (1962-) under the Earl Warren Institute of Ethics and Human Relations, please see Box 15.

Box 

18, folder 2

A.  Programs 1977-2008

Audio-Visual Material:

Box 

18, folder 3

B.  Communication 1988-1996

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases and news clippings.
Box 

18, folder 4

3.  Marriage Enrichment Department 1978-07-21

Scope and Content Note

Includes news clipping.
Box 

18, folder 5-6

4.  Making Marriage Work 1987-1996

Scope and Content Note

Includes Brochures, Syllabus and Workbook, News Clippings, News Releases, Advertisements, Newsletter, and "Making Marriage Work" by Harlan Dworsky.

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: Founded in 1978, with Rabbi Aaron M. Wise and Dr. Sylvia Weishaus, it is a program to help recently married, planning to be married, or long term couples. "The Making Marriage Work Program at American Jewish University offers 10-week seminars for couples both at the pre-marital stage and at various stages of their married lives. The course provides an opportunity for couples to explore their expectations, their histories and their personalities, together. The licensed clinical therapists teach communication skills, provide training in conflict resolution, discuss issues such as intimacy, questions about having children, dual careers, finding time for each other, task allocation, relating to families and friends, emotional meaning of money, and other topics vital to the success of a marriage. At the conclusion of the course, money management is covered in a special session. Additionally, spiritual aspects of marriage are discussed by our rabbis in sessions to show how Judaism enriches the life of a Jewish couple and family."
Box 

18, folder 7

5.  Schurgin Elderhostel/ Schurgin Road Scholar 1988-1995

Scope and Content Note

Includes Programs, News Releases, and News Clippings.

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: "Since the spring of 1985, the University has been sponsoring week-long experiences of Jewish study, cultural enrichment and personal renewal for up to 100 people from all over the nation. This program, which now takes place at our beautiful Brandies-Bardin campus in Simi Valley, is offered in cooperation with the Road Scholar organization – a worldwide network of over 1,800 colleges and universities offering low-cost, short-term residential programs of study for people age 55 and older. Participants in the program not only expand their minds but will be in the company of other people who believe that learning is one of the best parts of life."
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18, folder 8

6.  UJ-UCLA Joint Program 1987-1988

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the Joint Summer Institute in Jewish Studies with UCLA (1976), please see the University College of Jewish Studies (Box 15).

Scope and Content Note

Includes News Releases and News Clippings about the UJ/UCLA Sunday Seminar and more.
Box 

18, folder 9-10

7.  Introduction to Judaism ca. 1981-1996

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (1991-), please see Box 20.

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: Started in 1953, Introduction to Judaism is "the largest preparatory program for those considering conversion to Judaism in North America". For nearly half a century, the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program at American Jewish University has inspired and empowered thousands of Jews and prospective Jews By Choice who seek a spiritual home in the Jewish community. The dynamic, experiential courses explore history, practice, culture, texts, and values and are designed for all who seek to live a richer Jewish life, including those contemplating conversion. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat retreats, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and countless opportunities to live Judaism beyond the classroom. This program was formerly under the DCE and later moved to the Ziegler School.

Scope and Content Note

Variant Name: Louis and Judith Miller Introduction to Judaism Program
Includes program notes, brochures & program advertising, news clippings, news releases, and publications.
Box 

18, folder 11

8.  Program in Adult Jewish Studies 1987

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the Adult College of Jewish Studies (1973-1978), please see Box 15.

Scope and Content Note

Variant Name: Program of Adult Jewish Studies
Includes programs for the Synagogue Extension Program, and the Jewish Community Center Extension Program.
Box 

18, folder 11

9.  Center For Israel Studies ca. 2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes an informational page by Dr. Nadav Morag.
Box 

18, folder 12-13

10.  Wagner Human Services Training Program 1979-2011

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: The Wagner Human Services Training Program, in existence since 1981, is an intensive two-year course designed to train volunteer counselors to help people cope with a variety of life situations. The Program meets one day a week during the academic year. The two-year extensive academic training is invaluable. During this time, students gain a much better understanding of themselves, their relationship with others, and are able to carry this knowledge into the community. The program’s uniqueness stems from the varied subjects covered. Those who complete the Program are qualified to work as paraprofessionals under the direction of mental health professionals in community agencies, congregations and organizations. Betty Wagner Kramer is the founder.

Scope and Content Note

Variant Name: Wagner Program; Wagner Program for the Enrichment of Jewish Family Living; Wagner Program for Personal and Family Enrichment; The Rabbi Joseph H. Wagner Memorial Program
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18, folder 12

A.  Correspondence 1979-1996

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18, folder 12

B.  Programs and Course Offerings ca. 1979

Scope and Content Note

Includes course offerings for the Rabbi Joseph H. Wagner Memorial Program for the Enrichment of Jewish Family Life.
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18, folder 12

C.  Wagner Human Services Para-Professional Training Program 2011

Scope and Content Note

Includes pamphlet.
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18, folder 12

D.  Events 1993-1996

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials on The Timbrels of Miriam, Women’s Annual Retreat, Annual Luncheon, honoring Elaine Berke, Faye Kellerman, and Luncheon honoring Gladys Sturman and Ruth Bromberg.
Box 

18, folder 13

E.  Communications 1984-1995

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases, and new clippings.
Box 

18, folder 14

11.  Summer Festival of the Arts 1991-1998

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the Cultural Arts Program (1985-), please see Box 18.

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: Featured a variety of performances in music, dance and drama.

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs, news releases and news clippings.
Box 

18, folder 15

12.  Lecture & Artist Bureau ca. 1994

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: An educational and cultural resource including an array of lecturers, music and dance troupes. Members included H. Alexander, B. Bergman, M. Bookman, E. Dorff, N. Glasman, M. Glazer, D. Gordis, G. Graff, R. Levy, D. Lieber, J. Litman, S. Lowenstein, J. Lutzker, L. Meier, L. Oppenheim, D. Orenstein, E. Schochet, C. Seidler-Feller, J. Shechter, M. Vorspan, N. Weinberg, S. Windmueller, R. Wolfson, Z. Zevit, and more.

Scope and Content Note

Includes booklet.
Box 

18, folder 16

13.  The Simmons Family Charitable Foundation Annual program in Biblical Archaeology 1990-1995

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: The Simmons Family Charitable Foundation Annual program in Biblical Archaeology, presented at the University since 1980, features a day-long program with outstanding scholars from around the world. This highly acclaimed program brings news of fascinating explorations and discoveries in the field of Archaeology and the Bible.

Scope and Content Note

Includes program for the Joint Lecture Program of the California Museum of Ancient Art and the UJ DCE: Historical and Mythical Figures in the Ancient World of the Bible (1994), news clippings and news releases.
Box 

18, folder 17

14.  Family Concert Series 1999

Scope and Content Note

Includes program for Sunday Funday.
Box 

18, folder 18

15.  Dortort Program of the Arts 2003-2005

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: Theater, opera, comedy, concerts and more are all part of American Jewish University’s highly acclaimed Dortort Program for the Arts, which has become known throughout Los Angeles for featuring some of the greatest talents of stage and screen. Performances, which take place in the University’s acoustically outstanding Gindi Auditorium, attract arts aficionados from across Southern California.

Scope and Content Note

Variant Name: David Dortort Performing Arts Program
Includes programs and news clippings.
Box 

18, folder 19

16.  Summer Film Festival 1991

Scope and Content Note

Includes news clippings and news releases.
Box 

18, folder 20

17.  Cultural Arts Program 1985-1996

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the Summer Festival of the Arts (1991-), please see Box 18.

Scope and Content Note

Variant Name: Cultural Arts Season
Includes event information, news clippings and news releases.
Box 

18, folder 21

18.  Lunch and Learn Program 1995-1996

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases.
Box 

18, folder 21

19.  Mini-Semester 1993-1995

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases and news clippings.
Box 

18, folder 21

20.  Singles Education Series 1990

Scope and Content Note

Includes news release and news clippings.
Box 

18, folder 21

21.  Shabbat Program 1990-1993

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases and news clippings.
Box 

18, folder 21

22.  Storytelling Festival and Workshop 1990

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases and news clippings.
Box 

18, folder 21

23.  Sunday Evening Literary Salon: Personal Encounters with Prominent Writers 1990-1994

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases and news clippings.
Box 

18, folder 21

24.  Florence Melton Adult Mini-School 1994

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases and news clippings.
Box 

18, folder 21

25.  Evening Lecture Series 1994

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases and news clippings.
Box 

18, folder 21

26.  Handgriff Memorial Lecture Series 1994

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases and news clippings.
Box 

18, folder 21

27.  Public Forum 1994

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases and news clippings.
Box 

18, folder 22

28.  Dance Department 1990-1995

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases and news clippings.
Box 

18, folder 23

29.  Baal Tefillah Institute 1990-1994

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: In association with the Cantor's Assembly.

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases and news clippings.
Box 

18, folder 24

30.  Center for Spirituality 1993

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases.
Box 

18, folder 25

31.  Women’s Studies Department 1993

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases.
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18, folder 26

32.  Poetry Reading Series 1988

Scope and Content Note

Includes news clippings.
Box 

18, folder 26

33.  Daytime Women’s Program 1988

Scope and Content Note

Includes news clippings.
Box 

18, folder 27

34.  The Gittelson Seminars 2014

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: This series of five seminars, made possible by a grant from Pat and Arnold Gittelson, deals with the concept that ethics and morals are the products of a religious tradition. Many believe that one of Judaism’s most important contributions to Western civilization has been the ethical code found in the Torah and the extensive body of rabbinic literature that followed. Judaism has a history of striving to create a system of ethical behavior that is simultaneously realistic and sensitive to the rights of the individual and society. This seminar is approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California.

Scope and Content Note

Includes program.
Box 18, folder 28

28. AJU Choir 1994-2014

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the UJ Chorale (1962-1972) see the School of Fine Arts (Box 16)

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the UJ Chorale Society (1973-) see the Fine Arts Program & the Center for the Arts (Box 15)

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases and program advertisements.
Variant Name: University of Judaism Concert Singers; University of Judaism Choir; American Jewish University Choir; AJU Choir.
Box 

18, folder 29

III.  Classes, Seminars & Trips 1978-1996

Scope and Content Note

Includes news clippings and news releases.