American Jewish University welcomes Rabbi Gary Ezra Oren as the new Vice President and Dean of the Whizin Center for Continuing Education. Ordained at AJU's Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in 2008, Rabbi Oren spent 5 years as the rabbi of Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills, California. Prior to Rabbi Oren's ordination, he held an impressive array of positions at the Walt Disney Corporation for over 10 years, where he learned the art of scheduling, managing budgets and directing personnel. While at the "Happiest Place on Earth", Rabbi Oren discovered his passion for Jewish communal service by also working as an advisor and director at United Synagogue Youth.
Rabbi Oren loves to encourage Jews in their efforts to find meaningful, relevant and modern ways that Judaism can impact their everyday lives. He is committed to the mission of American Jewish University and looks forward to creating innovative programs that will engage all segments of our community.
To learn more about the Whizin Center for Continuing Education please visit: http://wcce.aju.edu/