Making Marriage Work


The Whizin Center for Continuing Education of the American Jewish University invites you to spend the weekend at our Brandeis-Bardin campus, a 3,000 acre retreat center nestled in the beautiful Santa Susana Mountains.

Making Marriage Work – for couples considering marriage, engaged or recently married. An intensive version of the popular 10-week program which has been offered at the American Jewish University for over 30 years providing thousands of couples the necessary skills to strengthen their relationships and create successful families.

Newly Married – for couples who have already taken Making Marriage Work and/or have been married less than two years. Navigate the many turns in marriage and refresh and strengthen your skills in order to enrich your blossoming marriage

Marriage “check-up” — for couples married two to twelve years. Covers such topics as communication and conflict resolution, love and sex, keeping the spark alive, family planning and money management.

All tracks are open to both Jewish and Interfaith couples and include sessions with a licensed therapist, rabbi and financial planner. Interfaith couples will attend sessions with the rabbi dealing with issues pertinent to their particular situation.

For further information and registration, please visit our website:

or call Judy Uhrman, (310) 440-1566

Cost: $300/couple

(Financial aid available)

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (, he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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