||Leadership, Identity, Innovation
|Year of establishment
|| Familian Campus 15600 Mulholland Dr. Bel-Air. California 90077
||Los Angeles, California
American Jewish University
The American Jewish University, formerly the separate institutions University of Judaism and Brandeis-Bardin Institute, is a Jewish, non-denominational educational institution in Los Angeles, California.
Its largest component is its Whizin Center for Continuing Education in which 12,000 students are enrolled annually in non-credit granting courses. A prominent program of the Center is the university's annual speaker series, featuring luminaries like Tony Blair, Colin Powell, and other political and diplomatic leaders.
AJU's academic division includes the College of Arts and Sciences, leading to a B.A. degree in majors such as Bioethics (pre-med), Business, Communication Arts & Advocacy, Jewish Studies, Political Science and Psychology. In addition, AJU offers graduate degrees through the Fingerhut School of Education, The David L. Lieber Graduate School, and the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, a Conservative Jewish rabbinical seminary. AJU is host to the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program, which prepares students to convert to Judaism and engages interfaith couples and families, as well as three "think tanks": the Institute on American Jewish-Israel Relations, and the Sigi Ziering Institute for Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust and the Center for Policy Options. Through the Brandeis-Bardin Institute, the University has oversight over Camp Alonim and Gan Alonim Day Camp.
AJU students who finish our undergraduate program go on to attend some of the nation’s finest graduate programs. Our graduate students take positions as rabbis, Jewish educators, and executives in nonprofit organizations. Not only do our students have regular opportunities to interact with AJU scholars, but they are also offered mentoring programs that can ease their way into the fields of their choice. AJU has been able to sustain one of the lowest student-faculty ratios in the nation at 7:1, while maintaining one of the most affordable tuition rates of a private university in Southern California. We are also proud of our record of 90% placement of graduates seeking enrollment in graduate programs and professional schools.
The American Jewish University is a Private university located in Los Angeles.
The American Jewish University was founded in 1947.
The current president of American Jewish University is Robert Wexler.