EIN 95-1684064

American Jewish University (AJU)

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American Jewish University (AJU) is a thriving center of Jewish resources and talent built upon core values of Jewish Learning, Culture, Ethics, Leadership and Peoplehood.
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Program areas at AJU

Academic:- college of arts and sciences: the college has traditionally provided a small number of students with an intensive introduction to select liberal arts majors. The board of directors voted in october 2018 to suspend admission to the college.- nonprofit management program (mba)- center for Jewish education - master of arts in education- ziegler school of rabbinic studies - training of conservative rabbis
Camp alonim:camp alonim strives to spark a love for Jewish culture, tradition, and community in our campers by exposing them to a multitude of ways to be Jewish. We see every activity we offer as a "gateway"- a means by which they might engage with being Jewish. Jewish camping has been found to be one of the most effective methods of Jewish education, ensuring a Jewish identity in adulthood.gan alonim- designed for children entering kindergarten through 6th grade. It is a nurturing and loving environment where children feel free to explore their world and be adventurous in a safe setting.
Conference center:the American Jewish University conference program consists of two conference centers; one at the familian campus and the other at the brandeis-bardin campus. The conference center at the familian campus can accommodate facilitates, conventions, seminars and other educational and cultural meetings.the conference center at the brandeis-bardin campus is nationally recognized as a center devoted to Jewish learning and culture. This location is equipped for celebrating Jewish lifecycle events and an ideal environment for creative thinking and productive collaboration.
Whizin center:whizin center is dedicated to creating programs to expand the bounds of intellect, passions, creativity, skills, sense of connection and community. Through classes, seminars, lectures, workshops, tours, exciting guest speakers and thrilling performances, the whizin center offers provocative programming for every interest. Serving our community is our mission, passion and privilege. Our programs enrich so many lives, meet so many needs, and touch so many different communities within our city.the platt and borstein galleries:present exhibitions and educational programs in the visual arts. Selected Jewish and non Jewish artists bring insight into current trends as well as an historical perspective to community life. The galleries provide a valuable and necessary aesthetic component to the educational goals of American Jewish University. Sundays in the park:sundays in the park is a monthly program where the brandeis-bardin campus is opened to the community to experience all of the wonderful educational opportunities we offer. Highlights include nature programming such as hikes and aquaponics, animal education highlightingthe campus' reptiles, goats, chickens and fish, horsebackriding, outdoor cooking, art, dance, sports, campus tours and much more.mikveh:the aju mikveh is a bath used for the purpose of achieving ritual purity in judaism. The University's mikveh offers the opportunities for monthly purity visits, conversions, visits prior to religious ceremonies such as weddings and educational opportunities around thepurpose and aspects of the mikveh.

Grants made by AJU

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
American Technion SocietyEducational Assistance$100,000
Adat Ari ElEducational Assistance$50,000
Jewish Free Loan AssociationEducational Assistance$10,000
...and 1 more grant made

Who funds American Jewish University (AJU)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Ruth and Herman Wilstein Family FoundationGeneral Support$747,650
Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles$603,890
University of Judaism FoundationEducation$256,986
...and 71 more grants received totalling $3,627,167
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of EducationFEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOANS$768,335
Department of EducationFEDERAL PELL GRANT PROGRAM$24,030
...and 2 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at AJU

Adrian BreitfeldVice President$0
Adrian Breitfeld BederVice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer / Vice President - Finance , Administration and Technology$247,464
Catherine S SchneiderVice President of Advancement and Chief Financial Officer / Vice President for Advancement / Vice President - Advancement$268,786
Sherre HirschChief Innovation Officer$86,958
Michelle HoldsVice President of Communications
...and 25 more key personnel

Financials for AJU

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$11,489,961
Program services$9,823,138
Investment income and dividends$1,020,875
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$864,419
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$7,214,582
Net income from fundraising events$-88,190
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$40,301
Total revenues$30,365,086

Form 990s for AJU

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-08990View PDF
2020-062021-05-25990View PDF
2019-062021-01-21990View PDF
2018-062019-06-19990View PDF
2017-062018-06-14990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 3, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
May 20, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
May 12, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $133,500 from Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF)
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 12 new grant, including a grant for $388,730 from Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
Nonprofit Types
SchoolsHigher ed institutionsHeadquarter / parent organizations
JewishReligiousFundraising eventsOperates internationallyReceives government fundingEndowed supportProvides scholarshipsGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
15600 Mulholland Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Los Angeles County, CA
Website URL
(310) 476-9777
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B42: Undergraduate College (4-year)
NAICS code, primary
611310: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
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