At the order of the City of the Los Angeles, effective immediately, all non-essential businesses have been ordered to close. The City has issued a Safer at Home emergency order – ordering all residents of the City of Los Angeles to stay inside their residences and immediately limit movement outside of their homes beyond what is essential. Further, Governor Newsom, has extended this order to all of California.

This means that both the Familian and the Brandeis-Bardin Campuses are closedPlease do not come to either campus. 

We also wanted to take this opportunity to check in with our community and to thank you for working with us through these unprecedented times. AJU continues to maintain critical University operations and support our students through new modes of learning. Our teams are working collaboratively to develop and create programming to nurture and support our broader community while we continue elevating Jewish wisdom. Next week we will be launching B’YachadTogether: Spirited by AJU, as a means for the community to come together while we are all apart. Visit to learn more.

AJU continues monitoring news and updates regarding the rapidly changing environment surrounding COVID-19 and continues following the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health department authorities. There are NO confirmed cases on either of the AJU campuses. Our goal is to keep our community informed of the quickly changing COVID-19 situation.

With the health and safety of our community as our highest priority during global concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus), American Jewish University moved to remote learning effective Monday, March 16, 2020 for all academic classes.

If you have any questions, we urge you to email communications [at] for additional information.

Past Email Communications:

Covid 19 Email March 9.pdf
Covid 19 Preparedness Email March 3.pdf