Sunny & Isadore Familian Campus

Bel Air, California

American Jewish University’s Familian Campus is set atop a rustic mountain range, and spread over 22-acres in one of Los Angeles’ most desirable neighborhoods. This unique location offers impressive panoramic views of the San Fernando Valley. The Familian Campus is conveniently located in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains, at a midpoint between the Los Angeles basin and the San Fernando Valley areas. The campus location, just off the 405 and 101 freeways, provides easy access to campus from all over Los Angeles.

In addition to housing our academic programming and residential complex, the Familian campus is also home to AJU’s two renowned libraries – the Bel and Jack Ostrow Academic Library and the Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library. The Lowy-Winkler Family Rare Book Center features hundreds of rare books and manuscripts and is widely regarded as one of this country’s largest collections of Bibles (dating back to the 16th Century.) The David Allen Shapiro Memorial Synagogue provides a sacred and artistic prayer space for both the campus and local community.

The Familian campus is well known for the extensive art collection displayed throughout campus, two public art galleries (Platt and Bornstein) which feature rotating exhibits of both Jewish and secular artwork, and one of Los Angeles’ preeminent performance venues (Gindi Auditorium). Another highlight of the beautiful grounds surrounding campus is the Smalley Family Sculpture Garden, featuring permanent installations of larger-scale sculptures.

AJU Familian Campus

15600 Mulholland Drive

Bel Air, California 90077

Phone: (310) 476-9777 

  • Map & Directions

    AJU's Familian Campus is located off the 405 just south of the intersection of the 405 and 101 freeways.  Off the 101, exit Skirball Center Drive and head North to Mulholland Drive.

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