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Report: California schools to merge

The University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute are merging to form the American Jewish University. Formal announcement of the merger, in the works for about eight months, is due any day, the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles reported Thursday.The U.J. campus in Los Angeles’ Bel Air section includes undergraduate, graduate and rabbinical schools, as well as an extensive adult education program. The Simi Valley campus of Brandeis-Bardin extends over 2,800 acres and is known for its innovative camping and weekend programs. U.J. President Robert Wexler will assume the same post at AJU.