Opening Event

A Special Morning with author Gina Nahai to speak on,

“Being It All: Family, Identity, and the Jewish Woman in the Age of Assimilation”

Friday, September 12, 10AM-12PM

AJU Familian Campus, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air

Are you more Jewish or American?

Modern or Conservative? Mother or Artist?

In this age of shifting boundaries and fluid interpretations, of hyphenated identities and ever expanding definitions for what constitutes family, faith and religious and ethnic allegiances, how do we, Jewish women, view and understand our place? How do we determine our allegiances to God, country and family? How do we justify and defend those allegiances? When do we accept or retreat from an assault on our principles, and when do we fight? Join author Gina Nahai as together we tackle these conflicting questions, and interpret the meaning behind them.

Gina Nahai is a best-selling author, columnist, and full-time lecturer at University of Southern California’s Master of Professional Writing Program. Her novels have been translated into eighteen languages and selected as “Best Books of the Year” by the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. She writes a monthly column for the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Her most recent book is The Luminous Heart of Jonah S.

  • Includes breakfast
  • University Women Members: Complimentary
  • Non-Members $36

The mission of University Women is to provide educational and cultural programs for women while investing in our Jewish future by providing funds for AJU student scholarships and our libraries. We welcome all women who share a desire to be inspired, challenged and educated spiritually, intellectually and culturally.

For more information on membership or our programs,

contact Betty Carmona at: or 310 440-1283