Campus Dining

The Berg 

Campus Dining topThe Berg Dining Hall, located on the third floor of the administrative building, provides the perfect combination of delicious kosher food along with a beautiful view! All meals prepared in the Berg Kitchen are in accordance with Conservative Judaism’s standard of Kashrut. Each meal is prepared especially each day by the Campus Dining Staff.  The goal of this Department is to provide nutritious, high quality, tasty food at an affordable price. Our food is widely regarded as some of the best kosher food in the Los Angeles area.  The Campus Dining Staff welcomes your input, so feel free to stop by and chat!

On the Menu this Week! - Link to menu!

Kashrut

Campus Dining bottomOne of the characteristics of traditional Jewish communities is the observance of a series of dietary laws called Kashrut, commonly referred to as a custom of "keeping kosher." The two primary features of Kashrut involve the permissibility of certain food items and the combination of other items. Kosher food is usually like any other food, except that certain foods like pork, shellfish, certain animal products and certain chemicals, which are derived from animal products, are not permitted. In addition, Kashrut does not permit the mixture of milk and meat products.   When a meat meal is served in the cafeteria, milk and cheese are not available. Similarly, when a dairy meal is served, meat products will not be served.  The only time this pattern changes is during the eight-day holiday of Passover when bread and other grain products such as pasta and rice are not served.

For some of you, these customs are rather new.   The Food Service Staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Meal Plans

All AJU dorm residents must contract with AJU for either a 19 or 12 meal plan.  Apartment residents and off campus students may purchase a 5-meal tickets through the Accounting Office (not valid for any Shabbat or Holiday   meals).  Meal plan changes must be made within the first two weeks of the semester.

Cafeteria Hours of Operation

Fall / Spring Semester

Summer Dining Hours

Monday – Friday

 

Monday – Friday

 

Breakfast

07:30 - 09:00

Breakfast

07:30 - 09:00

Lunch

12:00 - 01:30

Lunch

12:00 - 01:30

Dinner

05:30 - 07:30

 

 

  Saturday

 

Saturday

 

Lunch

11:30 - 01:30

 

 

Dinner

05:00 - 06:30

 

 

Sunday

 

Sunday

 

Brunch

10:30 - 12:00

 

 

Dinner

04:30- 06:00

 

 

Date and times are subject to change.  Please check with dining services with any questions.

Periods Covered by Your Meal Plan

Meal Service begins with dinner on move-in day and terminates after lunch off last day of finals week. The Berg Dining Hall will be closed for the following periods: Thanksgiving Break after lunch on Wednesday and will reopen for breakfast on Monday. For Winter Break: after lunch on last day of finals week and will reopen for dinner the day before classes resume. The berg will be closed during Spring Break.

Jewish holidays, such as Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur (break-the-fast),Sukkot, Shemini Azeret and Simcha Torah are included in the 12 and 19 Meal Plans. On legal holidays such as Labor Day or Martin Luther King Day, food service typically operates on a Sunday Schedule. AJU reserves the right to provide meal service at campus locations other than the Berg Dining Hall should the need arise.  It is anticipated that Sunday meals may be served outside the Berg Dining Hall occasionally and students will be informed in advance. AJU will attempt to meet any special dietary needs a student may have, but cannot guarantee accommodations. Dietary restrictions are not grounds for exemption from a dining plan.