Current Events

Shabbat Services

February 12, 2016 | 8:00  pm, “Talking to Our Children In The Face of Terrorism” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic at services. …

Shabbat Alive

February 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm, Musical Synaplex Services and stand-up comedian Joel Chasnoff …

Shabbat Services

February 26, 2016 | 8:00 pm, “Sickness, Dying And Death In Jewish Tradition” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic …

Read The Rabbi’s Blog

NEW!  Rabbi Rachlis shares his thoughts about current events, Judaism, our community & University Synagogue.small rabbi



Hear A Speaker

February 19, 2016: Jewish stand-up comedian, Joel Chasnoff, will perform his brand of comedy based on real Jewish experiences…Chasnoff

See The Trial

March 13, 2016: Our popular Annual Biblical Trial summons you to return as a juror in this year’s compelling case: the People vs. Moses….

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US Video Channel

NEW! View these fun, short clips to learn about University Synagogue’s history, programs, congregation and more.


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fim-reelOC International  Jewish Film Festival

Now in its 26th year, the OCJFF showcases Jewish-themed feature and documentary films from September through April. Founded by University Synagogue and sponsored by nine partner organizations, the festival welcomes Orange County residents of all faiths and backgrounds.

For info on the 2015/2016 Festival – Click Here


gold starDistinguished Speakers Series

University Synagogue is known for our love of discussion, interesting topics, and our Synaplex Shabbat Speakers Series. Each monthly Shabbat Alive service is followed by a noted speaker, selected to stimulate ideas and engage the audience.

For list of upcoming speakers and topics – Click Here