Current Events

Shabbat Services

March 27, 2015 | 8:00 am, Dr. Mohammed Wattad will speak on “Being An Israeli Arab” at services led by Rabbi Rachlis…

Women’s Seder

March 31, 2015 | 5:15 pm, Women’s Connection “Natalye Black Seder” will be led by Cantor Braier and Sue Penn…

Family Seder

April 10, 2015 | 6:00 pm, Join us for University Synagogue End of Pesach Family Seder led by Rabbi Rachlis & Cantor Braier…

Read The Rabbi’s Blog

NEW! Mar. 16, 2015 Rabbi Rachlis shares his thoughts about current events, Judaism, our community and University Synagogue in his blog.small rabbi



Women’s Seder

March 31, 2015: Join us for a feminist Seder celebrating relationships among the women in our family, congregation, and community!..


Celebrate Passover

April 10, 2015: Join Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier for a Kosher for Passover catered dinner at our annual congregational seder…

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April 25, 2015 - Celebrate University Synagogue at our annual gala event honoring Sherry Clark and Richard & Susan Fybel…

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fim-reel25th annual OC Jewish Film Festival

This preeminent showcase for world cinema exploring the Jewish experience, is presented by University Synagogue with support from Temple Beth Emet, Temple Bat Yahm, Temple Beth Tikvah and Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’Alot


For info on the 2014/2015 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