Current Events

Shabbat Alive

June16, 2017 | 6:00 pm, Join us for Shabbat dinner and musical Synaplex Shabbat services…

Beach Shabbat

June 23, 2017 | 6:15 pm, An unforgettable evening of nature, singing and joy a the beach…

Americana Shabbat

June 30, 2017 | 6:00 pm, Americana Shabbat BBQ dinner and sevices…

Read The Rabbi’s Blog

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



Hear A Speaker

Augus 25: UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman and UC Berkley Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky speak on “Free Speech On Campus”…

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Come To Services

Welcome Shabbat and Jewish holidays with services filled with participation, beautiful music, learning and celebration…

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Celebrate The Dream

June 3 – Please join us for our 2017 Gala, as we mark 30 years as a congregation and honor our founding presidents!…

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fim-reelOC International  Jewish Film Festival

Now in its 27th season, the OJFF showcases Jewish-themed feature and documentary films from August through March. Founded by University Synagogue and co-sponsored by 10 partner organizations, the festival welcomes Orange County residents of all faiths and backgrounds.

For info on the 2016/2017 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