Current Events

Shabbat Services

May 22, 2015 | 8:00 pm,  “Hasidic Stories of Spirituality and Ethics” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic…

Celebrate Shavuot

May 23, 2015 | 6:00pm, Join us for Shavuot dinner and services…

Shabbat Alive

May 29, 2015 | 6:00 pm, Don’t miss our Latin/Sephardic Shabbat dinner and musical services…

Read The Rabbi’s Blog

NEW! May 1, 2015 Rabbi Rachlis shares his thoughts about current events, Judaism, our community and University Synagogue in his blog.small rabbi



Hear A Speaker

May 29, 2015: Attorney and Author Jonathan Shapiro will speak about his new book, “Liars, Lawyers and the Art of Storytelling”…


Dedicate Our Ark

June 26, 2015: Join us for Shabbat dinner and services where we will dedicate our new Ark, designed by world-famous artist Laddie John Dill..


Come To Services

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

Ruti at Emilys Bat Mitzvah

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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