Current Events

Shabbat Services

February 16, 2018 | 7:00 pm, UCI Prof. Daniel Whiteson will speak on “We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe”…

Shabbat Services

February 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm, “The Religious Right And The Alt-Right ” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic…

The Trial

February 25, 2018 | 1:00 pm, Join US for The People vs Aaron…

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Women’s Seder

March 20 – Women’s Connection Seder, featuring ceremonial foods and a haggadah of the Passover Story from a woman’s perspective…

Hear A Speaker

February 16: UCI Prof. Daniel Whiteson will speak on “We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe”


Attend The Trial

February 25: From Ruly Tribe to Unruly Mob: What Happened to the Israelites When Moses Went Up to Mt. Sinai?…

fim-reelOC International  Jewish Film Festival

Now in its 28th 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 2017-18 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