Current Events

Shabbat Services

January 30, 2015 | 7:00 pm, Los Angeles Times film critic, Kenneth Turan will speak on,“54 Favorites From A Lifetime of Film”…

Shabbat Services

February 6, 2015 | 8:00 pm, “What’s A Jewish Poet” will be the topic, led by US members Steven Hirsch, Robbi Nester & Judy Kronenfeld…

Family Night

February 13, 2015 | 6:15 pm, Join us for Family Shabbat dinner and services…

Read The Rabbi’s Blog

“Je Suis Charlie” Rabbi Rachlis shares his thoughts about current events, Judaism, our community and University Synagogue in his blog.small rabbi



Take A Class

Jewish, Alive & American - Join this popular University Synagogue adult ed class for insight into modern Jewish life in America…


Tour Spain & Portugal

June 29 – July 14: Our tour to Spain and Portugal is going to be a wonderful trip – full of fascinating people, places and adventures…


See The Trial

Our annual Biblical Trial summons you to return as a juror in this year’s compelling case: the People vs. Mordecai and Esther.

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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