Current Events

Synaplex Shabbat

March 23, 2018 | 6:00 pm, Join us for Shabbat Dinner, musical services and speaker Michael Dukakis…

Family Seder

April 6, 2018 | 6:00 pm, University Synagogue Family Passover Seder for all ages led by Rabbi Rachlis & Cantor Braier..

Shabbat Services

April 13, 2018 | 7:00 pm, “How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America” will be Rabbi Rachlis topic…

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Family Seder

April 6: Don’t miss this delightful Family Passover Seder for all ages led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier…

Do A Mitzvah

April 14: Experience the joy of creating projects that benefit non-profit organizations, plus a buffet dinner & and karaoke sing-along…


Viva La Vida!

May 5: Dance and dine the night away at our Fiesta-themed gala honoring Charlotte & Mickeal Stone and Cheryl & Howard Altman…

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