Current Events

Shabbat Alive

February 24, 2017 | 6:00 pm, Join us for Shabbat dinner and musical Synaplex Shabbat services…

Soap Myth

February 25, 2017 | 7:30 pm, A play reading starring Ed Asner and Tovah Feldshuh….

Shabbat Services

March 3, 2017 | 8:00 pm, “Saving Syrian Refugees” will be the theme of Shabbat services led by Rabbi Rachlis…

Read The Rabbi’s Blog

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



See A Play

February 25: Don’t miss actor Ed Asner in a powerful play reading of “The Soap Myth” at University Synagogue…

ed asner

Come To The Trial

March 5: Jonah: A Murder Trial.  Are the sailors guilty of attempted murder? Is it ever acceptable to sacrifice one to save many?…


Women’s Seder

March 21 – Join your synagogue sisters for ceremonial foods and a Haggadah of the Passover Story from a woman’s perspective…



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save the date

Save the date!

University Synagogue Annual Gala
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Island Hotel, Newport Beach

We’re celebrating 30 years of US spirit and honoring founding members Hinda Beral, Carol Richmond and David Sandor


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