Current Events


Family Shabbat

April 20, 2018 | 6:15 pm, Family Shabbat dinner and Israel Independence Day services…

Women’s Connection Shabbat

April 27, 2018 | 7:00 pm, Blending Jewish women’s poetry and music will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic…

Shabbat Services

May 4, 2018 |7:00 pm, “Understanding Addiction” will be the topic of services, led by Rabbi Rachlis with Addiction Psychiatrist, Dr. Richard Sandor…

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Hear A Speaker

May 4: “Understanding Addiction” with Addiction Psychiatrist, Dr. Richard Sandor, brother of US member, David Sandor..


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 & Michael Stone and Cheryl & Howard Altman…

fim-reelOC International  Jewish Film Festival

Now in its 28th season, the OCJFF 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