Current Events

Israeli Shabbat

April 28, 2017 | 6:15 pm, Join us for Shabbat dinner and Yom Ha’Atzmaut/Israel Independence Day Services…

Mitzvah Mingle

April 29, 2017 | 5:00 pm, Mix, mingle and move around the room to make needed items for local nonprofits…

Lunch & Learn

May 2, 2017 | 11:30 am, Rabbi Rachlis on “Being An Appropriate and Helpful Parent If Your Children Intermarry”…

Read The Rabbi’s Blog

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



Hear A Speaker

May 5: “Saving A Life, Saving A World” will be the theme of Shabbat services when Dr. Colleen Coleman will speak…

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Do A Mitzvah

April 29:  Please join the Tikkun Olam Committee for a special evening event and do a kindness for someone less fortunate…

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Celebrate The Dream

June 3 – Please join us for our 2017 Gala, as we mark 30 years as a congregation and honor our founding presidents!…

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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