Current Events

Hanukkah Shabbat

December 15, 2017 | 7:00 pm, Carol Richmond will speak on “How To Successfully Parent Or Grandparent A Jewish Child”s….

Shabbat Services 

December 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm, “Joe And His Bros: Crimes And Mis-dreamers” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic…

Shabbat Services

December 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm, “When Is It Permitted To Tell A Lie?” will be the title of Shabbat services…

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Year End Giving

As the year comes to a close, it is time for us as a community to reflect on the many ways that University Synagogue enriches our lives…

Enjoy and Laugh

December 7: Enjoy an evening of laughter with Mimi Donaldson: The Tradition of Funny or Why Are So Many Comedians Jewish?….

FREE for Members

December 10: Craig Taubman’s magical & enchanting music brings to life the joy & spirit of  Jewish heritage at our Hanukkah concert…

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