Current Events

Shabbat Services

July 29, 2016 | 8:00 pm, From Siberia To The Lower East Side: The Yiddish Legacy of Social Justice Through Poetry” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic …

Shabbat At The Beach

August 5, 2016 | 6:15 pm, Join us for Shabbat dinner and services overlooking the ocean…

Shabbat Services

August 12, 2016 | 8:00  pm, “I’m Right, You’re Wrong, Go To Hell!” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic at Shabbat services…

Read The Rabbi’s Blog

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



Hear A Speaker

August 26, 2016: Dr. Jeffrey Schein will speak on “Text Me: Ancient Jewish Wisdom Meets Contemporary Technology”…


Follow Sue In Israel

Sue Penn, Director of Congregational Learning is traveling through Israel with student leaders from UCI. Read her amazing blog….


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fim-reelOC International  Jewish Film Festival

Now in its 27th year, the OCJFF showcases Jewish-themed feature and documentary films from September through April. Founded by University Synagogue and sponsored by nine 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