Current Events

Shabbat Alive

November 10, 2017 | 6:00 pm, Join us for Shabbat dinner and musical Synaplex Shabbat services….

White House Report

November 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm, “White House Report” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic at services on his annual three-day briefing at the White House…

Interfaith Service

November 21, 2017 | 7:30pm, Our annual interfaith Pre-Thanksgiving service …

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Join for FREE!

We invite adults age 40-and-Under to enjoy & experience our humanistic, creative and joyous celebration of Judaism for FREE…


Enjoy and Laugh

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

Craig Taubman Concert

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