Current Events

Special Class

September 1, 2015 | 7:00 pm, The first of a “Two-Part” Pre-Jewish, Alive and American (JAA) High Holy Day class on Rosh Hashanah…

Beach Shabbat

September 4, 2015 | 6:15 pm, Bring-your-own Shabbat dinner and services at the beach…


September 5, 2015 | 7:30 pm, Join us for Selichot services and performance by the Jewish Women’s Theater…

Read The Rabbi’s Blog

NEW! August 1, 2015 - Rabbi Rachlis shares his thoughts about current events, Judaism, our community & University Synagogue.small rabbi



Hear A Speaker

September 23, 2015: UCI Professor Sarah Pressman will speak on “Why You Should Take Your Happiness Seriously”


Learn & Grow

In our Religious School students participate in innovative programming—all meant to stimulate and develop a love of Jewish life…

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High Holy Days

Join US as we observe the High Holy Days with a unique blend of the traditional and our own special, modern touch…

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fim-reelOC International  Jewish Film Festival

Now in its 26th 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 2015/2016 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