Current Events


Erev Rosh Hashanah

September 20, 2017 | 8:00 pm, Join us for Erev Rosh hashanah services….

Rosh Hashananh

September 21, 2017 | 10:00 am, Rosh Hashanah services …

2nd Day Rosh Hashanah

September 22, 2017 | 10:00 am, Secone day Rosh hashanah services…

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


Celebrate The New Year

University Synagogue observes the High Holy Days with a unique blend of the traditional and our own special, modern touch…

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High Holy Day Class

Don’t miss our FREE Pre-Basic Judaism and Beyond discussion group about the significance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur….


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