Current Events

Shabbat Services

December 4, 2015 | 8:00 pm, Rabbi Rachlis will speak about his latest White House briefing as a White House Fellow…

Hanukkah Services

December 11, 2015 | 6:15 pm, Join us for fun family Hanukkah Shabbat dinner and services…

Shabbat Services

December 18, 2015 | 8:00 -m, “To Be Is To Stand For: Ensuring The Jewish Future” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic

Read The Rabbi’s Blog

NEW! November 17, 2015 - Rabbi Rachlis shares his thoughts about current events, Judaism, our community & University Synagogue.small rabbi



Hear A Speaker

December 11, 2015: Rabbi David Teutsch, Director of the Center for Jewish Ethics, speaks on Jewish tradition and the extraordinary power of language. 


Celebrate Together

We welcome Shabbat and Jewish holidays with services filled with participation, beautiful music, learning and celebration…

Ruti at Emilys Bat Mitzvah

Learn About US

Learn about University Synagogue history, programs, congregation and direction on our NEW US Video Channel…


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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