Current Events

Intro Night

August 19, 2016 | 6:15 pm, Prospective members are invited to a fun Shabbat Dinner with congregation leadership & Rabbi Rachlis, followed by Shabbat Services …

Shabbat Services

August 19, 2016 | 8:00 pm, “I’m Right, You’re Wrong, Go To Hell!” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic…

Community Scholars

August 22, 2016 | 12:00  pm, ““Raiders of the Faux Ark” will be Prof. Eric H. Cline’s topic…

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”…


Come To 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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Sign Up For School

NEW! We weave Judaic values and traditions into daily activities of fun, creative play and discovery…

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fim-reelOC International  Jewish Film Festival

Now in its 27th 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 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