Current Events


Sephardic Shabbat

May 27, 2016 | 6:00  pm, Latin / Sephardic Shabbat dinner & Shabbat Alive services…

Dinner With Friends

June 3, 2016 | 6:00 pm, Join us for an Italian dairy potluck Shabbat Dinner With Friends…

Synaplex Shabbat

June 10, 2016 | 6:00 pm, Shabbat dinner and musical Shabbat services with the Merage Scholars…

Read The Rabbi’s Blog

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



Hear A Speaker

June 10, 2016.: Dr. Mel Scult will discuss his book “The Radical Judiasm of Mordecai Kaplan following Shabbat Alive Services…

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Come To Gala

May 21, 2016: Join us for an evening of dining and dancing to support University Synagogue at our annual gala: A Red Carpet Affair….

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US Video Channel

NEW! View these fun, short clips to learn about University Synagogue’s history, programs, congregation and more.


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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