Current Events

Women’s Connection

January 17, 2018 | 9:45 am, “Being Mortal” panel, based on the NY Times best seller by Dr. Atul Gawande…

Synaplex Shabbat

January 19, 2018 | 6:00 pm, Join us for Shabbat dinner and musical Shabbat Alive Services…

Shabbat Services

January 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm, Rabbi Rachlis reports on his annual Renaissance “Think Tank” retreat…

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Year End Giving

As the year comes to a close, it is time for us as a community to reflect on the many ways that University Synagogue enriches our lives…

Hear A Speaker

January 19: Dr. Yossi Chajes,  Associate Professor of Jewish History at University of Haifa will speak on “Jewish Magic, Magical Judaism”….

Attend The Trial

February 25: From Ruly Tribe to Unruly Mob: What Happened to the Israelites When Moses Went Up to Mt. Sinai?…

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