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The Kind of Synagogue You Are Looking For

At University Synagogue, we feel strongly that people are central.  We are not the Synagogue of your past, but are a diverse ethical and spiritual community that reflects the way you and your family live your lives, right here, right now.

A Place for Everyone

University Synagogue is a wonderfully varied family.  We are young and old, single and married, men and women, gay and straight, conservative and liberal, and everything in-between.  We are newcomers and veterans, newlyweds, families and empty nesters.  Some of us come from different faiths.  Many of us have marriages of mixed faiths.  And yet we all belong.  Together we make a congregation that is both stimulating and comforting.

Room for Thought

We are a challenging Synagogue, searching for truth and embracing reality.  In other words, we don’t ask you to leave your intellect at home.  We love to learn and discuss, and we strongly believe that there are many ways to be a Jew and a human being.

Creative Modern Judaism

We respect and honor tradition, and we feel comfortable creating new traditions, as well.  We are creative and unpretentious, and we have a good time learning, laughing, celebrating and debating our way through modern Jewish life.

Find Out More – Get To Know Us

We think that we may be the Synagogue you’ve been searching for.  We’re happy to give you a tour and answer all of your questions.  Come see our wonderful Pre-School and Religious School, and meet our Staff and Clergy.  We always welcome visitors at Shabbat services and one of our membership committee volunteers will be there to greet you at services, so that you have an instant contact.

Intro Nights

Come to one of our informative and casual Intro Nights to meet Rabbi Rachlis and some of our members, and to find out about Reconstructionism and University Synagogue.

Learn more

Click here to schedule a tour or visit, attend an Intro Night, or just ask us some questions.   Our membership committee is always available to talk with you about University Synagogue and answer all of your questions.

Join Now

Click here to join University Synagogue and fill out our New Member Form


Everyone has a place at University Synagogue.  Our programs are broad and varied, and aimed at every level of our 600+ households.  Come and explore YOUR Judaism with US.