Our Community

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Our Active Congregation

The heart of University Synagogue lies in our incredible sense of community. We believe that at University Synagogue you will find a true spiritual home and a source of lifelong friendships.

We have a thriving havurah program – small groups of members who enjoy celebrating and socializing together.  We are active in Tikkun Olam (social action), have a vibrant Women’s Connection and JW4 Men’s Club, and a wide range of social groups and committees that offer a wealth of diverse activities for all of our congregants.

Whether you are a family, single, working, retired, interfaith couple, LGBT or exploring your beliefs, there is a place for you in our community!

Community Cares

Providing a helping hand to University Synagogue congregants who need support during an illness or a challenging life transition. more

Tikkun Olam

Work together to repair the world, make a difference and create smiles within communities near and far.  more


Celebrate, schmooze, help, learn and socialize with a circle of friends who share your values and interests within the greater synagogue community. more

Shabbat Dinner with Friends

We invite you to participate in our tradition of sharing a Shabbat Dinner with other congregants.  more

Women’s Connection

Join your Synagogue Sisters for programs, activities, fundraisers, field trips, lectires and more. more

Men’s Club

Be of service. Make friends for life. Have fun in the process. more


Kallah is our annual weekend retreat that is held in a resort/camp setting and is one of the most anticipated activities of the year. more

Generations Group

Generations works to support the many wonderful programs we offer at University Synagogue and are treated to great activities.  more

University Synagogue Adult Choir

Learn classical and modern Jewish music and then share that music with the congregation. more


University Synagogue is a Kehillah Mekabelet, a welcoming congregation and we are proud to be the home of Orange County’s first LGBT havurah.  more

Bridges Adult Day Community

We offer a social group model for those with memory loss who are independently capable of completing their daily activities. more

Youth Groups

Dynamic and engaging Youth Groups for kids, tweens and teens led by our Youth Directors. more

University Synagogue Gift Shop

In our gift shop you will find Judaica appropriate for all lifecycles, holidays, events and just for fun.  more