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October 2017

Adult Ed: Basic Judaism and Beyond, taught by Rabbi Rachlis on “What and Why we Pray; An Examination of our Liturgy”.”

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Intro to Basic Judaism and Beyond Who are we? How did we get here? What do we collectively and individually believe as Jews? Reconstructionist Judaism is often thought of as a rational approach to understanding Jewish theological underpinnings and beliefs. Through a Reconstructionist prism, we view the Universe in a pragmatic, understandable way. Our Basic Judaism and Beyond class has been gathering small communities of learners over the last 15 years to de-mystify through discussion who Jews are philosophically, historically…

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Adult Ed: Israeli Dancing

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Synagogue – Social Hall, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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ISRAELI DANCING WITH KAREN AND TESSA Class is currently at capacity. Please click here to contact Sue Penn to add your name to the wait list. Please join us in a beginners Israeli dance group. The music is wonderful, anyone can learn the steps, and it’s good for you! We will send you a YouTube video of the dance before we meet, so you can become familiar with the music and have an idea of the dance that we will…

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US Bridges – A Social Community For Those With Memory Loss. RSVP.

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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US BRIDGES - A SOCIAL COMMUNITY FOR THOSE WITH MEMORY LOSS We offer a social model Adult Day Community for those with memory loss and are independently capable of completing their daily activities. The daily program will be a mix of both cognitive and physical activities emphasizing social interaction, inter-generational interactions and cultural involvement. Our activities include music, art, exercise, brain games, outdoor activities and fresh meals prepared on site. We are open to people from any background, but we’ll,…

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Women’s Connection Daytime Book Club. RSVP.

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Women’s Connection Daytime Book Club. Click here to RSVP to Dena Gutman.

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Adult Ed: Guided Meditation. RSVP.

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Join us for 30 – 40 minutes of creative visualization, deep breathing, and other meditation techniques as we manage our stress and embrace a mindful approach to life. Click here to RSVP to the Instructor Sue Penn Dates: First Class 10/3, then Tuesday and Thursday evenings; Time: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Cost: Free for members: $10 suggested donation for each session for non-members

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SYNAPLEX SHABBAT ALIVE

October 20
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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6:00 p.m. Shabbat Dinner catered Blueberry Hills with the Merage Israeli Fellows. Menu: Grilled Miso Salmon, Fried Rice, Stir Fry Vegetables, Oriental Salad,  Fruit Bowl. Adults: $18 ; Children 10 and under: $10. Click here to RSVP by Wed., Oct. 18 at noon to Heidi Altman. 7:00 p.m. Shabbat Alive Services, our jazz and pop service with a band, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.  All those celebrating birthdays this month will be honored. A new group of Merage…

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Adult Ed: Creative Crafters with Lisa Herzog. RSVP.

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Join your fellow congregants as we create crafts, imagine possibilities and build relationships. click here to RSVP to Sue Penn by the Wednesday prior. Friday, October 20, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Facilitator: Lisa Herzog Cost:  $25 per session; • 10/20 Dream catchers • 11/10 Mosaic • 12/08 Hanukkah table runner • 01/05 Journal and matching pen • 02/02 Stained glass, drawing on vase • 03/23 Passover • 04/13 Printmaking: cards and envelopes • 05/11 Frame collage

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Shabbat Dinner. RSVP.

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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6:00 p.m. Shabbat Dinner catered Blueberry Hills with the Merage Israeli Fellows. Menu: Grilled Miso Salmon, Fried Rice, Stir Fry Vegetables, Oriental Salad, Fruit Bowl. Adults: $18 ; Children Ages 10 and under: $10. Click here to RSVP by Wed., Oct. 18 at noon to Heidi Altman.    

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Shabbat Alive Services, our jazz and pop service with a band, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. Writer and producer of “Homeland” and “24,” Howard Gordon, will speak on “Terrorism, Anxiety, Politics And Popular Culture.”

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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7:00 p.m. Shabbat Alive Services, our jazz and pop service with a band, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.  All those celebrating birthdays this month will be honored. A new group of Merage Israeli Fellows, sponsored by the Merage Foundations, whose specialty is Medical Devices/Life Sciences, will briefly introduce themselves. Please click here for their bios. 8:15 p.m. Writer and producer of “Homeland” and “24,” Howard Gordon, will speak on “Terrorism, Anxiety, Politics And Popular Culture.” Howard Gordon is…

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Religious School’s Living Judaism Program

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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