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October 2017

7:00 p.m. Annual Daniel Pearl Music Shabbat service will be led by Cantor Braier

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Our annual Daniel Pearl Music Shabbat service will be led by Cantor Braier.  University Synagogue is part of an international musical tribute to Danny’s memory, established by his parents, Dr. Judea and Ruth Pearl, who announced the program when they spoke at University Synagogue many years ago.    

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8:00 p.m. Chapman University’s Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra will once again perform at University Synagogue

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Synagogue – Social Hall, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Chapman University’s Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra will once again perform at University Synagogue in our Social Hall.  This program is for all ages, members and guests.  The performance will include Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and a French oboe concerto.  Thank you to Daniel Wachs, Music Director and Conductor of the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra and Director of Instrumental Studies at Chapman University’s Conservatory of Music, for bringing us this program in memory of the Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl,…

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University Synagogue Women’s Connection Presents “Sephardic Cultural Extravaganza”. RSVP.

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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IMMERSE YOUR SENSES IN AN AUTHENTIC SEPHARDIC EXPERIENCE. Savor the tastes of a delectable three course dinner and a wide variety of authentic appetizers inspired by the foods of Greece, Turkey, Spain and Iran. Enjoy wine with dinner, followed by a special selection of Sephardic desserts, mint tea, and coffee. There will be a raffle drawing of fine gifts at the end of dinner. THIS GOURMET MEAL is ACCOMPANIED by a CONCERT OF SEPHARDIC MUSIC, DANCE and POETRY Imagine that…

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November 2017

University Synagogue’s Bridges Program and Alzheimer’s Orange County Interfaith service and luncheon reception led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. RSVP.

November 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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, This is a specially adapted interfaith religious service for individuals with cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders. Their families and caregivers are invited, as well as anyone who wishes to attend.  Please RSVP to Joan at (714) 292-6148. Enjoy messages of hope and comfort Experience and opportunity for spiritual expression regardless of cognitive ability Experience unity and serenity in a sacred place with short, familiar scripture readings and music Click here to learn more.

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Pre-Thanksgiving service at University Synagogue led by Rabbi Rachlis and Rev. Paul Tellstrom of IUCC.

November 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Pre-Thanksgiving service at University Synagogue led by Rabbi Rachlis and Rev. Paul Tellstrom of IUCC. University Synagogue, IUCC Choirs and Cantor Braier will sing.

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UCI Law Professor Jennifer M. Chacón will speak on “Immigrant Communities, Language and Memory”

November 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Professor Jennifer M. Chacón is a leading national expert on the intersection of immigration law and criminal law.  Her ongoing research has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation and the National Science Foundation.  Prior to entering law teaching, Professor Chacón was an associate at the New York law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell and a clerk to the Honorable Sidney R. Thomas of the Ninth Circuit. Prof. Chacón is currently Professor of Law and Senior Associate Dean for…

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December 2017

Generations Dinner and Lecture with Rabbi Rachlis.

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Synagogue – Social Hall, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Generations Dinner and Lecture with Rabbi Rachlis. Click here to RSVP to Sari Schreiber or by calling (949) 290-4064. All members are invited to join the Generations Group. We are a group of members who enjoy having fun and are treated to great activities including, but not limited to, the Rabbi’s dinner and lecture, an entertaining cultural program with a spectacular reception and reserved parking for the High Holidays. Please call or email Sari Schreiber for more information or to…

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HANUKKAH FAMILY NIGHT

December 8
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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4:45 – 5:45 p.m. “Shalom Shul” (parent and me) program taught by our award-winning Pre-School Director, Heidi Kahn, will include art, music, story time. Free for University Synagogue members; $25 per class for non-members. Click here to RSVP to Sue Penn. 5:45 p.m.  Tot Shabbat services with singing, dancing and Torah marching led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier with storytelling by Pre-School Director Heidi Kahn. 6:15 p.m. Hanukkah Shabbat Dinner. RSVP. 7:00 p.m. Hanukkah Family Services led by Rabbi…

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February 2018

SHABBAT SERVICES

Friday, February 9, 2018
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Shabbat dinner, catered by TBA.  Menu: Cost:  Adults $18; Children Ages 3-12 $10.  Click here to RSVP by Wed., Feb. 7 at noon to Heidi Altman 7:00 p.m. Latin Sephardic Shabbat Alive Services, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.  Join us for this incredibly exciting and rhythmic service with music from the Caribbean, Brazil, Argentina and Spain; from Sephardic music to Salsa and from Tango to Samba. All those celebrating birthdays this month will be honored.  Our Shabbat Alive musicians…

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Annual Biblical Trial – Topic to be announced

Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Sunday, February 25, 2018 1:00-3:30 p.m. UC Berkeley Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Loyola Law School Professor Laurie Levenson will argue a new Biblical case in front of University Synagogue member Justice Richard Fybel and a jury of all those in the audience. After submission of the “evidence,” there will be a lively discussion on timeless and timely moral, ethical and philosophical themes, featuring Rabbi Rachlis and others. Co-sponsored by Dr. Miriam Piven Cotler and Arkady and Ella Serebryannik.…

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