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November 2017

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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Our Pre-Thanksgiving Service with Irvine United Congregational Church, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Reverend Tellstrom, will be held at University Synagogue. Also participating will be Pastor Keroll Pulido of the Iglesia Vida Abundante Church (IVA), Rev. Jim Turrell of the Center For Spiritual Living, and Hossein Abbasi of the Unified Mosque of Irvine and their congregations. UCI Law Professor Jennifer M. Chacón will speak on "Immigrant Communities, Language and Memory." Professor Chacón is a leading national expert on the intersection…

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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 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
University Synagogue – Social Hall, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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5:30 p.m.  Appetizers 6:15 p.m.  Generations Dinner 7:00 p.m.  Rabbi Rachlis will speak on “Is There Any Hope For Peace In The Middle East?” based on what he learned at his recent White House Fellows Conference about Israel, terrorism, the Palestinians and the Saudi/Iran Muslim power rivalry.  Click here to RSVP to Sari Schreiber or for information on how to become a member of Generations.

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Women’s Connection Presents “A Evening with Mimi Donaldson: The Tradition of Funny or Why are so Many Comedians Jewish” RSVP.

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Synagogue – Social Hall, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Join us on December 7th at 7:00 pm at University Synagogue for an evening of​ laughter with Mimi Donaldson’s lively presentation of,  “The Tradition of Funny or, ​​Why Are So Many Comedians Jewish?” Noted author and speaker for more than ​​20 years, Mimi has captivated audiences across the country and has won ​​​acclaim as one of America’s funniest women. Wine, cheese and dessert will ​​follow. Open to the Community.  $ 20/person. Please RSVP by December 1st, ​​​2017 RSVP Online - Click Here or mail a check to…

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PRE-HANUKKAH SHABBAT AND 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. Pre-Hanukkah Family Shabbat Dinner. Menu: Latkes, tuna salad, egg salad, applesauce, sour cream. …

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“40 and Under Hanukkah Party” for adults and children at the home Andrew and Lisa Grier following the Craig Taubman concert. RSVP.

December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

“40 and Under Hanukkah Party” for adults and children at the home Andrew and Lisa Grier following the Craig Taubman concert.  Join our 40 and Unders for a continued celebration of latkes and laughs.  RSVP to the synagogue at (949) 553-3535 by December 8 for the address.  All those with last names A-H, please bring a salad; I-M, a beverage and N-Z, dessert.

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February 2018

Women’s Connection: Happy Hour and Speaker. RSVP.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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LATIN/SEPHARDIC SYNAPLEX SHABBAT

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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March 2018

Women’s Connection Seder. RSVP.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 5:30 am - 6:30 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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