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An Introduction to University Synagogue and Reconstructionism Shabbat Dinner with Rabbi Rachlis. RSVP.
Thinking About Joining University Synagogue? An Introduction to Reconstructionism and University Synagogue Shabbat dinner with Rabbi Rachlis will take place at University Synagogue as an opportunity for prospective and new members, as well as anyone interested, to learn about Reconstructionism. Rabbi Rachlis will discuss Reconstructionism and share the 30-year evolution of University Synagogue. Congregational leaders will talk about the many ways to become connected to University Synagogue through participation in activities, classes and programs. Please RSVP to the office at…Find out more »
Angels Baseball Game Night Tuesday, September 12 Sponsored by University Synagogue Men's Club Astro’s vs Angels (Angels will be fighting for a Wild Card berth vs Astro's have the best record in the American League) This will be a great event, Family members (spouses, significant others, kids, grandkids) are invited too. Ticket prices will be under $40 Confirmation will happen when we know how many people have signed up. Click here to RSVP to Hal Goldberg with the number of tickets you…Find out more »
7:00 p.m. Havdalah Service led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier 7:15 p.m. Singer/Songwriter Daniel Nahmod will perform on Selichot night “Life Song: Love, Legacy and A Life Well Lived.” Daniel Nahmod. Mr. Nahmod has performed his profound, heart-opening original music for over one million people and has sold 100,000 CDs. His poetic and evocative message of peace, love and compassion across all nations, cultures and faiths has found overwhelming acceptance wherever he has performed. Nahmod has been featured on numerous…Find out more »
Join us on to work with synagogue member Gary Jackson to help assemble this year’s Sukkah. All are welcome. Please click here to RSVP to Mischa Fridkin.Find out more »
Our annual Daniel Pearl Music Shabbat service will be led by Cantor Braier. University Synagogue is part of an international musical tribute to Daniel Pearl, the journalist who was murdered by radical Islamic terrorists 15 years ago. Established by his parents, Dr. Judea and Ruth Pearl, this annual event was first announced when they spoke at University Synagogue 14 years ago.Find out more »
8:00 p.m. Chapman University’s The Chapman Orchestra will once again perform at University Synagogue.
Chapman University’s The Chapman 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 Alfred Wachs, Director of Instrumental Studies at Chapman University’s Conservatory of Music, and Music Director and Conductor of the Philharmonic Society’s Orange County Youth Symphony. This program is in memory of the Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl, tragically killed…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
6:00 p.m. Shabbat Dinner with Friends for Adults and Children at University Synagogue. The theme for the evening is Music, Music, Music. Enjoy an evening with fellow congregants as we break bread, share conversation, and enjoy a pasta potluck dinner. Attendees will be assigned a dairy dish to bring. This is a wonderful opportunity to have fun with old and new friends at the Synagogue. Please note that there will be NO services on this evening. Click here to RSVP to…Find out more »
University Synagogue’s Bridges Program and Alzheimer’s Orange County Interfaith service and luncheon reception led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. RSVP.
, 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.Find out more »