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December 2017

Shabbat of Hanukkah Service

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Synagogue – Sanctuary, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Shabbat of Hanukkah services during which Carol Richmond will speak on “How To Successfully Parent Or Grandparent A Jewish Child” and Steven Hirsch will serve as cantor.  Celebrate the 4th night of Hanukkah with lighting the candles, songs and dreidels.      

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“Joe And His Bros: Crimes And Mis-dreamers” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ Torah Study topic for the Shabbat after Hanukkah.

December 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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“Joe And His Bros: Crimes And Mis-dreamers” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ Torah Study topic for the Shabbat after Hanukkah.  We’ll focus on the story of Joseph – one filled with sibling rivalry, destructive parenting and the narcissism of achievers.  Whose crimes were worse?  Whose dreams came true – but at a very heavy price!  All those celebrating anniversaries this month will be honored.

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Shabbat Services led by US member Rabbi Florence Dann and Steven Hirsch will be the cantor.

December 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Synagogue – Sanctuary, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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 “When Is It Permitted To Tell A Lie?” will be the title of Shabbat services, led by University Synagogue member, Rabbi Florence Dann, with University Synagogue member, Steven Hirsch, serving as cantor.   An example of a Biblical lie is that, at the end of Genesis, Joseph's brothers tell him that their father, Jacob, asked that Joseph forgive them. But that was a lie. Were they justified? Are we ever allowed to lie?  

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January 2018

Shabbat Family Services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier with a ribbon cutting ceremony for our newly renovated Family Room, underwritten by the Morhaime Family, followed by Family Shabbat dinner and Family services, which will also include Storytelling with George Kelley. RSVP.

Friday, January 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Come celebrate at the ribbon cutting ceremony for our newly renovated Family Room, underwritten by the Morhaime Family, followed by Family Shabbat dinner and Family services, which will also include Storytelling with George Kelley. 5:45 p.m. Tot Shabbat services with singing, dancing, storytelling by George Kelley and Torah marching, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier 6:15 p.m.  Ribbon-cutting Ceremony and Shabbat Family Dinner.  Menu: Grilled cheese and tomato soup, mac‘n cheese tea cups, fruit bouquet and salad.  Cost:  $5/person…

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Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier, with Conservative Political Broadcast Journalist Hugh Hewitt who will speak on “A Flock of Black Swans: American Politics Since 2015.”

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier, with Conservative Political Broadcast Journalist Hugh Hewitt who will speak on “A Flock of Black Swans: American Politics Since 2015.” Hugh Hewitt is a lawyer, professor and broadcast journalist whose nationally syndicated radio show is heard in more than 120 cities across the United States every weekday morning. An analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, he hosts the Hugh Hewitt show on MSNBC every Saturday morning. A columnist for The Washington Post,…

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SYNAPLEX SHABBAT

Friday, January 19, 2018
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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6:00 p.m. Shabbat dinner, catered by (TBA), with the Merage Israeli Fellows.  Menu: Cost:  Adults $18; Children Ages 3-12 $10.  Click here to RSVP by Wed., Jan. 17 at noon. 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. Our Shabbat Alive musicians are sponsored by Gilbert Gluck and Catherine Bradley. 8:15 p.m.  Dr. Yossi Chajes will speak on “Jewish Magic,…

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Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. “Renaissance and Renewal” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic when he reports on his annual Renaissance “Think Tank” retreat.

Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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“Renaissance and Renewal” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic at services when he reports on his annual Renaissance “Think Tank” retreat attended by a group of fascinating scholars, artists, politicians, business people and journalists. University Synagogue member, Karen Knecht, will play piano during services.

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Family Services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier

Sunday, January 28, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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February 2018

Family Night at University Synagogue

Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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4:45 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. Tu B'Shevat Seder. RSVP. All those celebrating birthdays this month will be honored.  …

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Shabbat Services – Adin Shanberg’s Bar Mitzvah

Saturday, February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
University Synagogue – Sanctuary, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Shabbat Services will be led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier during which Adin Shanberg, son of Ellen Pinsky and Gregg Shanberg, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah. Everyone is invited to the service and the kiddush that follows.

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