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April 2017

Yom Ha’Atzmaut/Israel Independence Day Shabbat and Family Night

April 28
University Synagogue,
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

Yom Ha’Atzmaut/Israel Independence Day Shabbat and Family Night 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. Israeli Shabbat Dinner catered by Pita Jungle. Cost $10/person. RSVP by Wed., April 26 at noon to pam@universitysynagogue.org. 7:00 p.m. Yom Ha’Atzmaut/Israel Independence Day Services for all ages led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.  Our Youth Band, Shul of Rock, will perform and our Religious…

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May 2017

“Saving A Life, Saving A World” will be the theme of Shabbat services, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier during which Dr. Colleen Coleman will speak.

May 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University Synagogue,
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

Friday, May 5, 8:00 p.m.  “Saving A Life, Saving A World” will be the theme of Shabbat services, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier during which Dr. Colleen Coleman will speak.  In January 2017, Dr. Coleman donated her kidney to colleague Dr. Brian Dunn, an anesthesiologist at Hoag, after the original kidney donor backed out and Dr. Dunn’s health continued to deteriorate.  (Click here for a story from the Orange County Register.) In our tradition, one of the greatest…

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Love Is In The Air! The 3rd Annual Renewal of Vows is taking place on May 12 at Friday Shabbat Services.

May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University Synagogue – Sanctuary,
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

Love Is In The Air!  The 3rd Annual Renewal of Vows is taking place on May 12 at Friday Shabbat Services.  Take your sweetie's hand and walk down the aisle again. Stand under the chuppah with other couples who are renewing their commitment to each other.  Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier will be performing a traditional Jewish marriage ceremony.  People who participated in past years have indicated that their relationship changed as a result of renewing their pledges to one…

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Shabbat Services -Leah Cole’s Bat Mitzvah

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
University Synagogue – Sanctuary,
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

Shabbat Services will be led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier during which Leah Cole, daughter of Simon Cole and Laura Kelly, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah. Everyone is invited to the service and the kiddush that follows.

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SYNAPLEX SHABBAT

May 19

6:00 p.m. Shabbat Dinner. Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Salmon Greek Salad Grilled Vegetables Rice Pilaf Fruit Bowl Children: Pasta With Alfredo Sauce and Caesar Salad Cost: Adults $18; Children ages 3-12 $10; Children 2 and under are free. Click here to RSVP by Wednesday, May 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…

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Shabbat Alive Services, our jazz and pop service with a band, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. Mathematician Dr. Arthur Benjamin will perform his incredibly humorous and delightful new show “Mathemagics” and a new group of Merage Israeli Fellows, whose specialty is Food Innovation, will introduce themselves.

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University Synagogue,
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

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. A new group of Merage Israeli Fellows, whose specialty is Food Innovation, will briefly introduce themselves. Sponsored by the Merage Foundations.   8:15 p.m. Mathematician Dr. Arthur Benjamin will perform his incredibly humorous and delightful new show “Mathemagics.” Dr.…

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Shabbat Services – Ethan Weis’ Bar Mitzvah

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
University Synagogue – Sanctuary,
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

Shabbat Services will be led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier during which Ethan Weis, son of Mel Weis, 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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Shabbat services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. We will honor University Synagogue member Florence Dann on becoming a rabbi.

May 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University Synagogue – Sanctuary,
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

8:00 p.m. Shabbat services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.  We will honor University Synagogue member Florence Dann on becoming a rabbi.    

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June 2017

Shavuot Family Night

June 2
University Synagogue,
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

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. Shavuot Shabbat nut-free, vegetarian, dairy potluck dinner.  Click here to RSVP to Pam by Wed., May 31 at noon. 7:00 p.m. Family services for all ages for Shabbat and Shavuot, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier, with Confirmation and Yizkor, as well. Our Youth Band, Shul of Rock, will perform. We will also honor…

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Shabbat Services – Ashton Linkon’s Bar Mitzvah

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
University Synagogue,
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 Ashton Linkon, son of Teri Linkon, 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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