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October 2017

SYNAPLEX SHABBAT ALIVE

October 20
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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6:00 p.m. Shabbat Dinner catered Blueberry Hills with the Merage Israeli Fellows. Menu: Grilled Miso Salmon, Fried Rice, Stir Fry Vegetables, Oriental Salad,  Fruit Bowl. Adults: $18 ; Children 10 and under: $10. Click here to RSVP by Wed., Oct. 18 at noon to Heidi Altman. 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. A new group of Merage…

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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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November 2017

Alzheimer’s Interfaith Service led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.

November 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
University Synagogue – Sanctuary, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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SYNAPLEX SHABBAT ALIVE

November 10
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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6:00 p.m.  Shabbat Dinner, catered by Parties by Panache.  Menu: Chopped Israeli salad, pomegranate molasses roasted chicken, toasted couscous pilaf, roasted sweet potatoes with figs, dates and peppers, homemade challah. Cost: Adults, $18; Children 10 and under, $10. Click here to RSVP to Heidi by Wed., Nov. 8 at noon. 7:00 p.m. Shabbat Alive Services, our jazz and pop service with a band, will be led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier during which we will dedicate a new leaf…

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Shabbat Services – Matthew Blum’s Bar Mitzvah

November 11 @ 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 Matthew Blum, son of Eric and Michelle Blum, 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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“White House Report” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic at Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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“White House Report” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic on his annual three-day briefing at the White House in which former White House Fellows meet with members of the Cabinet, the press, the President and his staff.  All those celebrating anniversaries this month will be honored at Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.

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Shabbat Services – Zachary Eisman’s Bar Mitzvah

November 18 @ 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 Zachary Eisman, son of Staci Eisman, 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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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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Early Shabbat Services and Torah Study led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier

November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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“Jake, Son of Ike And Becky, And Father Of Us All” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ Torah Study topic at services.  Thanksgiving is a time for families – normative and dysfunctional – to gather together, so we’ll reflect on our contemporary families and compare them to that of Jacob, son of Isaac and Rebecca, and father of the Israelites, today’s Jews, us! We’ll also interpret Jacob’s dreams and what it means to wrestle with our divine (and not so divine) selves.

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