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April 2017

“The Fifth Question: How Can I Make My Seder Even More Memorable?” will be the topic at Shabbat Hagadol (“The Great Sabbath”) services, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.

April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University Synagogue – Sanctuary,
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

“The Fifth Question:  How Can I Make My Seder Even More Memorable?” will be the topic at Shabbat Hagadol (“The Great Sabbath”) services, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.  Whether you are leading Seders or attending them, you’ll learn how to get the most out of the experience and also how to deepen the spirit of liberation throughout the week.  We will dedicate two plaques honoring our Women’s Connection Leadership Committee and our Men’s Club for their hard work on the…

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University Synagogue Family Passover Seder for all ages led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. RSVP.

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Synagogue,
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

Join Rabbi Rachlis, Cantor Braier, your University Synagogue Family and special guests Moses and Elijah for this very special evening! Don't miss this delightful congregational event. A wonderful opportunity to invite friends who are not members of University Synagogue to experience our community. The Seder is for all ages for congregants and the public.   Friday, April 14, 6:00 pm -- RSVP MUST be received by Friday, April 7. Click here to RSVP now. Catered by Blueberry Hill - A sit…

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Rabbi Mark Glickman will speak about his recent book “Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books” during Yom HaShoah services, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University Synagogue,
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

Friday, April 21, 8:00 p.m. Rabbi Mark Glickman will speak about his recent book “Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books” during Yom HaShoah services, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.  Stolen Words is an epic story about the largest collection of Jewish books in the world—tens of millions of books that the Nazis looted from European Jewish families and institutions. Nazi soldiers and civilians emptied Jewish communal libraries, confiscated volumes from government collections, and stole from Jewish individuals,…

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Yom Ha’Atzmaut Shabbat Family Night

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

Yom Ha’Atzmaut Shabbat 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 Family Shabbat Dinner. 7:00 p.m. Yom Ha’Atzmaut/Israel Independence Day Services For All Ages, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier, with our Religious School children singing. All those celebrating birthdays this month will be honored and our Youth Band, Shul of Rock, will play. Our Religious School student…

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May 2017

Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier on “Is Judaism More Capitalist or Socialist, More Libertarian or Communitarian, More Left or Right?”

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

8:00 p.m.  “Is Judaism More Capitalist or Socialist, More Libertarian or Communitarian, More Left or Right?” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic at Shabbat services based on the most ethical portion of the Torah, Leviticus 19, the Holiness Code, this week’s Torah portion, Kedoshim.  University Synagogue member Karen Knecht will play the piano, as well, and all those celebrating anniversaries will be honored.  

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“An Evening of Love” will be the theme of Shabbat services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier including our third “Renewal of Vows Ceremony.”

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

“An Evening of Love” will be the theme of Shabbat services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier with poetry, music, songs and readings.  Included, during the service, will be our third “Renewal of Vows Ceremony.” Whether you have been married for one year or fifty years, you can recommit to your spouse or partner in a traditional Jewish ceremony along with other congregants.  You are encouraged to bring your family members to share the evening with you.  RSVP by…

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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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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

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  

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