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February 2018

“The Religious Right And The Alt-Right (Although Not The Same) Are Profoundly Changing America: What Can We Do To Counteract Their Influence?” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic at Shabbat services.

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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“The Religious Right And The Alt-Right (Although Not The Same) Are Profoundly Changing America: What Can We Do To Counteract Their Influence?” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic at Shabbat services.  How should we confront their frequent homophobia, misogyny, bigotry, triumphalism and a desire to make America a “Christian nation,” rather than a unique cultural and political experiment in democracy, pluralism and inclusivity.  For too many people, the USA is becoming the “United States of Anxiety.”

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March 2018

FAMILY NIGHT AT UNIVERSITY SYNAGOGUE

March 2
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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5:00 p.m. Purim Carnival and BBQ Dinner. Menu: BBQ Kosher Burgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers,   Chips, Hamantashen, Bouncy Houses, Crafts and Fun!!!  Sponsored by the Lutzky Family in loving memory of Gerry Lutzky 6:00 p.m. Purim Services and Megillah Reading led by Rabbi Rachlis and Canto Braier. All those celebrating birthdays this month will be honored. 7:00 p.m. Purim Carnival Continues & BBQ Dinner Resumes

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A Very Special Interfaith Shabbat dinner and lecture by Prof. Amy-Jill Levine on “Jesus And Judaism: The Connection Matters” at Irvine United Congregational Church (4915 Alton Parkway).

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway
Irvine, CA 92604 United States
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6:00 p.m. Interfaith Shabbat Dairy Dinner at IUCC. Cost: $20 for dinner. University Synagogue members and non-members must contact IUCC directly to RSVP at iucc.org/register or call (949) 733-0220.  7:00 p.m.  Prof. Levine’s lecture.  Admission for the lecture only ($30 for the public) is FREE for University Synagogue members, but you must RSVP ASAP to the synagogue office at (949) 553-3535. We have made a donation to IUCC to help underwrite Prof. Levine and, in appreciation, our members can attend…

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Family Services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier

March 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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“When A Child Dies” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic at Shabbat services

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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“When A Child Dies” will be Rabbi Rachlis’ topic at Shabbat services when he interviews a panel of University Synagogue members, whose children have died during their teen or  young adult years, and how their parents coped with their loss. 

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Shabbat Services – Talia Goldenberg’s Bat Mitzvah

March 17 @ 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 Talia Goldenberg, daughter of Dr. Todd and Cat Goldenberg, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah.

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SYNAPLEX SHABBAT

March 23
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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6:00 p.m. Shabbat dinner.  Menu: Herb Crusted Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce, Greek Lemon Pilaf, Grilled Vegetables, Spanikopita, Greek Salad, Seasonal Fruit.  Cost:  $18 Adults ; $10 Children Ages 3-12 .  Click here to RSVP by Wed., March. 21 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. 8:15 p.m. Former Presidential Candidate Gov. Michael Dukakis will speak on…

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Shabbat Services – Devin Torbati’s Bar Mitzvah

March 24 @ 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 Devin Torbati, son of Shaun and Staci Torbati, 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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April 2018

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

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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University Synagogue Family Passover Seder for all ages led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. 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. All those celebrating birthdays this month will be honored. Friday, April 6, 6:00 pm -- RSVP MUST be received by Tuesday, March 20.  Click here to RSVP now. Catered by Parties…

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“Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America” will be the theme of Shabbat services, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier, with guest speaker USC History Professor, Steven J. Ross.

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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“Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America” will be the theme of Shabbat services, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier, with guest speaker USC History Professor, Steven J. Ross, who is also the Director of the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life. Prof. Ross is the son of two Holocaust survivors. His most recent book, “Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and…

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