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April 2018

Women’s Connection Shabbat

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Women’s Connection Shabbat. Blending Jewish women’s poetry and music, Rabbi Rachlis, Cantor Braier and the Women’s Connection will reflect on the important role of women in Judaism as well as their hopes and dreams.   All those celebrating anniversaries this month will be honored.    

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Shabbat Services – Rachel Lau’s Bat Mitzvah

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 Rachel Lau, daughter of Jonathan and Roslyn Lau, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah. Everyone is invited to the service and kiddush that follows.

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Family Services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier

April 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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May 2018

“Understanding Addiction” will be the topic of services, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier, with Addiction Psychiatrist, Dr. Richard Sandor, brother of University Synagogue member, David Sandor.

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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“Understanding Addiction” will be the topic of services, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier, with Addiction Psychiatrist, Dr. Richard Sandor, brother of University Synagogue member, David Sandor.  A number of University Synagogue members, who have struggled with addiction, will briefly comment on their addictions. Dr. Sandor is a board certified psychiatrist with more than thirty years’ experience in the field of addiction medicine. He has served as the medical director at several nationally accredited drug and alcohol treatment programs,…

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“Come To A Jewish Wedding Ceremony For An Evening Of Love” will be the theme of Shabbat services, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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“Come To A Jewish Wedding Ceremony For An Evening Of Love” will be the theme of Shabbat services, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.  Don’t know the bride or groom?  Come anyway!  Want to renew your vows?  Want to experience romance with readings and songs of love? You are cordially invited to share in our Jewish wedding ceremony in any of the following ways: (a) Renew your vows with your spouse/partner whether you have been married for one year…

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Family Night For All Ages for Shavuot

May 18
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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4:30 p.m. “Shalom Shul” (parent and me) program, taught by our award-winning Pre-School Director, Heidi Kahn, includes art, music and 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 Heidi Kahn 6:15 p.m. Shavuot Shabbat nut-free, vegetarian, dairy potluck dinner for all ages. Click here to RSVP to Pam Nathanson…

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Shabbat Services – Heather Klarin’s Bat Mitzvah

May 19 @ 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 Heather Klarin, daughter of Michael and Tiffany Klarin, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah.

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“What We Learned On Our Reconstructionist Tour of Israel” will be the theme of Shabbat services, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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“What We Learned On Our Reconstructionist Tour of Israel” will be the theme of Shabbat services, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.  Rabbi Rachlis will interview Arkady and Ella Serebryannik and Mark Bregman, who recently returned from a study tour of Israel, organized by the Reconstructionist movement, that met with many Israeli leaders, learned the latest about Jewish/Arab relations, the secular/religious Jewish divide, prospects for peace and domestic, political and economic challenges.  How is Israel, at age 70, fulfilling…

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June 2018

SYNAPLEX SHABBAT

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

6:00 p.m. Shabbat dinner, catered by TBA with the Merage Israeli Fellows. RSVP by Wednesday, May 30 at noon. 7:00 p.m. Shabbat Alive Services, our jazz and pop service with a band, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.  A new group of Merage Israeli Fellows, sponsored by the Merage  Foundations, whose specialty is New Media, will briefly introduce themselves. All those celebrating birthdays this month will be honored.  Our Shabbat Alive musicians are sponsored by Gilbert Gluck and Catherine…

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Shabbat Dinner with Friends. RSVP.

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Shabbat Dinner with Friends. Here's an opportunity to share a potluck meal with your fellow University Synagogue members, to make a new friendships and celebrate Shabbat. Click here to RSVP to Carole Finkelstein.

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