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April 2017

Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith luncheon at University Synagogue with guest speaker Rabbi Peter Levi, who will speak on the topic “Judaism 101.” RSVP.

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
University Synagogue,
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

Wednesday, April 19, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith luncheon at University Synagogue with guest speaker Rabbi Peter Levi, Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League Orange County / Long Beach Region, will speak on the topic “Judaism 101.”  Click here to RSVP to Heidi Altman.

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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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May 2017

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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UCI Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will speak at his Sixth Annual “Supreme Court Major Cases” Lecture

May 23 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
University Synagogue – Sanctuary,
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

UCI Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will speak at his Sixth Annual “Supreme Court Major Cases” Lecture with UCI Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 University Synagogue 3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612 Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, a nationally-renowned professor of constitutional law and federal civil procedure, is the founding Dean of the University of California Irvine Law School and currently serves as dean and distinguished professor of law.  He came to UCI from Duke University, where he…

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June 2017

Shabbat Alive Services, our jazz and pop service with a band, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, Rabbi Peter Levi, will speak on “The New Anti-Semitism.”

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University Synagogue – Sanctuary,
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. The Bereavement Committee and Oneg Committee as well as all June birthdays and anniversaries will be honored. 8:15 p.m. Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, Rabbi Peter Levi, will speak on “The New Anti-Semitism." Rabbi Peter Levi is a veteran Jewish community professional with experience in community relations and interfaith affairs. He currently directs the Anti-Defamation League’s Orange County/Long Beach Regional…

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September 2017

Selichot Program: “An Evening of Humanistic Songs and Stories.” Sponsored by our Selichot Patrons.

September 16 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
University Synagogue – Sanctuary,
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

  Selichot Program: "An Evening of Humanistic Songs and Stories." Sponsored by our Selichot Patrons.

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UCI Psychology Prof. Paul Piff will speak on “The Science of Awe”

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

UCI Psychology Prof. Paul Piff will speak on “The Science of Awe” Saturday, September 30, 2017, 2:00 p.m. (After Yom Kippur morning services) Why do humans experience awe – that often-positive feeling of being in the presence of something vast that transcends our understanding of the world? Prof. Piff will talk about the emerging science of awe, which is uncovering the vital and transformative role that awe can play in our lives. Awe helps shift our focus from narrow self-interest…

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October 2017

Shabbat Alive Services, our jazz and pop service with a band, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. Writer and producer of “Homeland” and “24,” Howard Gordon, will speak on “Terrorism, Anxiety, Politics And Popular Culture.”

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 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.   8:15 p.m. Writer and producer of “Homeland” and “24,” Howard Gordon, will speak on“Terrorism, Anxiety, Politics And Popular Culture.” Howard Gordon is an award winning television writer and producer whose credits include some of television’s most prolific series.  He co-created the breakout series Homeland (based on the Israeli show “Hatufim/Prisoners…

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