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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
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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 Israeli Fellows, sponsored by the Merage Foundations, whose specialty is Medical Devices/Life Sciences, will briefly introduce themselves. Please click here for their bios. 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…

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November 2017

The OC Int’l Jewish Film Festival presents the 25th anniversary of “Groundhog Day” with its writer Danny Rubin speaking on “the film’s humor, spirituality and ethical message” at Regal Westpark 8

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Regal Westpark 8, 3735 Alton Parkway
Irvine, CA United States
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Groundhog Day (1993) - Wednesday November 8 Showing at: Regal Westpark 8 (3735 Alton Parkway, Irvine) 7:00 p.m. There are a few films, and this is one of them, that burrow into our memories and become reference points. When you find yourself needing the phrase This is like "Groundhog Day" to explain how you feel, a movie has accomplished something. The movie, as everyone knows, is about a man who finds himself living the same day over and over and over again.…

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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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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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December 2017

Shabbat Alive Services & Speaker, Dr. Steven Z. Pantilat, will speak on the topic of his new book, on “Life After The Diagnosis: Expert Advice For Living Well With Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers.”

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
University Synagogue – Sanctuary, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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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. 8:15 p.m. Dr. Steven Z. Pantilat will speak on the topic of his new book “Life After The Diagnosis: Expert Advice For Living Well With Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers”. After 27 years of practice in palliative care, Dr.…

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Singer and Songwriter Craig Taubman and his band will perform “A Hanukkah Concert For All Ages”. Ticket information will be announced.

December 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
University Synagogue – Sanctuary, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Singer and Songwriter Craig Taubman and his band will perform “A Hanukkah Concert For All Ages”. Ticket information will be announced. Craig Taubman's dynamic music and moving performance style have been an inspiration to the Jewish community for over 22 years and his songs bridge traditional Jewish themes and ancient teachings with passages and experiences of contemporary Jewish life. He speaks a language that is comfortable for children and adults. His Jewish recordings are an integral part of the community,…

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January 2018

Synaplex Shabbat Alive Services & Speaker, Dr. Yossi Chajes will speak on “Jewish Magic, Magical Judaism”

Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
University Synagogue – Sanctuary, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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6:00 p.m.  Shabbat dinner, catered by (TBA), with the Merage Israeli Fellows.  Menu: Cost:  Adults $18; Children Ages 3-12 $10.  Click here to RSVP by Wed., Jan. 17 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. Our Shabbat Alive musicians are sponsored by Gilbert Gluck and Catherine Bradley. A new group of Merage Israeli Fellows, sponsored by the…

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February 2018

Annual Biblical Trial – Topic to be announced

Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Sunday, February 25, 2018 1:00-3:30 p.m. UC Berkeley Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Loyola Law School Professor Laurie Levenson will argue a new Biblical case in front of University Synagogue member Justice Richard Fybel and a jury of all those in the audience. After submission of the “evidence,” there will be a lively discussion on timeless and timely moral, ethical and philosophical themes, featuring Rabbi Rachlis and others. Co-sponsored by Dr. Miriam Piven Cotler and Arkady and Ella Serebryannik.…

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