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January 2018

Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier, with Conservative Political Broadcast Journalist Hugh Hewitt who will speak on “A Flock of Black Swans: American Politics Since 2015.”

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier, with Conservative Political Broadcast Journalist Hugh Hewitt who will speak on “A Flock of Black Swans: American Politics Since 2015.” Hugh Hewitt is a lawyer, professor and broadcast journalist whose nationally syndicated radio show is heard in more than 120 cities across the United States every weekday morning. An analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, he hosts the Hugh Hewitt show on MSNBC every Saturday morning. A columnist for The Washington Post,…

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SYNAPLEX SHABBAT

Friday, January 19, 2018
University Synagogue, 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. 8:15 p.m.  Dr. Yossi Chajes will speak on “Jewish Magic,…

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February 2018

Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. UCI Prof. Daniel Whiteson will speak on “We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe”

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. UCI Prof. Daniel Whiteson will speak on “We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe"  (During Shabbat services) Based on his new book of the same title, Dr. Whiteson’s presentation will be a light-hearted one about the open scientific mysteries of the Universe: from the origin of our cosmos to the dark matter that surrounds us.  His lively talk will combine science and cartoons, as well. No scientific knowledge is required, just…

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Annual Biblical Trial “The People v Aaron: The Golden Calf Story – Did Aaron Incite the Israelites?”

Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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“The People v Aaron: The Golden Calf Story – Did Aaron Incite the Israelites?”   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…

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May 2018

SYNAPLEX SHABBAT

Friday, May 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

6:00 p.m. Shabbat dinner. RSVP. 7:00 p.m. Shabbat Alive Service led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier.  All those celebrating May birthdays will be honored. A new group of Merage Israeli Fellows, sponsored by the Merage Foundation, whose speciality is Food Tech, will briefly introduce themselves. 8:15 p.m. Speaker TBA  

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