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August 2017

Shabbat Alive Services, our jazz and pop service with a band, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman and University Synagogue member and Dean of UCI Berkeley Law School Erwin Chemerinsky will speak about their new book “Free Speech On Campus”

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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. We will be dedicating a plaque in memory of Brian Sepel. Our Shabbat Alive musicians are sponsored by Gilbert Gluck and Catherine Bradley. 8:15 p.m. UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman and University Synagogue member and Dean of UCI Law School Erwin Chemerinsky will speak about their new book “Free Speech On Campus" about how to combat hate speech and authoritarianism, while upholding…

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September 2017

Singer and Songwriter Daniel Nahmod will perform for our Selichot Program

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

7:15 p.m. Singer and Songwriter Daniel Nahmod will perform on Selichot night “Life Songs” (7:00 p.m.  Havdalah Service led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier; 8:15 p.m.  Oneg Social Hour; 8:45– 9:30 p.m. Selichot service led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier) Daniel Nahmod has performed his profound, heart-opening original music for over one million people and has sold 100,000 CDs. His poetic and evocative message of peace, love and compassion across all nations, cultures and faiths has found overwhelming acceptance…

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

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
University Synagogue,
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

UCI Psychology Prof. Paul Piff will speak on “The Science of Awe” (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 to the interests of others. It…

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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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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

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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January 2018

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

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, Magical Judaism” J. H. (Yossi) Chajes (Ph.D., Yale University 1999) is Associate Professor in the Department of Jewish History at the University of Haifa and the director of its…

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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

Sunday, February 25, 2018 1:00-3:30 p.m.       -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  10% group discount available for groups of 10 or more - call the office at 949-553-3535 Tickets are non-refundable PRESENTED BY UNIVERSITY SYNAGOGUE CO-SPONSORED BY DR. MIRIAM PIVEN COTLER & ARKADY AND ELLA SEREBRYANNIK MCLE CREDIT - This program has been approved for 2.50 hours of general credit by the State Bar of California. Jones Day is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider.

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