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12/25/2023 "Ringing In The New Year With Ask The Rabbi"- This Friday Evening, December 29, at 7:00 p.m.

12/18/2023 "Hanukkah Is Over, But Let's Continue To Increase Light In The World"-Join Us This Friday, December 22, at 7:00 p.m. for Shabbat Services With Guest Speaker, Dr. Miriam Piven Cotler.

12/04/2023 "Hanukkah: A Time For Gratitude, Hope and Generosity"

11/27/2023 "Seeing Light In The Darkness"- Pre-Hanukkah Shabbat Dinner, Festive Services, and Mini-Concert, This Friday Evening, at 5:00 p.m.

11/22/2023 A Message From Our Rabbi About The Hostages

11/20/2023 Join Us For "Thanksgiving Shabbat" Where The Readings Will Focus On Gratitude And The Topic Will Be: "A Guide For The Perplexed To The Middle East"-This Friday Evening, November 24 at 7:00 p.m.

11/13/2023 "Great Synagogues of the World", and "Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Judaism And Christianity, But Were Afraid To Ask". 

11/06/2023 "Anti-Semitism On Our Campuses: What's Happening And What Can We Do About it?" With UC Berkely Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Friday, November 10, at 7:00 p.m.

10/30/2023 "Jewish Views Of War, Peace and Saving Hostages"- This Friday Evening and "Anti-Semitism On Our Campuses" with UC Berkely Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky on November 10.

10/23/2023 "The Incredible $1,000,000 And Growing Merage U.S. Israel Aid Fund To Support Israel, Our Shabbat Alive Free Klemzer Concert For Israel And Ukraine, And A Wine And Cheese Pre-Oneg For Our "40U" (Ages 40 And Under) Members. What A Week At Univer

10/16/2023 "Hamas' War And Israel's Self Defense: Why Did It Happen, What Can We Do, And What Comes Next?" This Friday Evening, October 20, 7:00 p.m.

10/09/2023 "Supporting Israel In It's Time of Need!"

9/27/2023 "Keep On Rejoicing"- Join Us This Friday Evening For Sukkot- 5:00 p.m. Dinner And 5:30 p.m. Services! 

9/11/2023 "Let's Celebrate The High Holidays Together"

9/05/2023 "Pet Shabbat Will Be Purrfect"-Join Us This Friday Night, September 8, at 5:00 p.m. for our Pot Luck Dairy/Vege Shabbat Dinner, and at 5:30 p.m. for our Pet Shabbat Services!

8/28/2023 "Promoting Democracy And Peace In Israel."

8/21/2023 "The Jews Of The Best (West) Coast"- RSVP For This Friday Evening's Introduction to Reconstructionism and University Synagogue, Shabbat BBQ Dinner, Shabbat Alive Services and Prof. Joellyn Zollman!

8/14/2023 "The World Of Our Grandmothers" - RSVP Now For Shabbat Services This Friday Evening!

8/07/2023 "Saving Israel's Democracy"- Join Us For One Of The Most Important Issues Of Our Time."

7/31/2023 "Our Last Beach Shabbat Service of 2023-Don't Miss It!" 

7/24/2023 "The Temple Of Our World Is Burning!" RSVP Now For Our Climate Change Services This Friday Evening.

7/17/2023 "It's Better At The Beach!" 

7/12/2023 "The Israelis are Coming, the Israelies are Coming! RSVP now for 6:00 p.m. Shabbat Dinner, 7:00 p.m. Shabbat Alive Services, and at 8:00 p.m., SDSU Professor Lawrence Baron will speak about the image of Israel in Hollywood Films and Show Film Cl

6/26/2023 "The Joys And Challenges Of Aging, American Shabbat, Israel In Hollywood, Beach Services: The Next Four Weeks at University Synagogue.

6/20/2023 "The Three Most Important Changes In Jewish Life In The Last 50 Years: The Acceptance of Feminism, Intermarriage and LGTBQ+ Pride.

5/22/2023 "Welcome to Sivan: A Time To Rejoice Through Learning" RSVP For Shavuot Services This Friday Evening.

5/15/2023 "To Be A Jew Is To Question." RSVP here and join us for our in-person services this friday evening and "Ask The Rabbi."

5/08/2023 "A New Way Of Understanding Israel: Exploring It's Art."

5/02/2023 "The Marvelous Month Of May At University Synagogue-Sushi, Shabbat Alive, Comedy, Israeli Art, Ask The Rabbi, Gala, Congregational Meeting And Shavuot!" RSVP Now!

4/24/2023 "Happy 75th Birthday, Israel!"-RSVP now for an Israeli dinner and family Services this Friday night.

4/17/2023 "I Swear: Politics Is Messier Than My Minivan"-Join Us This Friday Evening, April 21, at 7:00 p.m. When Rep. Katie Porter Speaks At Shabbat Alive Services.

4/10/2023 "Won't Be Silent: Continuing Pesach's Message Through Yom HaShoah ( Holocaust Memorial Day) And Beyond." 

4/03/2023 "Live Simply, Dream Big, Be Grateful, Give Love And Laugh Lots."

3/27/2023 "It's Never Dayenu At University Synagogue- Join Us For Pesach, The Power Of Music, Rep. Katie Porter, And Israel's 75th Birthday"

3/20/2023 "Ethical Wills: Sharing What We've Learned About Life With Our Family And Friends"

3/13/2023 "Everything, Everywhere, All At Once"-This Friday Evening For 6:00 p.m. Shabbat Dinner, 7:00 p.m. Shabbat Alive Services With The Merage Israeli Fellows And 8:00 p.m. For Our Speaker, NASA Veteran And Flight Controller For Apollo, Dr. Lawrence K

3/06/2023 "Marvelous March: State Senator Dave Min, Women's Seder, Shabbat Alive with the Merage Israeli Executive Fellows, And NASA Veteran Prf. Lawrence Kuznetz, And Our Annual Biblical Trial!

2/27/2023 !yoJ dnA, dooF, semutsoC, nuF, miruP" (Read the letters right to left, Hebrew-style and RSVP for our joyous Purim celebration and carnival this Friday

2/21/2023 "Medical Cannabis And Therapeutic Psychedelics: Alleviating Anxiety And Raising Consciousness"

2/13/2023 "Jewish Masculinity, Feminism And The Rise Of Right-Wing Extremist Anti-Semitism"-RSVP Now For In-Person Shabbat Services This Friday at 7:00 p.m.

2/06/2023 "Eat, Pray, Love Drugs And Laughter!" RSVP Now For The Next Four Weeks Of Our In-Person Shabbat Services 

1/30/2023 "Please Help University Synagogue's Ukranian Refugee Family Now, And Be With Us This Friday Night For Refugee Shabbat. 

1/23/2023 "In 18 Months, I'll Become Rabbi Emeritus And I Want To Thank You, Now, For Giving My Life And My Rabbinate So Much Meaning"

1/17/2023 "Life And Death, Grief And Healing"

1/09/2023 "The Changing Image Of Jews in American Cinema, The Merage Israeli Executive Fellows, Shabbat Dinner And Shabbat Alive Services"

1/03/2023 "Celebrating The New Year With Joy, Justice And Hope"- This Friday , January 6 at 7:00 p.m.

12/12/2022 "All I Want For Hanukkah Is You!" RSVP For A 5:00 p.m. Latke Dinner, Services and the "Mostly Kosher" Band This Friday, December 16

12/05/2022 "Reflections On The November Elections In Israel And The United States: Good For The Jews And The World?"

11/28/2022 "Gratitude Means Paying It Forward"- Please Join Ruti and Me in a Hanukkah Gift to University Synagogue of $6.85 Per Day.

11/21/2022 "God Optional Judaism And Torah With Benefits"-For Humanists, Naturalists, Skeptics, Agnostics, Atheists And All Who Have Difficulty With Traditional Beliefs- RSVP now for this Friday's 7:00 p.m. Shabbat Service.

11/14/2022 "Gratitude, Mutual Understanding, And Building A Better World"-Join us on Friday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m., at Irvine United Congregational Church For Our 34th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Service."

11/07/2022 Join US In Honoring Cantor Ruti Braier At This Friday's "Shabbat Alive" Service. 

10/24/2022 "Anti-Semitism in America and Around the World: In Memory of Journalist Daniel Pearl and Those Murdered in the Pittsburgh Synagogue." Masks are now optional at services.

10/18/2022 "Jews In Comedy"-RSVP Today

10/07/2022 "The Joy Continues With Sukkot Tonight And Simchat Torah Next Friday Night, Be With Us!"

9/19/2022 "Shana Tova/Happy New Year-Almost"

9/12/2022 "Trial By Jewry: The Tower of Babel"-This Sunday, September 18, 1:00 p.m. RSVP now

9/06/2022 "Not To Be Missed: The Most Interesting Synaplex Shabbat Of The Year-Writer, Director, Producer Adam McKay, The Merage Israeli Fellows, our "Shabbat Alive" Band, Delicious Dinner And Intro Night!"

8/29/2022 "No Pet. No Problem: Syn-A-Pet Shabbat Will Be Purrfect"- This Friday Night, September 2, 5:00 p.m.

8/22/2022 "Going Out Is Really Going In"-Join Us For Beach Dinner And Shabbat This Friday Evening In Laguna Beach

8/15/2022 "From Tevye to Tevye, There's No One Like Tevye: Sholem Alieichem, Fiddler on the Roof, and the Shtetl in Jewish History and Memory"

8/08/2022 "Jews Just Want To Have Fun"

8/01/2022 "Our Resilience In The Face Of Difficult Times: How Did Your Life Change During Covid?"

7/25/2022 "Spies, Sedition And sublime Blessings: The Biblical Book Of Numbers"

7/18/2022 "Have You Ever Seen Anything In Your Life More Wonderful!"-Join Us For Beach Services

7/11/2022 "Our Exodus From Afghanistan: Meet Our Adopted Refugee Family, The Basirats"-RSVP Now For Our July 15 Services

7/05/2022 "Summertime And The Livin' Is Easy"-RSVP For Our Shabbat BBQ Dinner And Americana Shabbat Services

5/31/2022 "If God Didn't Literally Reveal The Torah, Why Do We study It?"-RSVP For This Friday Evening, June 3, As We Celebrate Shavuot

5/25/2022 "Again, Again and Again- Another Mass Shooting"

5/23/2022 "Political Courage and Civic Engagement"-Join Us For Shabbat Services With U.S. Rep. Katie Porter

5/16/2022 "At The Edge Of Land And Sea"-Join Us For Beach Services On A Cliff in Laguna Beach This Friday Evening!

5/09/2022 "In Judaism, Reproductive Rights Favor The Mother"- (RSVP For Rabbi Deborah Waxman This Friday)

5/02/2022 "Celebrate Israel And Honor Heidi Kahn"

4/25/2022 Is "Never Again" Meaningless? RSVP Now For This Friday Evening's Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Service

4/18/2022 The First Five Days After The Weekend Are The Hardest! That's Why We Need The Holiness Of Shabbat!- Join US This Friday 

4/11/2022 "Save The Date-May 6- To Honor Our Beloved Pre-School Director Heidi Kahn And See Some Seder Tips Below

4/04/2022 "Justice, Justice, Shall You Pursue"- RSVP For Women's Connection Shabbat Honoring Annee Della Donna. Also Meet Our New Executive Director, Myka Thompson

3/28/2022 "Sephardic Jewry In History And Today"-Join Us This Friday

3/21/2022 Celebrate With "Homecoming Shabbat: Our Shabat Alive Band, Uc Berkeley Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky And Our First Oneg Shabbat In Two Years!

3/14/2022 "Purim Joy, Hilarity, Food, Fun, Costumes And Courage"-RSVP Now

3/07/2022 "Girls, Women and Matriarchs: A Century of Jewish Feminist Inspiration For Us All"-RSVP Now

2/28/2022 "Ukraine: Madness, Murder, And Music"- Join Us This Friday Evening 

2/22/2022 "Money And Judaism: Prosperity, Poverty, Pride And Prejudice"- Join Us For Shabbat Services This Friday Evening- RSVP Today!

2/14/2022 "Protecting Democracy And Monitoring Online Hate Speech In A Post-Truth Age," With Guest Speaker, UCI Law Prof. David Kaye-RSVP For This Friday Evening's Shabbat Service! 

2/07/2022 "The Book of Exodus: Breaking Chains Is Our Legacy"-RSVP For February 11 Shabbat Services 

1/31/2022 "Opposing Anti-Semitism On the Left And The Right"-RSVP For This Friday Evening's Shabbat Service

1/24/2022 "Silent No More: The Heroic Story of Soviet And American Jewry 50 Years Ago-RSVP For this Friday's Emotional Shabbat Service

1/17/2022 We were Strangers, Foreigners, Outsiders And Wanderers"-Join Us For HIAS National Refugee Shabbat This Friday Evening. RSVP Now And Learn About Our Welcom Circles

1/10/2022 Tu Bishvat: Loving Nature, Protecting It And Saving Our World"-Friday Night, January 14

1/03/2022 "Celebrating The New Year With Joy, Justice And Hope"-Friday January 6 at 7:00 p.m.

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