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To foster a community of women through programs that educate, inform, and enhance its members’ intellectual and spiritual lives, while kindling bonds of friendship. This mission is accomplished within the framework of the values of Reconstructionism and the infrastructure of  University Synagogue.

The Women’s Connection donates its program revenues to the synagogue for  various projects, such as dues scholarships for women called “Women Helping Women,” synagogue enhancement projects, Tikkun Olam, and High Holy Days musicians.

For more information, please contact Fran Kosky, Women's Connection Chair


Morning Book Club Discussion

Ongoing, third Thursday of every month at 10:00 a.m.

Women to Women

Tuesday, January 30
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The women of Irvine United Community Church join the women of University Synagogue to share ideas for future collaborations and get-togethers. Hosted by Barbara Cohen and Nadine Steinberg. Admission: Complimentary

Natalye Black Seder for Women

Wednesday, April 17
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Led by Cantor Ruti Braier and Director of Congregational Learning Jessica Bram. Held for mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, and friends with a ceremonial meal, and our Women’s Haggadah of the Passover story from a woman’s perspective.  Open to all women within our synagogue and the community at large. 

Chairing: Barbara Cohen (Ritual), Emma Lubetkin (Food), Susan Fybel (Table Decoration)

$50 admission for WC Members, $60 admission for Non-WC Members

Mahjongg Day and Fashion Show

Tuesday, May 21
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Morning fashion show sponsored by Chico’s, lunch, raffle and mahjongg. Hosted by Mimi Kaplan and Doreen Bame

$40 Admission for WC Members, $45 for Non-WC Members

Summer Membership Event

Details coming soon. 

An Open Door: Jewish Rescue in the Philippines


Leonie Kramer presents the history of Jews who immigrated to the Philippines after the Holocaust, through the eyes of her mother. Hosted by Sherry Rosen. $10 Admission

Tue, May 28 2024 20 Iyar 5784