March 14, 2018 | 25 Adar, 5778
This Week
Friday, 3/16
Shabbat Zimrah

Saturday, 3/17
Hevrah Torah
with Cantor Kerith Spencer-Shapiro

7pm - 11pm
Casino Night at University Synagogue!
Come and Celebrate 75 Years of University Synagogue!
Sunday, 3/18
Religious School

Thank you to our Casino Night Sponsors!
Harriet and Elizabeth Finebaum for the Reception Table
Nancy Stark and Stanley Iezman for the Roulette Table
Linda and Donald Kaplan for the Cocktail Bar
Martha and Jeff Melvoin for the Dessert Bar
Lisa and Jeff Cohen for the Auction Table
Doreen and Todd Gelfand for the Band
Jen and Adam Abramowitz for the Photo Booth
Ellen and Torin Dorros for the Photo Booth
Melanie and Justin Harelik for the Photo Booth
Jen Haarmann and Mitch Viner for the Photo Booth
Abbi Hertz and David Krauss for the Photo Booth
Liana Schwarz and Mike Montgomery for the Photo Booth
Rabbi Joel and Ariella Simonds for the Photo Booth
Susan and Josh Wieder for the Henna Tattoos
Gail and Bob Israel for the Henna Tattoos
Karlene and Howard Weg for the Henna Tattoos
Donna and Angel Shapiro-Castillo for the Henna Tattoos
Board of Trustees for the DJ
Michael Tuchin and Meryl Shapiro-Tuchin for the Reception Table
Carole and Doug Rawson for the Auction Table
Thank you to the following for their support!
Royal Corporation
Professional Security Consultants, Inc
Eliana and Oded Rokach
Cindy and Jerry Lederer
Julie and Steven Bank
Laurie and Chris Harbert
Ruth and Henry Sobel
Deborah and Chris Heine
Gail and Bob Israel
Doris and Bob Ruvelson
Please go online or send in RSVP card to register.
This is going to be a night to remember!
Hats off to University Synagogue’s 75 th  Anniversary!

Early Childhood Jewish Educators
Inspired by ECE-RJ Inaugural Israel Conference
Phoenix, Arizona March 6, 2018 - After years of planning, Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism (ECE-RJ) held its first conference in Israel, from February 18th - 28th. Forty early childhood professionals including April Schafer from University Synagogue, travelled and studied together. By exploring the cultural, historical, and spiritual layers of this unique country through an early childhood lens, the educators gained a unique connection to Israel and the knowledge to impact how Israel is taught within their institutions and their communities.
A beautiful afternoon of song, celebrating 75 years of University Synagogue

Join Cantor Kerith Spencer-Shapiro and Cantor Emeritus Jay Frailich and special guests:

Cantor Chayim Frenkel
Cantor Emma Lutz
Cantor Juval Porat
Rabbi-Cantor Alison Wissot
Online Registration is now Available!
LOVING: Turn The Not So Good into the Good We All Want 
Join us on Sunday morning, March 25 th , for a workshop about relationships and attachments with Licensed Clinical Psychologists and Certified EFT Therapists Susan Thau, Ph. D and Veronica Thomas, Ph. D. This workshop is appropriate for individuals or couples who wants to better understand their part in a meaningful relationship.

Please contact Emilie for more information at

Please RSVP with Sue Share
to let us know you will be joining us!

“Written with a surgeon's incisiveness and clarity, Dr. Nina Shapiro 'cuts' through the clutter of confusion when it comes to the best advice for your health. As a top-doctor but also as a mom, wife and friend, Shapiro knows what matters most to her readers. Every home should have a copy of Hype ." ―Sanjay Gupta, MD, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent and New York Times bestselling author

“If you’re tired of reading competing, confusing headlines in the health sphere or wondering if the latest ‘clinically-proven’ trend is worthy advice, then  Hype  is a must-read book.” —David B. Agus, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Illness , A Short Guide to a Long Life , and The Lucky Years

Dr. Nina Shapiro is one of America’s leading physicians. With more than two decades of experience in clinical and academic medicine, she’s a trusted expert whom her patients and the media rely on routinely to set the record straight about the latest health fads and misconceptions. 
Dr. Shapiro is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and a Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has received numerous prestigious awards throughout her career. A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Cornell University, she completed her surgical residency at Harvard and finished additional subspecialty training in pediatric otolaryngology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and the Children’s Hospital of San Diego.

Producers and journalists have Dr. Shapiro on speed dial when there’s a controversial health study or a medical story in the news, and she’s appeared on many broadcast programs, including CBS’s The Early Show , Extra , Michaela, CNN and National Public Radio. She is a regular guest on the Emmy-Award winning television show The Doctors , and her work has been featured and published in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter, Redbook. Prevention, First for Women, Real Simple and many other print and online publications.

A native of New York, Dr. Nina Shapiro lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. 

She is also a congregant of University Synagogue.
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Mitzvah Corps:
We're Here For You!
University Synagogue Mitzvah Corps is here, and we care!  Dedicated to serving our fellow congregants as they encounter major life cycle events, we will gladly send a welcome gift to a new baby, and provide support for ill or mourning congregants and their families (delivering a hot meal, completing a minyan, running an errand, etc.). 

If you’re in need of some TLC from the Mitzvah Corps, please just inform any clergy member or the synagogue office.   We’d also love to have you join us as a volunteer — the demands are few and the rewards are plentiful!

Please contact Susan Wieder at .
Oneg Shabbat Sponsorships

Share your special life cycle event with the congregation on Friday night!

Birthday, Anniversary, Engagement, Aufruf or Baby Naming . . .

Click here to see the sponsorships. 

For more information, please contact Bonnie Kebre at
Have a Great Week!