The Pico Union Project is dedicated to the Jewish principle to “love your neighbor as yourself.” We elevate this teaching into practice in our historic building by bringing diverse cultures together through song, story, art, food and prayer. We are a multi-faith cultural arts center and house of worship that aims to help invigorate the community of Los Angeles and reflect the Jewish value of being a light to all nations.
At PUP we have finally initiated a new, Jewish venture: The Sanctuary@Pico Union. Our first action as a presence in the Pico Union will be to host High Holy Day services this year in September! We invite you to browse through the photos and statements of our many wonderful leaders. Below is an example from Stuart K. Robinson, longtime friend of Pico Union Project. See more on Facebook!
I am The Sanctuary@Pico Union.
Sanctuary is holy ground; hallowed space or time where I feel safe, and I am safe to reveal my true self while discovering my faith. In the exquisite silence of sanctuary, I am free: free from judgment, from category, and free to converse with the higher power as I enlarge my community and myself.
Villalobos are coming to PUP on August 14th, and we are so excited. Get excited yourself! Watch this live performance of their hit song “El Pijul.” Then, go to villalobospup.eventbrite.com to get some tickets while sales last.
Craig Taubman’s latest post on Jewish Journal. This is an intense two-part piece documenting his thoughts on the Iran nuclear deal and the varying attitudes toward it among Jewish communities. We anxiously await the printed version! Read the full post here.