Our Vision

The Pico Union Project is dedicated to the Jewish principle to “love your neighbor as yourself.” It elevates this teaching into practice in a historic building by bringing diverse cultures together through song, story, art, food and prayer. Pico Union Project is a multi-faith cultural arts center and house of worship founded in 2013 by visionary recording artist, composer and musician Craig Taubman. Pico Union Project aims to help invigorate the community of Los Angeles and reflect the Jewish value of being a light to all nations.

You are invited to the Pico Union Project’s 5th Anniversary – Ultimate Shabbat Table II

We are thrilled to invite you to join us in celebrating the Pico Union Project’s 5 year anniversary at our Ultimate Shabbat II on May 4th 2018.

Featuring the traditional, non-traditional, time-tested and innovative ideas that have become the hallmark of our unique Shabbat happenings on the grandest scale yet – this event will be one you will not forget.

Click here to reserve your spot, or contact us at events@picounionproject.org / (213) 915-0084 for more information.

Homeward LA Charity Theater for Homelessness

Homeward LA/The Midnight Mission presents
Homeward LA Charity Theater for Homelessness
Saturday, April 21st @ 8:00pm





LA Forward Podcast: Spring Into Action

LA Forward Podcast

SPRING INTO ACTION – Live Podcast Event featuring Kabira Stokes on “Redemption Against the Odds”
Thursday, April 12, 2018
@7:30 PM


Every Leaf Counts

Dear Treasured Donors,

As the holidays are upon us and 2017 comes to a close, we are excited to share with you Every Leaf Counts our new initiative to help grow the important work we do in the community!

Every Leaf Counts

There’s a beautiful sculpture in our sanctuary that was created two years ago by Benny Ferdman using the branches of an old Birch tree. We call it the Tree of Life, as it holds the prayers and aspirations of our community members.

In 2018 we are repurposing the tree to create Every Leaf Counts as our new annual sustainability sponsorship initiative.

By participating in Every Leaf Counts you will help maintain and expand PUP programs focused on sustainability in our community, such as Keep it Clean and Green. Every gift of $180 or more will receive an engraved leaf with your name to place on our tree.

During next year’s High Holy Day season, we will hold a ‘leaf falling ceremony’ where we will recount the many programs you helped support throughout the year, and gift you with your leaf to take home.

Sponsor Your Leaf HERE.

We thank you in advance for your support and wish all an Amazing, Joyous, and Happy Holiday Season

The Pico Union Project

Vida Sana Farmers Market

Vida Sana
2nd and 4th Thursdays 2:30-4:00pm

Come volunteer at our bi-monthly Vida Sana Farmers Market and help out with the activities, workshops, and produce distribution. All are welcome. 2:00 PM call time for all volunteers!

Click here to sign up as a volunteer. Continue reading Vida Sana Farmers Market

Unity of the Heart: a concert with Yuval Ron Ensemble

Unity of the Heart: A Concert with Yuval Ron Ensemble
Saturday, June 16 Doors @ 8:00 pm Concert @ 8:30 pm

The Pico Union Project presents Unity of the Heart: a concert with Yuval Ron Ensemble f.eaturing special guest Elinor Sitrish. An exhilarating evening of Hebrew, Arabic, Sacred and Secular with Award winning musician Yuval Ron and his ecstatic ensemble.

Click here for tickets.

30 Days, a Journey of Love, Loss and Healing

Nearly a year after the death of his in-laws, Craig Taubman understood the sustaining power of the Jewish mourning rituals to embrace loss and grief. Based on the ritual of Shloshim, Craig created 30 Days, a Journey of Love, Loss and Healing, a unique package of thirty cards, each with a moving introspection from a poet, faith leader, artist, healer or author, to help people on their journey toward hope and healing.

Get yours here.

Support Pico Union Project by Shopping at Amazon!

Wrap-up your holiday shopping HERE and Amazon donates to Pico Union Project Inc.

Seeds of Hope Partnership

Seeds of Hope
It’s always good to journey through life with good partners, and so it is with our friends at Seeds of Hope. Every week Erica, Steve and Elyse join us at the Pico Union Project to plant trees, water plants and distribute fresh produce and love to our neighbors. A ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles Seeds of Hope provides best practices in nutrition and cooking changing lives for the better…we know they have done so with us!