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Thank You

The Sanctuary@Pico Union is proudly supported by:

The Jewish Community Foundation Los Angeles

The Max Factor Family Foundation

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.

I Am America

I am America is an audio and video statement that America can only be what we make it. We can’t afford to be complacent.  We must actively pursue justice and equality for all Americans.  Share the song and the message…we are America!

Debbie Friedman z”l – A Tribute in Song

Debbie Friedman - A Tribute in SongSaturday, January 28th @ 7:00pm

Join us in song and story as we honor the legacy of Debbie Friedman. Featuring Israeli artist Bat Ella, and her band singing her unique interpretations of Debbie’s songs in Hebrew, and special guests Craig Taubman, Danny Maseng, Rabbi Cantor Alison Wissot, Rick Lupert and Steven Carr Reuben. Tickets on sale now.

Workshop: Forbidden Conversations

Tuesday, February 14th
12:00pm – 2:45pm

Exploring the “I” word and other hot topics in public…

Join a thought and action provoking workshop for clergy educators, and Jewish communal professionals featuring:

THE FORBIDDEN CONVERSATION

A deeply personal performance by actor and photographer Gili Getz that explores the challenges of having a conversation about Israeli in the American Jewish community

Lunch with colleagues

Workshops exploring best practices on approaching divisive topics with:

  • Dr. Sivan Zakai, American Jewish University
  • Naomi Ackerman, Advot
  • Ariella Schusterman, ADL
  • NewGround Facilitators
  • …and more!

Click here for tickets and take advantage of our Early Registration discount by January 27th.

The Forbidden Conversation

Thursday, February 16th @ 7:30pm

Written and performed by Gili Getz – A deeply personal performance that explores the challenges of having a conversation about Israel in the American Jewish community.

Panel of distinguished experts on the challenges of dialogue:

Marc Purchin (Facilitator), Aziza Hasan (Coalition Builder), Dr. Avi Havivi (Therapist), Dave Reynolds (Anti-Bias Educator)

Tickets: www.picounionproject.org/forbidden