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.

5th Annual Downtown Seder

Downtown Seder
Sunday, March 25 ~ 3:00 pm at Pico Union Project

Join us for this annual celebration of God’s work of liberation from generation to generation. We will gather as one family of many faiths, languages and cultures during a season when many faith traditions affirm that love can conquer fear and life can conquer death’s hold on our physical and spiritual selves.

In Pico Union Project fashion, this will not be a Seder in the traditional sense but a journey traveled by people of good will through storytelling that sets us free to be servants of God’s love in our world.

Tickets here.

Life Sentence

Life Sentence
Life Sentence

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Life Sentence is a full-length musical currently in development with Music and Lyrics by Patrick Burns and Book by Kathleen Coombs. Please join us as we present a reading of Act I of this new show for friends, family, and industry professionals to celebrate our progress and build interest in the project. This musical follows one family as they navigate the challenges created by the American prison system. Directed by Richard Israel

RSVP here.

Spaceland Presents Kelly Lee Owens and Carmen Villain

Spaceland Presents Kelly Lee Owens and Carmen Villain

Sat March 31, 2018 ~ 8:00 pm at Pico Union Project

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Fly: A New Musical

Fly - A New Musical
Saturday April 7 ~ 7:30 at Temple Emanuel
Sunday April 8 ~ 3:00pm at Pico Union Project
The culmination of months of exploration, creative thinking and rehearsing – ‘Fly’ is a new musical where inter-faith and multicultural teens confront their values, identity, gender and more.
Tickets here.





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

naked. An art happening.

naked“naked.” It is an evening of art centered around the subject of nakedness. The happening will be held in an immersive space and will feature photography, visual art and video installations, nude dance, public conversation, and live music from upcoming indie bands. We hope that this project will reframe our perception and conversation of the human form and the way it is presented in contemporary pop culture and media.

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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.

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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.