Pico Union Project Events

  • May 28, 2015 7:30 pmPainful Hope
  • May 30, 2015 7:00 pmNachum Peterseil and Automatic Toys
  • June 2, 2015 11:00 amPico Union Project Weekly Open House
  • June 9, 2015 11:00 amPico Union Project Weekly Open House
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Other Events

  • May 31, 2015 10:45 amKwangYum Community Church
  • June 1, 2015 5:30 amKwangYum Community Church
  • June 2, 2015 5:30 amKwangYum Community Church
  • June 2, 2015 7:00 pmKwangYum Community Church
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Our Vision

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.

Nachum Peterseil’s Automatic Toys at the Pico Union Project

Automatic Toys at the Pico Union Project
Nachum Peterseil’s Automatic Toys are coming to the Pico Union Project stage! Their sometimes rock ‘n roll, always groovy tunes will be sure to put you in the perfect Saturday nightlife mood. The show will be recorded live, and will feature new material from the band’s upcoming album, Eeer Miklat (City of Refuge). Come be part of the material!

Click HERE for tickets.

Interview With George Alvarez, Groundskeeper at Pico Union Project

George Alvarez, Groundskeeper at Pico Union ProjectWho is the person you most admire?

My son. For all the struggles in his life, he keeps going, he doesn’t get lost. He keeps straight on his righteous way, even though he’s supposed to be in jail or the hospital because he grew up in a really bad area. But now my son has two jobs and is gonna have his own business as a cook. He knows he needs his credentials because he wants to be sure that his business will be successful, so he can do what he likes to do.

What do you love about yourself?

I love God inside of myself. He helps me be a fighter. He’s a source of positive energy. When you’re thirsty you drink water—when things go wrong, God helps you.

Who is the greatest love of your life?

The greatest love of my life is God. When I talk to him I feel his love and warm feelings and security.

What is your greatest fear?

Fear for me is a feeling. It’s a natural feeling that announces whatever danger comes. But God in myself says: “I will never leave you; I will never forsake you for the rest of your life.” When a feeling of fear comes, I know how to get back the feeling of peace and security. I’m willing to pay any price for what I believe. The fear is gonna tell me something is wrong, but you can control that, and say to yourself “I can kill the snake, or I can let him bite me.” You can be either a hammer or a nail. You have to decide.

What’s your favorite animal?

I love the little tiny birds that fly around the flowers downstairs. You know, God never makes ugly things. I like cats, dogs, and birds.

Who is your favorite author?

Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 100 Years of Solitude is the best. I really like it. There’s a man who creates a town, and he’s had a lot of experiences in life. He was an inventor. He bought two links of magnets from a street vendor and thought it was amazing. So he decided he wanted to make them for his family.