Ongoing @ PUP

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Intro to Judaism

Faith @ PUP

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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

Slingshot Los Angeles

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.

PUP Receives Local & National Recognition

PUP RECEIVES LOCAL & NATIONAL RECOGNITIONWe’re dancing a hora after receiving a humbling series of accolades:

  • Commendations from Congressman Ted Lieu, County Supervisor Hilda Solis, and Council Member Gil Cedillo.
  • Selection for Slingshot Guide Los Angeles for innovative non-profits leading the Jewish community
  • Support from the Pico Union Neighborhood Council for our Keep It Green, Keep it Clean initiative
  • Support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in the area of arts education

Click here to learn more.


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 classes, workshop and produce distribution. All are welcome. 2:30 PM Call Time for all volunteers!

Click here to sign up as a volunteer.



George Tells Our Story

Spirit of the Golden Juice

Spirit of Golden Juice
Wednesday, June 28 @ 7:00pm

The Pico Union Project hosts a special performance of F.J. McMahon’s Spirit Of The Golden Juice, backed by pastoral psyche rockers – and Mexican Summer alum – Quilt.
Grab your tickets here.

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.

Chino Amobi + Perera Elsewhere + Embaci + Miss Modular

Chino Amobi + Perera Elsewhere + Embaci + Miss Modular
Thursday, July 6th @ 7:00 pm

The Sanctuary @ Pico Union Project

Grab your tickets now for a unique fusion of musical artists.

From Baghdad to Brooklyn

From Baghdad to Brooklyn
Michelle Azar in From Baghdad to Brooklyn written by Michelle Azar, Directed by Brian Kite

Sunday, August 20th @ 3:00pm
at Pico Union Project

Performance will be followed by a discussion with: Rabbi Sarah Bassin (Temple Emmanuel) and Aziza Hasan (NewGround)

Co-Sponsored by Temple Emanuel & NewGround: Muslim-Jewish Partnership