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Thank You

The Sanctuary@Pico Union is proudly supported by:

The Jewish Community Foundation 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.

You Did It!


We extend huge thanks to our 67 lead contributors who have ensured that we will build Santuary@ the Pico Union for the High Holy Days.

Your support and commitment are the promise that we can truly make the old new and the new holy. We are grateful to Amir Giveon and the entire Jewcer team for their wonderful crowdfunding platform.Thank you!

There are a very limited number of single and multi day passes available here.

We look forward to bringing in the new year together with you.

High Holy Days at the Pico Union Project

High Holy Days at the Pico Union

Join us a joyful, soulful, multi-cultural Oh-So-LA High Holy Days.  Last year we hosted the first High Holy Day services in LA’s oldest synagogue in 91 years for a standing room only crowd. The Sanctuary@Pico Union is a space for celebration through prayer, singing, spoken word, diversity, learning, emotion, and intellectual stimulation. It could only happen in L.A.  …and we need you to make it.

We need you to build High Holy Days in the Sanctuary@Pico Union!  

We’re not looking for membership, we want your ownership.

Once again, we offer a range of opportunities that invite you in and keep us open. Make a contribution to secure Sanctuary Passes that grant you access to all 5 High Holy Day experiences:

  • Slichot Saturday Eve September 24th @ 8:00pm
  • Rosh Hashanah Day Monday, October 3rd @ 10:00am
  • Erev Yom Kippur Tuesday, October 11th @ 8:00pm
  • Yom Kippur Morning Wednesday, October 12th @ 10:00am
  • Neilah on Yom Kippur Evening Wednesday, October 12th @ 6:00pm

(If you cannot attend all 5 services, let us know and we will donate tickets to those in need.)

Led by Craig Taubman with Rabbi Deborah Schuldenfrei, Zach Lasker, Rabbi Scott Westle, Jason Chu, Martin Sorrow, Stuart K. Robinson and Shany Zamir.
Act now to reserve your Sanctuary Pass.

Slichot at The Pico Union

Slichot at the Pico UnionSaturday Evening, September 24

A community High Holy Day Gathering with Craig Taubman, Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s Nefesh and Rabbi Susan Goldberg and “Tashlich”, a new dance composition for Rosh Hashana by Deborah Rosen and Company.

Reserve your spot here.

Are You Ready to Make a Difference?

welcomehome-300bLos Angeles is facing a homelessness and affordable housing crisis and our city needs some Angels! The Pico Union Project is partnering with the Office of Mayor Garcetti and LA Family Housing on the Welcome Home Project and we need YOU to make it a success.

Our goal is to assemble 20 laundry baskets filled with household essentials and personal hygiene items for families moving into permanent housing.

The Welcome Home shopping list
(We need 20 of every item to fill all of the baskets)

• Blankets
• Shampoo and Conditioner,
• Feminine Products
• Toilet Paper
• Tissue
• Cleaning Supplies
• Gift Cards (Food4Less, Target)
• Socks
• Hand Wipes
• Pack of Kleenex
• Toothbrush and Toothpaste
• Chapstick
• Comb or Small Brush
• Mints, Cough Drops or Gum
• Note of encouragement
• or uplifting quote
• Pens and Pencils
• Nail clippers
• Band Aids
• Dust Pan and Broom
• Can Opener
• Pillows
• 1 Pot
• 2-4 cups
• 2-4 sets of utensils
• Dish Soap and Sponges