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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

Niki Jacobs at PUP

Niki Jacobs at Pico Union Project
Niki Jacobs
at Pico Union Project
high energy dutch yiddish music

with special guests Mostly Kosher

Saturday, May 13 ~ 8:00pm

Click here for tickets.

Co-sponsored by Pico Union Project, Yiddishkayt Los Angeles, and the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles.

Peter Yarrow & Nahko in Concert

Peter Yarrow & Nahko in Concertwith Cody Blackbird Band, Mignon Gelie and more….

Sunday, April 30th
Pico Union Project

Join Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul, & Mary) and Oregon-native Nahko for a concert of unity and restorative justice benefiting the Unity Concert in The Black Hills of South Dakota.

Doors open at 6:15pm with Indian Tacos on sale till 7pm

Click here to purchase tickets.

3rd Annual Downtown Seder

3rd Annual Downtown Seder Join us for the 3rd Annual Downtown Seder – An interfaith multi-cultural celebration of freedom for all.

Sunday April 9 * 3:30-5:30 pm

The Pico Union Project
1153 Valencia St.
Los Angeles, CA

Click here to reserve your seat.

Participating Organizations:
Adat Ari El – All Saints Beverly Hills – HB Barnum Life Choir – IKAR – Islamic Center of Southern California – Kwang Yum Church – Makom LA – Markaz – New Ground: Muslim-Jewish Partnership – Sinai Temple Sisterhood – Temple Aliyah – Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills – Temple Isaiah – Valley Beth Shalom – Word of Encouragement Church – Advot Project

I’m Here

I'm HerePresented by LA Youth Theatre Ensemble Presents…

Saturday, April 15th @ 2:00pm

Pico Union Project

Written by the Ensemble & Kim Dunbar

Directed by Bev Meyer

LAYTE is a group of high school students from different schools who wrote their own stories of struggle and triumph, and created a moving piece of theatre.

Tickets $5 in advance or $7 at the door.  Click here to grab your tickets now.

Yemen Blues

Yemen Blues returns to Pico Union Project with special guest Chloe Pourmorady Ensemble.

Saturday, March 25 – 7:30 pm.

Produced by Pico Union Project in partnership with The Los Angeles Israeli Consulate, The Israeli American Council, and Shavua Israeli.

Get your tickets here.

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:


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)


Orquesta Victoria “El Mundo is The World”

Join us November 19 at the Pico Union Project, for Orquesta Victoria’s: “El Mundo is The World” Tour.

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Spotlight Storytelling 2016: Transformations

Thursday, November 17th at 8:00pm
An evening of stories from LA Muslims and Jews about what it takes to get better and stronger and smarter together.  This event couldn’t be more timely.  Grab your tickets now!
Produced by NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change

Downward PUP Yoga

Downward PUP YogaTurn your gaze inward and engage your mind, body, and soul in the art of self-reflection. Join us for a weekly multi-level yoga flow class designed for beginners through advanced practitioners throughout November on Sundays at 4:00pm with Zach Lasker, PUP Executive Director and Resident Yogi.

Sunday, 11/13
Sunday, 11/20
Sunday, 11/27

The class is donation based. Click here to grab one of the limited spots. Namaste!

Faithsgiving Community Fair

faithsgiving-250Keep the faith and give thanks at our 3rd annual FaithsGiving Fair. Food Give-aways, cooking demonstrations, music, crafts and more.

Tuesday, November 22nd, 4:00 – 6:00pm
at the Pico Union Project: 1153 Valencia St., Los Angeles

In partnership with: Holy Faith LA • Islamic Center • Kwang Yum Church • KYCC • Leo Baeck Temple • Pico Union Project • Seeds of Hope • Word of Encouragement Church

2016 Pre-Election Town Hall

Vote!Moderated by Laurie Levinson, Professor & Chair in Ethical Advocacy at Loyola Law School + Director, Project of the Innocence

Thursday, October 27th @ 7:30pm

Learn from leading experts about issues that impact you and your neighbors, such as safety and homelessness.

Betsy Butler, Director, California Women’s Law Center
Larry Greenfield, Founding Executive Director of the Reagan Legacy Foundation and former Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition

Sign up here and join us free of charge.