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The Sanctuary@Pico Union is proudly supported by:

The Jewish Community Foundation Los Angeles

The Max Factor Family Foundation

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

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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)


Alone and Together March 4 at Pico Union Project

Alone & TogetherFeaturing Kevin Morby, Sam Cohen, Eric D. Johnson(Fruit Bats), Joe Russo, and Josh Kaufman at the Pico Union Project on March 4, 2017.

Grab tickets here.
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Saffron and Rosewater

Saffron and RosewaterThursday, March 9th ~ 7:30 pm

Enjoy a riveting evening of stories and song, illuminating the struggles and triumphs of Persan Jewish women.

Tickets available here.

Debbie Friedman z”l – A Tribute in Song

Saturday, January 28th @ 7:00pm

Join us in song and story as we honor the legacy of Debbie Friedman. Featuring Israeli artist Bat Ella, and her band singing her unique interpretations of Debbie’s songs in Hebrew, and special guests Craig Taubman, Danny Maseng, Rabbi Cantor Alison Wissot, Rick Lupert and Steven Carr Reuben. Tickets on sale now.


FellowshipThursdays, January 19 – February 12th

Award winning Cornerstone Theater bring their interactive theate piece fellowship, to the PUP! It’s a compelling story exposing the challenge of food and hunger in Los Angeles. Tickets available now.

If you’re curious about the fellowship experience, check out this video:

Klezmatics in Concert

klezmatics-mill-250Monday, December 19th @ 8:00pm

Light the way to Channukah with this holiday concert featuring the Grammy-winning Klezmatics

Pre-party for young adults with spirits and artisanal treats.

Act now to grab your tickets at a special, limited time pre-sale price.

This event is part of the Infinite Light citywide festival, which is made possible by a partnership with NuRoots, a program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

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WHAT THE FRACK HAPPENED? A Tsunami of a Love Story

frack-250Saturdays, December 3 and 10th @ 8:00pm

Timely, Political, Funny, Physical Theatre accompanied by Live Music, Bollywood Dancing, Original Songs, a Mega Tsunami and of course, Love.

WHAT THE FRACK HAPPENED? Well it happened: Climate Change. As a result, a Catastrophic Mega Tsunami has crushed the world and, more importantly, the wedding of the century, leaving the guests to ponder their predicament while floating out to sea.

Produced by Citizen’s Change Theater. Get your tickets now.

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.

Contemplative Stitching: High Holy Days Reflections

stitching-300Part I: Saturday, September 24 @ 6:30pm (evening of Slichot)
Part II: Monday, October 3rd @ 8:30am (just before Rosh Hashanah Services)

Join members of Pico Union Project for this unique opportunity to find your spiritual center through the art of contemplative stitching with renowned instructor Debra Linesch. Simple collage, transfer and embroidery techniques will help participants create a meditative practice to engage themes of the Rosh Hashanah liturgy.

This 2-day event is free of charge. Space is limited.

Sign up now to save your spot.