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The Sanctuary@Pico Union is proudly supported by:

The Jewish Community Foundation Los Angeles

The Max Factor Family Foundation

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High Holy Days at the Pico Union Project

High Holy Days at the Pico UnionJoin 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.

At Pico Union Project we set out to rebuild one of the oldest Jewish communities in downtown Los Angeles—and we did, beginning with High Holy Day services we wouldn’t have imagined in our wildest dreams. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming monthly Shabbat services! Thank you to our Sanctuary friends for helping to build such an incredible community. Below are some words from a few High Holy Day-goers and Sanctuary@Pico Union members!

Kind words…

“I can’t say enough positive things about my experience. Keep going!! Our community and the Jewish world at large needs it.” —Lauren

“The reason we came and want to return is because what happens at PUP isn’t happening at any of the traditional synagogues.” —Todd and Beth

“I felt that the effort and energy that went into making these High Holiday services was amazing and it flowed seamlessly.” —Dana

Best moment…

“The Buddhist monks chanting and praying for peace in the Middle East and sharing their story of connectedness to the Jewish faith.” —Sara

“Having the person next to me, who I met at services, put his arm around me (in a kind, welcoming way) while everyone was singing along.” —Susan

The defining message of services was…

“Unity…giving…selflessness…global peace…everyone must be responsible. Music moves the world. Empower yourself. Get inspired. Also, life is a circle…1909 to now. The First Jewish synagogue in LA now comes full circle.” —Lauri

“To love and respect ourselves, each other, our communities, our neighbors. There is no room for divisiveness in our world. It is time to gather together and heal.” —Lisa