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The Sanctuary@Pico Union is proudly supported by:

The Jewish Community Foundation Los Angeles

The Max Factor Family Foundation

Slingshot Los Angeles

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For the past three years our Sanctuary has been home for High Holy Days with people from throughout Southern California.  Guided by Craig Taubman and an exceptional team of spiritual leaders, musicians, and artists, we are excited to once again build an inclusive home for the Holy Days.

Whether you come for the spoken word and song, the traditional rituals, or the emotional and intellectual stimulation…our doors are open.

Our festivities this year include:

  • Slichot “Holy In-spiration: Mind, Body, Soul”  – Saturday, September 16th @ 7:30pm
  • Rosh Hashanah Day 1 + Festive Lunch – Thursday, September 21st @ 10:00am
  • Kol Nidre Evening – Friday, September 29th @ 8:00pm
  • Yom Kippur Morning – Saturday, September 30th @ 10:00am
  • Neilah + Break-the-Fast – Saturday, September 30th @ 6:30pm

Click here make a contribution to our High Holy Day campaign and secure your Sanctuary Passes to join us.


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




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