Entries by Gabbai

Who will rise up for me against evildoers; who will stand up for me against workers of violence? 

Read excerpts from Rabbi Yonah’s sermon after the massacre of Muslim worshippers in New Zealand. God needs us to be Divine Ambassadors on Earth. God needs us to be his Angels here to help build a world of justice and righteousness. 

Purim Tzedakah for Those in Need – Matanot l’Evyonim

One of the MOST important mitzvot you can do …giving away money to the poor on Purim. We learn from our sages that bringing joy to the poor on Purim, is more important than almost anything else! In order for to fulfill the mitzvah properly, the money has to be distributed on Purim. Rabbi Yonah […]

Reb Shayala’s Imposter

Incredible story about Reb Shayala!

My Polish Odyssey – An Introduction

By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein My first trip to Poland was in 1991, as a backpacking college student searching for my family roots in Łómża, Żyrardów, Łódż and Stawisk. That few day trip became a three-week journey, immersed in the awesomeness of pre-war Jewish Poland, the devastation of the Holocaust, and meeting Jewish souls yearning to […]

New sign is already turning heads

Thank you!!! Thank you to 18 people who made donations to help us make a new sign for Pico Shul! The new sign has LED lighting and is wonderful to see when you pass at night. During the day, our simple logo stands out for all to see. If you want to still be part […]

Your donation will help us make a sign so we can shine more light

And be matched by a generous donor! For only 6 more days! When we moved into our current venue two years ago, a Gordon’s Fish Market Sign was still hanging in front announcing “fresh daily catches” of fish. It was a classic, but misleading. We were always getting requests for fish. So we decided it […]

Tour to Poland, Hungary & Slovakia With Rabbi Yonah

Join Rabbi Yonah for a historic tour to visit Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, March 26-April 2, 2019. Our are planning a trip that starts in Vienna, travels through Slovakia, and then to Poland. Journey to Poland, Slovakia & HungryA pilgrimage and spiritual journey in Central Europe including:Lezansk (Lezajsk) – Join the Thousands who come to […]

Our Response to Tragedy in Pittsburgh: New Jewish Learning Program & Activities

Dear Friends, In response to the massacre of 11 Jews in Pittsburgh Synagogue, Pico Shul is launching a multifaceted effort to increase Jewish learning and commitment to ritual and community called “Jewish Essentials”. Thanks to dedicated teachers and rabbis we will be offering a whole new portfolio of classes and programming. To make this program […]

Looking for Love

Class with the Chai Center at the Grove on the subject of dating, dating apps, and finding your soul mate.

Help a Mother and Four Kids Abandoned Without Food, Money or Hope

Debrah was raised in Europe by Israeli parents and then moved to the United States. Her first husband left her – and the country – with two small kids and a determination to turn her life around. She found solace and strength in Judaism. She began attending synagogue, observing Shabbat, and keeping a kosher home. […]