Entries by Gabbai

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. […]

Pico Shul Sukkot Shop Is Open

Get a beautiful Lulav and Etrog set and support Pico Shul! We also are now ready to sell essential Jewish books, mezuzahs, mezuzah cases, beeswax Shabbat candles candles! We also have for donation – Slivovitz! Shop hours Thursday 5:00pm -7:30pm Friday      10:00am – 3:00pm Saturday  9:00am – 12:00am Sunday    9:00am – 3:00pm […]

Kaparot in LA Gone Too Far?!

GUIDE: Using Money for Kaparot

Kaparot is an ancient ritual we do in preparation for Yom Kippur. Kaparot can be done any time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We ask God that if we were destined to be the recipients of harsh decrees in the New Year, may they be transferred to the money used in the ceremony which […]

Lovefest: Tu B’Av Cocktail Party

Celebrate the Jewish Holiday of Love • Marvelous night for a Moondance • & Camp Neshama Reunion! Beverly Hills Mansion on Mulholland Drive Early RSVP From $15 • VIP & Sponsors from $50 Sponsorships Available • Space is limited * Camp Neshama Alumni Promo Code will be emailed out! Celebrate an auspicious night for a […]

Mazal Tov and Blessings for Two New Couples

We are very excited to share the news of two couples with close ties to Pico Shul who have recently become engaged! May Hashem bless you both with an outpouring of divine favor spiritually and materially! MAZAL TOV ADAM KING AND HANNAH DAPHNA ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT!! MAZAL TOV JAKE AND BECKY ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT! Picture […]

Bringing Jewish Joy to the world’s coolest film festival

The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles featured an inspiring cover-story about Shabbat Lounge, featuring profiles and interviews with Rabbi Yonah and Rebbitzen Rachel: People of all backgrounds — Jewish and non-Jewish — showed up to celebrate Shabbat and Havdallah, enjoy free food and an open bar, dance to Jewish music and find temporary respite from the […]

L.A. Weekly: Rabbi Yonah Bookstein Brings Digital Detox and Shabbat Dinner to Sundance

The Sundance Shabbat Lounge got some major love! The special connection between the Sundance Film Festival and Los Angeles is no mystery. Large companies such as William Morris and ASCAP rent out their own private events, while millionaire businessmen come to their Deer Valley homes with hopes of partying at $20,000 tables at the Post […]