Lovefest Pics

Thanks to our sponsor Barak Raviv and our host Sam Delug for making our LOVEFEST event such success. Everyone enjoyed an incredible romantic and fun night! Thank you to all the volunteers, Kimera Band, and Rebbitzin Rachel for making this such a special event! Sponsored by the Barak Raviv Foundation and Pico Shul Co-Sponsored by Chai Center, Happy Minyan, and JLIC-OU. A benefit for Camp Neshama

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. 

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 of this campaign feel free to donate today!

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 was time for a new sign. And this new sign will enable Pico Shul to be more easily found, and bring light and beauty to our Center.

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 was time for a new sign. And this new sign will enable Pico Shul to be more easily found, and bring light and beauty to our Center.

We re replacing not only the sign but also the lighting. The old fluorescent ballasts were broken, so we are also installing LED lighting that will be energy efficient and bright.

A generous donor has offered to MATCH each donation for this campaign, and whatever we raise over the amount needed will be used towards additional signage and space improvements.

We are trying to finish in one week with this campaign … (a lot of good things have happened in seven days).

This is an especially appropriate campaign to support in memory of a loved one!

All donations over $500 will be included on a plaque to be installed in the shul.


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 & Hungry
A pilgrimage and spiritual journey in Central Europe including:
Lezansk (Lezajsk) – Join the Thousands who come to this holy site on the Yahrzeit of Reb Elimelech
Bratislava – the hometown and burial place of the Chasam Sofer
Warsaw, Pre-Holocaust Jewish capital of Europe 
Krakow – Renaissance synagogues, resting place of great tzaddikim
Lublin – city of the Chozeh
Kerestirer – home of the tzaddik Reb Shayele Kerestirer;
Auschwitz – epicenter of the Holocaust
And other places of special of cultural and religious significance.

Ground only and combined air/ground available.
Freshly cooked kosher cuisine • Minyanim • Luxurious Motor Coach travel
Space will be limited

Sign up here if you are interested in the trip to receive updates!

https://picoshul.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/poland-slovaki-hungary

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 a reality – we need we need partners!

We are launching a crowdsourcing campaign TODAY to raise $10,000 to do grow our reach and ability to provide learning, programming and shabbat experiences to hundreds more people.

This is a monumental project and the best response that we know to tragedy. We will be bringing light and Torah to the world in the merit of those who died.

Please join me in donating to make this program achieve what is possible.

Every time you give tzedakah – it creates a new conduit for blessing for you and your family.

This is a great opportunity for us to do something POSITIVE and AWESOME in the wake of tragedy. That is what God wants from us.

Please please donate something today to make this program possible.

THANK YOU!

Rabbi Yonah

DONATE TODAY