The Dinner Party: A Charity Soiree to Find the Jewish Future

What Is The Dinner Party?
A Charity Soiree to raise $100,000 or more to support programs to inspire Jewish marriages, build Jewish community, and enhance love and support of Am Yisrael among Jews in their 20s and 30s.

The Dinner Party is an extravaganza of food, wines and socializing to support Jewish continuity. In place of a lengthy program, we will be recognizing our Legacy Founders and Visionary Supporters with blessings and a L’Chaim. 

Six gourmet chefs will serve a custom menu of eight courses, VIP tapas bar, and hand-made desserts, featuring Jewish-themed food from four continents. Courses are paired with artisanal California kosher wine from the award-winning Shirah Winery. Interactive kiosks staffed by Pico Shul participants will highlight Pico Shul’s accomplishments and offer opportunities to underwrite programs.

The Dinner Party will take place at The Mark, 9320 W. Pico Blvd., the VIP Reception starts at 6:30pm, and Dinner at 7:30pm. Valet parking will be provided.

Learn more and RSVP on our website 

Hanukah Party and Movie Night

Join Pico Shul for Chinese & Movie Night on December 24th. 
Featuring: The award winning film "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" and a surprise double feature.
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This annual tradition is infinitely elevated by being the First Night of Hanukah and gives us all the more reason to celebrate community togetherness, religious freedom and oily food!

Kosher Chinese, Texas Hold'em Dreidle, Popcorn and a L'Chaim or two with friends - who could ask for more on the first night of Hanukah? 

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 Reunion Shabbaton

 Reunion Shabbaton



For alumni of Pico Shul, JConnectLA, Jewlicious Festival, Camp Jewlicious, Camp Neshama, Mountain High Shabbat, Beach Hillel  &  Shabbat Tent and other Alevy Family Foundation Programs


Friday Night

4:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat

6:30 pm Friday Night Dinner  for Families & Couples (RSVP required on form below)

9:00 pm Community Oneg location TBA



9:45am Morning Services

10:30am L'Chaim & Learning

12:30pm  Kiddush Lunch

3:00pm Class with Rabbi Besser

4:00pm Mincha & 3rd Meal

Followed by Ma'ariv & Havdallah

Melava Malka W/ beer and pizza


Friday night dinner is a ticketed event but all other program elements are FREE of charge.


Childcare will be available during all programs, but please register your children so we can be prepared.


Please let us know if you need home hospitality.


We are grateful for the support of The Community Shul, Rabbi Cohen and the Young Adult leadership.

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Lag B'Omer Community Bonifre with Pico Shul

Sunset • Bonfire • Beach • Music • Big Surprise

You are invited to our 11th annual celebration of the mystical Jewish Holiday of Lag B'Omer together with a huge bonfire, musical jam, and a beach picnic. This annual event is always romantic and magical, spiritually elevating as we experience sunset, the ocean and the stars with friends by firelight!

This 33day between Pesach and Shavuot marked the world over with community celebrations and a focus on chesed in celebration of the life of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (2CE Rabbi and first public teacher of Kaballah) and the acts of loving-kindness that tradition says ended the plague killing the students of Rabbi Akiva.

Bring blankets, food, warm coats and l'chaims (no glass bottles) Grab your guitar, tambourines or bongos to take part in jam sessions. 

We start before sunset on Wednesday, May 7th at 6:30pm and continue until the beach closes at 10pm. 

Bring $15 for parking on the beach — if you park along the highway you risked being towed at 10pm sharp. Please carpool with friends!

We will be posting our location on this event site on that Thursday afternoon, so you will know where to find us. 

WHAT: Lag B'Omer Beach Bonfire 

WHAT TO BRING: Food, blanket, warm clothes, l'chaims, instruments, good vibes

WHEN: Wednesday, May 25th 6:30pm-10pm

WHERE: Dockweiler State Beach

COST: FREE ($15 parking fee)

PARTNERS (list in formation): Pico Shul, JConnect, Shabbat Tent, The Chai Center...

Pico Shul Community 2nd Night Passover Seder 2016 





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Gifts of Food for your Friends!

Mishloach Manot are still available


One of the Mitzvot of Purim is sending gifts of food to your friends on Purim Day to increase the bounty of their celebration feast on Purim.  Everyone wants to do this, but we don't all have time to figure out something cute and rush out last minute to market to throw something together.

This year why procrastinate? Ensure your celebration fo Purim will be the most joyful possible and let us help you give gifts sure to be enjoyed!

To this end, the Sisterhood has created a delightful gift perfect for just about anyone to use on Purim morning.  Coffee & Tea with gourmet honey and rock candy to sweeten your brew, and nut-free, trans-fat free, hamentashen to kick your day into high gear.  Plus we are including a discrete packet of Advil for those in need of help if their heads are still throbbing from the night before!

The gifts are wrapped and we provide you card for your personal Purim greeting!

Pico Shul is not delivering Mishloach Manot, but you will be able to pick them up Sunday 3/20/16 and of course Purim Evening and Purim Day!


   How many do you want to order?


Community Feast - Purim in New Orleans: Hot Jazz & Cool Cats

Celebrate in incomparable style with Hot Jazz and cool drinks and kosher Gumbo and Jambalaya! 
Everyone knows that the night of Purim is a huge party, but not everyone knows one the greatest secrets about Purim: the Purim Feast! On the day of Purim, after the parties and evening celebrations, there is an ancient custom to make a feast in honor of this fun holiday. This feast is of epic proportions, with delicious food, wine, and spirits. Join us for an epic feast - New Orleans style!
This multiple course meal, features gourmet food, wine, beer, l’chaims, music, and more!
Mincha and Megillah Reading at 4:15pm followed by the feast.
   $50 Purim Day Entry (space permitting)
   $100 Seat at the VIP Table
   $180 Patron (2 seats)
   $500 Party Host (4 Seats)

If you are a member and don't see the Member RSVP option below, please login to your Pico Shul account, reload the page and Voila! You will see it!


Concern for the needy is a year-round responsibility and on Purim it is a special mitzvah to remember the poor.

This mitzvah is best fulfilled by giving directly to the needy or having someone reliable give on your behalf.  As with the other mitzvahs of Purim, hearing the Megillah, enjoying a festive meal, and sending gifts of food to friends, each person is encouraged to fulfill this mitzvah and increase the level of Joy in the world this holiday.



Pico Comedy Night

Monday Feb 22nd is Purim Katan and we are going to celebrate with a night of comedy.

RSVP now and save!

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Tu B' Shevat Seder 2016



Mystical. Delicious. Inspiring: Celebrate nature's Holy gifts and explore ancient wisdom at our Kabbalists' Feast. Last year this event sold out!

Year's ago in the ancient city of Tzfat a group of Kabbalists uncovered the mystical secret's of Tu B'shvat. They revealed these mystical secrets in a ceremony patterned after the Passover Seder and made a festival meal on the night of Tu B'shvat, the 15th of the month of Shvat. There are four cups of wine, a recited text, and ritual foods eaten. However in place of the story of the Exodus from Egypt the Tu B'Shvat seder uncovers the inner dimensions of reality as revealed in nature. In place of Matzah and chicken soup with Matzah balls, there are a dozen kinds of fruit to enjoy and to fuel spirited conversation.

Join Rabbi Yonah for a memorable and delicious excursion into the mystical realm of Tu B'Shevat with this unique Seder he has written for the event based on the ancient Seder recited by the kabbalists in Tzfat centuries ago.

The Tu B'Shevat Seder will take place Sunday, January 23rd 2016 at 6 pm at Pico Shul. Reservations are recommended as space is limited. RSVP for $15 before January 20th. Tickets go up to $20 on January 20th.  Member prices will remain at $10.

There will be wine served at the event, have a designated driver, or use Uber/Lyft. 

There is a lot of food being served.

This is a sit-down event.

You may be able to pay at the door if we still have space.

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Deep Fried Hanukkah Shabbat Dinner

Yes, we know it is all about the miracle of the OIL, so why not celebrate it with some good old fashioned deep-fried delights. *

Push away the darkness with great food with friends candle-light, your favorite Hanukkah songs, and an after-dinner signature event!  Pico Shul's first annual Dreidel Derby - an Open Invitational Tournament.

Someone will walk away with the Golden Gelt Cup, will it be you?

Bring a little more light into your Friday Night with your Pico Shul family of friends.

4:15 pm Menorah Lighting

4:25 pm Shabbat candle lighting

6:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services

7:00 pm Dinner

After Dinner will be The Dreidel Derby - an Open Invitational Tournament.

Reserve Your Place

$25 / Member Tickets

$30 / Non-Member Community Tickets


*in Coconut oil of course. As usual we endeavor to bring a healthy consciousness to our meals, and of course, there will be vegan, gluten free, and carnivorous options.

   $30 Non-Member Community after 12/8/15


Hanukkah House Party!

We are excited to invite you to our 3rd Annual Hanukkah Party as we light up the 8th candle of the menorah. This awesome evening will include: hot latka bar with all the fixin’s, sufganiot decorating station, bar with one free drink, music and menorah lighting! For more information, please visit the Facebook page. Make sure to RSVP on our website. Contact to volunteer.

Sunday, December 13th at 8:00pm at Pico Shul

   $15 Non-Members after Dec 10 & at the door
   $100 VIP Sponsor Ticket


Sun, July 23 2017 29 Tammuz 5777