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Pico Shul Celebrates Jewish Life This Summer – Mazal Tov!

This summer we have seen amazing celebrations at the Pico Shul, a sign that the shul is helping in a serious way to contribute to Jewish continuity.

In the last two weeks we have seen 2 Aufrufs, 3 weddings, 2 baby girls born.

The Aufruf last Shabbat filled the room to over-capacity with 120 gets seated for a huge kiddush lunch.

We have also celebrated multiple birthdays during kiddush lunch – a new tradition that is a great way to have a birthday party with friends and a great shabbat lunch all together!  Read More

Music and Prayer in the Park

Circle of Neshamas is Pico Shul’s monthly musical Kiddush Levana in the park. This transformative evening of drumming, music & connection in Cheviot Hills Park for Kiddush Levanah, sanctifying the moon, started in the winter and has proved a great success.

Participants bring instruments embark on a journey by singing niggunim (wordless melodies) and other Jewish songs beneath the canopy of the night sky… all are welcome!

We conclude with worlds of Torah, kiddush levana ceremony, and a collective evening services lead by Rabbi Yonah.