A Family Vacation, A Kidnapped Nation

From the moment that we arrived in Israel on Thursday night the 12th of June, the fate of three teenage boys, kidnapped on their way home, was one everyone’s mind….

One Last Try: The Passover Vagrant and Rabbi Naftali of Ropshitz

At our Pico Shul Passover Finale we continued the beautiful tradition started by the Baal Shem Tov to make a festive meal of matzah and wine in honor of the…

New Facebook Page

I love using Facebook to stay in touch with friends. Maybe too much sharing. Maybe too many links. Maybe. However, I have recently discovered a serious flaw: you can only…

Song of Freedom: The Shabbat HaGadol Sermon

Inspiration and guidance for a joyous, kosher and epic Passover. I will be leading the community in a light third meal, singing, and finally his sermon on “The Song of…

Young Professionals’ 2nd Night Passover Seder

Please join me and my family for an interactive, inspiring, and transformative Seder for young professionals on Tuesday Night, April 15th, 7pm, at the Pico Shul We begin with appetizers…

JFX Preview: Meet our Awesome Presenters

Thirty-Eight presenters, a world-class music line-up, a new Nefesh Minyan and Jewlicious Cabaret — this year promises to be unforgettable. We hope that you will join us and tickets are…