Saluting Couple of the Year Lemor and Shuki Greer

Lemor and Shuki Greer played an integral role in building up the Pico Shul community before they were even married. As passionate and dedicated volunteers, they helped run services, programs and recruit participants. After they married, Lemor and Shuki have become role-models for others in their pursuit of Jewish learning in Israel, maintaining emunah in the face of tragedy, and active participation in communal life. We salute the Greers as not only dedicated leaders at Pico Shul, but future leaders of the entire Jewish community.

Thanking our Visionary Founders and Supporters

Pico Shul only exists, thanks to the generosity of a handful of families and supportive organizations and individuals. Without their support, encouragement, time and dedication, none of what Pico Shul has achieved in these short years would have been possible. May God bless them with an outpouring of Divine favor in spiritual and material realms, and may they continue to inspire Jewish life, learning and community in Los Angeles, and around the world.

  • The Mizel Family
  • Drs. Josh and Ronne Penn
  • Touch of Kindness / Tomchei Shabbos
  • Rabbi Yona Landau and Reb Steve Berger
  • Rabbi Shlomo Besser
  • Alevy Family Academy Property
  • Daniel and Zahava Uretsky
  • S & S Flooring / The Ben Shushan Family
  • Richard and Lisa Polak
  • Benjamin and Leonie Nahamia
  • Jeremy Kagen

Dinner Party Graphics

Rebbitzin  Rachel  loves  old  posters.  Especially  travel  related  posters,  which  serve  as  the  inspiration  for  many  of  the  graphics  for  her  major  programs  for  the  last  decade.  The Dinner  Party  is  no  exception.

Rachel  searched  for  graphics  that  would  help  capture  the  feel  for  the  event,  and  then  she  adapts  the  poster  graphics  using  a  detailed  and  very  lengthy  re-rendering  together  with  our  graphic  designer.

After  working  with  our  current  designer  for  more  than  five years,  they  are  able  to  produce  what  Rachel  is  looking  for  and  the  entire  process  takes  a  short  amount  of  time.

Here  is  the  poster  that  inspired  The  Dinner  Party.

Taking Form

After Eddie Fox had a chance to tell the fundraising team about creating a unique dinner event for to support Pico Shul, we sat down to conceptualize what would make this dinner special. We wanted to find a way to deliver the highest possible dinning experience, while keeping our costs to an absolute minimum. For every dollar that would be spent on the dinner, would be one less dollar to help the cause.

We decided to look for venues, chefs, suppliers and designers that could keep all our costs low. Additionally, we wanted a venue with full cooking facilities. This way, Rabbi Yonah can provide the kosher supervision and further reduce costs. The more that could be found at no or minimal cost – the better.

Making toasts at your table is a key part of the Dinner Party.

Except for the food – there would be no compromise on quality and taste.

Thanks to Fox’s experience with his supper club, he has an extensive network of gourmet chefs and great venues. He approached some of his chefs with the concept – and thankfully we were able to find four super-star chefs who are practically donating their time to make this event happen. Additionally, The Mark has helped us by making the venue, which has all the tables, chairs and other supplies we need — available at reduced cost. Most importantly, they are allowing us access to the facility for two days at the end of January. Yes, two days.

With Chefs, venue and date nailed down, Rebbitzin Rachel set about creating the graphics with our designer. She discovered an old poster from a 1930’s agricultural event in Detroit, Michigan and this served — pardon the pun — as the inspiration for the graphics that you see today.