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 An interactive, spontaneously occurring, experimental Jewish learning and prayer community in LA


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Dedicated to exploring the self, community, divinity and collective behavior through music and text, Pop Up Shul centers around a key word and core liturgy for each gathering. With different guests and musicians, the experience is fun, casual, and meaningful.

When and Where?

Join our email list or Facebook and check back here for updates on location and events. Borne on LA's East Side, so far we've Popped up at the Silverlake Independent JCC, Pico Union Project, and private homes and expanded across the city. 

Who Is this For?

The service is geared toward a diverse audience: anyone who is interested in learning more about Judaism, in connecting to others within a Jewish context, and in experiencing a joyous and intellectually rewarding spiritual event. Interfaith, atheist, intergenerational, family friendly, young couples, and singles all invited. Childcare will be provided with sign-up, services geared toward ages 12 and up (parents’ discretion by kid – will not shy away from adult topics).

*NOTE: There will be the use of instruments, electricity and writing during these services. 


Produced, led and curated by Deanna Neil along with musicians, teachers, organizations, as well as community members. Check back at the dates for specifics as people join! 


Past Topics

Anger - Nov 3

Together we grapple with this difficult emotion. 

Guest: Craig Wedren



Dream - Dec 1 

Where do we find insight? How do we gather wisdom? Through story and song we dig deep into inner vision. 

Guests: Zan Romanoff

Work - Nov 10

What is the work you do in the world? What motivates you? 

Guests: Kol Soul 

Reveal - Dec 8

Together we discuss what it means to be revealed - for the good and the bad. 

Guests: Rabbi Susan Goldberg and Sally Dworsky

Body - Nov 17

We tap into what Judaism says about the body, and how to step more deeply into our own.

Guests: Tamir Barzilay and Rena Strober

Rest - Dec 15

We explore rest, close out the book of Genesis and read about the final moments of King David.

 Guest: Asher Shasho Levy 


Thanks- Dec 22

Celebratory solstice in collaboration with the Living Room.


Note: This will take place at the Pico Union Project 

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