WOODLAND HILLS : Temple Aliyah Will Honor Joy Picus


The Jewish temple that former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joy Picus has attended for 32 years will hold a formal celebration for her Dec. 10 to recognize her service to thousands of west San Fernando Valley residents and to the Jewish faith.

Picus was a founding member of Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills.

A 16-year member of the City Council when she was voted out of office in 1993, she had worked on behalf of such causes as “family-friendly” workplaces, women’s rights and recycling.

During her years in public life, “I was honored by different people for different things,” said Picus, 63. “But this is kind of like the biggie. This is special.”


The gala will begin with hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. at the temple, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd. Dinner, dancing and entertainment and speakers will follow, with actor and activist Ed Begley Jr. the master of ceremonies.

Tickets are $65. Reservations: (818) 346-3545.