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Questions & Answers
When are Shabbat Services?
Kabbalat Shabbat services begin on Friday evenings at 6:15 pm and Shabbat morning services begin at 9:45 am. You can find information about Shabbat services on our worship page.
When is minyan?
Morning minyan begins at 7:15 am Monday–Friday and 9:00 am on Sunday and some Federal holidays. Evening minyan begins at 5:45 Sunday–Thursday. You can find more information about minyan on our worship page.
Where can I watch services?
You can watch services on our website, on Facebook, or on YouTube or PAS CONNECT.
If I am not a member, can I attend in person?
Yes. Both members and non-members may attend services.
Where can I find last week’s sermon?
Not all sermons are available after services, but many of them are. You can find them in the sermons archive and PAS CONNECT.
Which Siddur/prayer book do you use and how can I get one?
The siddur we use on Shabbat is called Siddur Lev Shalem, and it’s published by the Rabbinical Assembly. You can purchase through their website.
Which mahzor do you use on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur?
The mahzor we use during High Holidays is called Mahzor Lev Shalem, and it’s published by the Rabbinical Assembly. You can purchase through their website.
Is there a dress code for services?
Park Avenue Synagogue welcomes you to wear clothes that work for you – we do not mandate business attire or gender-based dress codes (e.g. pants vs. skirts, etc.). We simply ask that you dress in a fashion that is respectful.
Where can I find a listing of PAS’s upcoming programs and events?
You can find a complete listing of upcoming services, programs, and events on our calendar.
Where do I find the Zoom link for the program that I want to attend?
Frequently, you can find the Zoom link in the event listing on the calendar. Some programs require registration to get the Zoom link and that will be in the event listing as well. For programs that are being hosted by one of our partners, we provide contact information on the event listing for you to get in touch with them.
I wasn’t able to attend a program, where can I watch it?
You can find many of our lectures in our video library and PAS CONNECT. While not all programs are available after the fact, many of them are. It usually takes a week or so after a program to post it on the website.
I’d like to be kept up to date about PAS programs and services. How can I sign up for your newsletter(s)?
You can sign up for our newsletters by filling out our subscription form.
How do I tell if a program is online, in person, or both?
There are three types of models for program, class, and event listings. You might find one of the below listed alongside an upcoming program:
In Person – program is held on site at PAS, with all participants present in a physical classroom.
Online – program is held over Zoom, with all participants and faculty present online.
Hybrid: In Person and Online – program will be held on site at PAS, with an option to participate in real time via Zoom. Both physical and virtual learning spaces will feature a participatory learning experience.
I am a member and I need to update my contact information. How can I do that?
You can contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your updated contact information.
I would like to become a member. Where can I find information about PAS membership, including pricing?
Find out more about becoming a member on our membership page.
Are you welcoming new members?
We are! Members will receive in-person tickets for the High Holidays. If you will be elsewhere for the High Holidays but would still like to join and participate in the wealth of Synagogue life PAS has to offer, we will still be accepting new members without the option of in person services. For these members, virtual options will be available.
I would like my child to get a great Jewish education. What programs are available?
Park Avenue Synagogue believes in lifelong learning and has education programs available for every age. You can find more information about each of them using the links below:
- Young Family Education (5 months–3 years)
- Penn Family Early Childhood Center (2–5 years)
- Congregational School (Grades K–7)
- Rabbi Judah Nadich High School (Grades 8–12)
I love PAS and would like to support it. How can I send a donation?
You can find more information about making a donation on the giving pages. You can also go directly to our donation form.
The Tent at PAS is for non-members only. For a donation of $180 or more, you will become part of The Tent and receive a thank-you gift in the mail. You will also hear from us throughout the year about the ways we can continue to connect through the calendar of Jewish life. Let us continue to be part of your Jewish journey by signing up today.