Park Avenue Synagogue is a Beit Tefillah, a house of prayer, a Beit Midrash, a house of learning, and a Beit Knesset, a house of community. When making a gift to Park Avenue Synagogue in addition to your Kol Nidrei Appeal pledge, consider supporting one of these three areas:
Beit Tefillah, A House of Prayer
Park Avenue Synagogue seeks to inspire you toward living a passion-filled Jewish life through the rhythms of the Jewish year. We are committed to making the old new and the new sacred.
To directly support our clergy and spiritual practice at PAS, please select one of the following funds:
Clergy Discretionary & Welfare Fund
Enable our clergy to lend support and care for individuals in need as well as to support worthy organizations.
Make a gift to the Clergy Discretionary & Welfare Fund.
Prayer Book Fund
Support the purchase and maintenance of prayer books and books of Torah readings. A donation of $118 or more will be commemorated with a bookplate in our Shabbat and Festival prayer book, Siddur Lev Shalem. A donation of $180 or more will be commemorated with a book plate in our humash, Etz Hayim.
Make a gift to the Prayer Book Fund.
Beit Midrash, A House of Study
Park Avenue Synagogue is anchored in tradition yet committed to innovation. this mission is expressed in our dedication to educating all our members from toddlers to centenarians!
To support educational programming and initiatives at PAS, please select one of the following funds:
Adult Education Fund
Support our educational offerings from yearlong courses taught by our own clergy to a one-time lecture by a world-class speaker from the other side of the globe.
Make a gift to the Adult Education Fund.
College Connections Fund
Send care packages to our college students, plan campus visits by our clergy, and arrange meet-ups during school breaks.
Make a gift to the College Connections Fund.
Congregational School Fund
Support educational programming for children in grades K to 7, including curriculum development, classroom materials, and professional development for our educators.
Make a gift to the Congregational School Fund.
Support programming for children in the Penn Family Early Childhood Center, including curriculum development, classroom materials, and professional development for educators.
Make a gift to the ECC Fund.
Jewish Camping Fund
Provide financial support for children to attend summer camps with a Jewish mission. PAS assistance is on the basis of need, merit, or special circumstances.
Make a gift to the Jewish Camping Fund.
Provide for the purchase of new books and for the maintenance of the Park Avenue Synagogue Library, a circulating collection open to the entire congregation for leisure reading and study.
Make a gift to the Library Fund.
Shapiro Audio Archive Fund
Support the digitization and the database of the recordings made in the PAS Sanctuary from 1954 to 2004. The searchable audio archive includes sermons, guest speakers, concerts, and weekly services.
Make a gift to the Shapiro Audio Archive Fund gift.
Young Family Education Fund
Support year-round programming for children ages 0 to 5 and their families, including Shabbat and holiday worship and classes.
Make a gift to the Young Family Education Fund.
Beit Knesset, A House of Community
Park Avenue Synagogue is a vibrant community, committed to celebrating together, comforting one another, and doing mitzvot together.
To support community-building initiatives at PAS, please select one of the following funds:
Bikur Cholim Fund
Support the life-affirming activities of our Bikur Cholim Committee who offer support for members facing long- or short-term illness through home visits and assistance in getting to medical appointments.
Make a gift to the Bikur Cholim Fund.
Food Pantry and Social Action Fund
Support the PAS Food Pantry, run entirely by our teens for over 30 years, the PAS Food Pantry distributes food packages weekly to hundreds of local families in need. Teens also participate in other social action initiatives.
Make a Food Pantry and Social Action Fund gift.
Support education, training, and programming to further our awareness and practice of inclusion.
Make an Inclusion Fund gift.
Support the Park Avenue Synagogue Music Center which produces concerts, commissions new music, performs music in educational programs, and publishes a series of prayer books for children and families.
Make a gift to the Music Center Fund.
Tikkun Olam Fund
Support our annual Vicki K. Wimpfheimer Mitzvah Day, as well as year-round projects to support the less fortunate in our global community.
Make a gift to the Tikkun Olam Fund.