Meet Our Members
Committed to our community and our place within the world, Park Avenue Synagogue is comprised of members who are invested in respecting our past, embracing our present and enriching our future. Members work alongside each other, clergy and staff to create an environment linked to our past and invested in our future. We are excited to feature some select members and their contributions as examples of what makes PAS the vibrant community it is today.
Nicky and Dan Shatz
Raising children with Jewish values is an important goal for many parents. This was certainly the case for Dan and Nicky Shatz, who have been members of PAS since 2015. Seeing the synagogue’s wide array of programming for families, they knew they wanted to join before they had kids.
Stephanie and Elliot Berk
Stephanie and Elliot Berk are active members of Park Avenue Synagogue (PAS). Stephanie and Elliot’s roots in Jewish tradition started in their childhoods.
Traveling with PAS is always special, although rarely (if ever) does it include a congregant and co-chair living abroad at the trip’s destination.
Seeking a place in which to raise a Jewish family, Linda and her husband Chris joined PAS, unsure of the welcome that their interfaith family would receive, wondering if they would fit in, and whether PAS membership would fulfill their complex spiritual needs.
Marc Silberberg and his wife, Barbara Julius, joined Park Avenue Synagogue over thirty years ago, having moved to the neighborhood shortly after the birth of their first child.
Lisa Grinberg came to Park Avenue Synagogue when she and her husband Alex were first dating, having been introduced to one another by a longtime friend, and longer-time member of the Park Avenue Synagogue community.
Hon. Melvin L. Schweitzer
Synagogue music has been central to Mel Schweitzer’s life since he was a young boy. Mel grew up in the Bronx, where his family belonged to a prominent Conservative synagogue, Temple Adath Israel.
Pauline Zablow is devoted to sharing her love for the Jewish people and culture with the next generation and to enabling young Jews to own our sacred heritage.
Craig Solomon has been leading the expansion of Park Avenue Synagogue’s campus for close to seven years, from the moment that it became apparent that the congregation had outgrown its space.