UJA@PAS promotes cooperation and collaboration between the synagogue, UJA-Federation of New York, and its many beneficiary agencies. Through mitzvah projects, speakers and other special events, our goal is to promote a synagogue culture that encourages gemilut hasadim (acts of loving kindness).
We are proud to collaborate with UJA and provide social service, communal engagement, and mitzvah project opportunities to our community.
For more information about UJA@PAS, contact committee co-chairs Robin Kaplan or Rochelle Ludwig, or staff liaison, Mara Bernstein.
For information about UJA-Federation of New York and its agencies, contact Eliana Shapiro or visit ujafedny.org.
The Great Jewish American Novel
What, and Who, is a Jewish Writer?
Tue / Sep 13 / 7:00 pm / 87th Street and Online
Joshua Cohen, Nicole Krauss and Rabbi Koffman
For many decades, American Jewish authors have tried to untangle their two identities, reckoning with both Jewishness and Americanness in their writing. Joshua Cohen and Nicole Krauss, two prominent younger novelists who have emphasized Jewish themes in their books, will discuss how these identities influence who they are as authors and how they approach their portrayals of Jewish life through these lenses.
This program is presented in partnership with NYJewish Week and UJA-Federation of New York.