Travel with PAS

Traveling with PAS is more than luggage, tickets, and sightseeing. Travel at PAS is educational, fun, spiritual, renewing, uplifting, and inspiring. Travel at PAS is more than relocating for a few days. It is expanding mind and soul, meeting fascinating people, and learning from engaging scholars.

Our trips to Israel, Poland, Cuba, and Germany have reinforced our ties to Judaism and the Jewish people through reflection on the history and the present state of each locale. Our journeys are community building experiences. Traveling with fellow congregants and members of our clergy and educational staff, we share experiences as they unfold, with some of the most memorable events unplanned and unscheduled.

Whether you go to Israel with Bnei Mitzvah families, join young adults on Birthright, or participate in an adult study mission, do travel with your PAS community. We give as much attention to pre-trip gatherings and community building as to the itinerary and the day-to-day details of the journey itself. A pillar of our PAS travel philosophy is that a trip is just the beginning of our communal learning experience. Our trips are followed up with gatherings and reunions to continue the conversation long after we have returned home.

Please be in touch if you have questions or ideas about our travel education efforts.

PAS travel provides opportunities to deepen engagement with our community and the Jewish people worldwide. We hope that you will join us!

Rabbi Charlie Savenor
Director of Congregational Education



Teen Trip to Spain

Led by Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove and Niki Fleishman
Thursday- Tuesday | February 14-19, 2019

Experience the creativity, diversity and history of Jewish life in Spain. We will see the beauty of Spain from amazing art to an awesome sports stadium. On overnight trips to Toledo and Cordova, we will learn about great philosophers and sages, including Maimonides. This is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to travel with PAS on an unforgettably meaningful and fun journey.
Registration has closed. If you have questions about this trip, please contact Niki Fleishman at

A Jewish Journey to Russia

Revolutions, Repression and Renaissance
Led by Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove and Rabbi Charlie Savenor
Sunday-Monday |
 November  3-11, 2019
Travel to Moscow and St. Petersburg with other adult learners of all ages. Led by Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove and Rabbi Charlie Savenor and chaired by Alan Levine, Judy Goodman, and Alison Abovsky, this trip will be an opportunity to learn about Jewish history as well as contemporary Jewish life in Russia. Learn more about the trip

View a draft of the program itinerary. Please note, the itinerary is subject to change.

There will be an optional extension to Vilnius from November 11-13, 2019. Learn more about the extension

We welcome PAS members to bring their immediate family (parents and children). Any other family members (siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins) must join PAS in order to register for the adult-oriented trip. 

Cost of Trip

The prices listed below are for the land package only. Participants are responsible for their flights, the cost of visas, and tips. Visas are required and will be processed approximately 6 months before the trip. The cost of visa processing is approx. $200-300. We estimate the airfare on the group flights to be approx. $1,000.

Main Trip:
• Per Person (sharing a double room): $5,815
• Per Person (single room): $6,785
Extension to Vilnius:
• Per Person (sharing a double room): $1,490
• Per Person (single room): $1,760

A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $500/person is due upon registration.


Registration is full at this time. We recommend that you contact Da'at at 888-811-2812 to be put on the wait list.

Congregational Trip to Israel Celebrating Israel at 70 and PAS at 136!


December 22-31, 2018, with optional pre-trip for adult first-timers

Park Avenue Synagogue is taking a congregational trip to Israel in December 2018. Several hundred travelers will celebrate Israel at 70 and PAS at 136! Led by our PAS Clergy and Staff, Honorary Chairs Amy Bressman, Paul Corwin and Art Penn, and Co-Chairs Darcy Dalton and Amy Steiner, the trip has five different tracks tailored to all generations and to a variety of interests with itineraries for first-time visitors to Israel and for travelers who have been there many times. The tracks will come together for signature communal moments and Shabbat so everyone will have a chance to bond with their tracks and the overall community.

Read the most up-to-date information about the trip!

Read the FAQ page for additional information, including packing lists and resources. 

Join our Ruach Committee. This is a committee without meetings! All members who want to be stewards of the Congregational Trip to Israel are invited to lend their name to the Ruach Committee. Please email Amy Steiner at or Darcy Dalton at to volunteer.

Please Note: There was a tremendous outpouring of interest in the Congregational Trip to Israel in December 2018 and all tracks are full at this time. We do encourage you to call Da’at to add your names to the wait list. You can reach Da’at Customer Service at 888-811-2812. Not only are there always cancellations, but we are working on getting more rooms in the hotels. Thank you for your patience and your wonderful participation in this once-in-a-generation journey!

Questions? Please contact Rabbi Charlie Savenor at or at 212-369-4900, x136.



Photography Disclaimer: Participating on a PAS trip will include being photographed. Park Avenue Synagogue may use these photos in synagogue publications, social media, promotional materials, and on the screens in the lobby. Participants should notify staff if they want to opt out.