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

UPCOMING PAS TRIPS

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

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

Park Avenue Synagogue is planning a major 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 will offer 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. More information coming soon!

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

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 amy.steiner@yahoo.com or Darcy Dalton at darcyjdalton@gmail.com to volunteer.

Registration will open on November 29, 2017, the 70th anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly passed the resolution to create a Jewish State. More details will be shared in advance of this date.

Information Sessions
Join us for an information session! This is your opportunity to learn more about the trip and ask questions in person. Please RSVP online.

Sun | Nov 19 | 9:30-10:00 am | 87 St Board Room
Sun | Nov 19 | 12:30-1:00 pm | 87 St Chapel
Tue | Nov 28 | 8:30-9:30 am | 87 St Board Room
Wed | Nov 29 | 5:00-6:00 pm | 87 St Lemberg
Fri | Dec 8 | 8:15-9:15 am | 87 St Board Room

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

 

Social Change Journey to the South: Pray with Your Feet

Sunday-Tuesday | February 18-20 | For adult learners and families with teens

Learn about the Civil Rights Movement, the struggles of African Americans which moved our country forward and how these challenges continue to resonate today. Led by Rabbi Neil Zuckerman, Rabbi Charlie Savenor, and Hallie Chandler, we will journey from Atlanta to Montgomery, Selma and Birmingham, following in the footsteps of Black and Jewish activists, speak with those engaged in the struggle, walk where they marched, and experience activities relevant both then and now. This program, co-chaired by Barry Frankel and Linda Yarden, is geared for families with teens and adult learners.

Read the spotlight article on this trip. Read more information about the trip and costs. View a draft of the program.

Spaces have become available for this trip. Please email Hannah Vaughn at hvaughn@pasyn.org to find out more.  

Questions? Please contact Rabbi Charlie Savenor at csavenor@pasyn.org or 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.