Travel with PAS

Travel at 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.

PAS travel provides opportunities to deepen engagement with our community and the Jewish people worldwide. Come along!

Rabbi Charlie Savenor
Director of Congregational Education

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.


Women's Trip to Poland: If You Want To Go Fast, Go Alone; If You Want To Go Far, Go Together

Saturday, October 21–Thursday, October 26, with optional extension to Sunday, October 29, for Shabbat in Krakow
This trip is currently sold out, however those interested in joining the trip may still add their names to the waiting list. 
Travel to Warsaw and Krakow with trip leaders Rabbi Neil Zuckerman, Debbie Cosgrove, and co-chairs Jacqui Weidman, Suzi Stadler, and Patty Silvers. We will learn about the history of Jews in Poland, bear witness to atrocities of the Holocaust, meet with members of Polish Jewish communities and experience the resurgence of a vibrant Jewish community.

Dates: Saturday, October 21–Thursday, October 26
*with optional extension to Sunday, October 29 for Shabbat in Krakow

Cost: $2540 for land travel; $1393 for the extension. $1,140 for group flight on LOT Airlines. The option to add additional custom touring in Poland either before or after the trip dates is available for an additional fee.

This trip is sold out, however those interested in joining the trip may still add their names to the waiting list. Please call Daat Customer Service Center at 888-811-2812, x1, open Monday - Friday, 9:00 am–5:30 pm Eastern Time.

In order to finalize registration, participants will be asked to pay a $600 per person, non-refundable, deposit.

View the current itinerary.

If you have additional questions about the trip, please contact Charlie Savenor at or at 212-369-4900, x136.                         


Social Change Journey to the South

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
Questions? Please contact Rabbi Charlie Savenor at or 212-369-4900, x136.
Register here. One bus is full and a second bus is filling fast.

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

Winter Break, December 22-31, 2018
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! The trip will offer multiple 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.
Read the Spotlight article on this trip
More details coming in the fall of 2017.