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

Participating on a PAS trip will include being photographed. Participants should notify staff if they want to opt out.

Here is information on our upcoming trips:

Celebrate UJA’s Centennial on the William Rosenwald Mission to Israel

April 29–May 5, 2017, with optional Shabbat extensions
As UJA turns 100, this mission to Israel will be like no other as we discover new places, meet new and emerging leaders, and explore Israel as a community. Join Rabbi Cosgrove on this memorable trip.

Highlights will include:
• Commemorating Yom HaZikaron together and standing with the people of Israel as the siren sounds throughout the land
• Celebrating Yom HaAtzma'ut at the stunning Blaustein Hall with breathtaking views of the Old City and then partying in the streets with Israelis
• Enjoying a UJA Centennial celebration at the trendy Trask at the Tel Aviv Port with a keynote speaker who will pay tribute to UJA’s historic role and contributions to the State of Israel
• Farewell dinner at Olmaya on the Haas Promenade reflecting on the whole experience as we overlook old and new Jerusalem

In addition to the exciting communal events and keynote speakers, participants will choose from many different tracks to personalize their trip experience. Tracks include adventure (hiking/biking); arts & culture; healthcare, technology & investing; government relations; photography with world-renowned photographer Stephen Wilkes; and many more. There is an option to suit everyone.Given our partnership with UJA-Federation of New York, we will also host a gathering of Park Avenue Synagogue congregants during the trip.

To learn more about the itinerary, tracks, costs and to register, please click here. If you have any questions, please email Sarah Chorne or call her at 212-836-1657.

Young Family Israel Trip

June 11-21, 2017
This trip is fully booked.

Geared to families with children ten and under, this trip is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your children to Israel in an age-appropriate, hands-on, and eye-opening way. Chaired by Jamie Bahar and Rebecca Raphael, this trip will provide opportunities to build friendships with fellow PAS families, creating a sense of community with each other and a connection to the land of Israel. Highlights include floating in the Dead Sea, participating in an archeological dig, celebrating Shabbat in Jerusalem, and planting trees – a family-friendly summer vacation not to be missed.
Questions? Please contact Rabbi Charlie Savenor at or 212-369-4900, x136.


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.