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


PAS Trip to Russia

November 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. Details and registration information coming soon!

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 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!

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.



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