Adult Education

The Sherr Department of Adult Learning at Park Avenue Synagogue invites you to experience Judaism in a new way. Begin this season with our High Holiday learning series. From Lunch & Learns to Parashah & Pizza, immerse yourself in our upcoming programs to prepare for the yamim noraim, Days of Awe. As the year continues, engage with us through thoughtful speakers, dive into discussions at our weekly classes with clergy, and strengthen your relationship to Judaism and Israel through our lectures, Shabbat dinners, and more . Read about upcoming events below, and discover new chances to engage, discuss, and learn with us!

Upcoming Events

Shabbat Speaker Series and Dinner
360° View of Anti-Semitism with Jonathan Greenblatt
Fri | Nov 15 | 7:30 pm | PAS@87th

ADL (Anti-Defamation League) is a leading anti-hate organization that was founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry. Today, ADL is the first to respond when acts of anti-Semitism occur and continues to fight all forms of hate. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online, ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.
Jonathan Greenblatt is the CEO and National Director of ADL.
Registration for this event is currently closed. 

Post-Kiddush Learning
From Sinai to Auschwitz: Lessons Learned?
with Dr. Rachel Korazim
Sat | Nov 16 | 1:00 pm | PAS@87th

The eternal lessons of Torah and ongoing echoes of the Shoah continue to shape modern Israeli identity and culture. Master teacher Dr. Rachel Korazim will take us on an emotional literary journey through ancient and contemporary texts, focusing on how the past is prologue in Israeli society and why we need to study these topics again and again.
Registration requested, but all are welcome!

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PAS Holiday Book Fair
Tue | Dec 3 | 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed | Dec 4 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The PAS Book Fair is coming back to the lower level at 87th Street! Embodying the value of lifelong learning, the Book Fair will focus on literacy and our community love of reading, offering hundreds of titles for readers of all ages, from classics of Jewish literature to the newest bestsellers. To help you choose, PAS clergy and educators will share what books they are reading and recommending.
Beyond books, our featured gift vendor is Current Home, specializing in modern and chic home accessories, gifts and Judaica items that will brighten your home. Explore our selections and shop at PAS in time for Hanukkah!

Rededication Shabbat
The Role of Journalism in a Fast-Changing World
A.G. Sulzberger and Jodi Rudoren in Conversation with Rabbi Cosgrove
Fri | Dec 6 | 7:15 pm, immediately following services | PAS@87th

A.G. Sulzberger, publisher of The New York Times, and Jodi Rudoren, editor-in-chief of The Forward, share insights on the enduring value of independent journalism at a time of dizzying change.

No Registration Necessary

Tour of Museum of Jewish Heritage Exhibition
Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.
Thu | Dec 12 | Tour at 4:00 pm or 6:00 pm | Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl

Hundreds of artifacts and photographs bring new light to the history of Auschwitz, its pivotal role in the Holocaust, and its reverberations today. Each 90-minute group tour will be led by a museum educator and will conclude with a moment of community reflection led by PAS clergy. Space is limited.
Register Today.