Suzanne Redlich, LCSW - Full-Time Social Worker
Suzanne Redlich is Park Avenue Synagogue's full-time social worker, making PAS the first synagogue in NYC to hire one. She provides resources to members for referrals, support, outside services, and programing including elder aid, bereavement, mental health, dementia, and addictions. Her counseling will include phone conversations and in-person meetings for individuals and groups. She also will partner with PAS departments to offer programming and workshops. Redlich, whose sessions are confidential, will offer short-term counseling and will refer congregants who need ongoing one-on-one therapy to appropriate agencies or providers.
Before joining PAS, Redlich has was a clinical coordinator for the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Mobile Crisis Team and Comprehensive Psychiatry Emergency Program and a wellness counselor with New York University’s Counseling and Wellness Department.
She can be reached at SRedlich@pasyn.org or 212.369.2600.
Hilary Forrest – Synagogue Partnership Outreach Social Worker
Hilary Forrest joined DOROT as a Synagogue Partnership Outreach Social Worker. DOROT’s Synagogue Partnership Program supports eight synagogues across Manhattan, and Hilary is honored to work directly with Park Avenue Synagogue. Through her role, Hilary connects seniors and caregivers to DOROT’s incredible programs and resources. Some of DOROT’s offerings include wellness classes, onsite and virtual programming, friendly visitor relationships, holiday package deliveries, intergenerational programs, and more.