Professional Help

There is social work support available at the synagogue every week, made possible by a UJA Partners in Caring grant.

Social Work Support for PAS Seniors, Families & their Caregivers

Thursdays | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | Yael Kornfeld, LMSW
DOROT social worker Yael Kornfeld is available to work with seniors and caregivers of the PAS community. Among the many programs that DOROT offers to seniors are companionship, shopping assistance, an escort to medical appointments, and a wellness program at the DOROT facility. Yael is available to meet with both seniors and caregivers at PAS or in their homes, either during her scheduled hours at the synagogue or at other times by appointment.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Yael at 212-769-2850 or, or Rabbi Zuckerman at or at 212-369-2600, x124.


Social Work Support for All PAS Members

Tuesday afternoons | by appointment | Arona Berow, LMSW

Arona Berow, LMSW, is available to the Park Avenue Synagogue community through the Partners in Caring (PIC) program facilitated by Jewish Board and funded by UJA‐Federation of New York. Arona is available to meet with individuals, families, and/or groups to discuss a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, loss and bereavement, acute and chronic illness, crisis management, expected and unexpected professional and personal transitions (e.g., job loss, divorce, marriage, birth, adoption, caregiving), addiction and recovery, and many other types of mental health challenges. Arona is knowledgeable on a wide range of resources and will be able to put you in touch with additional resources available through the Jewish Board as well as other agencies in the area.

Arona is committed to destigmatizing and normalizing mental health issues, and she is eager to expand Park Avenue Synagogue’s programming to serve our members' needs. Please contact her directly to share ideas, for more information, or to schedule an appointment. Arona can be reached by phone at 212-632-4735 or by email at