Lifecycle Events

Park Avenue Synagogue is here to celebrate with you on joyous occasions and to comfort you at sad times. Please see below for information and instructions on marking life cycle events at PAS. Click here for the Caring Network, which reaches out to individuals and families at times of transition.

Welcoming Babies

We are delighted that you are considering Park Avenue Synagogue to celebrate the birth of your child. If you are interested in scheduling a Bris or a Baby Naming at Park Avenue please call the Rabbis’ Office, 212-369-2600, x120.

A baby naming ceremony can happen on a weekday, weekend, or during Shabbat morning services. To schedule a baby naming during Shabbat services, please contact the Rabbis’ Office.

A bris ceremony can happen on a weekday, weekend, or on Shabbat.

If you’d like a PAS rabbi or cantor to officiate at your private baby naming or bris, you’ll need to arrange with the Rabbis’ Office. For a bris, you’ll need to find a time that works for both the PAS Rabbi or Cantor and the mohel.

Depending on when you have the bris or baby naming, there may be a fee for using the chapel or sanctuary. Please refer to the fees list. If you’re inviting up to 75 guests, you may use the chapel; if you are inviting more than 100 guests, you may use the sanctuary. Please note, while we undergo construction, we have very limited space, and will not be able to accommodate a reception.

For additional information regarding the baby naming or bris ceremony, please consult a member of our Clergy. Call the Rabbis’ Office at 212-369-2600, x120.

For questions pertaining to  space availability and costs, please contact our Office and Events Manager at 212-369-2600, x105 or

At this time, we cannot accommodate non-member bris/baby naming.

Bnei Mitzvah

For information about Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies at Park Avenue Synagogue, please click here.


If you are going to be married and are considering having your wedding at Park Avenue Synagogue, go to our wedding page for more information.


If you have had a loss, please call the Rabbis’ Office to discuss arrangements for your loved one’s funeral and for shiva services.