“Whether we are virtual or in person, we can enjoy teen classes with the rabbis, Israel programs, a cappella, Food Pantry, and other unique opportunities that only PAS can provide. These programs are open to all 8th–12th graders in member families. Learn, have fun, and make the world around you a better place.”Rachel Sherman, Director of Youth Programming and Engagement
Upcoming Events and Classes
Teens: Sustainability Swaps: Go Green
Thu / April 22 / 8:00 pm
Zoom. Register for link.
It’s more than just turning the lights off when you leave a room or shutting off the faucet while brushing your teeth. Chat with PAS peers about how to make environmentally conscious choices in a real way.
Teens: Teen Leadership Council 2021–2022 Board Elections
Thu / May 6 / 7:30 pm
It’s hard to believe that we are reaching the end of the school year and will be entering into a new one in the fall. Let’s thank our teen leaders and elect new ones to make a difference.
Teens: The 11th Commandment: Teen Shavuot Learning
Sun / May 16 / 8:00 pm
Bring in Shavuot and mark the receiving of the 10 commandments with a traditional study session on a not-so-traditional topic. Explore the 10 commandments, their modern application, and different additions to our ancient tradition if we were to add an 11th commandment.
Tzelem is a monthly virtual space for transgender, gender non-conforming, and LGBTQ+ teens to make friends throughout NYC and explore identity, and more.
Get FaceTime with Rachel
Meet Rachel virtually for a FaceTime, bring a snack or a favor and get to know each other. Email Rachel to set a time. "Get FaceTime with Rachel” is a way for teens to meet Rachel, explore their passions and ambitions, and chat about meaningful ways to be involved in Teen Programming at PAS.
FOOD PANTRY IN ACTION
PAS FOOD PANTRY PACKING AND DISTRIBUTION
Weds / 4:00 pm / Packing / PAS@87th
Fri / 4:00 pm / Distribution / PAS@87th
The Food Pantry is a 35-year-old program at PAS. It is coordinated and run entirely by teens. Volunteers meet most Wednesdays to prepare food packages and on Friday afternoons to distribute packages to hundreds of local families. Spaces are limited to nine teens per packing and distribution session.
Learning is a lifelong joy. Teens meet with their peers, the PAS rabbis and special guests to talk about the world today through a Jewish lens. We have classes for teens from grades 8–12.