Transition

Please visit this page for information about the move to our temporary home at 4 E. 90th Street and to find out where PAS events and programs are being held. This page will be updated regularly.

Why has PAS moved to a temporary home?

The move to temporary quarters is part of a multi-year project to expand and revitalize Park Avenue Synagogue’s physical space.

Read more about the project here

Frequently Asked Questions about Transition at PAS

General Information
Worship
Lifecycle Events 
PASECC

 

General Information

What buildings are included in the PAS Campus?
From spring 2018 through fall 2019, the Park Avenue Synagogue campus will include three primary locations:

  • • The Sanctuary (50 E. 87th Street) is the location for Shabbat and holiday services and for large programs. Please check the worship section of this page for summer service locations.
  • • The Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center (11 E. 89th Street) houses the Congregational School, Young Family Education, and Youth Engagement staff and is the site for programs, classes, and committee meetings.
  • 90th Street (4 E. 90th Street) houses the clergy, administrative staff, adult learning, the music department, the PAS library, and the PASECC, and is also a site for programs and classes.

How can I find out where programs and worship are taking place?
Locations will be announced in our weekly This Week at PAS email, departmental emails, the Shabbat Shalom handout, and on the website calendar. The receptionists at the Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center and 90th Street can also direct you to the location of worship and programs.

When will the renovation at 87th Street be completed?
We expect the renovation will be finished in fall 2019.

What is Park Avenue Synagogue’s mailing address?
If sending via USPS, the mailing address will continue to be 50 E. 87th Street, New York, NY 10128.

If you are sending via UPS, FedEx, or courier service, please send to 11 East 89th Street, New York, NY 10128.

How do I contact PAS staff?
PAS staff can be reached at their current email addresses and phone numbers.
Our mailing address will remain 50 E. 87th Street. Please send packages to 11 E. 89th Street. Some of our staff have moved into temporary offices for the summer. Here is a listing of where you can find people.

  • Clergy, Administration, Adult Education, Congregational Education, and Music Center staff offices will remain at 4. E 90th Street through late August. PAS email addresses and phone numbers will not change, and our mailing address will remain 50 E. 87th Street. Please send packages to 11 E. 89th Street.
  • The Library at 4 E. 90th Street is now closed and will reopen in the fall at 87th Street. Over the summer, Marga can be found at 11 E. 89th Street.
  • ECC staff members can temporarily be found at 11 E.89th Street.

Is our temporary space wheelchair accessible?
Yes, 90th Street is accessible. To enter the building without going down stairs, use the entrance of the Church of the Heavenly Rest on 5th Avenue between 89th and 90th Streets. Security personnel at the church will direct you to the elevator to our building, which is behind the church.

Is there security at 90th Street?
Yes, we will maintain the same security standards for our facilities.

Where is the library?
 The library is closed and will reopen in the fall at 87th Street.

 

Worship

Where does daily minyan take place?
Daily minyan takes place in the second floor chapel at the Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center.

Where will Shabbat services take place?
As we move to different locations, Shabbat at PAS will continue to be a weekly haven of worship, learning, music, and friendship. Here’s where we’ll be for Shabbat worship this year:

June 21 – August 31, 2019:
Daily Minyan will continue to take place at the Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center.
Kabbalat Shabbat Services will take place in the gym at 4 E. 90th Street beginning on Friday, June 21. For an accessible entrance, enter via the Church of the Heavenly Rest on Fifth Avenue between 89th and 90th Streets. A light Oneg Shabbat will follow services.
Shabbat Morning Services will take place in Darlington Hall at 2 E. 90th Street beginning on Saturday, June 22. For an accessible entrance, enter via the Church of the Heavenly Rest on Fifth Avenue between 89th and 90th Streets. A light kiddush will follow services.

Will services continue to be livestreamed during the transition?
We will not livestream services while in our summer location. Livestreaming will resume when we return to the Sanctuary on Friday, September 6.
 

 

Lifecycle Events

How do I arrange holding a bris or baby naming at PAS?
PAS is happy to provide ceremony space for member simchas! The chapel at the Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center can hold up to 75 people and can be used for a bris or baby naming. For further information on how to book a bris or baby naming, please visit the lifecycle page of our website.

Can I arrange to have a private Shabbat dinner, reception, or Kiddush for my simcha at PAS?
Unfortunately, not at this time. During the construction at 87th Street, we have limited space and are not able to accommodate private events. We hope to have space available soon.

Can I rent space for a meeting/program/event at PAS?
Unfortunately, not at this time. During the transition period our space is very limited, and we are not able to rent our space.
 

PASECC/YFE

Where do we park strollers at the Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center and 90th Street?
At the Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center, strollers can be parked for most programs in the back classroom on the first floor. At 90th Street, strollers can be parked outside the entrance before going down the steps to the front doors. Park Avenue Synagogue is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
 

Additional Background:

Preparing for Our Temporary Campus During Construction
January 18 Transition Update Email
March/April Bulletin Article
PAS 135th Annual Meeting - Space Update
April Transition Update
May Transition Update
June Transition Update
November Transition Update
January Transition Update
March/April Transition Update
May/June Transition Update
July/August Transition Update

 

 

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