High Holidays 2019/5780


Shanah Tovah!

The entire clergy team and staff of Park Avenue Synagogue wish you a healthy, fulfilling new year.

Please explore this page to learn everything you need to know to plan your  High Holiday experience with the Park Avenue Synagogue community. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. Please check back periodically.

For questions or assistance, you may contact Rachel Zorbaron, Director of Membership at rzorbaron@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600, x195. We are interested in discussing with you any accommodations you might need to make your visit and involvement at PAS more comfortable.

Note that tickets are required for all daytime services on Rosh Hashanah and for all Yom Kippur services except Yizkor.

 

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Calendar of Holidays
Venues
Schedule of Services
Tickets & Seating
Yom Kippur Learning
Family Services (Grades K-7 with parents and siblings)
Young Family Services (Newborn-Pre-K)
Grades K-7 Services and Programming
Teen Services and Programming (Grades 8-12)
Inclusion on the High Holidays
Learning in Elul
Yizkor (Book of Remembrance)
FAQ 

 

Calendar of Holidays

Selihot – Saturday evening | September 21
Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sunday | September 29
Rosh Hashanah, First Day – Monday | September 30
Rosh Hashanah, Second Day – Tuesday | October 1
Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidrei – Tuesday | October 8
Yom Kippur – Wednesday | October 9
Sukkot – Sunday, October 13 – Sunday, October 20
Shemini Atzeret – Monday | October 21
Simhat Torah – Tuesday | October 22

Venues

Community Services
Park Avenue Synagogue will hold High Holiday services in three main locations. In addition to the Sanctuary located at 50 East 87th Street, we will also hold services in the Lower Level at 50 East 87th Street, and at the Church of the Heavenly Rest located at Fifth Avenue at 90th Street. PAS clergy will rotate to lead services in all three venues over the course of the High Holidays.

Family Services
Details about the Family Service coming soon.

Schedule of Services

Details about the schedule of services coming soon.

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Tickets & Seating

Tickets are required for all daytime services on Rosh Hashanah and for all Yom Kippur services except for Yizkor.

We will issue the following types of tickets:

  • Bet member tickets for reserved seats in the Sanctuary (50 East 87th Street).

  • Bet member tickets for reserved seats in the Lower Level (50 East 87th Street).

  • Aleph member tickets for unreserved seats at Fifth Avenue (Fifth Avenue at 90th Street)

  • Aleph reserved member tickets for reserved seats at Fifth Avenue (Fifth Avenue at 90th Street)

  • Guest tickets for services at Fifth Avenue (Fifth Avenue at 90th Street)

  • Reciprocal tickets for services at Fifth Avenue (Fifth Avenue at 90th Street)

All tickets will arrive in member homes the week of September 16. If you have any questions about tickets, or ticket reservations, please email Rachel Zorbaron, Director of Membership, at rzorbaron@pasyn.org or you may call Rachel at 212-369-2600, x195.

Will Call
If you do not receive your tickets in the mail, please contact Rachel Zorbaron at 212-369-2600, x195. We encourage you to pick up any guest tickets in advance of the High Holidays. Will call tickets will only be available for members in good standing at each service location.

Beginning September 13, members who make payments between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm can expect their released tickets waiting for them at the 87th Street reception desk for same day pick up at 5 pm until the building’s closure. If payment is received after 2:00 pm, tickets will be available the following day. The last day to process membership payments and collect released High Holiday tickets will be on Tuesday, September 24.

Releasing Reserved Seats that You Will Not Use This Year
Space is extremely limited during the High Holidays. If you do not intend to use your tickets for one or more services, please contact Rachel Zorbaron at rzorbaron@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600, x195 so that we can make the seats in those services available to other congregants.  Thank you for helping us provide seating for all of our members.

Guest Tickets

You must be a member of Park Avenue Synagogue to request guest tickets. Seating is very limited, so we ask that you reserve guest tickets only for close family members. Each household may request up to two (2) guest tickets.

Guest tickets cost $500 per ticket and may be used for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Guests will be seated at our Fifth Avenue service (Fifth Avenue between and 90th Street). All guest tickets must be paid via credit card in advance of the High Holidays.  All tickets purchased will be non-refundable.

Reciprocal Tickets
We welcome members in good standing from other USCJ (United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism) congregations. To request reciprocal tickets to attend services at Park Avenue Synagogue, please ask your congregation to send a letter on your behalf stating the number of tickets you need, and the address to which we should mail your tickets, to the PAS main office at 50 East 87th Street, New York, NY 10128, or have someone in your congregation’s office email your request to Craig Demarest at cdemarest@pasyn.org. Requests for reciprocal tickets must come from your congregation, not from your personal address. Please note reciprocal ticket quantities are limited.

If you are a member of Park Avenue Synagogue and wish to attend services at another USCJ congregation, contact Craig Demarest at cdemarest@pasyn.org or call 212-369-2600, x111. Please provide Craig with the name and address of the congregation, the number of tickets you wish to request and the address where you wish to receive the reciprocal tickets. Craig will send a letter with your request to the designated congregation.

Livestreaming

Park Avenue Synagogue Sanctuary services are live streamed through this website. Please note: By participating on the bimah in the Sanctuary, you are consenting to your image appearing on the live stream of the service.

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Yom Kippur Learning

Details about Yom Kippur Learning coming soon.

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Youth Services

All families with children newborn through grade 12 will receive a Youth Service ticket for entry into our various services. All adult family members accompanying their children or grandchildren to Youth Services must present their 87th Street or Fifth Avenue tickets upon entry in addition to their family's youth ticket(s). Please see below for specific information about each age group.
 

Family Services (Grades K-7 with parents and siblings)

Park Avenue Synagogue offers services for families to sit, pray, and sing together. PAS clergy will lead a service centered around families with children in grades K–7.  Siblings, parents, and grandparents are welcome. Please contact Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky at ewitkovsky@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600, x123 with questions.

Details coming soon.

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Young Family Services (Newborn-Pre-K)

Young Family Services will be held on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mornings for children ages newborn through Pre-K and their caregivers. We recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to the service and encourage you not to bring strollers as there is limited space available to store them. Please contact Jamie Diamond at jdiamond@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600, x140.

Details coming soon.

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Grades K-7 Services and Matan Special Needs

Park Avenue Synagogue provides tefillah (prayer), programs, and activities for all K-7 children of members. NO RSVP is needed. All K-7 and Matan special needs services and programs are drop-off programs; children attend without their parents. Please contact Jennifer Stern Granowitz at jgranowitz@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600, x139 with any questions.

Details coming soon.

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Teen Services and Programming (Grades 8-12)

Park Avenue Synagogue offers worship and learning opportunities for teens in grades 8-12. Please RSVP for Teen Services and Programming. Following the conclusion of the Teen Services and Programming, teens are responsible for their continued participation in the High Holidays. Contact Niki Fleishman at nfleishman@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600, x147 for more information.

Details coming soon.

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Inclusion on the High Holidays

Park Avenue Synagogue strives to be an inclusive community. We are interested in discussing with you any accommodations you might need to make your involvement at PAS more comfortable. If you have any questions please contact Rachel Zorbaron at 212-369-2600, x195 or rzorbaron@pasyn.org.

We offer Matan Special Needs programs and services on the High Holidays for children in grades K-12. We also provide magnifiers and hearing assistance devices.

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Learning in Elul

Details coming soon.

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Yizkor (Book of Remembrance)

Each year Park Avenue Synagogue publishes The Book of Remembrance, which lists the names of departed loved ones. The book is used on Yom Kippur at Yizkor, the memorial service, and again when Yizkor is said on Shemini Atzeret, Pesach, and Shavuot. Information about listing loved ones’ names in the annual Yizkor book is available in June for the following Yom Kippur.

The deadline for listings in the 5780 Book of Remembrance is August 23, 2019. Please contact the Development Office at development@pasyn.org for more information.

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