A Message from Our Clergy
Light Up the Night
This time of year, we find ourselves reflecting on the meaning of light in our lives. As the winter cold encroaches on our doorsteps and the sun rises and sets more hastily each day, we are finding less and less light to hold onto. It is precisely when the world looks and feels its darkest that the rabbis call upon us to bring in our own light by lighting the candles of our hanukkiyah each night.
This Hanukkah, we invite you to push away the darkness and celebrate miracles both ancient and new with Park Avenue Synagogue. Every night we’ll have an opportunity to gather virtually: bring your hanukkiyah close to the screen for blessings with the clergy, sing with Josh Rosenberg and the Music Center, learn with Dr. Jodi Magness, make havdalah with us, and enjoy Cantor Brook’s album release concert on the eighth night! Together, as one community, we’ll light up the night.
Hanukkah Like You’ve Never Heard It Before!
Laughter and joy are an important way we bring more light into the world. When we smile, we make the world a more beautiful place. Cantor Schwartz had so much fun creating this medley with Oran Eldor and performing it with David Enlow and the PAS Ensemble. Can you recognize these all-time favorite tunes?
Hanukkah Shirah b’Tzibbur Community Song Session
Welcome the first night of Hanukkah with song! Josh Rosenberg and other members of the PAS Music Center will light the first Hanukkah candle and lead us in singing favorites of the season. Lyrics provided, all ages welcome!
Hanukkah Concert: Peace Album Release
Thu / Dec 17 / 7:00 pm
Cantor Brook and Cantor Schwartz
Celebrate the eighth night of Hanukkah with music from our new album, L'Chayim Ul'Shalom, featuring Cantor Brook. Tune in for candle lighting and songs of the season. The album is sponsored by Danny Bernstein and family in loving memory of Vivian Bernstein.
Evening Minyan and Community Candle Lighting Service
Make a minyan with us at 5:45 pm, then stay tuned at 6:00 pm for words, songs, and stories to prepare us to light the Hanukkah candles. Bring your Hanukkiyah to the screen and light up the night with us!
More to do on Hanukkah
Light Hanukkah candles with the community or follow our guide to light on your own. Learn about our Shireinu Inclusion Service and Community Havdalah.
Limmud/Learning and Resources
Get ready for Hanukkah. Explore our programming and learning opportunities for all ages.
Stay connected to PAS and each other. Reflect on Hanukkah kavanot from clergy and staff or attend one of our virtual community events.
On Hanukkah, we are called to be the light we want to see in the world. During this holiday of miracles, we recommit ourselves to tikkun olam (repairing the world) and tzedakah (righteous giving).
- Explore ways to heal the world this season through tikkun olam. Let us do the work together, one good deed at a time.
- Spread the light of this season by continuing to make PAS a philanthropic priority. Your tzedakah allows us to share the hope of Hanukkah for all in our community.