High Holiday Mahzors
Hold the Book!
Let's get ready for the High Holidays together! High Holiday Mahzorim are available to PAS members in two forms: a digital link and a physical mahzor. Members can download a digital copy or request to borrow a physical version by contacting RACHEL ZORBARON. Physical mahzorim will be distributed in PAS tote bags with a few other High Holiday items during assigned dates and pick- up times ahead of the High Holidays. Due to demand, mahzorim and tote bags are only available for current PAS members. Those who are not members of Park Avenue Synagogue may purchase a digital copy of the mahzor from the Rabbinic Assembly
At PAS, we strive to make prayer accessible to everyone of all ages. If you are attending any of our youth services, download our mahzorim below. These beautifully illustrated prayer books are designed specifically for our community thanks to the generosity of David and Patty Silvers.
Young Family Services (Ages 0–5): Mahzor for Young Families
Family Services (Gr K–5): Mahzor for Youth
Materials for Youth Programs
We encourage you to use the following age-appropriate materials to supplement your child’s virtual High Holiday experience. Each activity will assist in guiding your child through the main service in a fun and engaging way!
Gr K–5 Bingo
Click to generate your unique bingo board so you can play along with the service! We encourage you to print out your preferred number of boards in preparation for the high holidays. You can use stickers to mark your bingo board!
Generate your board
Gr 6–7 Fantasy League: High Holiday Edition
In preparation for the high holidays, print out these fantasy league cards and instructions to play along with the service! You will get the opportunity to select your fantasy clergy players and cheer them on throughout their leading of tefillot!
Download the card
Get further directions during the Gr 6–7 morning sessions at 9:15 am before joining the main services at 10:00 am. Go to the High Holidays streaming site to watch the services.
Watch Jonah and Have a Whale of a Time!
PAS Congregational School teachers perform the story of Jonah and the whale in rhyme. Watch and share a lesson you learned from this version of the story with a family member or friend.
Shofar in the Streets
Sun / Sep 22 / 4:00 pm
E 87th Street & Madison Avenue
E 90th Street & 5th Avenue
From Seward Park to East 96th Street the East Side Synagogues will sound the shofar together. Listen from your windows and balconies or meet us on the streets. Please wear your masks and maintain social distance.
Honoring the Deceased
Virtual Kever Avot
As we prepare for the High Holidays, we remember those we have lost - whether this year, or in years prior. Although it may not be possible to safely visit the cemetery, set aside some time to recall your loved ones with the following video as Rabbi Zuckerman leads us through the ritual of kever avot. May their memories be for a blessing.
Tashlich is a moment to think about the mistakes of the past – and let them go through the symbolic tossing of bread into the water. By releasing our feelings of shame or guilt, we create the space needed to become our best selves.
Watch this video as Rabbi Witkovsky and Cantor Brook take you through an easy step-by-step process for how to participate in Tashlich this year from wherever you are. Don't forget your breadcrumbs!
OnSite Ark Visit
Take a moment for prayer and reflection in the Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center Chapel by scheduling a private five-minute appointment for you and your household. Please observe all recommended safety practices to protect yourself, your loved ones, and our staff!