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From Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove

Welcoming Our New Director of Congregational Education: Rabbi Neil Zuckerman

This past year our lay leadership

engaged in a full review of our

education at Park Avenue Synagogue.

While the study began with an

eye to our Congregational School, it quickly

expanded its scope to include all of our efforts

from the Toddler Program to Adult Learning and

everything in between. Working with outside

consultants, we surveyed congregants and

conducted focus groups, seeking to understand

our strengths and weaknesses and to begin

the process of charting a vision for the future.

We spoke to other congregations, learning “best practices,”

and keeping careful notes as to what we can apply to our own

community. I want to thank all the members of the Education

Committee, under the leadership of Susan Silverman – Yasher

Koah on a job well done!

As you can imagine, we discovered a lot – both successes and

challenges. It was not surprising to learn that all of our educators

– clergy and department heads alike – work hard day in and day

out. We discovered an “underserved” demographic – our families

with young children. All of our tot services, young family dinners

and weekday programming (beyond what Carol Hendin does

with our ECC) deserve their own full-time educator; we are now

actively looking to fill this new position.

We also discovered that while each area of congregational

life must be understood on its own terms, there is an immediate

need to coordinate our efforts as a congregation. Whether it is a

single program that draws on multiple demographics, like Purim,

High Holy Days, or Hanukkah, or the need to coordinate two

schools, like transitioning CS students into the High School, we

need someone who can harness all the good we have in place and

take the reins for the process of what must change. Such a person

would have to be totally at home in congregational life and larger

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trends in North American Jewish life. Such a

person would have to be at ease working with

our lay leadership and our staff. Such a person

would have to be able to present a vision for our

community that we can not yet imagine. Such

a person would have to be a trusted confidant

to me as Park Avenue Synagogue takes its next

steps forward.

We have found such a person in Rabbi

Neil Zuckerman. Neil is, first and foremost, a

mensch. He is kind, sophisticated and filled

with a passion for Jews and Judaism. You can

read of his many accomplishments and credentials on page 4.

Having known Neil since our days in rabbinical school and

working at Camp Ramah together, I can share that he is one of

the most capable, charismatic and creative Jewish educators

that I have ever encountered. He has a track record of success in

every community touched by his presence, and I know that his

arrival bodes well for us. I am thrilled at the thought of Rabbi

Zuckerman working closely with our staff and lay leadership.

As Director of Congregational Education, Neil will oversee the

efforts of all of our educators, both mentoring them towards

individual success and finding points of synergy between them.

I am personally excited at the prospect of working closely with

such a fine human being towards realizing our synagogue’s

potential.

While Rabbi Zuckerman doesn’t arrive until July 1, we

are already actively planning the year ahead. There are shortterm

and long-term changes that Rabbi Zuckerman and our lay

leadership will direct. I look forward to communicating our path

forward in the months ahead.

Please join me in welcoming Rabbi Neil Zuckerman and his

family. Brukhim ha-ba’im!

Volume 62 | N°. 10 | June–July–August 2010 | Sivan–Tammuz–Av–Elul 5770

While we know you’ll want to read every word in this bulletin, please remember to recycle when done!

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Coordinating Congregational Education

From Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove ..................... 2

From Rabbi Steven I. Rein .......................... 3

From Paul Corwin ....................................... 4

Profile of Rabbi Neil Zuckerman ............... 4

Schedule of Religious Services ................... 5

Synagogue Family ...................................... 6

June Classes & Events ................................. 8

Shabbat Events ............................................ 9

June & July Programs............................... 10

Summer Wednesday Nights at PAS ......... 12

Contributions ............................................. 14

UJA@PAS .................................................... 16

June, July & August Calendars ................ 17

A Look Ahead ................................. b a c k c o v e r


Nourish your Jewish soul throughout the summer.

The sun is shining, the mercury is rising,

and we are leaving. Many of us will

spend at least part of the summer

away from our homes and away from

our synagogue. Whether traveling abroad, going

to summer camp, relaxing in the Hamptons, or

simply leaving town, we will be packing our bags:

✓ ✓ ✓

c Sunscreen c Polos c Sandals

c Judaism…huh?

How can we pack our Judaism? How can we

connect to our tradition while enjoying the oasis

of our summer residence?

For starters, every vacation needs a good book. This year,

make it a Jewish book, whether fiction or nonfiction, a new

release or a classic. Stop by the PAS library to borrow a book or

ask our librarian, Marga Hirsch, for a recommendation.

If you will be away during Shabbat, create for yourself your

own sanctuary in time. Bring a set of travel candlesticks, say

kiddush and motzi, and create a day that is noticeably different

from the rest of the week.

If you are going to the beach this summer, recite the brakhah

for seeing the ocean: Barukh atah adonai eloheinu melekh haolam,

sheh-assah etha-yam ha-gadol – Praised are You, Lord our

God, King of the universe who has made the great sea.

Whenever you are traveling a great distance, you can recite

tefilat ha-derekh – the Traveler’s Prayer. This prayer asks God to

“lead us to our desired destination in health and joy and peace,

and to bring us home in peace.” Find the full text in a siddur

(page 713 in Sim Shalom), or google tefilat ha-derekh to find a

What?

• Celebrate your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Jerusalem.

• Explore the Galilee and the Golan Heights.

• Ascend Masada via cable car and explore its ancient ruins.

www.pasyn.org 212–369–2600

From Rabbi Steven I. Rein

Summer Is Here…Take Your Judaism With You

short version.

Perhaps you will be traveling somewhere

that has a rich Jewish history? Seek out the local

Jewish community and learn about it. Regardless

of where you are going, there is room in your

bag to take Judaism with you.

Do not be mistaken, however, and think

that your synagogue is closing up shop for the

summer. If you will be in the city this summer,

you can take advantage of all the programs

happening here. Mark Wednesday nights on

your calendar as PAS night; we will be here to

socialize, learn and have fun. Tuesday nights will be times for

Torah study. The synagogue will be the destination for programs

including Torah on Tap, book discussions, films, music, and

weekly classes. Friday afternoons will be a special time for young

children to celebrate Shabbat with the clergy and enjoy ice cream

on the roof. The synagogue will continue to nourish your Jewish

soul throughout the summer months.

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote in The Sabbath that

“Judaism is a religion of time aiming at the sanctification of

time…Jewish ritual may be characterized as the art of significant

forms in time, as architecture in time” (p. 8). We aim to transform

every human action into a means of communicating with God.

The essence of Judaism is transforming ordinary moments into

sacred time. This summer, whether you are in New York or

away from your PAS family, how will you sanctify your time?

Judaism…c.


Congregational Family Trip To Israel

December 21–31, 2010

Who? PAS families with children. Bring the grandparents, too!

Why? Introduce your children to Israel and in an age-appropriate, hands-on, eye-opening way. Build new friendships and

create community with PAS families. Reinforce our commitment to Israel and our Jewish heritage. Have an enjoyable

winter holiday.

• Visit the Western Wall, its ancient tunnels, and historical highlights of Jerusalem.

• Take part in an archeological dig.

• Experience Tel Aviv.

Fly to Israel on El Al Airlines leaving JFK late Tuesday night, December 21, and leaving Israel in the early morning hours of

Friday, December 31. Upon arrival, travel north for two nights in the Galilee. Then spend six nights in Jerusalem at the 5-star

Inbal Hotel. Space is limited. Sign up now! (Full refunds are available for cancellations before September.)

For more information, and to sign up, contact Rabbi Julia Andelman in the Department of Lifelong Learning at jandelman@pasyn.org,

212-369-2600, x142.

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Paul Corwin, Vice-President of Programming

Reflections with the Rabbi

“Take part in shaping our PAS community.”

All year long, our synagogue offers

myriad opportunities for members of

all ages: adult classes, social gettogethers,

holiday celebrations, social

action projects, Israel trips, lifecycle celebrations,

High School classes, museum visits, lectures, and

more. The PAS calendar is crowded with cycles

of Shabbat and holiday observances, punctuated

by special, one-time events. It can seem an

overwhelming challenge to balance professional

obligations, synagogue events and family

commitments.

Summer is an opportunity to change our pace, to slow down

and reflect. This summer, I invite you to consider what we have

accomplished as a community and to think about our communal

priorities. Rabbi Cosgrove will host two evenings of “Reflections

with the Rabbi,” where we will focus on what our community

is doing and what kind of community we want to be. At each

session, Rabbi Cosgrove will introduce the evening’s topic with

one of his sermons (all online at www.pasyn.org). Together

we will examine the issue and look at the Rabbi’s proposed

suggestions, engaging in dialogue with him, and sharing ideas

with fellow congregants.

There are many possible outcomes for these evenings. We

Rabbi Neil Zuckerman is committed

to Jewish education for people of

all ages, all interests, and all levels

of Jewish knowledge. As Rabbi of

Temple Israel Center in White Plains, where he

served from 1999-2009, he developed programs

for Youth and Families, taught in the Religious

School, the Community Hebrew High School,

and the congregation’s Adult Education program.

He was instrumental in bringing the Florence

Melton Adult Mini-School to Westchester County

and served on the Melton faculty, teaching the first-year Purposes

course and the second-year Dramas course. At Congregation Har

Shalom in Potomac, Maryland, where Neil has served as Senior

Rabbi for the past year, he continued his active involvement in all

facets of education in the synagogue. In addition, Neil has served

as president of the Westchester County Board of Rabbis and has

chaired the Israel Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly.

A lifelong learner himself, Neil is currently a rabbinic fellow

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אבה ךורב

Rabbi Neil Zuckerman, Director of Congregational Education

want everyone who is a part of our synagogue

community to help to define the kind of

community we want to be, and to share ideas on

how we can become that community. We want to

look at our accomplishments and ask how we can

be even better. There is much to discuss about

our synagogue’s priorities and about how we

deal with issues that confront the Jewish world.

Among all the topics that we might consider, we

have chosen to begin with our relationship to

Israel and our commitment to providing multiple

paths for spiritual engagement. Can we engage

more effectively with Israel and Israelis? Beyond sanctuary

services, the Havurah, daily minyanim, musical Kabbalat Shabbat

services and Iyyun Tefillah, are there ways to create additional

points of entry for spiritual seekers while maintaining a cohesive

worship community?

Turn to page 10 of this Bulletin & Summer Program Calendar

to see the full variety of programs happening at PAS this summer.

I hope you will come to the synagogue frequently to sing, study,

worship, view movies, and grow friendships with other PAS

members. And do join Rabbi Cosgrove for Reflections with the

Rabbi on Tuesday, June 8 and Tuesday, July 27. Take part in

shaping our PAS community.

at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem in

the Center for Rabbinic Enrichment (CRE), an

exceptional opportunity to learn with colleagues

and build relationships across the religious

movements. CRE is a three-year program of

study for rabbis of all denominations from North

America, involving weekly classes via videoconference

and bi-annual study seminars in Israel.

In July, Neil will travel to Jerusalem for ten days

for his final CRE summer seminar and “graduation”

from this prestigious program.

Neil was raised in Harrisburg, PA, and began his Jewish education

at the Conservative synagogue there, Beth El. He earned

his B.A. from the University of Maryland in English. He attended

the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS), where he

earned a Masters degree in Jewish Studies and was ordained a

rabbi in 1999.

Neil looks forward to introducing his wonderful family to the

to the PAS community.


זומת-ןויס בא-זומת לולא-בא

Friday, June 4 22 Sivan

Candle lighting, 8:05 pm

6:15 pm | Kabbalat Shabbat service

Saturday, June 5 23 Sivan

Parashat Sh’lah L’kha

9:15 am | Sanctuary Shabbat Service

Bar Mitzvah of Samuel Charest,

son of Wendy & Steven Charest

Bar Mitzvah of Robert Werner,

son of Craig Werner and Jodi

Ann Green

11:15 am | Tot Shabbat

Friday, June 11 29 Sivan

Candle lighting, 8:09 pm

6:15 pm | Friday Evening Service with

Children’s Birthday Blessings*

for June, July & August and

Pre-Israel Trip Blessing

*For information, contact the Rabbis’

office at 212-369-2600, x120.

Saturday, June 12 30 Sivan

Rosh Hodesh

Parashat Korah

9:15 am | Sanctuary Shabbat Service

Bar Mitzvah of Brett Silverstein,

son of Kim and Paul Silverstein

Bar Mitzvah of Henry Smul,

son of Karen & Spencer Smul

Friday, June 18 6 Tammuz

Candle lighting, 8:12 pm

6:15 pm | Friday Evening Service

Saturday, June 19 7 Tammuz

Parashat Hukkat

9:15 am | Sanctuary Shabbat Service

Friday, June 25 13 Tammuz

Candle lighting, 8:13 pm

6:15 pm | Friday Evening Service

Saturday, June 26 14 Tammuz

Parashat Balak

9:15 am | Sanctuary Shabbat Service

Tuesday, June 29 17 Tammuz

Fast of the 17th of Tammuz

5:45 pm | Minha service w/Torah

reading

Friday, July 2 20 Tammuz

Candle lighting, 8:13 pm

6:15 pm | Friday Evening Service

Saturday, July 3 21 Tammuz

Parashat Pinhas

9:15 am | Sanctuary Shabbat Service

Friday, July 9 27 Tammuz

Candle lighting, 8:11 pm

6:15 pm | Friday Evening Service

Saturday, July 10 28 Tammuz

Parashat Mattot-Mas’ei

9:15 am | Sanctuary Shabbat Service

Friday, July 16 5 Av

Candle lighting, 8:08 pm

6:15 pm | Friday Evening Service

Saturday, July 17 6 Av

Parashat D’varim

9:15 am | Sanctuary Shabbat Service

Monday, July 19 8 Av

Erev Tisha B’Av

7:45 pm | Minha service

8:00 pm | Evening service and reading

of Megillat Eikhah, the Book

of Lamentations

8:23 pm | Fast begins

Tuesday, July 20 9 Av

Tisha B’Av

7:15 am | Morning service with Torah

reading

5:45 pm | Minha service and Torah

reading (No Ma’ariv)

9:00 pm | Fast ends

Friday, July 23 12 Av

Candle lighting, 8:03 pm

6:15 pm | Friday Evening Service

Saturday, July 24 13 Av

Parashat Va-ethannan

9:15 am | Sanctuary Shabbat Service

Friday, July 30 19 Av

Candle lighting, 7:56 pm

6:15 pm | Friday Evening Service

Saturday, July 31 20 Av

Parashat Eikev

9:15 am | Sanctuary Shabbat Service

Friday, August 6 26 Av

Candle lighting, 7:49 pm

6:15 pm | Friday Evening Service

Saturday, August 7 27 Av

Parashat R’eih

9:15 am | Sanctuary Shabbat Service

Tuesday, August 10 30 Av

Rosh Hodesh

7:00 am | Morning service with Hallel

and Torah Reading

Friday, August 13 3 Elul

Candle lighting, 7:40 pm

6:15 pm | Friday Evening Service

Saturday, August 14 4 Elul

Parashat Shof’tim

9:15 am | Sanctuary Shabbat Service

Friday, August 20 10 Elul

Candle lighting, 7:30 pm

6:15 pm | Friday Evening Service

Saturday, August 21 11 Elul

Parashat Ki Tetzei

9:15 am | Sanctuary Shabbat Service

Friday, August 27 17 Elul

Candle lighting, 7:19 pm

6:15 pm | Friday Evening Service

Saturday, August 28 18 Elul

Parashat Ki Tavo

9:15 am | Sanctuary Shabbat Service

Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove and Rabbi Steven

I. Rein will preach and conduct the services

together with Cantor Nancy Abramson and

Cantor Elana Rozenfeld, with Neil Robinson

at the organ. Daily minyanim Monday–Friday

at 7:15 am; Sundays and Legal Holidays at

9:00 am. Minha/Ma’ariv Sunday–Thursday

at 5:45 pm. Minha on Friday at 6:00 pm.

Shabbat minha 20 minutes after the end of

morning services. Any changes are noted

when they occur. Information is subject to

change. Confirm at www.pasyn.org or with the

Synagogue office.

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Synagogue Family

הוצמ ינב B’nei Mitzvah

Sam began his relationship with

Park Avenue Synagogue when be began

attending the Congregational School in 2nd

grade.

Sam is currently a 7th grade student at The Community

School where he enjoys all of his studies and

friends. A true boy of summer, he looks forward to

his summers at Crane Lake Camp and time spent on

the beach.

Sam is a very hard worker who puts his heart into everything

that he does. He enjoys playing soccer in the West Side

As a survivor of childhood acute

lymphocytic leukemia, Robert

appreciates everything life has to offer

– family, school, camp, and music.

He plays trumpet and drums and likes to sing.

In addition to studying his Bar Mitzvah portion,

Robert sometimes sang Yiddish songs with Cantor

Rozenfeld at the end of his tutoring sessions.

Robert is a kind-hearted person who cares about others

and loves animals. For his mitzvah project, he participated

in Penny Harvest, a program that introduces young people to

Brett attended PASECC and has

continued his religious studies in the

Congregational School. Brett is a

wonderful son and gives great joy to his

parents. He is a devoted, loving and compassionate

brother to Mitchell. Brett is blessed with three sets of

grandparents and cherishes the time he spends with

them. He is a loyal friend and honorable young man.

Brett is a 7th grader at Horace Mann where he excels in all

courses. His favorite subjects are History and Science; outside

of class, he is passionate about geography. Brett represented

Henry began his Jewish education at

the PAS Early Childhood Center. As a

7th-grade student at the Dalton School,

he competes on the Middle School

football, basketball and baseball teams. On some

winter weekends, Henry gives up team sports to

visit his grandparents in Vermont, where he enjoys

snowboarding in the terrain parks. In summer, he

heads to his other grandparents’ home to relax with extended

family and to spend time with friends on the beach. When he

is not relaxing or playing sports, Henry is studying Latin and

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Sam Charest | June 5

Robert Werner | June 5

Brett Silverstein | June 12

Henry Smul | June 12

Soccer League and swimming at the Asphalt Green

Aquatic Center. And like most 13-year-old boys, he

loves video games!

Sam truly appreciates his family and friends and

has an extremely upbeat outlook on life. He always

seems to approach life with humor, optimism and

compassion.

Sam would like to give his heartfelt thanks to

the clergy and his teachers, especially Cantor Rozenfeld and

Aviva Kirchman, for all their support and encouragement in

preparing for his Bar Mitzvah.

the power of philanthropy by taking them through

a process of collecting donations, studying community

problems, learning about organizations that

alleviate those problems and then awarding grants

to organizations they select.

Robert attends Robert F. Wagner Middle School,

where he plays trumpet in the school, band; he also

plays trumpet in the Manhattan Borough-Wide

Band. Robert attended Camp Simcha from age 4 to 8; now he

spends every summer at Tranquillity Camp.

Robert is a gentle older brother to Jeremy and Andrew.

Horace Mann’s middle school at the 2010 New

York State National Geographic geography competition,

where he placed among the top 20 finalists.

Since kindergarten he has studied chess and has

competed successfully in local, state and national

tournaments. Brett is an accomplished skier and

enjoys tennis and baseball.

Brett began his Jewish life with his bris at PAS.

Now Brett will become a Bar Mitzvah at PAS just like his father

did. Brett and his family thank the clergy and his teachers

for their guidance during his preparation for his Bar Mitzvah.

History, his favorite subjects in school.

Henry is a devoted Mets fan despite the stress

associated with that passion. Because he loves

baseball, he has decided to direct all his bar mitzvah

gifts to Harlem RBI, an organization that provides

baseball and softball programs and academic enrichment

opportunities to underprivileged children

living in East Harlem.

Henry follows his sisters Abbe and Emily to the bimah and

thanks the clergy for their guidance and enthusiasm in helping

him prepare to become a Bar Mitzvah.


Park Avenue Synagogue warmly welcomes these new members to our congregational family:

Stephanie & Brian Abrahams

Jessica & Scott Chestman

Robin & Andrew Halpern

Joyce & John Varvatos

םכתא םחני םוקמה Condolences

םיאבה םיכורב Welcome

The PAS community mourns the loss of members and extends condolences to members on their losses:

John & Susan Hess on the loss of his mother, Norma Hess.

Family and friends of Hannah Mallin.

Lynn & Martin Halbfinger on the loss of her aunt, Gertrude Mills.

Family and friends of Janet Moss.

Steven Newman on the loss of his father, Louis Newman.

Jason Oppenheimer on the loss of his grandfather, Howard Oppenheimer.

בוט לזמ Mazal Tov

Alp and Yael Benadrete on the birth of their daughter Deborah, and to big sister Talya.

Gershon Kekst on receiving an honorary doctorate from JTS.

Marian Levitt on the engagement of her son Scott Levitt to Anna Jasiewicz, and to Scott and Anna.

Rabbi David and Susan Lincoln on the birth of a granddaughter, Clementine Scarlett (Zipporah),

and to the baby’s parents, Barbara and Simon Lincoln.

Harris M. Nagler, M.D. on being named President of Beth Israel Medical Center.

Martin Payson, on being inducted as a Member of the Society of Fellows of JTS, and to his

daughter Michele R. Rosenfield on receiving her Masters of Jewish Education from the Davidson

School of Education at JTS.

Hazzan Azi & Noa Schwartz on the birth of their son Daniel, and to big brother Yonatan.

Celebrating a simha?

A BiRTHDAY, ANNiVERSARY,

ENGAGEMENT, WEDDiNG,

NEW GRANDCHiLD,

oR ANYTHiNG ELSE FoR WHiCH YoU ARE GRATEFUL?

Sponsor a breakfast kiddush

any weekday after the morning minyan.

For more information, contact Lynn Schneider at

212-369-2600, x105 or lschneider@pasyn.org.

Know someone ill, elderly or homebound?

The PAS BiKUR CHoLiM CARiNG CoMMiTTEE—in loving memory of

Dr. Albert and Phyllis L. Cornell—reaches out to those in need

through telephone calls, visits, and holiday packages.

The Caring Committee’s trained volunteers are committed to

providing confidential hands-on support and companionship

to the members of our congregation.

To arrange for this mitzvah, please call Rabbi Cosgrove’s office

at 212-369-2600, x120.

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Synagogue Family


JUNE CLASSES & EvENTS

Weekly Classes

Monthly & Bimonthly

An integrated list of opportunities for adult learning and programs at PAS. Classes and events with no

sponsor listed are offered by the Department of Lifelong Learning. For complete information about

classes and events, including registration information, please refer to the the PAS website, www.pasyn.org.

Monday

7:30 pm | June 7, 14, 21, 28 | Shulhan Ivrit | C. Elana Rozenfeld

Keep up your conversational Hebrew over the summer!

For intermediate and advanced level speakers.

Tuesday

8:00 am | June 1, 8, 15 | Essential Essays | R. Cosgrove

11:30 am | June 1, 22, 29 | Contemporary Jewish Thought | R. Rein

Wednesday

6:45 pm | June 2, 9, 16 | Melton Adult Mini-School

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Thursday

9:15 am | June 3, 10, 17 | Melton Adult Mini-School

12:00 pm | Lunch & Learn | PAS Senior Staff

Friday

8:00 am | Talmud Torah | R. Rein

Shabbat/Saturday

8:45 am | Parashat Hashavua

Caffeine for the Soul:

Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Cosgrove

Friday, June 4 | 9:15–10:00 am | &

Join Rabbi Cosgrove for text study and discussion over coffee. Whether you’re coming from

ECC drop-off, going from the gym to work, or making this your first stop of the day, come for

a substantive and engaging learning experience with other members of the PAS community.

& RSVP to lifelonglearning@pasyn.org.

Reflections with the Rabbi – NEW!

Tuesday, June 8 | 7:00 pm | Rabbi Cosgrove

During these evenings of interactive discussion, Rabbi

Cosgrove wants to hear your thoughts about themes he

has developed in his sermons throughout the year. This

time: Creating a Congregational Vision of Engagement

with Israel. Learn more about the ideas that are central

to the Rabbi’s vision for Park Avenue Synagogue and

help shape our community’s future. See also page 10.

Sponsored by WEG

Moonbeams

Thursday, June 10 | 7:30 pm | in honor of Rosh Hodesh Tammuz

For location and readings, contact Joann Rosoff at

joannrosoff@aol.com.

Sponsored by Sisterhood

Daytime Book Discussion Group

Monday, June 14 | 11:00 am | Facilitator: Renée Waldinger

Join us for a stimulating discussion of Twilight of the

Superheroes by Deborah Eisenberg. This collection of

21st-century tales about our contemporaries is the latest

collection of short stories from a gifted Jewish writer

who received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.

Sponsored by Sisterhood

Sholom Aleichem Yiddish Club

Tuesday June 15 | 1:00 pm

Join our heimish group for Yiddish conversation and

culture, coffee and cake.

Women’s Torah Study Group

Tuesday, June 15 | 7:30 pm | Rabbi Julia Andelman | &

Join women in the PAS community for an intimate

experience of Jewish text. Studying female characters

from the Bible, Talmud, or Midrash informs our

exploration of our own role in the Jewish community.

Newcomers welcome! No charge. To be added to the

group email list or for more information, contact Rabbi

Julia Andelman at jandelman@pasyn.org or

212-369-2600, x142.

& To RSVP email lifelonglearning@pasyn.org or

call 212-369-2600, x140.

Sponsored by Sisterhood

Lunch/Film/Discussion

A Yiddish World

Remembered

Tuesday, June 22 | 1:00 pm

All are welcome to view a heartwarming

film about Jewish life

in Eastern Europe before the

Holocaust. This acclaimed documentary – in English –

paints a loving portrait of the Yiddish-speaking world.

A light lunch will be provided.


Sponsored by WEG

visit to The Jewish Museum

Modern Art, Sacred Space: Motherwell, Ferber and Gottlieb

Thursday, June 3 | 6:15 pm | $ &

Join TJM docent and WEG Vice-President Marilyn Friedman for a tour of this

“small but transcendent exhibition.” (New York Times) In 1951, architect Percival

Goodman commissioned three avant-garde artists to decorate his Congregation

B’nai Israel synagogue in Millburn, NJ. Robert Motherwell, Adolph Gottlieb, and

Herbert Ferber—each of whom went on to become a major figure in the Abstract

Expressionist movement—created, respectively, a large-scale lobby mural, a

velvet Torah curtain, and a monumental exterior sculptural relief. In addition to

these works, the exhibition includes studies and photographs. Meet in the museum

lobby. Because space is limited, this tour is for WEG members only. Cost: $18/person. After the tour, we will

return to PAS for a light supper and a talk by Pat Davidson about Gottlieb’s stained glass windows.

$ & For more information and to RSVP contact Marilyn Friedman at MBF300@aol.com or 212-472-0642.

Sponsored by Men’s Club

Rooftop Dinner

Thursday, June 17 | 7:00 pm | $ &

Enjoy another get-together with Men’s Club before we’re all on summer schedules. Savor a delicious supper with

delightful company on our airy roof. $30/person.

& RSVP to jdolinsky@nyc.rr.com.

Shabbat Dinner Special for

College Students, High School Upperclassmen, and their Families

Israel on the College Campus: Battlefield or Field of Dreams:

An Evening with Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, UCLA Hillel

Executive Director

Friday, June 4 | 7:15 pm, following Friday Evening Services | $ &

Are American universities seething with anti-Semitism? Are they hotbeds of anti-Israel

activism? Rabbi Seidler-Feller will examine these questions from the perspective of a

campus professional, presenting a nuanced portrait that is both troubling and hopeful.

This evening is an opportunity for our college student members to learn how to deal with these issues when they

return to school, as well as a chance for our new grads and rising seniors (11th & 12th graders) to learn what they

may encounter on campus.

Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller is in his 34th year as director of UCLA Hillel. He loves the constant challenges

presented by students who consistently and persistently ask the most interesting questions. For more information

about the program, please contact Jason Oppenheimer at joppenheimer@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600, x141.

$ & RSVP by Tuesday, June 1. $35/members, $45 non-members. Email lifelonglearning@pasyn.org with full names of all

attendees, ages of any children and authorization to bill your account. Non-members must pay in advance. Babysitting

available on request. Cancellations with refund (or credit toward another dinner) until noon on Thursday, June 3. For

questions about dinner, call 212-369-2600, x140.

Sponsored by Singles Committee

Rooftop Oneg Shabbat

Friday, June 18 | After Friday evening services

“...call the Shabbat a delight (oneg), the holy day of the honorable God...” [Isaiah 58:13].

Join us on the synagogue roof to celebrate the pleasure of a summer Shabbat by enjoying

musical entertainment and light refreshments with friends new and old.

Arms & Committees one-Time Events

Shabbat Events

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Summer

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Programs

July – August

MONDAYS

Every Monday except July 5 and 19

Shulhan Ivrit

7:30 pm | Cantor Elana Rozenfeld

Keep up your conversational Hebrew over the summer!

For intermediate and advanced level speakers.

July 12

Moonbeams | Translating Text into Textile

7:00 pm | &

For Rosh Hodesh Av (and Elul, see page 13), Moonbeams will

participate in workshops with fiber artist Heather G. Stoltz

(see page 13). All women in the congregation, of all ages, are

welcome to discover a new way of looking at texts as well as

how to express thoughts in fabric. Using text, speech or prayer

as inspiration, each participant will design and create fiber art,

finding the power of turning words into a physical creation.

No experience in sewing or quilting is necessary. Attend either

session or both. Advance registration is required; no charge.

& RSVP to lifelonglearning@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600, x140 by

Tuesday, July 6.

July 19

Tisha B’Av Evening Study Session

8:00 pm, between Evening Service and Reading of Eikhah

Rabbi Neil Zuckerman

Tisha B’Av in the 21st Century: Given the State of Israel, Must

We Still Fast?

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TUESDAYS Torah Study

July 6

Torah on Tap

7:00 pm | Rabbi Steven Rein | &

Meet on the PAS roof to talk Torah over beer and fine spirits.

& RSVP to jdolinsky@nyc.rr.com.

July 13

Women’s Torah Study

7:30 pm | Rabbi Julia Andelman | &

Join women in the PAS community for an intimate experience of

Jewish text. Studying female characters from the Bible, Talmud,

or Midrash informs our exploration of our own role in the Jewish

community. Newcomers welcome!

& RSVP to lifelonglearning@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600, x140.

July 20

Tisha B’Av | No Torah Study

July 27

Reflections with the Rabbi

7:00 pm | Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove

This time: Creating Multiple Entries to Spiritual Engagement.

(See pages 4 & 8.)

August 3

Torah on Tap

7:00 pm | Rabbi Steven Rein | &

& RSVP to jdolinsky@nyc.rr.com.


TUESDAYS CoNTiNUED

August 10

Simply Singing

7:30 pm | Cantor Elana Rozenfeld | &

The Baal Shem Tov, founder of Hasidism, taught that sometimes

holy words of Torah hover in this world, stuck, and that nigunim

– wordless melodies – can liberate the words and send them flying

back to their Source. With little talking and much singing we

will strive to heed the cry of Jeremiah to “pour out your hearts

like water before God,” and to free and elevate the holy words of

Torah hovering in the air. Join Cantor Elana Rozenfeld at a member’s

home for an evening of singing, with and without words.

Refreshments will be served – all ages are welcome! Ability to

carry a tune or read music not required.

& For location information, RSVP to lifelonglearning@pasyn.org or 212-

369-2600, x 140.

August 17

Women’s Torah Study

7:30 pm | Rabbi Julia Andelman

WEDNESDAYS Daytime Events

July 7

visit to Sunrise Day Camp

8:30 am, Depart from in front of PAS | Return by 2:00 pm | &

Take a trip with UJA@PAS to visit the only summer camp in the

nation for children with cancer. Travel with us from PAS, or meet

us at the campsite to spend the morning and have lunch with

these special campers and counselors. Sunrise Day Camp meets

the emotional, social, recreational and physical needs of children

with cancer and related illnesses while allowing them the comfort

and safety of their own homes at night. With the support of UJA-

Federation, Sunrise Day Camp is free for all these children. Sunrise

Day Camp operates on the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds,

a 300-acre wooded site that borders Nassau and Suffolk counties

on Long Island.

& RSVP to Dawn Spiera at dspiera@aol.com.

July 21, July 28, August 4

Midtown Lunch & Learn

12:30 pm | Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove | &

Prepare for the coming High Holy Day season. We will study

the prayers of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur using the newly

published Rabbinical Assembly mahzor. Attend one session, two,

or all three. No charge. Advance registration required; location

information will be sent to registered participants.

& RSVP to lifelonglearning@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600, x140.

THURSDAYS Museum Visits

July 15

Modern Art, Sacred Space: Motherwell,

Ferber and Gottlieb

The Jewish Museum | 6:30 pm | &

In 1951, architect Percival Goodman commissioned three avantgarde

artists – Robert Motherwell, Adolph Gottlieb, and Herbert

Ferber – to decorate his 1951 Congregation B’nai Israel synagogue

in Millburn, NJ. Each of the three went on to become a

major figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. They created,

respectively, a large-scale lobby mural, a velvet Torah curtain,

and a monumental exterior sculptural relief. These major works

are on display, together with studies and photographs. Meet in the

museum lobby at 6:20 pm. Space is limited. No charge.

& RSVP to lifelonglearning@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600, x140.

July 29

Curious George Saves the Day:

The Art of Margret and H.A. Rey

The Jewish Museum | 6:30 pm | &

The irrepressible Curious George is always in trouble! In a great

turn of fate, he helped his creators get out of life-threatening

danger. On view are nearly 80 original drawings for Margret and

H. A. Rey’s children’s books and documentation related to their

escape from Nazi-occupied Europe. Appropriate for adults and

children, the exhibition includes a reading room inspired by the

beloved monkey’s escapades. (A family guide may be downloaded

from www.thejewishmuseum.org.) Meet in the museum lobby

at 6:20 pm. Space is limited. No charge.

& RSVP to lifelonglearning@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600, x140.

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SUMMER WEDNESDAY NIGHTS @ PAS

June 30

Summer Soiree on the Roof

7:00 pm

An eclectic concert featuring Cantors Nancy Abramson and Elana

Rozenfeld, joined by special guests from our PAS community.

Refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring guests – all ages

are welcome! No charge.

July 7

Post-July Fourth BBQ & Movie on the Roof | &

BBQ Dinner: 7:30 pm

Movie: 8:30 pm

Cost for BBQ: $10/person, $36/family.

& RSVP by July 2 to lifelonglearning@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600, x140.

July 14

Philharmonic in the Park

Concert begins at 8:00 pm

Bring a picnic and join PAS friends to hear the New York Philharmonic

play Beethoven in Central Park. We will sit together on the

East Side of the Great Lawn. Look for the blue balloons any time

after 6:30 pm.

JUST FOR KIDS

Summer Shabbat Specials

ice Cream on the Roof

June 25, and every Friday July 9 – August 13 | 1:00 pm

Join Clergy and camp families for pre-Shabbat songs and stories

on the Lower Level. Then come up to the roof for ice cream as a

headstart on oneg Shabbat, the pleasure of Shabbat.

Sponsored by the Rothschild Library

Kids’ Shabbat Book Basket

Every Shabbat from June 19 – August 28, look for the book

basket (near the ushers) with Jewish books for children of all ages

to look at while sitting quietly in their seats in the synagogue. Let

your children enjoy the books during services and return them so

that others may read them next week.

Tot Shabbat | for kids 0–5

June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7, August 21 | 10:30 am

Note: time change from previous Tot Shabbat services.

Shabbat Pray & Play | for kids entering Grade 1 and up

June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7, August 21 | 10:30 am

Share the excitement of Shabbat in the summer. We’ll start with

variations on Shabbat morning prayers, using music, games, and

theater. After tefillah, we’ll play Shabbat-friendly games on the

roof or even in the Park.

For more information, contact Ron Koas at rkoas@pasyn.org or 212-369-

2600, x132, or Jason Oppenheimer at joppenheimer@pasyn.org or x141.

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July 21

Gallery opening

Text and Texture: Midrash through Making

Ceramic Art by Jo Kamm & Fiber Art by Heather G. Stoltz

Wine and crudités: 7:00 pm

Artists’ presentations: 7:45 pm

See facing page for artists’ bios and photos of their work.

July 28 · Mind & Body

Krav Maga (israeli hand-to-hand combat)

7:30 pm

Learn the basics of this eclectic Israeli self-defense system,

developed on the streets and now taught to elite troops all over

the world. Wear comfortable clothing.

The Prophet’s Wife book discussion

8:00 pm

Pat Davidson will facilitate a discussion of the unfinished novel

by Rabbi Milton Steinberg, z”l, which was published last March,

at the time of the rabbi’s 60th yahrzeit. Copies of the book are for

sale in the Rothschild Library as long as they last.

9:00 pm | Before you go home, enjoy wine and light

refreshments on the roof.

PAS FOR TEENS & COLLEGIANS

Summer Reunions for Judah Nadich High

School Grads

Home for the summer? Get together with old friends from PAS,

and create an awesome, new community just for you.

Dinner & a Movie

Thursday, July 15 | 7:00 pm | &

Meet at PAS for dinner; it’s on us. Afterwards, we’ll catch an

evening flick at one of the many nearby theaters. Cost: the price

of the movie ticket.

& RSVP and make your movie suggestions to Jason Oppenheimer at joppenheimer@pasyn.org.

Comedy Club

Thursday August 5 | 8:30 pm | &

Meet at Dangerfield’s Comedy Club (1st Ave

between 61st & 62nd). Cost: $15/person.

& RSVP by July 29 to Jason Oppenheimer at

joppenheimer@pasyn.org.


August 4

Campfire on the Roof

8:00 pm

Are you a kid at heart? Have a kid at home who’d rather be at

camp? Enjoy a taste of summer camp in the City! Snack on

s’mores, sing American and Israeli folk songs with Cantor Nancy

and Cantor Elana, and shiver to ghost stories told by Jason

Oppenheimer. All ages welcome!

August 18

End-of-Summer BBQ and Karaoke

7:00 pm | &

Join us on the roof again as the summer begins to wind down.

Cost: $10/person, $36/family.

& RSVP by August 16 to lifelonglearning@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600,

x140.

PAS Gallery | Text and Texture: Midrash through Making

Jo Kamm, Ceramic Artist | Jo Kamm’s fascination with the

world takes the form of elegantly structured experiments in

material behavior. He employs familiar shapes and textures as a

way of asking questions about the interpretive urge – the human

desire to find and make meaning. He also produces utilitarian

ceramics, making domestic objects with a similarly ambiguous

and evocative language of form.

Jo’s appreciation of ambiguity may be traced in part to his

studies at Jewish day school, where every question had multiple

answers. While few of his functional pieces were designed as

ritual art, many of his goblets and drinking vessels are used by

their owners as kiddush cups.

Jo has broadened his understanding of ceramic art and process

through residencies at international centers for ceramic art. He

has shown work internationally, including at the Clay Studio in

Philadelphia, the Duna Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, and The

International Ceramic Museum in Middlefart, Denmark. Jo earned

a BFA in Ceramic Art at Kansas City Art Institute in 2007 and

completed an MFA in Ceramic Art at Alfred University in May

of this year. In fall, Jo will be returning to Europe for a residency

during European Ceramic Context 2010, at the Danish Design

School on the island of Bornholm.

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Moonbeams | Translating Text into Textile

7:00 pm | &

Moonbeams will participate in a workshop with fiber artist

Heather G. Stoltz (see below). All women in the congregation, of

all ages, are welcome to discover a new way of looking at texts

as well as how to express thoughts in fabric. Using text, speech

or prayer as inspiration, each participant will design and create

fiber art, finding the power of turning words into a physical creation.

No experience in sewing or quilting is necessary. Advance

registration is required; no charge.

& RSVP to lifelonglearning@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600, x140 by

Wednesday, August 4.

Teshuvah, Returning

8:00 pm | Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove

The month of Elul is traditionally the time to begin preparing

spiritually for the High Holy Days. Begin your journey of reflection

and repentance by learning what it means to do teshuvah.

9:00 pm | Before going home, relax with friends and a glass of

wine on the roof.

9:00 pm | Before you go home, enjoy wine and light

refreshments on the roof.

EXHIBITS

Heather G. Stoltz, Fiber Artist | Heather G. Stoltz discovered

her love of fiber art when pursuing a Master’s Degree in Jewish

Women’s Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New

York. Since then, she has been translating texts of the Jewish

tradition into textile art, bringing her own interpretation to the

ancient words. Heather also has a BS in Mechanical Engineering

and a BA in Jewish Studies from Lafayette College in Easton, PA.

Heather is an Arts Fellow at the Drisha Institute. She was a

Poretsky Artist-in-Residence at the National Havurah Committee

2008 Summer Institute in Rindge, New Hampshire. Her work

has been exhibited at many venues including JOFA’s 10th

Anniversary International Conference and the International Quilt

Festival in Houston , Texas. Her work has also been featured in

Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project, Zeek Magazine,

and Practical Matters.

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PAS In Israel

Editor’s note: In 2004, in connection with our “Israel This Year” programming theme, PAS raised funds for the bima in a new

Masorti synagogue in Tel Aviv. The schools and the Arms held a series of small fundraisers for our Israel Fund. Mitzvah Day

funds that year went to the Israel Fund. A big “Israeli Art Fair” in December was the major event that raised most of the funds

for this donation.

On our 2004 Synagogue Trip, we visited the shell of the 19th-century building in Neve Tzedek that was to be renovated as the

synagogue and cultural center, and we presented to Rabbi Arbib and to the heads of the Masorti Movement not only a check but

also a lovely parochet that had been designed and hand-sewn by our members.

It is good to hear that the plans of so long ago have been realized, our money has been put to good use and our donation has

been recognized appropriately. A visit to the Neve Zedek Center is already in the plans for the December 2010 Israel Trip!

Contributions

Cantor Abramson’s Discretionary Fund

Michael & Beth Fruchtman, in honor of Cantor Abramson, for her help and assistance with

Emma’s Bat Mitzvah.

Michele & Thomas Graham Kahn, in honor of Cantor Nancy Abramson.

Bikur Cholim

Leah & Barrie Modlin, in memory of Ben Thylan.

Tal & Ariel Recanati, in memory of Gladice Merbaum.

Jane Revasch, in memory of her beloved father Arnold Neustadter.

Frances Stewart, in memory of her beloved parents Ilse & Fred Hahn on their birthdays.

Rabbi Cosgrove’s Discretionary Fund

Michael & Beth Fruchtman, in honor of Rabbi Cosgrove for his help and assistance with

Emma’s Bat Mitzvah.

Doris & Henry Murad, in honor of their great-grandson Jonathan William Mendelson and in

appreciation to Rabbi Cosgrove for his blessings at the Bris.

Rose & Jack Less, with many thanks, gratitude and love to each of our wonderful clergy and

to each of our kind and caring members who worked and planned to give us such a beautiful

“Simcha” party for our 70th anniversary.

James P. Robbins.

Sarah I. Gelman Memorial Fund

Lynn Gelman Bell.

Evelyn Gelman, in honor of her birthday.

Evelyn Gelman, in memory of her beloved husband Milton Gelman.

Evelyn Gelman, in memory of her beloved mother-in-law Sarah Gelman.

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High School Food Pantry

Cantor Nancy Abramson, in memory of Howard Oppenheimer, grandfather of Jason

Oppenheimer.

Sarah Barish, in honor of Lynn & Marty Halbfinger.

Susan Erlich.

Stanley & Jane Kreinik, in memory of Pat Davidson’s beloved brother, Paul Baris.

Stanley & Jane Kreinik, in honor of Dr. Harris Nagler’s appointment as president of Beth

Israel Hospital.

Michali Levit, Phyllis Spiro & Ron Koas, in memory of Jason Oppenheimer’s grandfather

Howard Oppenheimer.

Cindy, Scott, Becca & Jennie Matte, in honor of Mark First’s birthday.

Michael Oberman, in memory of his beloved father Hyman Oberman.

Judy, Jeff, Hannah, Sarah & Jonathan Poss, in memory of Howard Oppenheimer, grandfather

of Jason Oppenheimer.

Frederick Ruvkun, in memory of Dora Ruvkun on her Yahrzeit.

Joan & Sylvan Schefler, in honor of Sylvan’s birthday.

Heidi, Rob, Michael & Max Silverstone, in honor of Alex Poliakov becoming a Bar Mitzvah.

The Smallberg Family, in memory of Howard Oppenheimer, grandfather of Jason

Oppenheimer.

Suzanne Stadler, in memory of her beloved father David Heller.

Jodi & Charles Yellen, in memory of Howard Oppenheimer, grandfather of Jason

Oppenheimer.

Anne & Fred Zwitofsky.

Liturgical Music Fund

Roberta & Eugene Zinbarg, in honor of Cantor Lefkowitz.

Roberta & Eugene Zinbarg, in honor of Cantor Abramson’s recognition by Masorti Olami.


Albert & Rachel Murad Memorial Scholarship Fund

Doris & Henry Murad, in memory of Stanley Kassimer.

Dr. Howard Murad, in memory of John Coons, father of Julie Coons.

Prayer Book Fund

Harris Amster, in memory of Anna Amster.

Bob, Will, Lindsay, Ted & Ellie Bressman, in honor of of Amy A.B. Bressman’s birthday.

Will, Lindsay, Ted & Ellie Bressman, in honor of our mother Amy A.B. Bressman, who taught

us the importance and joy of coming to Synagogue.

Harriet Feiwel, in loving memory of her father Alfred Rich.

Harriet & Herb Feiwel, in memory of Ruth Greenfield.

Richard S. Green & Elaine S. Gilde, in memory of Ben Thylan, father of Jayne Thylan.

Elizabeth & Andrew Sagat, in honor of the birth of their daughter Sari Madeleine.

Rabbi Rein’s Discretionary Fund

Michael & Beth Fruchtman, in honor of Rabbi Rein, for his help and assistance with Emma’s

Bat Mitzvah.

Tikkun Olam Committee for Community Outreach

Linda & Harold Friedman, in honor of the birth of their granddaughter, Elizabeth Mia

Friedman, daughter of Stacy & Jeffrey Friedman.

Welfare Fund

Carol Judelson, in honor of Irene Eisenberg’s milestone birthday.

Rachel Philipp.

Andrea Lustig, Shereen Rutman & Susan Silverman,

in honor and appreciation of Jean & Menachem Rosensaft,

in honor and appreciation of Rochelle Ludwig,

in honor and appreciation of Susan Edelstein,

in honor and appreciation of Lynn Zises,

in honor and appreciation of Natalie Barth,

in honor and appreciation of Annette Sherman,

in honor and appreciation of Jen & Andrew Hoine,

in honor and appreciation of Ilene & Art Penn,

in honor and appreciation of Rachel First,

in honor and appreciation of Stacy Katz,

in honor and appreciation of Marcia Colvin,

in honor and appreciation of Stephanie & Kevin Leichter.

Synagogue Offerings

Dr. John Abroon, in memory of his beloved father Hashem Abroon.

Melody Alstodt, in memory of her beloved mother Beulah Priceman.

David Balgley, in memory of his beloved father Morris Balgley.

Mark & Arlene Bernstein, in honor of their anniversary.

Vivian Bernstein, in memory of her beloved grandmother Marie Holub.

Vivian Bernstein, in memory of her beloved mother Eva Glaser.

Lori Bland, in memory of her beloved father Robert Sharfstein.

Sonia Breindel, in memory of her beloved mother Dina Weissenberg.

Bernard Breslin, in memory of his beloved mother Henriette Breslin.

Nancy Bronstein, in memory of her beloved father Herbert Katz.

Katherine Chavkin, in memory of her beloved father Alex Showe.

Carol H. Cohen, in memory of her beloved father Reuben Herman.

David Cook, in memory of his beloved father Edward Cook.

David & Kathy Cook.

Ronald Daitz, in memory of his beloved aunt Janet Birnbaum.

Dorothy Denbrug, in memory of Michelle Urman on her Yahrzeit.

Florence K. Edelstein, in appreciation of her birthday celebration.

Florence K. Edelstein, in honor of her 93rd birthday.

Florence K. Edelstein, in memory of her beloved mother-in-law Dora Edelstein.

Howard Edelstein, in memory of his beloved father Bernard Edelstein.

Howard Edelstein, in memory of his beloved mother Sara Edelstein.

Susan Erlich, in memory of her beloved father Jacob Erlich.

Bernard Feinberg, in memory of his beloved father Fred Feinberg.

Phyllis Feinberg, in honor of her birthday.

Phyllis Feinberg, in memory of her beloved mother Frances Salovsky.

Elizabeth Feiner, in memory of her beloved husband Irwin Feiner.

Martin Fischer, in memory of his beloved father Paul Fischer.

Myra Freed, in memory of her beloved mother Gladys Freed.

Bernard Friedman, in memory of his beloved mother Clara Friedman.

Bernard Friedman, in memory of his beloved father Irving Friedman.

David Friedman, in memory of his beloved father Howard Friedman.

Erica Friedman, in honor of her birthday.

Michael & Beth Fruchtman, in honor of Cantor Rozenfeld, for her help and assistance with

Emma’s Bat Mitzvah.

Gail Furman, in memory of her beloved father Alvin Gorin.

Sarah Gelber, in memory of her beloved mother Ruth Azaryad.

Harold Geringer, in memory of his beloved mother-in-law Sally Nissen.

Harold Geringer, in memory of his beloved mother Betty Geringer.

Dorothy Goldman, in memory of her beloved husband S. Howard Goldman.

James Goldman, in memory of his beloved nephew Howard Ira Joselow.

Efraim Grinberg, in memory of his beloved wife Jane Grinberg.

Susan Heller, in memory of her beloved mother Bella Windt.

Dr. George Hines, in memory of his beloved father Frank Hines.

Alan Hirschfeld, in honor of his birthday.

Alan Hirschfeld, in memory of his beloved father Leo Hirschfeld.

Della Honig, in memory of her beloved father Max Reinkraut.

Carol Hyman, in memory of her beloved husband Basil Hyman.

Gary Israel, in memory of his beloved mother Harriet Israel.

Gary Israel, in memory of his beloved father Moe Israel.

Dr. Neal & Barbara Kaplan, in honor of their anniversary.

Lois Karnovsky, in memory of her beloved father David Schulman.

Gershon Kekst, in memory of his beloved father Jacob Joseph Kekst.

Susan Wiener Krevat, in memory of her beloved grandmother Dorothy Kipness.

Harry Krieger, in honor of Ed & Nadine Cohen for their Pesach hospitality.

Dr. Rona Kurtz, in memory of her beloved father George Krulik.

Cantor David & Joan Lefkowitz, in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Samantha Slavin.

Laila Levitas, in memory of her beloved husband Robert Levitas.

Marjorie Magner, in memory of her beloved mother Ethel Magner.

Lili Mahlab, in memory of her beloved mother Farah Mahlab.

Lewis Miller, in memory of his beloved mother Esther Miller.

Sheila Miller, in memory of her beloved father Abraham Maurice Baker.

David Mitchell, in memory of his beloved father Albert Mitchell.

Dr. Richard Muchnick, in memory of his beloved mother Rachel Muchnick.

Dr. Carol Mutterperl, in memory of her beloved mother Gertrude Frieser.

Charles Mutterperl, in memory of his beloved mother Celia Mutterperl.

Sue Nager, in memory of her husband Jordan Nager.

Melanie Nasberg, in memory of her beloved mother Ethel Grabowsky.

Morris Orden, in memory of his beloved aunt Anne Ordansky.

Morris Orden, in memory of his beloved father Joseph Orden.

Morris Orden, in memory of his beloved grandmother Dinah King.

Rachel & John Philipp.

Marni & Adam Pinkow, in honor of the Baby Naming of their daughter Lila Karson Pinkow.

Ruth Pordy, in memory of her beloved father Samuel Gansberg.

Inge Pretsfelder, in memory of her beloved husband Ernest L. Pretsfelder.

Dr. Sheila Erlich-Pruzansky, in memory of her beloved father Jakob Erlich.

Emily Roberts, in memory of her beloved father Dr. Gerald Roberts.

Estelle Roth, in memory of her beloved father Morris Krasna.

Sherry Rutman, in memory of her beloved father Sam Berg.

Phillip Satow, in memory of his beloved father Joseph Satow.

Andrea Schnipper, in memory of her beloved father Irwin Feiner.

Andrew Schnipper, in memory of his beloved father Dr. Leonard Schnipper.

Dr. Michael Seiden, in memory of his beloved father Martin Seiden.

Florence Seligman, in memory of her beloved sister-in-law Betty Seligman.

Lisa Siegal, in memory of her beloved father Abraham Siegal.

Stanley Siegelbaum, in memory of his beloved father Samuel Siegelbaum.

Sydney Silberman, in memory of his beloved wife Rosalind Grossman Silberman.

Joel Silver, in memory of his beloved father Nathan Silver.

Nathan R. Silverstein, in honor of his Aliyah.

Sheldon Siskin, in honor of his birthday.

Dr. Allen & Rita Spiegel, in honor of their anniversary.

Vivian Storper, in memory of her beloved mother Florence Schwartz.

Clara Diament-Sujo, in memory of her beloved daughter Jeannine Perla Sujo.

Michael Taubin, in memory of his beloved mother Fanny Taubin.

Helene Spielman Torker, in memory of her beloved husband Marvin Spielman.

Ray & Nancy Treiger, in honor of their birthdays.

Peter Weisman, in memory of his beloved mother Sheilah Weisman.

Marlene Zausner, in memory of her beloved mother and father, Bertha & Jack Klausner.

Dr. Jonathan Zeichner, in honor of his birthday.

Dr. Joel Zinberg, in memory of his beloved father Arthur Zinberg.

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UJA@PAS

Social Work Support for PAS Families and

their Caregivers

Are you or a family member looking for companionship,

shopping assistance, an escort to a medical appointment,

volunteer opportunities or caregiver support? We are

partnering with DOROT as beneficiaries of a UJA-Federation

Partners in Caring grant, to provide on-site, licensed social

work assistance to senior members of our community and their

families. Katie Weinberger, LMSW, holds office hours at PAS

on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Katie at 212-

769-2850 or kweinberger@dorotusa.org, or Rabbi Rein at srein@

pasyn.org or at 212-369-2600, x124.

The Edmond de Rothschild Library

Park Avenue Synagogue

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Employment and career counseling, financial

consultation, debt counseling, budget assistance,

legal services and personal counseling

These services are available to individuals in the Jewish

community (confidentially and at no charge) through UJA-

Federation’s Connect-to-Care initiative. This special program

was launched in response to the recent economic downturn.

To reach a Connect-to-Care counselor, please call (212) 399-2685, x206.

Help this Summer in the Synagogue Library

The Rothschild Library is looking for summer volunteers! Your help is welcome whether you’re available

just once or every week. Students, get a headstart on next year’s community service hours!

Projects include:

• Shelf reading – checking that books are in their proper places on the shelf.

• Updating journal records in the online catalog.

• Covering hardcover books with plastic library covers.

Contact Librarian Marga Hirsch at mhirsch@pasyn.org or 212-269-2600, x127.

Early Childhood Center Applications for 2011–2012

PAS member families who would like to apply to the Park Avenue Synagogue Early Childhood Center for the 2011-2012

school year are asked to call the school (212-369-2600, x151) and request an application form starting May 3, 2010.

All children who were born before April 1, 2009 are eligible for school in September 2011. The Park Avenue

Synagogue Early Childhood Center adheres strictly to its cut-off dates. Families who have been active longtime members

of the synagogue are given special consideration. However, because of limitations on class size and the need to balance

groups in a variety of ways, membership does not guarantee acceptance.

There is an application fee of $40 per child. The application process includes a visit and tour of the school by one or

both parents and a separate visit with the child.

For the school year beginning in September 2010 there were approximately 55 openings. It will be very helpful to

have some idea prior to September how many eligible member families are interested in a place for the 2011-2012 school

term. This will enable us to determine how many applications from new members or non-members we will be able to

accept. Thank you so much for your interest in the school and for your cooperation.

Sign up for the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School

PAS launched a new site of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School last fall, and almost 90 students have

completed the first year of the two-year program. A new Year 1 class will begin in October. Sign up to be

part of this exciting program. FMAMS is an opportunity to engage in serious, ongoing Jewish study. The

curriculum builds Jewish literacy through study of primary texts from the Bible to contemporary theologians.

Appropriate for students of all levels and all types of Jewish background, the course meets for 30 sessions

each year; each session is comprised of two 1-hour classes with a 15-minute break.

For more information and to sign up, visit www.pasyn.org or contact Rabbi Julia Andelman at jandelman@pasyn.org, 212-369-2600, x142.


23 Sivan

Parashat Sh’lah L’kha

5

22 Sivan

Candle lighting, 8:05 pm

4

21 Sivan

3

20 Sivan

2

19 Sivan

1

a n y c h a n g e s a r e n o t e d w h e n t h e y o c c u r.

Daily Shaharit Minyanim Monday – Friday at 7:15 am;

Sunday & Legal Holidays at 9:00 am.

רייא–ןסינ

8:45 am Parashat HaShavua

9:15 am Sanctuary Shabbat

Service

9:30 am HaMishpachah Sheli

6:15 pm Musical Kabbalat

Shabbat Service

7:30 pm Congregational

Shabbat Dinner

Minha/Ma’ariv Sunday – Thursday at 5:45 pm.

Friday at 6:00 pm. Minha on Shabbat (Saturday) begins

20 minutes after end of morning service.

9:15 am Melton classes

12:00 pm Lunch & Learn

6:15 pm WEG Museum Visit

8:00 am Essential Essays

11:30 am Contemporary Jewish

Thought

30 Sivan

Parashat Korah

Rosh Hodesh

12

29 Sivan

Candle lighting, 8:09 pm

6:45 pm Melton classes

11

27 Sivan

28 Sivan

9 10

26 Sivan

8

25 Sivan

7

24 Sivan

6

8:45 am Parashat HaShavua

9:15 am Sanctuary Shabbat

Service

8:00 am Talmud Torah

9:30 am HaMishpachah Sheli –

Last session

6:15 pm Friday Evening Service

with Children’s

Birthday Blessings

2 Tammuz

14

13

7 Tammuz

Parashat Hukkat

19

8:00 am Essential Essays

9:15 am Melton classes

7:00 pm Reflections with the

12:00 pm Lunch & Learn

Rabbi

6:45 pm Melton classes 7:30 pm Moonbeams

3 Tammuz

4 Tammuz

5 Tammuz

15 16 17 18

9:30 am JAMS – Last session

7:30 pm Shulhan Ivrit

6 Tammuz

Candle lighting, 8:12 pm

1 Tammuz

Rosh Hodesh

8:45 am Parashat HaShavua

9:15 am Sanctuary Shabbat

Service

8:00 am Talmud Torah

6:15 pm Friday Evening Service

7:30 pm Singles Rooftop Oneg

Shabbat

9:15 am Melton classes –

Last session

12:00 pm Lunch & Learn

7:00 pm Men’s Club Rooftop

Dinner

6:45 pm Melton classes –

Last session

8:00 am Essential Essays –

Last session

1:00 pm Yiddish Club

7:30 pm Women’s Torah Study

11:00 am Daytime Book

Discussion Group

7:30 pm Shulhan Ivrit

14 Tammuz

Parashat Balak

26

13 Tammuz

Candle lighting, 8:13 pm

25

12 Tammuz

24

11 Tammuz

23

10 Tammuz

22

9 Tammuz

21

8 Tammuz

Father’s Day

20

8:45 am Parashat HaShavua

8:00 am Talmud Torah 9:15 am Sanctuary Shabbat

1:00 pm Sisterhood film

1:00 pm Ice Cream on the Roof Service

Camp Keshet begins 11:30 am Contemporary Jewish

6:15 pm Friday Evening 10:30 am Tot Shabbat

7:30 pm Shulhan Ivrit

Thought

12:00 pm Lunch & Learn

Service

10:30 am Pray & Play

JUNe

16 Tammuz

17 Tammuz

18 Tammuz

28 29 Fast of 17th Tammuz 30

Young Families Israel Trip

returns

11:30 am Contemporary Jewish 7:00 pm Summer Soiree

7:30 pm Shulhan Ivrit

Thought

PAS Calendar of Events JUNE 2010 Sivan–Tammuz 5770 Information is subject to change. Confirm at www.pasyn.org or with the office.

Young Families Israel Trip

departs

15 Tammuz

27


12:30 pm Midtown Lunch &

Learn

7:30 pm Krav Maga

12:00 pm Lunch & Learn 8:00 am Talmud Torah 8:45 am Parashat HaShavua

7:00 pm Reflections with the 8:00 pm The Prophet’s Wife 6:30 pm Visit to The Jewish 1:00 pm Ice Cream on the Roof 9:15 am Sanctuary Shabbat

7:30 pm Shulhan Ivrit

Rabbi

book discussion

Museum

6:15 pm Friday Evening Service Service

PAS Calendar of Events JULY 2010 Tammuz–Av 5770 Information is subject to change. Confirm at www.pasyn.org or with the office.

25

14 Av

26

15 Av

27

16 Av

28

17 Av

29

18 Av

30

19 Av

Candle lighting, 7:56 pm

31

20 Av

Parashat Eikev

8:00 pm Evening Service,

Study Session &

Eikhah

7:00 pm Gallery opening

12:00 pm Lunch & Learn

12:30 pm Midtown Lunch &

Learn

8:45 am Parashat HaShavua

9:15 am Sanctuary Shabbat

Service

1:00 pm Ice Cream on the Roof 10:30 am Tot Shabbat

6:15 pm Friday Evening Service 10:30 am Pray & Play

18

7 Av

19

8 Av

Erev Tisha B’Av

20

9 Av

Tisha B’Av

21

10 Av

22

11 Av

23

12 Av

Candle lighting, 8:03 pm

24

13 Av

Parashat Va-ethannan

Shabbat Nahamu

7:00 am Morning minyan

7:30 pm Shulhan Ivrit

7:30 pm Moonbeams

11:30 am Contemporary Jewish

Thought–Last session

7:30 pm Women’s Torah Study

8:00 pm Philharmonic in the

Park

12:00 pm Lunch & Learn

6:30 pm Visit to The Jewish

Museum

7:00 pm Teen/Collegian dinner

and movie

6:15 pm Friday Evening Service

8:00 am Talmud Torah

1:00 pm Ice Cream on the Roof

8:45 am Parashat HaShavua

9:15 am Sanctuary Shabbat

service

11

29 Tammuz

12

1 Av

Rosh Hodesh

13

2 Av

14

3 Av

15

4 Av

16

5 Av

Candle lighting, 8:08 pm

17

6 Av

Parashat D’varim

Shabbat Hazon

PAS offices closed

7:00 pm Torah on Tap

7:30 pm BBQ & movie on roof

12:00 pm Lunch & Learn

6:15 pm Friday Evening Service

10:30 am Pray & Play

11:30 am Contemporary Jewish

Thought

8:30 am UJA@PAS Visit to

Sunrise Day Camp

8:00 am Talmud Torah

1:00 pm Ice Cream on the Roof

8:45 am Parashat HaShavua

9:15 am Sanctuary Shabbat

Service

10:30 am Tot Shabbat

4

22 Tammuz

Independence Day

5

23 Tammuz

Independence Day

observed

6

10

28 Tammuz

Parashat Mattot-Mas’ei

6:15 pm Friday Evening Service

8:45 am Parashat HaShavua

9:15 am Sanctuary Shabbat

Service

רייא–ןסינ

JULY

24 Tammuz

7

25 Tammuz

8

26 Tammuz

9 27

Tammuz

Candle lighting, 8:11 pm

12:00 pm Lunch & Learn

Minha/Ma’ariv Sunday – Thursday at 5:45 pm.

Friday at 6:00 pm. Minha on Shabbat (Saturday) begins

20 minutes after end of morning service.

Daily Shaharit Minyanim Monday – Friday at 7:15 am;

Sunday & Legal Holidays at 9:00 am.

a n y c h a n g e s a r e n o t e d w h e n t h e y o c c u r.

1

19 Tammuz

2

20 Tammuz

Candle lighting, 8:13 pm

3

21 Tammuz

Parashat Pinhas


27 Av

Parashat R’eih

7

Av

Candlelighting, 7:49 pm

6 26

5 Av

23 Av

24 Av

3 4 5

22 Av

21 Av 1 2

8:45 am Parashat HaShavua

9:15 am Sanctuary Shabbat

Service

10:30 am Tot Shabbat

10:30 am Pray & Play

8:00 am Talmud Torah

Camp Keshet Last Day

1:00 pm Ice Cream on the Roof

6:15 pm Friday Evening Service

12:00 pm Lunch & Learn

8:30 pm Teen/Collegian

Comedy Club

12:30 pm Midtown Lunch &

Learn

8:00 pm Campfire on the Roof

7:00 pm Torah on Tap

7:30 pm Shulhan Ivrit

4 Elul

Parashat Shof’tim

14

3 Elul

Candle lighting, 7:40 pm

13

2 Elul

12

1 Elul

Rosh Hodesh

11

30 Av

10

29 Av

9

28 Av

8

8:45 am Parashat HaShavua

9:15 am Sanctuary Shabbat

Service

6 Elul

16

15

11 Elul

Parashat Ki Tetzei

21

7:00 am Morning minyan

7:00 pm Moonbeams

8:00 am Talmud Torah

7:30 pm Simply Singing 8:00 pm Teshuvah class 12:00 pm Lunch & Learn 6:15 pm Friday Evening Service

7 Elul

8 Elul

9 Elul

10 Elul

17 18 19 20 Candle lighting, 7:30 pm

7:30 pm Shulhan Ivrit

5 Elul

8:45 am Parashat HaShavua

9:15 am Sanctuary Shabbat

Service

10:30 am Tot Shabbat

10:30 am Pray & Play

8:00 am Talmud Torah

6:15 pm Friday Evening Service

12:00 pm Lunch & Learn

12:30 pm Midtown Lunch &

Learn

7:00 pm BBQ & Karaoke

7:30 pm Women’s Torah Study

7:30 pm Shulhan Ivrit

18 Elul

Parashat Ki Tavo

17 Elul 27 Candle lighting, 7:19 pm 28

16 Elul

26

14 Elul 15 Elul

25

24

13 Elul

23

12 Elul

22

aUGUST

21 Elul

8:45 am Parashat HaShavua

9:15 am Sanctuary Shabbat

Service

8:00 am Talmud Torah

6:15 pm Friday Evening Service

12:00 pm Lunch & Learn

7:30 pm Shulhan Ivrit

31

20 Elul

30

19 Elul

29

7:30 pm Shulhan Ivrit

PAS Calendar of Events AUGUST 2010 Av–Elul 5770 Information is subject to change. Confirm at www.pasyn.org or with the office.


Park Avenue Synagogue Bulletin | June–August 2010 | Sivan–Elul 5770

50 East 87 th Street, New York, NY 10128

Elliot J. Cosgrove, Ph.D., Rabbi

Steven I. Rein, Assistant Rabbi

David H. Lincoln, Rabbi Emeritus

Nancy Abramson, Cantor

Elana Rozenfeld, Interim Cantor

Azi Schwartz, Interim Cantor

David Lefkowitz, Cantor Emeritus

Steven M. Friedman, Chairman of the Board

Brian G. Lustbader, President

Beryl P. Chernov, Executive Director

Neil Zuckerman, Director of Congregational Education

Julia Andelman, Director of Adult Education and Community Programs

Ron Koas, Education Director

Carol Hendin, Director, Early Childhood Center

Jason Oppenheimer, Director of Youth Activities and Rabbi Judah Nadich High School

Marga Hirsch, Director, Edmond de Rothschild Library and PAS Bulletin Editor

John Davis, Facilities Director

Lawrence Conley, Director of Communications

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Monday, September 6 | Labor Day

Wednesday, September 8 | Erev Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 9 | Rosh Hashanah, First Day

Friday, September 10 | Rosh Hashanah, Second Day

Saturday, September 11 | Shabbat Shuvah

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Sunday, September 12 | Tzom Gedaliah

Monday, September 13 | Congregational School begins

Friday, September 17 | Kol Nidrei

Saturday, September 18 | Yom Kippur

Wednesday, September 22 | Erev Sukkot

Thursday, September 23 | Sukkot, First Day

Friday, September 24 | Sukkot, Second Day

Saturday, September 25 | Shabbat, Hol ha-moed Sukkot

Wednesday, September 29 | Hoshanah Rabbah

Thursday, September 30 | Sh’mini Atzeret (Yizkor), Erev Simhat Torah

Friday, october 1 | Simhat Torah

Saturday, october 2 | Shabbat, Parashat B’reishit

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