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Director

Mara BernsteinMara Bernstein, Director of Synagogue Programming and Adult Education
Mara joined the Park Avenue Synagogue team in June 2018 as Director of Synagogue Programming and Adult Education. She has a background in event planning and program management, having worked at several New York City nonprofit organizations and cultural institutions including the American Jewish Historical Society, Museum at Eldridge Street, and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Before coming to PAS, Mara was the Retreats and Programs Manager at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, where she helped create and facilitate learning and leadership opportunities for Jewish clergy and community leaders of all kinds. A native of Southern California, Mara moved to New York to attend New York University, and has lived here ever since. She loves the vibrant diversity of her adopted home, but misses wearing sandals year round! While not at Park Avenue Synagogue, Mara is a volunteer docent at the Museum at Eldridge Street and also leads historic walking tours in lower Manhattan. Mara lives on the Upper West Side and enjoys exploring the many cafes and bookstores in her neighborhood.

 

Assistant

Rebecca Cushman Rebecca Cushman, Adult Education Coordinator 
Rebecca is the Adult Education Coordinator at the Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City. Rebecca received a Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Ed/Special Ed and Hebrew/Judaic Studies from NYU and a Master’s Degree in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University. Prior to graduate school, Rebecca was the Executive Assistant at The Hadar Institute. Rebecca has also studied and worked in Israel, first as a study abroad student at Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School, then as a summer intern with Bizchut: The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities, and finally, in the year following college graduation, as a project coordinator for Shutaf Inclusion Programs. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys pursuing her love of singing, dancing, and acting by participating in community theater shows, singing in choirs, and seeing Broadway productions!


Sponsoring Agency

Park Avenue Synagogue
Park Avenue Synagogue
50 East 87th Street, New York, NY 10128

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REGISTRATION

Melton Year 1: Rhythms of Jewish Living & Purposes of Jewish Living

When: Thursdays, 9:15 – 11:30 am

Begins October 18, 2018 / Runs through May 30, 2019

Location: Park Avenue Synagogue

Faculty: Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove and Debbie Cosgrove

Melton Year 2: Ethics of Jewish Living & Crossroads of Jewish History

When: Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:15 pm

Begins October 17, 2018 / Runs through May 29, 2019

Location: Park Avenue Synagogue

Faculty: Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky

Bereshit (Genesis) Part I – From Adam to Abraham: The First 20 Generations

When: Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:15 pm

Begins October 17, 2018 / 10 sessions

Location: Park Avenue Synagogue

Faculty: Rabbi Charles Savenor

Vayikra (Leviticus) – A Call to Holiness

When: Thursdays, 9:15 – 10:30 am

Begins October 18, 2018 / 10 sessions

Location: Park Avenue Synagogue

Faculty: Rabbi Neil Zuckerman

The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam

When: Wednesdays, 6:45 – 8:00 pm

Begins February 13, 2019 / 10 sessions

Location: Park Avenue Synagogue

Faculty: Rabbi Shmuel Afek

BeMidbar (Numbers): Leadership Defied and Defended

When: Thursdays, 9:15 – 10:30 am

Begins February 14, 2019 / 10 sessions

Location: Park Avenue Synagogue

Faculty: Rabbi Charles Savenor

 

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