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Leisure Time Tours Pesach 2012

Hotel: Boca Raton Resort and Spa Location: Boca Raton, Florida Dates: 4/6 – 4/14 Facility Magnificent ocean front resort set on 356 acres. 30 clay tennis courts, 2 championship golf courses, state of the art fitness center, 50,000 square foot spa. Stunning beach plus three beautiful pools.

Cuisine Sumptuous meals prepared by Prestige Caterers, including tea room and barbeques, under the supervision of NK Glatt.

Entertainment Lectures, day camp, nightly entertainment. Scholar in Residence, Rabbi Shai Finkelstein of Memphis and Rabbi Bini Maryles, senior director of National Council of Young Israel.

Rates Starting from $3605 per person, double occupancy, plus 25% taxes, service charges and obligatory tips

Hotel: PGA National Resort and Spa Location: Palm Beach, Florida Dates: 4/6 – 4/15 Facility AAA 4 Diamond world class recently renovated resort with 5 tournament ready golf courses. Lap pool, childrens pool and zero entry pool, 40,000 square foot European Spa with full service beauty salon and healing mineral pools. 19 tennis courts, 33,000 square foot health and racquetball center with full weight and cardiovascular training rooms, plus yoga, spinning and pilates studios.

Cuisine Incomparable food including tea room and poolside barbeques catered by Randy Zablo of Foremost Ram Caterers under the supervision of the ORB. 4 | The Jewish Travel Magazine



Full day camp, infant care and nightly star studded Chol Hamoed entertainment.

Outstanding meals, tea room, buffets catered by Prestige Caterers under supervision of the ORB.

Rates Starting from $3405 per person, double occupancy, plus 25% taxes, service charges and obligatory tips.

Hotel: Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa Location: Phoenix, Arizona Dates: 4/6 – 4/15 Facility Incredible world class resort 7 tennis courts, 2 18 hole championship golf courses, 18 hole putting course. Bicycles, jogging paths. 20,000 square foot spa, 3 spa pools, fitness center.

Entertainment Daily minyanim, lectures, professional day camp for children and teens, infant care and top notch entertainment.

Rates Starting from $2595 per person, double occupancy, plus 25% taxes, service charges and obligatory tips.


Hotel: Hotel Excelsior Location: Venice, Italy Dates: 4/6 – 4/15 Facility

Savor the elegant culinary experience including meals, buffets, barbeques and tea room prepared by Stuart Morginstin of Chicago’s Danziger Kosher Catering under the supervision of the Phoenix Vaad Hakashruth.

Incomparable 5 star, sea front resort facing the Grande Canal and the Mediterranean Sea with swimming pool, 6 tennis court and fitness center. Water sports, golf course and more located minutes from hotel.



Variety of lectures and shiurim, scholars in resident, VIP Health series. Childrens and teen day camp with babysitting for infants. Day trips, nightly entertainment, dance classes, films, games and more.

Catering by London’s Arieh Wagner under supervision of Rabbi Garelik of Milan and Federation of Synagogues of London.

Rates Starting from $4299 per person, double occupancy, plus 25% taxes, service charges and obligatory tips.

Hotel: Rye Town Hilton Location: Rye, New York Dates: 4/6 – 4/15 Facility Newly renovated luxury hotel with indoor pool and whirlpool, state of the art fitness center, indoor tennis courts. Entire hotel Kosher for Pesach. Complimentary transportation to Metro North train station.

Entertainment Informative lectures and discussion, plus exciting optional sightseeing tours. Esteemed Scholar in Residence Adam Mintz, author, professor, lecturer and rabbi of Kehillat Rayim Ahuvim in Manhattan.

Rates Starting from 2400 Euro per person, double occupancy, including 25% tax and gratuity. Website: Contact Info: 718-528-0700, 800 -223-2624 SEE OUR AD AT THE BACK COVER

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Lasko Kosher Kosher Travels Unlimited Gateways Smillow Family

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Gemstar Tours Afikoman Schechter’s Caribbean Kutsher’s Peach in Thailand Pesach in New England

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Eddie’s Travel World Wide Kosher Las Vegas

Majestic Retreats Eden Tours Peach in Style Passover Gateways

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World Wide Kosher Tours Palm Spring Hotel Riviera Resort and Spa Palm Springs Location Palm Springs, California Dates 4/6 – 4/15 Years Doing Pesach 18 Anticipated Number of Guests 300

Riviera Resort and Spa Palm Springs Glamorous newly renovated landmark hotel, entire conference center kosher l’Pesach. Luxurious rooms and suites boast modern furnishings with exotic zebra wood wall treatments, cozy sitting areas, luscious linens, mountains of pillows, 37 inch LCD flat screen TV, alarm clocks, iPod/DVD/Computer docking station, in room safes, high speed internet and marble clad bathrooms Eruv on premises and Shabbos locks on doors. 2 outdoor and 1 indoor pool featuring family and separate swimming with cabanas available. One of a kind 11,000 square foot spa and state of the art fitness center. . Jacuzzi, ping pong, jogging trails, Israeli dancing, basketball, volleyball, bicycle rentals.

Speakers Three regular minyanim, plus hashkama minyan. Artscroll machzorim available. Enjoy daily Daf Yomi shiur and stimulating lectures from renowned speakers including Rabbi Yehuda Khoshkerman, Rabbi Alan Kalinsky, Rebbetzin Sandy Kalinsky, Michael Medved and Dr. Diane Medved, Rabbi and Mrs. Baruch Suffrin.

Nearby Amenities 3 world class championship golf courses, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Jeep Eco Tours, Palm Springs Air Museum, Moorten Botanical Garden, Hummer Tours, Tahquitz Canyon, Knotts Soak City USA, Oasis Water Park, Indian Canyons, Thousand Palms Oasis, Knotts Berry Farm, Disneyland, Sea World, Los Angeles Zoo,Hollywood, Universal Studios, Joshua Tree National Park, Pioneer Town and Raging Waters, world class.

Cuisine Under the supervision of Rabbi Avraham Eiselman, Vaad Harabonim of Green Valley. 6 | The Jewish Travel Magazine

Lavish meals prepared by master hotel chefs in conjunction with Jewel Kosher Catering. Children’s menu with earlier dining times available. Large selection of fine kosher wine, liquor and cordials. Exclusively glatt kosher, both gebrokts and non gebrokts, cholov yisroel and shmura matza, hand shmura matza available for sedarim. Seder options include group, adults only, semi private and private seder. Full tea room open whenever meals are not being served featuring tempting treats, fruits and beverages.

Entertainment Yehuda Green, Sam Glaser, Naftali Finkel and the Shira Orchestra, Asher Scharf, Gideon Levine, Mendy Wald, magic shows, concerts, wine and food pairings, adult board games, dance classes, yoga, cha cha and Israeli dancing, food carving demonstrations, adult and teen basketball tournaments, relationship talks by psychologists, comedians Mark Schiff and Avi Lieberman, aerobics water aerobics, tai chi,Yiddish movies and much more. Nightly entertainment including top name entertainers including comedians, magicians, singers and extravaganzas.

Day Camp Mommy and me program from ages 18 months and up. Full day camp including pre-school program from ages 2-5, day camp program from ages 6-12 with special teen program from ages 13-19.Exciting activities including trips, carnival, arts and crafts, sports, dance, performances, musical entertainment, balloon bounce, magic shows, bubble shows, balloon shows and more. Teen program offers tournaments, games, age appropriate lectures ad disucussions and trips. Teen Bais Medrash on property.

Additional Information Website: : Contact Info: 800-525-0035, 323-525-0015 email: Pricing: LOWEST PRICED LUXURY PROGRAM ON THE WEST COAST Call for rates.

Lasko Kosher Getaways Florida Location Florida Dates 4/6 – 4/15 Years Doing Pesach 25

Hotel Fountainebleau Resort and Spa Location Miami Beach, Florida Hosts Lasko and Taubenfeld Families

Fountain Resort & Spa Facility Recently renovated landmark Miami Beach art deco hotel with 1,504 rooms located on 22 oceanfront acres. Stunning rooms and suites offer the ultimate in luxury with the finest amenities, including Egyptian cotton linens, marble baths, high definition flat screen TV, iPod MP3 docking station, high speed internet and more. Many rooms with balconies and/ or water views. Eruv, Shabbos elevators, with security available to assist guests in unlocking their rooms on yom tov. Six pools including free form pool with “walls of water” and numerous dipping pools for children. Private poolside cabanas equipped with flat screen TV, wireless internet, butler service, mini fridge, phone and digital safe. Beach umbrellas, chairs, cabanas, windsurfing, jet skis and other water sports available at beach for fee. 5,800 square foot gym featuring advanced equipment, bi- level 40,000 square foot renowned full service spa including hair and nail care.

Cuisine Under the supervision of the ORB. Three sumptuous gourmet meals daily prepared by prestigious RAM caterers, served with elegance and flair by experienced wait staff, offering a full array of epicurean delights prepared by top chefs, with both Shmura and regular matza available. Daily poolside barbeques, late night dessert spectacular and lavish tea room. Private seder rooms available.

Entertainment Spectacular star studded nightly shows, with entertainers to be announced, including themed shows, comedy, concerts and more.

Speakers Scholar in residence to be announced, including renowned guest speakers and lecturers. Daily shiurim, Ashkenaz and Sefard minyanim.

Day Camp Exciting program with experienced camp director and exceptional counselors to entertain children of all ages, from infants through tweens. Both indoor and outdoor activities, arts and crafts and surprise guests such as magicians, wild animal shows and more! Special teen program tailored to the older set includes outings to local attractions and sports competitions.

Hotel Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate Location Championsgate, Florida Hosts Lasko Family

Omni Orlando Resort at Orlando Enjoy four diamond elegance at this magnificent resort, featuring 720 large guest rooms, suites and two bedroom villas, many with spectacular views. Luxuriate in oversized furniture, plush robes, triple sheeting on beds, complimentary high speed wireless internet access, individual climate control, speaker phone, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, in room safe which accommodates a laptop, daily newspaper delivery. 2 18 hole golf courses, nine hole lighted golf course, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, playground. Resort pool, splash pool and children’s pool, plus waterslide and 850 foot lazy river. First class fitness center and European spa.

Nearby Amenities Close to Orlando attractions. Complimentary shuttle service to all four Disney theme parks.

Nearby Amenities Close to all Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach and Fort Lauderdale attractions.

Additional Information Website: Contact Info: 954-251-1940 Toll Free: 877-538- 9948 Email: KosherCallGetaways Pricing: to inquire.


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Kosher Travels Unlimited California Hotel The Rancho Bernardo Inn Location San Diego, California Years Doing Pesach 25 Anticipated Number of Guests 400 Host Moshe Wein and Elisa Septee Lunzer

Description of Facility


Enjoy picture perfect San Diego weather at this exclusive yet intimate recently renovated property set amid magnificent surroundings with beautiful manicured gardens. Featuring 287 deluxe guest rooms and suites boasting upgraded linens, luxurious bath amenities, deep soaking tubs, large workspace featuring desk and wireless internet, 42 inch flat screen televisions, private patios or balconies. Eruv on premises and manual locks on all doors. Full service spa offering massages, body wraps, facials and body treatments, hydrotherapy pool, saline pool and private cabanas. 3 swimming pools with separate swimming available. Fitness center offers a full range of strength training and cardiovascular equipment. Recently renovated championship 18 hole golf course with a championship rating of 72.3.

KTU offers an array of opportunities to enrich yourself intellectually and spiritually. Renowned rabbis and scholars will be offering daily shiurim, daf yomi, classes, lectures and workshops.

Cuisine Under the supervision of Vaad Harabonim of San Diego. Extensive menus prepared by hotel chefs with 5 star Zagat rating, featuring elegant, mouth watering cuisine, with several delectable choices at every meal. Gebrokts and non gebrokts offered with Cholov Yisroel and Glatt Kosher products used exclusively and shmura matza available. Memorable sedarim in one of two dining rooms provide the option of family sedarim at your table or group sedarim, featuring the finest domestic and imported wines, immaculately set tables, stunning matza covers and superb service. Private seder rooms are available. Tea room open from 7 AM – midnight. Private seder rooms available.

Entertainment Fun filled evenings include comedian Avi Lieberman, popular singers, mentalists, bingo and so much more! 10 | The Jewish Travel Magazine

Day Camp Supervised day camp with professional staff from 10 -12 and 2 – 5 for all children who are not in diapers.

Entertainment Enjoy superb talent and be entertained and amused with quality live entertainment – song, dance, comedy, magic and more.

Nearby Amenities Numerous San Diego attractions including Wild Animal Park, San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, Sea World, Legoland, Gaslamp Quarter, Carslbad Flower Fields and Premium Outlets, Julian, Mt. Palomar State Park, Seaport Village, Old Town, Birch Aquarium, Del Mar, La Jolla, Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari and hot air ballooning.

Additional Information Website: Contact Info:1- 877- 501- 8440 or email Pricing From $3800 per person double occupancy plus 25% service charge for tips and taxes. Infants from $500. Children from $3200.

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Hotel The Hilton Hotel Location Stamford, Connecticut Dates 4/6 – 4/14 Years Doing Pesach 12 Anticipated Number of Guests 1300-1400 Host R’ Avrumy Jordan

Facility World’s largest Pesach program under one roof with entire facility kosher for Pesach 484 guest rooms and luxurious suites feature air conditioning, 250 thread count sheets and luxury bedding, Hilton Serenity bed, granite counter tops and vanities, jetted tub with hydro spa, 32 inch plasma flat panel TV with in room movie channel, Crabtree and Evelyn bathroom amenities, iron, ironing board, mini fridge, high speed internet access, guest laundromat, free weekday USA Today, in room safe, wireless internet and much more. Separate mens and ladies swimming hours at the beautiful indoor heated pool, work out in the Precor Fitness Center or relax in the heated whirlpool. Enjoy aerobics, simcha dancing and Zumba. Hotel has Shabbos elevators and key locks, beautiful atrium lobby, walking paths, tennis courts and two game rooms. Both Ashkenaz and Sefard minyanim are available as are private sedarim.

Cuisine Under the supervision of KAJ with catering by Weiss Brothers of Nesher Catering, stars in the world of gourmet cuisine. Tempt your palate with bold yet traditional meals including meat and pareve entrees at every Yom Tov meal and a vast selection of wines. Cholov Yisroel, Shmura Matza, Chassidishe shechita, non gebrokts exclusively. Lavish buffets and kiddushin with 24 hour tea room featuring fruits, frozen treats, sweets, healthy snacks and hot and cold beverages.

Entertainment Avraham Fried, Marc Salem, Lipa Schmeltzer and ladies only show by Leah Forster.

Speakers World Class speakers including Rabbis Avraham Friedman, Mordechai Becher, David Orlofsky, Jonathan Rietti, Tzaddok Suchard, Mordechai 12 | The Jewish Travel Magazine

Suchard, YY Rubinstein, Yonasan Shippel, Mrs. Tziporah Harris and Charlie Harrary. Two daily Daf Yomi shiurim are part of over 100 classes over Pesach. Enjoy our fully stocked Bais Medrash.

Shadchanim This Gateways initiative addresses the growing need for help in the shidduch world. We are pleased that Shadchanim of Connections, the Shidduch Division of Gateways, will be at the program meeting singles and their families.

Day Camp Pirchei and Bnos style day camp for ages preschool through Masmidim with child care available for those under 2, under the supervision of Rabbi Avi and Tziri Frank, featuring educational activities, games and off site trips. Preschool camp under direction of Mrs. Idy Bercovici, Masmidim program under direction of Rabbi Yisroel Kaufman..

Nearby Amenities Just 30 miles from New York City, 45 miles from Brooklyn and 5 Towns. Bartlett Arobretum, Beardsley Zoological Gardens, Bridgeport Harbor Yard, Cove Island Park, Cummings Park, Foxwoods Resort Casino, LockwoodMatthews Mansion Museum, Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino, Norwalk Maritime Aquarium, Rye Playland, Scalzi Park, Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Shippan Twin Rink, in addition to nearby golf.

Additional Information

Website: Contact Info: 800-722-3191, 845-352-0393 or email Pricing: Prices start at $2,850 per person, double occupancy plus 21% gratuity fee.


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R’ Jonathan Rietti

• Entire Hotel Exclusive to Gateways • Luxurious suites • Atrium lobby • Private Seder Rooms • Shabbos Key Locks & Elevators • New Indoor Pool & Jacuzzi • Health and fitness center • Walking paths

R’ Dovid Orlofsky

Mrs. Tziporah Harris

Noted Presenter


R’ YY Rubinstein

• Tennis Courts • Two game rooms • Aerobics, Simcha dancing & Zumba • Wi-Fi throughout • Complimentary parking • 45 miles from Brooklyn and 5 Towns

R’ Yonasan Shippel

Rav & Dayan Johannesburg Beth Din


R’ Mordechai Suchard

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• Pirchei & Bnos style day camp • Children and teen programming

The Shidduch Division of Gateways

The Shadchanim of Connections will be at the program meeting singles and their families.

GATEWAYS ORGANIZATION 800-722-3191 • 845-352-0393




for more info and reservations

R’ Tzaddok Suchard

• Masmidim program • Babysitting service • Experienced professional day camp directors & counselors • Trips to major attractions • Under Directorship of R’ Avi & Tziri Frank

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Smilow Family at the Hyatt Bonaventure Florida Hotel Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center and Spa Location Fort Lauderdale, Florida Dates 4/5–4/15 Years Doing Pesach 18 Anticipated Number of Guests 800-1000

Facility The unique combination of the Smilow family’s over 35 years of experience in the Glatt Kosher hotel industry, 5-Star Food Service by, a warm Yom Tov atmosphere, great programming and a magnificent resort that is completely Kosher L’Pesach results in an unparalleled and unforgettable Pesach family vacation. Located 20 minutes from the Ft. Lauderdale airport this recently renovated hotel features 325 Premier and Deluxe spacious rooms and suites with balconies. Opulent rooms boast luxurious amenities including marble baths, iHome stereo with iPod docking station, wireless high speed internet access, in room safe large enough to accommodate a laptop. Enjoy three sundrenched pools including a cascading waterfall, relaxing hot tub, 2 PGA championship golf courses, 16 tennis courts, basketball court. 48,000-square-foot exclusive Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa set amid lush tropical gardens, featuring 30 treatment rooms, a Zen Garden, fitness classes, Pilates studios, hot yoga room, movement studio, sauna, steam room. Fitness and weight room open 24 hours a day, featuring personal trainers, weight machines, cardio equipment, cross-trainers, treadmills, recumbent and stationary bicycles and more.

Cuisine We are constantly adding new dimensions to our culinary experience resulting in signature creations. Under supervision of Rabbi Manish Spitz. Experience elegant meals prepared by our returning incredible culinary, but this year we are upping the ante. We are proud to announce that last years Pesach’s executive chef and some of his team members will be returning to us at the Hyatt Bonaventure Resort & Spa and will woo our guests with distinctive flair and outstanding savory delights. Our additions this year are second to none. We welcome a 5-Star team of veteran chefs who have worked 14 | The Jewish Travel Magazine

at some of the most famous 5-Star Resorts and restaurants. Making it to the culinary elite, these chefs have been shaped by the inimitable world renowned culinary arts college of “Le Cordon Bleu” which is considered to be the guardian of French Culinary Technique that continue to preserve and pass on the mastery and appreciation of the culinary arts that have been the cornerstone of French cuisine. Featuring the finest in 5-Star gourmet cuisine in addition to traditional Pesach fare, children’s menus, overflowing buffets, lavish kiddushim, daily poolside barbecue’s and smoothie bar stations Glatt Kosher and Cholov Yisroel used exclusively, with private seder rooms and private family dining rooms available. Our all you-can-eat Tea Room is lavishly stocked with healthy snacks, fruits, frozen delicacies sweets and other surprises. Hot and cold beverages are always available. It’s the perfect stop during the day or night to get caught up or meet new friends. Special dietary requests such as vegetarian, diabetic, low sodium and gluten free can be accommodated if placed in advance. We also serve the best non-gebrokt matzoh balls, pancakes, pizza and pasta you have ever tasted. You’ll have to keep reminding yourself that it’s not Chometz. Our experienced staff will work hard to insure that your decision to join us this year will result in your total satisfaction exceeding all expectations.

Entertainment Fabulous shows with renowned entertainers including comedians and mentalists. Mordechai Ben David, The Shira Choir, and Srully Williger are amongst those who will be joining the Smilow family for the entire Pesach. You can expect a one of a kind star studded concert followed by an extravagant midnight chocoholic buffet. We organize group excursions to area attractions and shopping venues including transportation.

Speakers Experience an ambiance enriched with the spirit of Yom Tov. The finest Baalei Tefila, Shiurim, Daf Yomi, and stimulating, dynamic lectures for men, women and teens given by world-renowned rabbis, authors and lecturers will enhance and inspire your Yom Tov. A fully stocked shul, including machzorim for your convenience. Teenage learning and children’s programs with prizes. There will be Ashkenaz and Sefard minyonim. The Entire Hotel will be Kosher for Pesach which will insure a true Yom Tov atmosphere.

Day Camp Top notch day camp specially geared to all ages from tiny tots through teens keep children entertained all day long with exciting activities, sports, trips, arts and crafts, performances and tournaments.

Nearby Amenities Fort Lauderdale attractions including Boomers, Butterfly World, Museum of Discovery and Science, Gameworks, Flamingo Gardens, Billie Swamp Safari, Sawgrass Mills, Miami attractions including Everglades Alligator Farm, Jungle Island, Miami Seaquarium, Monkey Jungle, Zoo Miami, Coral Castle, Vizcaya, Miccosukee Indian Village, Miami Children’s Museum, Miami Science Museum, Wings Over Miami Museum, Everglades, Fort Lauderdale Beaches, Boca Raton attractions Lion Country Safari, Palm Beach Zoo, Calypso Bay Waterpark, Rapids Waterpark, Coconut Grove Waterpark and Recreation Center.

Additional Information

Website: Contact Info: 323-275-1949, 305-537-6487 email Pricing: Rates starting at $5,950 double occupancy including applicable taxes and service charges. Early Bird Discounts: Rates starting at $5,750 double occupancy including applicable taxes and service charges through 1/15/12.

Gemstar Tours Hotel Kosher Vacation Rental Homes Grand Hyatt Tampa Worldwide Location USA, Israel, Europe, Canada, South America, Tampa, Florida Caribbean and Mexico. Africa, Australia, Dates 4/5–4/15 Anticipated Number of Guests 600-700 Description Years Doing Pesach An ideal arrangement for the Kosher traveler, 17 approximately 500 vacation homes with currently listed for rent year round in numerous Facility popular destinations aroundFor thePassover world. Reserve The Entire Hotel is Kosher Kosher lists homes owned by observant All of us at Gemstar Tours invite youJews to experience a perfect at the to AAA 4 who are willing to rentPassover their properties other Diamond Hyatt rental Tampahomes Bay, located observant Grand Jews. These feature on Florida’s pristine Gulfcollections Coast. Excellence in kosher kitchens, seforim and many service and rich in tradition, this elegant hotel other amenities needed by the observant traveler. will deliver lasting memories with its warm Each listing contains a thorough description of hospitality, refined yet relaxed ambiance, plush the unit in addition to clear photographs of the amenities and original programming. Breathe in property andunpack a list your of services and amenities the gulf air, bags and head for the nearby for the kosher traveler. A detailed map tennis courts, the pools, or the sunning beach. lists proximity to nature Shuls, mikvahs kosher Stroll the 35-acre preserve and marvel at the wetlands birds that make their home in groceries. this protected sanctuary. If you prefer to unwind Locations in the privacy of your welcoming guest room, Range theand standard the exotic. you canfrom relax stretchtotired muscles with a United States YogaAwayTM workout. Or enjoy a healthy Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, workout with a professional personal trainer Florida, Illinois, New Hampshire, NewWe Jersey, in the state-of-the-art Fitness Center. are dedicated to ensuring that your Passover holiday New York, Rhode Island and South Carolina. will be spent in comfort and luxury, while you Israel enjoy an enriching experience bothBeit spiritually Jerusalem, Amirim, Arad, Shemesh, Hilkia, and physically. Let your spirit soar at the most Bnei Brak, Bustan HaGalil, Even Menachem, luxurious choice of Tampa Bay hotel resorts. Goren, Granot, Galilee, Haifa, Hispin, Kfar Hosher, Meron, Netanya, Peki’in Hachadsha, Cuisine Ramot, Rosh Pina, Tel After 35Golan years Heights, in the Culinary andTzfas, Catering fields Howie Goldstein has joined our program Aviv and Tiberias. to compliment us with his discerning standards Europe for quality. He has apprenticed under Spain, some Austria, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Russia, of the finest international chefs becoming Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom. one himself. He has been Food and Beverage Canada: Montreal, Niagara Falls, Sainte manager for the Rainbow Room in New York Agathe. City and has been a major player in the Glatt Mexico Kosher Catering industry for more than 25 Acapulco, Los Cabos years. Caribean Howie has appeared on several television shows such as “Live with Virgin Regis”,Islands “the Bill Boggs Dominican Republic, Show” appearing with Julia Childs, and several Other of the Jewish Networks, as well as giving Argentina, South Africa and Melbourne. many cooking demonstrations. “Compromise” is a word that does not exist in his vocabulary. He 16 | The Jewish Travel Magazine

Tampa Florida

Popular locations include Miami Beach, Florida Description insists on culinary excellance with beautiful food Current listings include luxurious homes presentations, and no substitution for excellent with private pools and full kosher kitchens, service. apartments with Passover unparalleled ocean and Howie has catered programs in some baythe views, magnificent condominiums at the of world’s finest hotels in the Caribbean, Alexanderand Hotel, Fontainebleau Hotel, King Arizona, Florida for the past 20 years. We look forward to him joining ourmore. staff and David Hotel, the Carriage Club and making a “Difference”. Price Glatt Kosher / Chalav / Shemurah Starting at $145 a day,Yisrael with weekly rates Matzah / 18 Minute Matzah Meal/ Chassidishe available at many properties. Shechitah.


Entertainment Description

Avi Liberman Commedian, Numerous properties in all price ranges in Nosson Zand Rap Star Geula, the Old City, Rechavya, Meah Shearim, Ronnie Baras hypnotherapist Talpiot, Ein Kerem, Kikar HaShabat, Nachlaot, As well as casino night, and Family fun night central Jerusalem and more. Amenities vary by Day propertyCamp but can include air conditioning, fully Camp Gemstar a full daylinens camp and fromall infant equipped kosheris kitchens, the care to teens. We have a great professional conveniences of Jerusalem life including Shuls, dedicated staff to watch and take care of all the kosher food, mikvah and more. campers needs. Price Starting at $90 a day, with weekly rates available Speakers at manyElimelech properties. Gottlieb Rabbi Rabbi Elimelech Gottlieb is a noted educator and California lecturer. He is an educational and management Description consultant to yeshivas and day schools around Choose fromasmany locations this popular the country well as Torah in Umesorah and destination including Los Angeles, Palm Springs the Board of Jewish Education. He was the and San Diego. Featuring beautiful homes, founding director of the Institute for many Day School Management, an executive education with pools, full kosher kitchens, air conditioning, program forShuls, heads kosher of school, affiliation with linens, near food,inrestaurants and the Columbia University Graduate School of more. Business. Price Rabbi Gottlieb is a lecturer and scholar in Starting at $90 a day, with weekly and monthly residence in communities from coast to coast rates available at many properties. and gives shiurim on a wide variety of topics. His lectures are marked for their erudition, Additional Information inspiration, clarity, and warmth. Website: Rabbi Gottlieb received Smicha from Yeshiva Contact Info: 877-2GO-KOSHER Chofetz Chaim’s Ner David Rabbinical Pricing: Varies by property. Graduate Institute, holds a Specialist Certificate

in Education from Yeshiva University where he is a doctoral candidate and has Masters Degree in Education from Long Island University.

Rabbi Eli Ciner Rabbi Eli Ciner is currently the Head of Judaic Studies of The Frisch School, a Modern Orthodox high school with a student population of 600. In this role, Rabbi Ciner helps students blend the religious and intellectual goals of The Frisch School in an atmosphere of intellectual integrity and religious excitement. His past work includes founding leadership training programs in New York, Australia and Israel as well as serving as Scholar in Residence in communities across The United States. Rabbi Ciner’s lectures provide a forum for adolescents and adults to think about and discuss the political, religious and communal issues facing the Jewish community. Rabbi Ciner is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education and Jewish Studies at New York University. His area of interest focuses on understanding modern educational theories as reflected in medieval rabbinic literature. He received his Semikha from Yeshiva University and also holds degrees in Psychology (B.A.) and Education (M.A.) from Yeshiva University. Prior to attending Yeshiva University,Rabbi Ciner spent two years studying in Yeshivat Shaalvim in Israel.

Nearby Amenities Busch Gardens, Big Cat Rescue, Dinosaur World, Fun Flats Fishing, Glazer Children’s Museum, George M. Steinbrenner Field, LEGOLAND, MOSI Sky Trail Ropes Course, Seminole Hard Rock Casino, St. Pete Pier, Tampa Bay Downs Racetrack, Tampa’s Lowry, Park Zoo, The Florida Aquarium

Additional Information Website: Contact Info: 305-467-7580 Fax: 954-457-1222 e-mail::



Hotel Westin Resort and Casino Location Palm Beach, Aruba Hosts Booky and Leah Erblich Years Doing Pesach 14

Facility Located on the beautiful strip of Palm Beach, amidst sparkling blue waters and pristine sand beaches, this recently renovated hotel features 481 luxurious rooms with private balconies including ocean view suites, over 200 ocean view rooms and over 70 spacious junior suites all featuring the unparalleled Heavenly Bed and marble Heavenly Bath. Connecting rooms are available. This hotel has an Eruv, Shabbos elevators and butler service to unlock doors on Yom Tov as needed. Enjoy family swim time at the freeform outdoor pool. Remote beach areas are generally available for those guests who prefer separate swimming. Numerous on- site amenities including beach, sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, eighteen hole championship golf course, tennis and jogging path. An on- site casino offers slot machines, blackjack, roulette, poker and other games of chance. Fitness center includes floor mat, free weights, chest press, elliptical, treadmill, dumbbells, whirlpool, hot tub and full service spa offers massages, wraps, facials, scrubs and a salon. Wireless Internet available for $9.95 a day.

Cuisine Under the supervision of R’ Binyomin Lisbon, KSA. Award winning chefs will prepare fine French, Italian, vegetarian and health conscious cuisine. Spectacular barbeque. Wide assortment of fine wines and liquors available. Delicious children’s menu and special dinner seating for younger children. Special dietary needs accommodated if requested in advance. Hand shmura matza is available for the sedorim, but due to realities of shipping, they cannot guarantee that the hand shmura matza will be unbroken. A variety of matzos available including 18 minute and whole wheat matza. Most but not all food served is not gebrokts, but 18 | The Jewish Travel Magazine

the same utensils are used to prepare gebrokts and non-gebrokts food. Cholov Yisroel products used exclusively. Tea room serves pastries, chocolates, nuts, seasonal fruit and hot and cold beverages. Private seder rooms are available.

Entertainment BaRock Orchestra. Excellent shows featuring magicians, jugglers, singers and mentalists.

Speakers Rabbi Dr. Ivan Lerner, Rabbi Emeritus of the Claremont Hebrew Congregation in Cape Town, South Africa; Dr. Erica Brown, Director for Adult Education at The Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning and consultant for The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington; and Dr. Jeremy Brown, research director for emergency medicine at George Washington University.

Day Camp Day camp for children aged ??? runs from 9:30 – 12:30 and 2:00 – 5:00 daily. Activities include bingo, professional story tellers, jugglers, magicians, talent show, scavenger hunt, treasure hunt and movies in addition to age appropriate games, books and toys. Special teen camp provides afternoon and evening activities including sports tournaments, talent show, tennis, basketball, discussion groups, ping pong, volleyball and Jewish trivia. A game room features air hockey, pool table, ping pong and more.

Nearby Amenities Arikok National Wildlife Park, Archeological Museum, Atlantis Submarine, ATV Adventures, Banana Boats, Bike Rentals/Tours, Boat Tours, Bon Bini Festival, Bowling, Butterfly Farm, California Lighthouse, Day Sails, De Palm Island, Deep Sea Fishing, Fort Zoutman, Golfing, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Horseback

Riding, Island Tours, Jeep Adventures, Jet Ski Rentals, Kayaking, Mini Gold, Mt. Hooiberg, Numismatic Museum, Ostrich Farm, Parasailing, Rock Climbing, Scuba Diving, Seaworld Explorer, Shopping, Snorkeling, Tennis, Windsurfing, Wreck Diving.

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Website: Contact Info: 888-234-5662 Pricing: To be announced. Early Bird Discounts: Available upon request. * Afikoman Tours prides itself on its warm, personal touch. Every guest is valued and made to feel like family.

Schechter's Caribbean Kosher Tours Florida / New Jersey Hotel Ramada Plaza Marco Polo Beach Resort Location North Miami Beach, Florida Dates 4/6-4/15 Anticipated Number of Guests 500

Ramada Plaza Marco Polo Beach Resort Completely renovated 3 star, 3 diamond hotel located directly on the beach with 250 spacious guest rooms, some with kitchenettes, including some suites, many with magnificent views and private terraces. In room amenities include refrigerators, irons, ironing boards, electronic safes, hair dryers, newspaper and cable TV with HBO. Sparkling Olympic size heated outdoor pool, kiddie pool, ping pong, Israeli and simcha dancing, poolside aerobics, basketball and guest laundromat. State of the art beach view fitness center and full service spa with sauna and steam room. Facility has an Eruv, Shabbos locks and Shabbos elevators.

Cuisine Under the supervision of NK. Sumptuous gourmet cuisine including lavish kiddushes, buffets and poolside barbeque prepared by renowned Chef Andy Serano. Featuring both gebrokts and non gebrokts , with cholov yisroel and shmura matza available. Lavish tea room open all day. Enjoy group or private sedarim.

Entertainment Nightly shows including singers, comedians and illusionist.

Speakers Scholar in Residence to be announced. Daf yomi, shiurim and lectures.

Day Camp Amazing day camp directors run full program for ages 3 – tweens. Featuring petting zoo, clowns, inflatables for the entire Pesach, exotic animal shows, obstacle course.

Nearby Amenities Convenient to Miami, Fort Lauderdale and trendy South Beach. Golf, tennis and water 20 | The Jewish Travel Magazine

Hotel Hilton East Brunswick Hotel and Executive Meeting Center Location East Brunswick, New Jersey Dates 4/6-4/15 Hosts Ricky and Shari Schechter, Melvin and Sharon Gross, Mark and Naomi Gross Anticipated Number of Guests 800 sports nearby. Daily trips to major attractions. Close to Aventura Mall and Bal Harbour shops. Near Sun Life Stadium, American Airlines Arena.

featuring Glatt kosher, gebrokts, cholov yisroel, regular and machine shmura matza. Enjoy lavish buffets, full kiddushes and legendary tea room.

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Website: Contact Info: 800-327-8165, jamcavalier@ Pricing: First child free! Call for rates.

Nightly shows including smash sensation 8th Day, singers, comedians and other astounding entertainment.

Speakers Scholar in Residence to be announced. Daf yomi, shiurim and lectures.

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Hilton East Brunswick Hotel and Executive Meeting Center Magnificent location just 30 minutes with Manhattan featuring oversized luxurious rooms, many connecting rooms, elegant suites with living and dining rooms. Pamper yourself with Hilton’s decadent “The Bed”, plush duvet covers, down pillows and robes, high speed internet access, Crabtree and Evelyn bath amenities, hair dryer, iron, ironing board and 36 inch flat screen LCD HD TV with movies on demand. Ultra modern facility with fountains, gardens, heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool. On site tennis and basketball; golf, racquetball and jogging trail located nearby. Full service health club with Precor Fitness equipment. Entire hotel is Kosher L’Pesach.

Cuisine Mouthwatering, sumptuous cuisine that will tempt both the eye and the palate served in elegant 15,000 square foot ballroom. All food is under rabbinical supervision of the NK,

Amazing day camp for infants through tweens run by the legendary Hadassa Zitter who has over 30 years experience running Pesach day camp programs. Many exciting activities including zoo, carnival and much, much more!

Nearby Amenities Convenient to all New York and New Jersey attractions. Also available nearby: New Jersey beaches, bowling, driving range, fishing, horseback riding and more.

Additional Information Website: Contact Info: 800-965-1655, 516-766-2700 email: or Pricing: Starting at $2,795 per person, double occupancy plus 24% for all taxes and gratuities.



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• Our 17th spectacular year! • Directly on the beach • Poolside fitness center with sauna & steam room • Children’s dining room • Superb day camp program • Private seder rooms available • Glatt kosher, NK supervision • Gourmet cuisine with renowned Chef Andy Serano • Cantor led or private seders • Sumptuous “Tea Room” • Shabbos elevators • Oversized rooms many w/ terraces • Top name entertainment • Trips to major attractions • Golf, tennis, watersports nearby • Poolside BBQ’s • Olympic-size pool + kids pool • 2 min. to upscale Aventura Mall • Daily services, shiurim, lectures • Scholar-in-Residence Program

Kutsher's Pesach 2012 Hotel Kutsher’s Location Monticello, New York Dates 4/6 – 4/15 Years Doing Pesach Over 50 years. Anticipated Number of Guests 600 Host Yossi Zablocki

Facility Enjoy world class hospitality that’s not a world away at the famed Kutsher’s resort, the only full time kosher resort in the area. You will be wowed by the personal attention that can only be provided by a dedicated staff with years of experience in the hospitality industry. No need to worry about cold temperatures or inclement weather as entire hotel can be accessed without ever going outside. Comfortably large rooms and suites that not only sleep six, but also have ample space for ten days worth of clothing, per person. All rooms feature private climate control, private baths and television. Some rooms equipped with refrigerators, multiple baths, patios and beautiful lake views. Connecting rooms available. 18 hole championship golf, zumba, aerobics, Israeli dancing, 1400 acres of hiking trails, indoor pool, tennis, boating, bicycling, handball, bocci, playground, driving range, miniature golf, billiards, fishing basketball and more.

Cuisine Legendary gourmet cuisine under the supervision of R’ Zushe Blech. Cholov Yisroel, glatt kosher, gebrokts, shmura matza available. Elaborate kiddushim, sumptuous buffets and upgraded tea room. Group siddurim led by the world famous Dudu Fisher, accompanied by a five man choir. Experience the unsurpassed service that has been the trademark of Kutshers for over fifty years.

Entertainment Nightly shows including Dudu Fisher in concert, Uncle Moishy, wine tasting extravaganza. Walk around entertainment featuring the fabulous Dave Smith. Singles program directed by the one and only Sharon Ganz.

Speakers Noted lecturers and personalities including Dov and Shani Hikind, Rabbi Rafael Grossman, 22 | The Jewish Travel Magazine

Rabbi Yale Butler, Nachum Segal broadcasting live on Chol Hamoed and more.

Day Camp Professionally run day camp for both kids and teens run by Mira featuring two major activities daily including exotic animal show, magic show, carnival day trips, horseback riding, day trips and more. Babysitting available.

Nearby Amenities All Catskill attractions, yet located conveniently close to Monsey, Northern New Jersey, Westchester and New York City.

Additional Information Website: Contact Info: 845-794-6000 email: Pricing: : Prices start at $2,199 per person, double occupancy. Early bird rate $2,099 through January 31st.

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Pesach in Thailand


Hotel JW Marriot Location Khao Lak, Phuket, Thailand Dates: 4/5 – 4/15

Facility Voted one of the top 20 Asian resorts in 2011 by Conde Nast Traveler, this 5 star resort offers the first Pesach program ever in magnificent Thailand. Enjoy endless pristine white beaches and stunning views of the Andaman Sea with elegant accommodations, including luxurious rooms and suites, sumptuous bedding, polished wood floors, rich silks, oversized soaking tub with separate shower, DVD player, safe, iron, hair dryer, robe and slippers. 3 pools, including a 16,000 square meter pool, the largest swimming pool in southeast Asia, plus children’s pool, plunge pool, whirlpool and Jacuzzi. Full service spa with full beauty salon, health club with cardiovascular equipment, free weights and cross trainers. Activities include jogging/fitness trail, kayaking, sailing, sauna, scuba diving, table tennis, billiards, tennis, squash and volleyball.

Cuisine Dine on the finest in gourmet cuisine elegantly prepared by legendary chef Michael Katz of Jerusalem in conjunction with the executive chefs of the JW Marriot. All food will be exclusively glatt kosher, cholov yisroel, shmura matza (both hand and machine made) and nongebrokts under the strict supervision of Kosher Australia and Rabbi Mordechai Gutnick Heimishe community seder, semi private seder and private seder options are available. Full service tea room will offer an array of delectable treats to satisfy those cravings whenever they occur..

Entertainment NExciting nightly shows with one of a kind performers (to be announced) to delight guests of all ages..

Speakers Shachris, Mincha and Maariv to be held daily at our on site Shul which will remain open all day. 24 | The Jewish Travel Magazine

Schedule to be distributed upon arrival. Enjoy stimulating daily shiurim and inspiring lectures..

Day Camp Professionally run day camp for children ages 3-11 will run daily from 10 – 4 including games, arts and crafts and more. Facilities include computer room, movie room, kids pavilion and teen’s room. Baby sitting available at extra charge but prior arrangement are required to ensure availability.

Nearby Amenities Biking trail, bowling, horseback riding, jet skiing, miniature golf, golf, river rafting, snorkeling, water skiing. Outdoor activities abound including pristine beaches, beautiful Phang Na Bay, elephant safaris in Khao Sak National Park, Rachaprabha Lake cruises, Sri Phang Na waterfall,and the world famous Similan Islands, scuba diving, canoeing and much more.

Additional Information Website: Contact Info: Pricing: Email for rates.

Pesach in New England Hotel Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club Location Brewster, Massachusetts Dates: 4/5 – 4/15 Years Doing Pesach: Over 20 years. Anticipated Number of Guests: 350-400

About Us A unique collaboration between the famed Greenwald Caterers and Bruce Backman, director of National Jewish Retreat, the Jewish Learning Institutes renowned summer learning program.

of Monsey. All matza is hand shmura matza with machine shmura matza available upon request. Private dining rooms available for both sedarim and all sit down meals. Elegant full tea room with fine chocolates, candies, fruits, pastries and beverages.



Enjoy old world grandeur coupled with modern amenities at this luxurious beach front property nestled on picturesque Cape Cod Bay, providing the total family vacation . Cape Cod’s largest resort with 90 well appointed guest rooms plus secluded two and three bedroom villas, all designed to pamper each and every guest. Entire hotel Kosher for Pesach, with Eruv, full concierge service, welcome amenities, newspaper delivery, complimentary wifi throughout resort, dry cleaning service available. New England’s only Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, 11 tennis courts, 2 indoor pools, 4 outdoor pools, lawn croquet, basketball, extensive fitness center with cardio/weight room, exercise classes including yoga, pilates, aqua aerobics and zumba, full service spa, separate men’s and ladies saunas, extensive bike trails. Generous hours for both family and separate swimming. A host of complimentary services including luggage porterage at check in and check out, wifi throughout the entire property, parking, guided nature walks, fitness classes, tennis and golf clinics, nighttime beachfront bonfire, local shuttle service. Special rates for airport transfers from Logan and Barnstable Airports.

An extremely full program of unique entertainers including magicians, comedians, mentalists and more.

Cuisine Enjoy award winning lavish cuisine as Ocean Edge’s chefs collaborate with the renowned Greenwald Caterers featuring glatt kosher, cholov yisroel, non-gebrokts, fine wines and chasidishe shechita (with Bais Yosef shechita available upon request) under the strict rabbinical supervision of Rabbi Boruch Lecshes 26 | The Jewish Travel Magazine

Speakers Dr. Lawrence Shiffman, vice provost for undergraduate education at Yeshiva University and former chair of Judaic studies at NYU, among others. Inspiring shiurim and lectures, fully stocked Beis Medrash.

Day Camp From teen camp to the professionally run nursery for children under three, to the full program for children aged 3 -12, exciting events and activities are in store to keep children of all ages entertained. Directed by Mrs. Elissa Green, a well known Boston educator with many years experience in Pesach program. Private babysitting may be available upon request.

Nearby Amenities Cape Cod, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Cape Cod Rail Trail, Cape Cod Bike Trail, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Plymouth Plantation, Nickerson State Park, Satucket Farms, and exclusive local galleries, boutiques and antique shops. Under 90 minutes from Boston.

Additional Information Website: Contact Info: 732-730-3945 email: Pricing: Call for rates.


Pesach in New England

“Luxury Close to Home”

“Top Ten Seaside Resorts” - Coastal Living Magazine

Located on Cape Cod Situated on 429 Sprawling Acres Over 700 Feet of Private Beachfront On National Register of Historic Places Jack Nicklaus Designed Golf Course State of the Art Fitness & Spa Facilities Beautiful Indoor & Outdoor Pools Championship Tennis Courts Professional Children’s Program Outstanding Lectures & Entertainment

Catered by

Greenwald Caterers in collaboration with

Ocean Edge Resort’s Award Winning Culinary Team Glatt Kosher • Shmura Matzah Non-Gebrokts • Cholov Yisroel Entire Hotel is Kosher for Pesach

Reservations: 732.730.3945

    Eddie's Travel Location Israel: Tiberias, Jerusalem, Dead Sea Years Doing Pesach 25 About Eddie’s Travel Over 50 years experience bringing the discriminating kosher consumer luxury travel and five star cuisine.

For many, Pesach means hard work, excessive cooking and cleaning, and little relaxation. But for an increasing number of families, Pesach has come to mean choosing from a variety of programming and hotel offerings. Celebrating its 25th year, Israel-based Eddie’s Kosher Travel has been providing families and individuals in search of the optimal Pesach program in Israel. With decades of experience offering top-tier luxury kosher cruises and land tours around the world, Eddie’s Kosher Travel is offering three prime locations and hotels to choose from for Pesach 2012.


  the brand new Ramada Suites Hotel in Netanya. Located on the shores of the Mediterranean, only 20 minutes from Tel Aviv, the 5-star hotel boasts a full-service spa, and a gorgeous ocean pool for the perfect combination of indulgence and an oasis of luxury, providing guests with unmatched personal attention.

   For this upcoming Pesach, the company will have programs all across the Israeli landscape from the stunning view of the Kinneret in Tiberias to the Mediterranean shores of Netanya. For those looking to stay in the nation’s capital, a Jerusalem resort is also available. All three programs will be located in choice venues with luxurious accommodations, selected for their attention to top-tier customer service, good location, and excellent kosher cuisine.

David Walles, CEO of Eddie’s Kosher Travel, says that these Pesach offerings are designed to make Israel a choice destination for families all over the world looking for top-quality holiday offerings. “Israel is the natural place to spend a yom tov and we are committed to creating affordable packages with great value for spending Pesach in Israel” he says.

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World Wide Kosher Tours Las Vegas Hotel Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa Location Henderson, Nevada Dates 4/6 – 4/15 Years Doing Pesach 18 Anticipated Number of Guests 600

Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa Luxurious property with breathtaking views of pristine private beaches, desert, mountains and lush palm trees, entire facility Kosher L’Pesach. Generously sized Moroccan style rooms with fine linens, plush pillow top grand beds, down comforters and pillows, 37 inch flat screen TV, cable and satellite channels, , in room video games, lighted makeup mirror, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, plush robes, full bath amenities, mini fridge, laptop friendly safe, high speed internet,with connecting rooms and suites available. World class full service spa, fitness center open 24 hours a day. Shabbos elevators, Shabbos locks and Eruv. 3 outdoor pools with family and separate swimming available. Award winning Jack Nicklaus designed 18 hole golf course. Jacuzzi, ping pong, jogging trails, Israeli dancing, zumba dancing, playground, basketball, volleyball, bicycle rentals, boat rentals.

Speakers Three regular minyanim, plus hashkama minyan. Artscroll machzorim available. Scholars in Residence include Rabbi Moshe Kushner, Rabbi Avi Lebovic, Rabbi Abraham Bartfeld and Rabbi Moshe Yolkut, Rabbi and Mrs. Yigal Tsaidi. Daily daf yom shiur, inspiring lectures and much, much more.

Nearby Amenities Convenient access to Lake Las Vegas with kayaks, fly fishing, boats, hiking, biking, horseback riding, bicycling, hot air ballooning, volleyball, helicopter tours, playground and putting green. Las Vegas strip, MonteLago Village, Adventure Canyon Ride, Ash Meadows, Wildlife Refuge, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon, Lake Mead cruises, Hoover Dam, Fiesta Ice Arena, Mount Charleston, Nevada State 30 | The Jewish Travel Magazine

Museum, Old Mormon Fort, Red Rock Canyon, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts, Zion National Park and Zoological-Botanical Gardens.

Cuisine Under the supervision of Rabbi Avraham Eiselman, Vaad Harabonim of Green Valley. Lavish meals prepared by Loews master hotel chefs. Children’s menu with earlier dining times available. Large selection of fine kosher wine, liquor and cordials. Exclusively glatt kosher, both gebrokts and non gebrokts, cholov yisroel and shmura matza, hand shmura matza available for sedarim. Seder options include group, adults only, semi private and private seder. Full tea room open whenever meals are not being served featuring tempting treats, fruits and beverages.

Entertainment : Yehuda Green, Sam Glaser, Naftali Finkel and the Shira Orchestra, Asher Scharf, Gideon Levine, Mendy Wald, magic shows, concerts, wine and food pairings, adult board games, dance classes, yoga, cha cha and Israeli dancing, food carving demonstrations, adult and teen basketball tournaments, relationship talks by psychologists, comedians Mark Schiff and Avi Lieberman, aerobics water aerobics, tai chi,Yiddish movies and much more. Nightly entertainment including top name entertainers including comedians, magicians, singers and extravaganzas.

bounce, magic shows, bubble shows, balloon shows and more. Teen program offers tournaments, games, age appropriate lectures ad disucussions and trips. Teen Bais Medrash on property.

Day Camp

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Mommy and me program from ages 18 months and up. Full day camp including pre-school program from ages 2-5, day camp program from ages 6-12 with special teen program from ages 13-19.Exciting activities including trips, carnival, arts and crafts, sports, dance, performances, musical entertainment, balloon

Website: : Contact Info: 800-525-0035, 323-525-0015 email: Pricing: LOWEST PRICED LUXURY PROGRAM ON THE WEST COAST! Call for rates.


Majestic Retreats Florida Hotel Westin Beach Resort and Spa Location Fort Lauderdale, Florida Dates 4/6 – 4/15 Years Doing Pesach Programs 10 Anticipated Number of Guests 600 Host Avi & Shneur Faskowitz, along with Passover Director David Gross, Jeff Braverman and a superb staff

Facility Be treated like royalty in this new oceanfront resort featuring elegant rooms furnished with gleaming wood accents and sweeping views. Bask in the ultimate in comfort and luxury including the Heavenly bed, down comforters, relaxing chaise lounges, Heavenly shower with dual heads, premium bath amenities, in room safe, refrigerator, flat screen TV, connecting rooms and suites, iron, ironing board, complimentary internet access in most rooms. Shabbos elevators and Eruv on premises. Aerobics, platies, yoga , magnificent heated infinity pool overlooking Atlantic Ocean offering family swimming with some separate swimming hours, new personalized beach service, beach front access for endless water sports nearby including snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing, deep sea fishing and boating. Heavenly spa including Jacuzzi, steam room, bath treatments, beauty and body treatments, salon and skin care services, manicures, pedicures, deep tissue, hot stone, aromatherapy, reflexology, Swedish and maternity massage, rollerssage all provided at discount for Majestic guests. State of the Westin WORKOUT Gym open 24 hours a day featuring, treadmills, elliptical trainers, step machines, stationary bikes and full array of free weights and strength training equipment.

Cuisine Under the strictest Glatt Kosher and Cholov Yisroel supervision. Nouvelle cuisine prepared by master chefs, with lavish hot breakfasts, sumptuous lunches and elegant dinners, all day barbeques, buffets, kiddushim and banquets. Special accommodations made for dietary needs, fish and vegetarian entrée choice at every meal with cholov yisroel products, shmura matza available at the sedarim. Both gebrokts and non-gebrokts with special utensils and dishes for those who do not eat gebrokts. Boxed lunches are available for Chol Hamoed 32 | The Jewish Travel Magazine

excursions. Luxurious tea room featuring nuts, candy, sweets, cakes, cookies, fruits, vegetables, ice cream, ices, nuts and beverages. Private sedarim available.

Entertainment Exciting shows, casino night, aerobics, day trips, chartered fishing trips, game shows, magicians, comedians, jugglers, bingo with prizes, outdoor movie theater and more.

Speakers Renowned speakers will offer stimulating shiurim, daf yomi and lectures. Personalities include Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, Chancelor of Yeshiva University, Rabbi Mark Dratch, Dr. Joshua Lamm, Rabbi Dr. Zvi Yehuda, Dr. Hannah Shonfield and Rivkie Lamm.

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Professionally run day camp from ages tiny tots

and up offering exciting entertainment, face Featuring NEW painting, balloon makers, pony rides, petting zoo, trips talent shows, children’s games shows, Majestic Beach daily prizes, sing alongs, little tykes playground Service and more. Early children’s lunch and dinner

with child friendly menus. Babysitting is available. Organized teen program to keep the older set entertained as well. Discovery Room, available to children ages 4-12 offers board games, arts and crafts and a Wii.

Nearby Amenities Minutes from Jimmy Evert Tennis Center. Fort Lauderdale attractions including Boomers, Butterfly World, Museum of Discovery and Science, Gameworks, Flamingo Gardens, Billie Swamp Safari, Sawgrass Mills, Miami attractions including Everglades Alligator Farm, Jungle Island, Miami Seaquarium, Monkey Jungle, Zoo Miami, Coral Castle, Vizcaya, Miccosukee Indian Village, Miami Children’s Museum, Miami Science Museum, Wings Over Miami Museum, Everglades, Fort

Lauderdale Beaches, Boca Raton attractions Lion Country Safari, Palm Beach Zoo, Calypso Bay Waterpark, Rapids Waterpark, Coconut Grove Waterpark and Recreation Center. Also enjoy rock climbing, hiking, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, water and jet skiing, snorkeling, sailing, hiking, and magnificent golf courses.

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Website: Contact Info: 718-969-9100 Email: Pricing: Prices starting at $2,599 per person double occupancy plus 25% for taxes, service charges and gratuities. Early Bird Discounts: Call for discounts.

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Chancellor of Yeshiva University

Fantastic Entertainment and Excursions: Concert, Casino, Magicians, Outdoor Movie Theater & More Full Court Basketball, Teen Room, Little Tykes Playground and Westin Kids Club Petting Zoo & Pony Rides on premises every day of Chol Hamoed Professional Day Camp, Teen and Tiny Tots Programs Private & Communal Seders Available

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Miami / Long Island NY Location Doral Resort and Spa, Miami and Hyatt Regency Wind Watch, Hauppauge, Long Island Dates 4/6 – 4/15 Years Doing Pesach 8 years.

Doral Resort and Spa Join the Goldwasser family at this beautiful, scenic 650 acre resort, boasting elegant, oversized accommodations, with magnificent rooms and suites featuring picturesque views and large balconies or patios. Enjoy deluxe baths, high speed internet access, hair dryer and iron, the all new Revive bed, 300 thread count sheets, down comforters, the fluffiest pillows and plush mattresses with pillowed tops. All buildings only 3 or 4 stories high. Take advantage of separate swimming at two tropical pools with water slides, fountains and privates cabanas, 5 world class golf courses, driving range and private golf school, tennis, sand volleyball, pedal boats, bicycles, Segways, 10 miles of walking/jogging paths and the magnificent, newly renovated luxurious spa.

Cuisine Prepare to be flabbergasted by food that it is as beautiful as it is delectable. All food is under the supervision of Rabbi Sholey Klein, Director of Dallas Vaad Hakashrus, under the auspices of the ORB. Culinary staff headed by renowned Phil Klitzner whose flair for all things culinary defies description. All food is Glatt kosher, cholov yisroel and non gebrokts, with shmura matza used exclusively. Elegant tea room offers tempting treats.

island for separate ocean swimming, day trip to Disney World, snorkeling excursion to the Florida Keys and a day cruise on the Jungle Queen Riverboat in Fort Lauderdale. Poolside kumzitzes, carnival, gourmet cooking and fruit carving classes and late night adult pool side gettogethers with live music and gourmet treats.

Day Camp A variety of programs directed by Rabbi Yair Jacobs. Babysitting available throughout Pesach, Toddler Tots program for ages 18 months – 3, Day Camp with exciting trips, carnival, separate boys and girls choir programs, Teen program with talented speakers, game nights, trips and supervised sporting activities. Nearby Amenities: Convenient to all Miami, South Beach and Fort Lauderdale attractions and shopping.

Hyatt Regency Wind Watch

Savor the inspiring words of R’ Tzvi Hirsch Weinreb, R’ Eli Mansour, R’ Aryeh Ginzberg, R’ David Fohrman, Rebbetzin Lori Palatnik, R’ Shlomo Farhi, Rav Gav Friedman, Dr. Jonathan Lasson and Dr. Nachum Goldwasser. Special Sephardic minyan to be held throughout Pesach.

Join Eden Tours, Project Inspire and Ohr Naava for a Pesach like none other at this magnificent 4 star Suffolk County hotel that is an easy commute to the city, yet a world away. Pamper yourself with luxurious accommodations including fine linens, plush beds, down comforters, oversized desk with ergonomic chair, deluxe granite bath with Speakerman showerhead, iHome stereo with iPod docking station, wifi internet access, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, newspaper, individual climate control, TV with cable/ satellite channels, video concierge through TV. Take advantage of separate swimming at both indoor and outdoor pools, lighted tennis courts, PGA level 18 hole golf course, baseball diamond, basketball and volleyball courts, state of the art fitness center, tree lined walking trails.




Full roster of entertainers with the biggest names in Jewish music: Avraham Fried, 8th Day and Eitan Katz. Also featuring the Eden Tours Boys Choir, Sardine Family Circus, comedian Marc Weiner. Exciting day trips to a secluded tropical 34 | The Jewish Travel Magazine

Culinary masterpieces like no other await you at every meal with distinctive meals catered by Hoffman and Co. in conjunction with the legendary catering of Michael Schick, under the hechsher of Harav Dovid Miller of Flatbush.

All food is Glatt kosher, cholov yisroel and non gebrokts, with shmura matza used exclusively. Enjoy tempting between meal treats at the full service tea room.

Speakers Prepare to be inspired like never before by an impressive array of speakers including: R’ Zecharia Wallerstein, Rabbi Yaakov Salomon, Rabbi Aryeh Ginzburg, Rebbetzin Lori Palatnik, Rav Gav Friedman, Dr. David Leiberman, Dr. Daniel Roth and Lauren Roth. The unique Chol Hamoed “Inspired” program will feature R’ Paysach Krohn, R’ Eitan Feiner, R’ Yerachmiel Milstein, R’ Bentzion Klatzko Dr. Daniel and Lauren Roth, and Rebbetzin Esther Wein.

Entertainment Enhance your simchas Yom Tov with the music of Lipa Schmeltzer, The Maccabeats, Eitan Katz, comedian Marc Weiner, Sardine Family Circus, day trips to Riverhead Aquarium, Butterfly World, guided tour of Long Island seaports and historic homes and a Long Island Sound Paddleboat Cruise, plus celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, father/son baseball game, carnival and more.

Day Camp A variety of programs directed by Rabbi Yair Jacobs. Babysitting available throughout Pesach, Toddler Tots program for ages 18 months – 3, Day Camp with exciting trips, carnival, separate boys and girls choir programs, Teen program with talented speakers, game nights, trips and supervised sporting activities.

Nearby Amenities Close to all New York City and Long Island attractions.

Additional Information Website: Contact Info: 305-731-1338 email: Pricing: Call for rates



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660 acres of breathtaking landscaped grounds and gardens with sparkling lagoons, magnificent fountains, and dramatic waterfalls • Three spectacular tropical pools for separate swimming • All lodges are only 3-4 floors, with oversized rooms • Sephardic minyan throughout Yom Tov



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Chol Hamoed cruise on Long Island Sound, Trips to Riverhead Aquarium, historic estates and seaports





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Rabbi Paysach Krohn Rabbi Eitan Feiner Rabbi Yerachmiel Milstein Rabbi Bentzion Klatzko Mrs. Esther Wein






Kosher Vacation Rental Homes Experience a Pesach like no other in a beautiful 4, 5, 6 or 7 bedroom home in Orlando, Florida. Dates 4/5 – 4/15


Join Pesach In Style for another exciting year offering beautiful vacation homes in sunny Orlando, providing the ultimate Pesach vacation at a fraction of a hotel price. An ideal arrangement for people who want to enjoy the best of both worlds – the luxury of a top of the line Pesach vacation in a magnificent setting without sacrificing the warmth, intimacy and privacy of family time. Lavish homes accommodating anywhere from 8 – 16 people with private swimming pools, Jacuzzis, hot tubs, game rooms and more in a gated community in Orlando.

Included Services

Flat home rental fee includes a completely kosher beautiful kitchen, ready for your Pesach needs. All counters are covered and oven, sinks, stove top and refrigerator are kosher L’Pesach. Enjoy daily minyanim and shiurim and a day camp program for Shabbos and yom tov afternoons.

Optional Services

Kosher grocery delivery, catered meals, daily maid service, staffing including waiters, busboys and kitchen managers, extra furniture delivery and enclosing pool for privacy. Pots, pans, utensils and silverware can also be arranged.

The Homes 4 Bedroom Homes • All homes can accommodate 8 – 10 people. • Private wimming pool. • Outdoor Jacuzzi/hot tub. • Master bedroom suite. • 3 bathrooms, spacious living room. • Family room and dining room. • Large game room. • Double garage and beautiful grounds.

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5 Bedroom Homes • All homes can accommodate 10 – 12 people • Private swimming pool • Outdoor Jacuzzi/hot tub. • 2 large master bedrooms and at least 4 bathrooms. • Spacious living room, family room and dining room. • Large game room. • Double garage and beautiful grounds. 6 Bedroom Homes • All homes can accommodate 12 - 14 people • Private swimming pool • Outdoor Jacuzzi/hot tub • 2 large master bedrooms and at least 5 bathrooms • Spacious living room • Family room and dining room • Large game room • Double garage and beautiful grounds. 7 Bedroom Homes • All homes can accommodate 14 – 16 people. • Private swimming pool. • Outdoor Jacuzzi/hot tub. • 2 large master bedrooms and at least 5 full bathrooms. • Spacious living room. • Family room and dining room. • Large game room. • Double garage and beautiful grounds.

Additional Information

Pricing 4 bedroom homes starting at $3,950. 5 bedroom homes starting at $4,800. 6 bedroom homes starting at $5,350 7 bedroom homes starting at $6,400. Website: Contact Info: 877 – 2PESACH


Passover Getaway 2012 Hotel Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center Location Tampa, Florida Dates: 4/6 – 4/15 Anticipated Number Of Guests 400

Facility Enjoy the warmth and camaraderie of a heimishe crowd with one and two bedroom suites offering luxurious, spacious accommodations, combining the comforts of home with the accoutrements of an upscale hotel/condominium including kitchen, living and dining area. Some suites feature multiple bathrooms. Private balcony or patio, cable TV with on demand movies, hair dryer, daily newspaper, indoor climate control. Complimentary Ethernet access (bring your own cable) or wifi service available for $9.99 per day. Available amenities include business center, guest laundry, dry cleaning and laundry service. Enjoy Tampa’s stunning natural beauty at the outdoor heated free form pool with separate hours for men and women, Jacuzzi, sand volleyball court, state of the art spacious fitness center featuring treadmills, elliptical machines, recumbent bicycles and free weights.

Cuisine Under the strict supervision of the ORB. Our hand picked team of expert chefs work year round to ensure that every meal is a culinary experience like no other. Unparalleled mouth watering gastronomic delights at each and every meal will leave even the pickiest of eaters dazzled. Glatt kosher, non-gebrokts, hand shmura matza and cholov yisroel exclusively. Full service tearoom featuring snacks, beverages, pastries and more 24 hours a day.

Entertainment Unparalleled live nightly entertainment including superstar Lipa Schmeltzer who will be with the program for the entire Pesach. Other surprise guests that are sure to delight the entire family.

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shiurim for both men and women.

Day Camp Professionally run day camp will keep children entertained every day, including Shabbos and Yom Tov, with fun games, exciting activities and sensational surprises. Babysitting for younger children available as well.

Nearby Amenities Enjoy all Tampa attractions including Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, Florida Aquarium, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Tampa Bay Rays, Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa Museum of Art, Henry B. Plant Museum, Big Cat Rescue, Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center, Glazer Children’s Museum, Adventure Island, Sunshine Skyway Bridge, golf, beaches, terrific shopping, local parks and just 40 miles from Walt Disney world.

Additional Information Website: Contact Info: 718-508-4440 email: Pricing: 2 bedroom suites starting at $4500 plus 18% taxes, service charges and gratuity. Optional additional night available on April 5th with full in room dinner.


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Grand Hotels Grand Hotels Israel Israel Ideal location, outstanding service and great prices make these two hotels an excellent choice for a Tel Aviv or a Jerusalem vacation

Whether you’re in Israel for a short visit or a long summer vacation; whether it’s a relaxing family excursion or a tight-scheduled business trip, you are not likely to miss out on the country’s two main cities: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. And assuming you plan on combining these two destinations, the Grand Hotels are the best choice for you. This small chain operates two exquisite, fourstar hotels in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Both enjoy prime locations and offer a combination of top quality service and amenities with a warm touch and very reasonable prices.

The Grand Court Hotel Jerusalem The Grand Court Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Jerusalem, within walking distance from the Old City and the city’s numerous historic sites and markets. It is also close to the main traffic routes and is only a 45-minute drive from Tel Aviv. The 10-floor Grand Court Hotel boasts 442 luxurious rooms, including 13 suites and two presidential suites. Six of the rooms are accessible to disabled guests and are wheelchair-friendly. All rooms are lavishly furnished and equipped with every modern convenience, including airconditioning, cable TV, private safe, hairdryer, mini fridge and a kettle. Guests are invited to enjoy the spacious sunlit dining room, with its outstanding variety of local food or international cuisine and garden view lounge. The banquet facilities are equipped with the latest technology and can host professional conventions as well as festive family events. 58| |The TheJewish JewishTravel Travel Magazine Magazine 40

The Hotel’s health center offers a gym and an outdoor swimming pool complete with a kiddy pool and tanning deck. Other services include free parking and a gift shop. For observant guests the hotel offers a synagogue, operates a Shabbat elevator and carries a kashrut certificate from the Jerusalem Rabbinate.

The Grand Beach Hotel Tel-Aviv At the heart of the bustling city of Tel Aviv, a round-the-clock business and party hub, stands the newly-renovated 12-floor Grand Beach Hotel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. This hotel is the perfect place both for businesspeople looking for a professional, elegant atmosphere and for vacationers that just want to have fun. The Grand Beach is located on the city’s coastline, within five minutes walk from the beach and a short walking distance from the best restaurants, shops and cultural attractions. It is also in close proximity to the city’s Sde Dov Airport, the northern entrance and to the main traffic routes leading to Ben Gurion Airport and the Ayalon Freeway. . The hotel offers 212 spacious, stylishly furnished and air-conditioned rooms with flatscreen cable TV, mini fridge, telephone and internet service (with a fee). The lavish ‘Jerusalem’ dining hall serves the best in local and international cuisine, while light snacks and beverages are available at the front lobby throughout the day. The hotel is

under the kashrut supervision of the Tel Aviv Rabbinate. Two banquet halls equipped with the latest technological equipment are perfect for hosting conventions, business meetings, seminars, cocktail dinners and special events. And to top it all off, the hotel boasts a rooftop swimming pool (open in season) with a tanning deck and breathtaking views of the city.

GRAND BEACH HOTEL • • • • • • • •

Great for business or pleasure 212 newly renovated rooms 3 minutes from the beach Rooftop pool with panoramic view of the city (open seasonally) Surrounded by cafes, restaurants, cultural centers, shopping, and parks Authentic Israeli breakfast Banquet facilities available Kashrut- Tel Aviv Rabbinate, Shabbat elevators

GRAND COURT HOTEL • Ideal for family vacations and celebrations • 442 luxurious rooms and suites • Only a short walk to the Old City and Kotel, next to the well-known neighborhood of Beit Yisrael • Relaxing outdoor terrace • Israeli breakfast buffet • Special Bar Missva deals • Banquet facilities available • Strict standards of kashrut. For more information, call 011-972-54-945-6082

Grand Hotels Special $162 per couple, includes buffet breakfast Must be booked in advance, certain dates excluded

250 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv Tel: 011-972-3-543-3333

15 Saint George Street, Jerusalem Tel: 011-972-2-591-7777


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The Five Diamond Park Hyatt Aviara California

Hotel Park Hyatt Aviara Location Carlsbad, California Dates: 4/6 – 4/15 Host Baruch and Shimmy Werner

Facility Magnificent accommodations and breathtaking surroundings at this stunning AAA five diamond resort located north of San Diego on the edge of a protected wildlife sanctuary make Pesach at this 329 room hotel an experience beyond compare. Entire facility is kosher l’Pesach with an Eruv. Enjoy a spectacular Pesach that is truly meaningful, inspiring and uplifting as no detail, in either ruchniyus or gashmiyus, is overlooked. Luxurious rooms and suites featuring balcony or terrace, marble bathrooms with top of the line amenities, dual vanity sinks, glass enclosed shower, deep soaking tub, magnificent vistas, sitting area, in room safe, multi line telephone, hair dryer, high speed wireless internet, work desk, robes and 42 inch plasma TV/DVD player, some rooms with multiple bathrooms. Enjoy the 3200 square foot family pool, wading pool, water playground, tranquility pool with panoramic views and two whirlpools. Nearby beach, 6 lighted tennis courts, 15,000 square foot European style spa with indoor solarium, saunas and steam room. Fitness center with cardiovascular equipment, weight training machines and free weights. 18 hold Arnold Palmer designed championship golf course, plus Aviara golf academy. Game room with billiards, foosball, arcade games, Playstation centers and air hockey. Children’s board games and DVDs available for loan at concierge.

Cuisine Under the supervision of the cRc of Chicago, Rabbi Sholem Fishbane on site mashgiach. Savor elegant cuisine uniquely prepared by KMR’s talented team joined by Michael Schick and his professional staff of gourmet chefs in conjunction with the award winning chefs of the Park Hyatt Aviara. Sumptuous meals, lavish buffets, epicurean delights sure to please any palate, impeccable service and elegant presentation will turn every meal into a 50 | The Jewish Travel Magazine

memorable event. Fresh Kosher l’Pesach baked goods prepared daily. Boxed lunches available for day trips and special dietary needs cheerfully accommodated. All food is non gebrokts and prepared to the highest kashrus standards with cholov yisroel, glatt kosher, chassidishe shechita and shmurah matza used exclusively and mashgichim in the kitchen at all times. 24 hour tearoom features fine chocolates, gourmet nuts, mouth watering pastries and hot and cold beverages. Private seder rooms available.

Entertainment Exciting top name nightly entertainment including 8th Day and comedian Elon Gold, and one big night surprise in the making. Also special nightly entertainment for children on selected nights.

Speakers Enlightening shiurim and lectures, plus devoted rabbeim to learn with boys of all ages. Speakers include Rabbi Yossi Jacobson, Rabbi Binyomin Ginsberg and Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis and more to be announced.

Day Camp FProfessionally run day camp conducted by experienced, capable staff for children ages 3-11 from 10:30 – 5:45 (excluding meal time), featuring davening, learning for boys of all ages and full day camp activities including magicians, jugglers, clowns and other exciting surprises. Play group available from 9:30 – 1:30 at an additional charge for children ages 1 -3. Babysitting available both day and evenings for children under one year and up at additional charge. Prior arrangements are recommended to ensure availability. One of a kind game room provides activities for children of all ages.

Nearby Amenities Enjoy all San Diego attractions including

Legoland, Sea World, indoor kart racing, skate park, Museum of Making Music, Del Mar, The Wave Waterpark, La Jolla, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Museum of Contemporary Art, Wave House, Del Mar, Qualcomm Stadium, Petco Park, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Aerospace Museum, San Diego Automotive Museum, San Diego Maritime Museum, Mission San Luis Rey, Torrey Pines State Reserve, Birch Aquarium, Old Town San Diego, Gaslamp District, Balboa Park, USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, Mission San Juan Capistrano and Carlsbad Premium Outlets

Additional Information Website: Contact Info: 1-888-567-0100, 1-718-778-4241, 1-718-395-9040 Pricing: Rates starting at $3395 per person double occupancy plus an additional 25% for taxes and service charges. All rates guaranteed though 1/15/12.









CATERING BY MICHAEL SCHICK. Secluded amid 200 acres of verdant hillsides and rolling valleys | Balcony/patio in every room with mountain & ocean views | Beach butler service | Two outdoor pools | Exciting nightly entertainment | Outstanding children’s programs | Beautiful two mile Resort Batiquitos Lagoon trail | Many theme parks in close proximity | Experienced Teachers available for children & adult classes or private learning | Non Gebrokts, Shmurah Matza, Chassidishe Shechita and Cholov Yisroel

KMR WELCOMES BACK Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, Founder & President of Hineni Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson, One of the most sought-after Jewish speakers in the world today

Rabbi Binyomin Ginsberg, Noted Chinuch Columnist

ENTIRE RESORT EXCLUSIVE FOR KMR GUESTS Please visit our website for a complete list of services, activities, amenities & much more. 1-888-567-0100 or 718-778-4241 WWW.KMRTOURS.COM

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The Waldorf Astoria Collectionn Palatial resort exudes luxury & beauty.y. Gorgeous half-mile stretch of pristine privatee beach. Tower building completely renovatedd for 2012. 30 clay tennis courts. 2 championship golf courses. World class spa.. PRESTIGE CATERERS - NK GLATT SUPERVISION


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Hotel Excelsior VENICE LIDO, ITALY This 5-Star beach-front resort is worldrenowned. Water sports on the beautiful Adriatic Sea. Gourmet cuisine, fabulous swimming pool, tennis courts, and other exciting activities. Scholar-in-Residence esteemed orator Rabbi Adam Mintz, of Manhattan. We are thrilled to announce London’s most prestigious Glatt Kosher caterer ARIEH WAGNER will be joining our team this year. SUPERVISION BY RABBI GARELIK OF MILAN & FEDERATION OF SYNAGOGUES - LONDON KF


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