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Club Kosher’s ‘Passover in Paradise’: A Culinary Adventure

It will be a holiday to remember, as Club Kosher presents “Passover in Paradise: A Culinary Adventure” in spectacular Puerto Rico, featuring a never-before-assembled group of highly sought-after restaurant chefs, an outstanding program and dazzling entertainment at the magnificent 5-star, 4-diamond Caribe Hilton Resort in San Juan. Club Kosher is hard at work preparing the Passover of your dreams.

Host and program director Elan Kornblum of Great Kosher Restaurants Magazine said that while the lineup of chefs may have gourmands salivating, Club Kosher, now in its 15th year, will focus on all aspects of Passover, not just the food.

“We put the whole program together from scratch,” said Kornblum. “We have a dream team of all-star chefs and will have a balance of cuisine, with lots of foodie items as well as traditional fare. The program will also feature round-table discussions, demos, classes, wonderful chazanim and great lecturers, with fabulous entertainment and an unbelievable day camp.”

Each of the seven celebrity chefs will be starring in the kitchen during scheduled times, working hand-in-hand with returning program executive chef Meir Elioz of Breadberry, who will be heading the catering team throughout Passover. Chef Seth Warshaw of ETC Steakhouse, will be donning his toque and chef’s coat for the first two days of Passover, presenting his signature dishes as well as traditional favorites. Seth will pass the culinary baton to Sruli Eidelman of the legendary Izzy’s BBQ Addiction in Crown Heights for Chol Hamoed barbecues featuring ribs, brisket and other signature items. Also in the kitchen will be dairy and vegetarian menu specialist Albert Bijou of Coffee Bar, and Chef Gino of Café Renaissance fame. Renowned cooking personality and “Top Chef” participant Chef Katsuji Tanabe of L.A.’s Mexikosher will be running the show for the second Yom Tov days of Passover. The program will also feature Instagram sensation @ChefChaya Lichtenstein (who has 20,000 followers), who will be doing cooking classes and demonstrations on Chol Hamoed, and Claudia Bildirici, famed for her “Lottie Biscotti” line. The entire non-gebrokts program will be under the strict rabbinical supervision of Rav Zushe Blech of Monsey.

Guests of all ages will enjoy all-star entertainment, with headline concerts featuring recording sensation Matisyahu and the highly acclaimed Moshav band, in addition to other well-known entertainers such as the Amazing Kreskin, world-famous mentalist who appeared on the Tonight Show more times than anyone.

Several prominent scholars will be on hand, including special Guest of Honor former U.S. Senator and vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman and his wife Hadassah, a well-known speaker in her right as a women’s rights activist and philanthropist. Rabbi Steven Burg, director of Aish HaTorah and former managing director at the Orthodox Union, international director of NCSY and eastern director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, will also be spending Passover with Club Kosher as a guest orator. The inimitable Nachum Segal of “JM in the AM” will be a featured speaker and will be reporting live from the Caribe Hilton. Other interactive sessions will include a Q&A meet & greet with Matisyahu, one of the famous Jewish singers in the world; Elan Kornblum, the “Restaurant Guy;” Dr. Len Bielory, allergist specialist/lecturer; and a round-table session with the all-star chefs sharing their own stories as well as their thoughts on the restaurant industries. Of course, no chag would be complete without inspiring chazanim, and their talented group of baalei tefillah include Carlebach davening and Havdala by Yehuda Solomon of the Moshav band, noted Israeli pop singer Shlomo Haviv, and the gifted Jeff Rohatiner of Jeff’s Sausages in Los Angeles.

Club K kids’ camp directors Yael Rudolph of Camp Lavi and Kelly Yedid of Camp AllSport, who will be accompanied by NCSY Director Rabbi Simon Taylor as teen director, are all hard at work preparing incredible activities for the young ones, with a separate tot/toddlers’ director for infant day camp, ensuring that kids of all ages will be kept busy from sun-up to sun-down. A kids’ arcade, exclusive movie theater and special theme nights will add to the excitement, making Club Kosher’s kids’ camps awesome and inviting.

With its white sand beaches, tropical breezes and low-key atmosphere, Puerto Rico is an oasis of contentment, just a short flight away with no passports required for U.S. citizens. Featuring a wealth of exciting attractions including jet skiing, water sports, the only rainforest in the United States, nearby casinos, Old San Juan minutes away and three spectacular bioluminescent bays, Puerto Rico is the ultimate vacation destination. The Caribe Hilton is an island jewel, a luxurious oceanfront property with several terraced, stunning outdoor pools, private beach, full-service spa, fitness room, tennis and basketball courts, miniature golf and volleyball, all conveniently located just minutes from some of Puerto Rico’s hottest tourist attractions.

With 75 percent of the rooms booked already, join Club Kosher for a one-of-a-kind, reasonably priced, full-service Passover that is sure to be an experience that you and your family will treasure forever. For more information, please visit, www.ClubKosher.com, email:[email protected] or call 718-336-4201.

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