Friday, September 17, 2021

Destination Kosher

2022 Pesach Programs Boast Exclusive, Creative Destinations

Those who want to avoid the task of cleaning their homes for Pesach next year are already beginning to make Passover travel plans for 2022, with program operators saying they have been inundated with bookings and inquiries from those who missed the opportunity to spend Passover away last year because of COVID-19.


EL AL Israel Airlines and Femi Conduct Trial of Pre-and In-Flight COVID Testing

Tests will eliminate the need for PCR testing upon arrival in Israel.

(Courtesy of EL AL) EL AL Israel Airlines and Femi, a healthcare and tele-health company, have launched a trial program to test EL AL passengers prior to—and during—flights to Israel. Currently,


Passover Travel Programs Expected to Bounce Back in 2022

With coronavirus cases decreasing and pandemic-related restrictions easing worldwide, people are beginning to resume life as it was, and that includes thinking about how they want to spend Passover in 2022.

Fortunately, more than 100 Passover travel programs are expected to operate in 2022, compared to


Good Morning, Vietnam!

What’s a nice Jewish boy doing in Saigon?

The teeming alleys of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, capital of South Vietnam), with racing rickshaws, outdoor vegetable markets, pagodas and saffron-robed Buddhist monks, are the farthest thing from Rabbi Avrumi Hartman’s childhood in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, 11


Bahrain Is a ‘Center for Jewish Life,’ Says Former Jewish Ambassador to the US

Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo recalled a “funny” conversation she had while hosting a large reception at the Bahraini Embassy in Washington, where a man came up to her inquiring if she worked there. After confirming she did, he then confided he was the only Jew in attendance.

However, Nonoo had a


Project Inspire’s Pre-Summer Hamptons Retreats Are an Outstanding Success

(Courtesy of Project Inspire) Once again, Project Inspire has pulled off two spectacular, three-day action packed retreats, this time in the Hamptons. With separate programs for both men and women—June 6-8 and 8-10, respectively—this upscale adventure provided nourishment for body, spirit and soul in


Israel Is Open to US Travelers. Here’s How to Get In.

Our hearts and prayers are with our Israeli brothers and sisters as they endure the constant barrage of missiles and deal with the general unrest of the last couple of weeks. We hope and pray that things return to normal very soon and we can visit our friends and family and enjoy the beauty of the land of our heritage in peace and


Passover 2021: A Truly ‘Majestic’ Florida Experience

After a cold, snowy winter and a year of COVID-19 restrictions, many people were eager to spend Passover in a warm locale. Those who chose the Majestic Passover program at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort had all their expectations met and more.

From the gourmet meals


A New, Easy Way to Find Jewish-Owned Businesses

A new site uses reviews and leads, connecting business owners directly to customers.

(Courtesy of MyJewishListings.com) Being a business owner can be stressful, especially in the time of COVID-19. After friends Daniel Kramer and Doni Schwartz found success in creating a space at Passover Listings for vacationers to more


Looking Ahead to Pesach 2021

(Courtesy of Destination Kosher) Pesach will still look very different this year. While many people may consider staying home with their family, many people this year are traveling to a Pesach program after being bunkered up in their house over the last 10 months. Last year when COVID-19 hit the world, the Pesach industry was


‘Go Kosher Panama’ Can Help Plan Your Next Tropical Vacation

For those who love to travel, exciting new vacation destinations are always welcome. A getaway location that has gotten a lot of buzz in recent years is Panama, but for observant travelers, the necessities and amenities needed have made visiting the tropical paradise complicated at best.


Miriam Schreiber’s Legacy Kosher Tours Redefines Travel With Historic Trip to Dubai

With light finally starting to emerge at the end of the COVID tunnel and Dubai opening up its borders to tourists once again, an upcoming Legacy Kosher Tours trip to the City of Dreams promises to be an opportunity of a lifetime, unlike any other.

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