Friday, August 19, 2022

Destination Kosher

Hong Kong Synagogue Blends Tradition and Travelers

Hong Kong—A taxi ride to 70 Robinson Road in Hong Kong, the address listed for the Ohel Leah synagogue, ends with a simple question: Where is the synagogue? The driver had understood the destination request, but this was a street of high-rise residential towers. There is no synagogue in sight. A quick look around reveals a heavy security checkpoint. “We’re


Imagine Pesach at The Waldorf Astoria®

Now celebrating its Fifth Year, Grand Getaways is returning to the legendary Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Nestled among 482 private acres of emerald green woodlands in the heart of Walt Disney World®, your entire family can share in the ultimate Passover experience.

This vacation, like any other vacation from Grand Getaways, is a must for anyone who has


2014 Parnassah Expo Looks to Shatter Records

Using the common phrase, “The sky is the limit,” may be a major understatement when it comes to the ambitions of the Parnassah Expo, brainchild of the Parnassah Network and its founder, Reb Duvi Honig. It was launched two years ago as a local event in Lakewood. The turnout astounded organizers, so the event was held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center


Leisure Time Hosting 6 Pesach Programs This Year – From British Columbia to Rome & More In Between

For the past 56 years, Leisure Time Tours has been America’s first and largest Passover Tour Operator. It was this company who was first to introduce Glatt Kosher Passover Programs at some of the finest hotels in the United States and Europe. This year Leisure Time Tours will host 6 Passover programs in Florida, Arizona, Whistler British Columbia and Westchester, New


Italian Holiday

No one will ever ask me for this piece of advice regarding a trip to Venice because this is not something that happens to normal people. Nevertheless, an unsolicited piece of advice: Do not fall into a Venetian Canal. If you swallow any of it you will need shots and if it’s Winter, you will be freezing.

Falling into the canal—in my one set of


Travel to Cadbury World Is Cocotastic—and Kosher

It’s easy to imagine that if the ancient Israelites had been familiar with the cocoa bean, God might have promised them a land flowing with milk and chocolate. He didn’t, but such a land does exist. In the English city of Birmingham, a 90-minute train ride from London, Cadbury—the company that popularized modern British milk chocolate—welcomes half a million


A Flawless Event in Israel Starts with Protexsia

Englewood, NJ— The boutique winery in Israel, tucked into a protective forest, was the perfect setting for a visiting celebrity couple from Los Angeles. After viewing the exclusive production process, the couple strolled to a private outdoor table, where they dined on a gourmet three-course meal accompanied by several exquisite wines. Does that sound like


Are We There Yet?

Family vacations are a time for building memories, filling albums and creating bonding experiences for the entire family. It is meant to be a time to get away from it alland have a fun, relaxing occasion. Many families, however, find that the vacation is rarely all that they were expecting and more frequently filled with unexpected, and unwanted,


How Eddie’s Kosher Travel Became # 1

How did you get into the travel business?

It’s actually an interesting story. We never intended to get into the travel business. When we lived in Australia we had other businesses: I was in the steel security manufacturing business and Chana was in residential real estate. One year we went on vacation to the Gold Coast in Queensland,


Discovering Korea

“What’s a nice Jewish girl from New York doing in a place where she can’t find a nice Jewish boy?” What was I doing there? I asked myself this numerous times throughout my six months studying abroad, especially after I realized I could no longer just pick up a burger from the local Glatt Kosher restaurants. Now that I’ve returned and can eat all of


Pesach in Israel with Family

Simone Wruble lives in Teaneck, NJ. She has run a wedding and bar mitzvah invitation business there for 17 years. Like most people, each year she celebrates Pesach with family - either at home or at one of the myriads of Pesach hotels around the country. This past year, she spent Pesach with Eddie’s Kosher Travel in


Family Travels in Jerusalem

This summer our family was fortunate enough to take a trip to Israel and spend the majority of our time in Jerusalem. Before the trip, I consulted with friends who have traveled to Israel with kids and scoured the internet for recommendations of the best activities to do with children. Depending on what your goals are, you can craft your itinerary in any

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