As Jewish travel becomes more mainstream amongst the Jewish diaspora, travelers are looking for more unique destinations to have a Jewish travel experience. While Eastern Europe and Israel remain the top destinations for Jewish travel, the Caribbean, specifically Jamaica, has a vastly untapped
In July, “Torah in Motion” went on a sold-out Jewish history tour of Morocco. Cities visited included Casablanca, Fez and Marrakech. They visited local shuls, burial places of famous rabbis etc. It was an unforgettable experience with a focus on Jewish history and expert discussions by West Orange resident Dr. Marc Shapiro.
Fern Penn lives in Greenwich Village, but when she shops for Shabbat, she goes to where it’s really happening: Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Penn has started walking and tasting tours with pre-arranged stops at many of the new, innovative kosher restaurants in Crown Heights with her
Tamar Pearlman, based in Israel, was overwhelmed by the myriad requests from friends and families abroad who needed travel assistance to the bustling country. Pearlman runs a private speech and language therapist practice in Modi’in, where she has lived for the past 12 years. She channeled her passion for
Isaac J. Grossman is an avid outdoorsman and kosher caterer. Moish Zahler is a veteran organizer of hotel programs. Together, they want to whisk you away with the Great Kosher Escape—a new company that creates all-inclusive packages for Jewish vacationers who want adventure along with
Want to go to Paris? Feel like mountain climbing in the Pyrnees? Want to walk through an old town with cobblestone streets and cafes lining every side of the Grande Allee? Save yourself a ton of money and visit Canada’s beautiful city of Montreal. Only a six-hour drive from Northern New Jersey, without the hassle of having to go
Please note there is one kosher restaurant in downtown Montreal that is only open during the day and it is in the Chabad House on Peel Street. See information below. There are two Second Cup coffee establishments—one at 2200 McGill College Ave. and the other 1386 Green Avenue in Westmount—where they offer kosher sandwiches and Danish options. You must ask
In last week’s paper, Jewish Link Co-Publisher Moshe Kinderlehrer asked for how long after Pesach is it appropriate to ask people how they enjoyed their Pesach. Well, before it is too late, let me share with you our unique experience.
I too am filled with the joy and completion of
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) has taken particular aim at Israel’s tourism industry. Tourism accounts for about 11% of global GDP and 350 million jobs worldwide—more than 10% of employment on the planet. In Israel, tourism is more than just sun, seashore and spirituality; it infused Israel’s economy
(Courtesy of Arlington Hotel) The appeals of kosher living continue to saturate many communities and cultures throughout the United States. Vacationists
(Courtesy of Rustic Elegance) Executive Chef Seth Warshaw of New Jersey’s #1-rated statewide steakhouse, ETC Steakhouse, introduces Rustic Elegance and invites you and your family to a week-long adventure and culinary experience.
Traveling to the jaw-dropping landscapes and views of Glacier National
Last week, I joined Assemblyman Gordon Johnson and two dozen legislators, family members and staff on a New Jersey legislative delegation to Cuba. We met with representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Commerce, toured a school for children with disabilities and a medical clinic. Although the purpose