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Malcolm Hoenlein and Menachem Lubinsky Among Keynote Speakers at Majestic Retreats Orlando Passover Program

Orlando—The magnificent Rosen Plaza Hotel, which recently opened its 5,000 square foot year-round Zayde’s Kosher Kitchen, provides glatt kosher food to its guests and catering for large events. The Passover 2016 program is being organized by Avi and Shneur Faskowitz of Majestic Retreats, who have hosted Passover programs for the past 13 years, including their highly successful program at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach & Spa.

In addition to its magnificent culinary and entertainment program, the Majestic program at Rosen will feature some of the most prominent figures in Jewish life, highlighted by Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the coordinating body on international and national concerns for 52 national Jewish organizations. Hoenlein has traveled throughout the world, meeting with world leaders and Jewish communities. He has written and lectured across the U.S. and abroad on international relations, Israel and Middle East affairs, Soviet and World Jewry, terrorism, the American-Jewish community and intergroup relations.

Hoenlein will be joined by Menachem Lubinsky, the recognized authority on the kosher food industry. He created and developed Kosherfest, the world’s largest and most successful kosher food trade show for the past 27 years. He is the president and CEO of LUBICOM Marketing Consulting and a leading marketing expert. Amongst his many activities is his role in preserving and developing Har Hazeitim (Mount of Olives) in Jerusalem. Lubinsky has written and lectured extensively. He received his semicha from the Chevron Yeshiva in Jerusalem and his MBA from Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Other notable scholars on the program will include Rabbi Ari Lamm, the resident scholar at the Jewish Center on the Upper West Side. He received the Henry Kressel Research Scholarship, a Tikvah Postgraduate Fellowship and a Wexner Graduate Fellow. He is now pursuing his Ph.D. in religion at Princeton University. Another featured speaker will be Elisheva Wollner, who maintains private practices in Brooklyn and Cedarhurst treating children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders and other mental health issues. She received her master’s degree in clinical social work from NYU. Wollner received training from the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy; Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia.

The host will be Elie Y. Katz, who has served the Teaneck community for many years as mayor, deputy mayor, and council member, and now brings his leadership and service-oriented experience to our Passover program as our host.

Zayde’s Kosher Kitchen at the Rosen Plaza Hotel is under the strict rabbinical supervision of both the Orthodox Union (OU) and the Rabbinical Council of Florida (RCF). This newest kosher enterprise is the brainchild of Harris Rosen, the founding president and CEO of the Rosen properties, with its seven modern and beautiful facilities, two of which are adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center. Zayde’s is under the direction of Executive Chef Michael McMullen, who has been with Rosen since 2006 and has a long, distinguished career in managing large-scale kitchens, including positions with the Westin and Hyatt Hotels, most notably the Five Diamond-rated Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

“We are very excited to have been chosen as the organizers of the Passover program at the Rosen Plaza Resort,” said Avi Faskowitz of Majestic Resorts. The Rosen Plaza Hotel is the only Passover program in a large chain with a year-round glatt kosher kitchen.

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