Pesach Vacation in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
VIP Kosher Tours Is Hosting its exclusive 30th-year Passover Program At The Five Diamond All-Suite Paradisus Resort.
With 18 years of tenure at the Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore, Stuart Morginstin Of Danziger Kosher Catering & VIP Kosher Tours is at the helm of this Ultimate Luxury Passover Experience.
Host to 16 chef-curated restaurants by Danziger Kosher Catering and 15 mixologist-curated open bars strategically placed throughout the resort, superb food and drink options are always only a few steps away.
In addition, you have full waiter service at all 8 pools and our private beach, full access to our outdoor waterpark, and access to a whole host of activities at the kids’ and teens’ daily camp for the children. This All-Suite Resort is exclusive to ONLY our guests to create a secluded & Luxury atmosphere.
The entertainment lineup includes Israeli singer-songwriter Ishay Ribo, performing his only Passover concert outside of Israel. Other acts include the mentalist and mystifier Lior Suchard, Avi Peretz International Singer, MODI, world renowned comedian, sure to keep you laughing all night and Yanky Lemmer, famous Cantor & Singer.
World Class Speakers In Residence including Jason Greenblatt, Former White House Advisor to President Trump & Team Member Of The Abraham Accords, Elan Kornblum Owner of Great Kosher Restaurants and Jay Buchsbaum Sommelier & Director Of Wines for Royal Wine Corp, importer of the world’s finest kosher wines.
All rooms in the resort are luxurious resort suites with full access to room service, fully stocked mini bars, and gorgeous views. Never miss a moment in paradise at Paradisus Resort.
☑️ Just 45 minutes from Cancun Airport
☑️ Paradisus in Playa Del Carmen All Suite, 5 Diamond Beach Resort Hotel
☑️ Entire Resort exclusively for hotel guests
☑️ 8 pools, massive private beach for all the guests
☑️ 16 Chef Curated Restaurants
☑️ 15 Mixologist Curated Open Bars open bars
☑️ Luxurious All Suite Resort (every room is a suite)
☑️ Room Service & Fully Stocked Mini Bars every day!
☑️ Their own private sandy beach
☑️ Waiter Service at 8 pools and beach
☑️ Water Park
☑️ Kids & Teen Daily Day Camp & Sports Camp
☑️ Sephardic and Ashkenaz Minyan
☑️ World Famous Speakers
☑️ Top-Notch Entertainment including Comedian Modi • Illusionist Lior Suchard • Ishay Ribo • Cantor Yaakov “Yanky” Lemmer • Singer Avi Peretz
and so much more.
Ishay Ribo was born and raised in France. At the age of 13 he began writing songs, composing and recording them in his home. He learned to play the guitar at 18. In 2014, he launched his debut album, “Tocho Ratzuf Ahava”, which was certified Gold for selling more than 25,000 copies in Israel. At the same time, the song “Kol Dodi” reached the number one spot for Israeli religious radio stations.
Ishay Ribo has collaborated on singles and performances with prominent Israeli artists, including Shlomo Artzi, Idan Raichel, and David D’or, as well as famous Jewish musicians Avraham Fried, Yaakov Shwekey, Mordechai Ben David, Yonatan Razel, among others.
Ishay Ribo participated in the three “Tzama” project albums, which showcase Chabad melodies. In 2016, he released his second album, “Pachad Gvahim”, which also achieved Gold album certification. At the same time, Ishay also worked on collaborations with composer Yossi Green, as well as a new single with Moti Steinmetz.
He managed to break down sectarian walls on his way to the top, in his own way, by mixing a unique combination of spiritual influences, catchy and inspirational Western melodies, and his one-of-a-kind, soft voice. This has made Ribo one of the most prominent and beloved young artists in the Israeli music scene, with millions of YouTube views and his third album “Shetah Afor” that become one of the most intriguing on the charts.
Check out some of Ishay’s work Here
Modi has played himself on HBO’s Crashing and Netflix’s When Jews Were Funny. He’s also appeared in several feature films and played leading roles in two: Waiting for Woody Allen, which won the LA Film Festival, and Stand Up, a feature-length film. In 2018, Mayor Bill De Blasio declared June 26th ‘Mordechi Modi Rosenfeld Day’
in the city of New York for his accomplishments and contributions to the artistic community.
Check out some of MODI’s work Here
Voted one of the top 10 comedians in New York City by The Hollywood Reporter, Modi is one of the comedy circuit’s most sought after performers. Featured on HBO, CBS, NBC, ABC, Comedy Central, Howard Stern, and E! Entertainment, Modi has received rave reviews in The New York Times, Time Out NY and The New York Post.
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Modi emigrated with his family to the United States at the age of seven and was raised on Long Island. After graduating from Boston University, he worked as an investment banker until his first open-mic night made him realize that stand-up was his true calling. Equipped with a sharp wit and a knack for reading an audience, Modi has gone on to become a successful fixture in New York’s vibrant comedy scene, often doing bits that incorporate his heritage, and he is a hit with diverse Jewish audiences as well as fans of all backgrounds and beliefs.
Now a regular performer at the New York and Los Angeles comedy clubs, Modi also headlines around the country and across the globe. He has toured in the United Kingdom, Holland, and Israel and performs in comedy festivals and special venues, including Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Lior Suchard & Friends
Lior Suchard, the world’s leading mentalist, is constantly redefining the art with mind-blowing performances that take his audiences by storm, keeping them gripped to their seats and always leaving them surprised, astonished and constantly asking “how does he do it?”
Lior is a pioneering master mentalist, a truly great performer who leads the field and has brought the art of mentalism to the heights it enjoys today. Lior’s art, his innovation, his expertise has led to his phenomenal global success. He has performed on the world’s leading stages, is a regular guest on prime-time TV shows and enjoys sold-out venues all over the world. He also hosts and acts as the presenter for private and corporate shows and high-end events for global super brands and organizations.
With his unbelievable predictions and amazing “mind-reading” abilities, Lior Suchard continually keeps the greatest artists, A-list celebrities, executives and politicians awed and amazed, wondering how this mentalist so accurately “read” their minds and surprises them with astonishing mental feats that change the way they see and understand reality.
A truly breathtaking and mesmerizing show, funny and dramatic, a performance you can’t help being drawn into and that leaves you with a sense of wonder and a unforgettably enjoyable experience.
Lior and friends Amir Lustig & Haim Goldberg will be joining us for the entirety of the holiday. Performing a Vegas production mentalist and close up magic show, they will also be teaching workshops throughout the Holiday for Children & Adults to learn magic and how to become a mentalist!
Check out some of Lior Suchard & Friends work Here
Israeli born and now a NYC International mega singer who is worldwide recognized as a top Jewish performer and has released several solo albums. Avi started singing at the young age of 8, and has performed with mega stars like Avihu Medina, Yehuda Poliker, Shlomi Shabbat and many more. Avi has dedicated his life to his passion; as a singer , song writer and producer. In 2017 Avi recorder his solo album “Kmo Eish” followed by a 2020 mega album “Ahavat Hinam”. Avi’s talents encompasses as a Sephardic Cantor performing in synagogues worldwide.
Avi & his family will be joining us for the entirety of Passover were he will be the Cantor for the Sephardic Minyan & Preforming.
Cantor Yaakov “Yanky” Lemmer
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Cantor Yaakov “Yanky” Lemmer is one of the leading young cantors on the cantorial horizon. His beautiful lyric tenor voice, dramatic color, and precise coloratura have garnered him universal praise among his peers and connoisseurs, alike. He began his singing career as the star soloist of the Young Israel of Bethel Choir, where world renowned Cantor Ben Zion Miller took him under his private tutelage. Yaakov earned a scholarship to the Belz School of Jewish Music at Yeshiva University, where he studied with Cantors Joseph Malovany and Bernard Beer. He also studied with cantorial legend Cantor Noach Schall, and has won a scholarship for vocal training in N.Y.C.
As an internationally renowned concert artist, Yaakov is in constant demand on the concert stage, as well as synagogues, thrilling audiences throughout the world. He has appeared at the Tel Aviv Culture Hall with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and has been featured throughout the United States, Canada, England, and at various European Culture Festivals. In addition, he has performed with Jazz/Klez legend Frank London and received rave reviews of his unique interpretations of traditional liturgical music. He has also officiated at some of the world’s most prominent pulpits throughout the world.
His repertoire spans many genres and languages, including traditional Hebrew liturgy, Yiddish folk, Opera, Broadway, Israeli, and more.
In additional to his Cantorial vocation, Yaakov is a Licensed Special Education Therapist, working with special needs children in Brooklyn, NY. He currently serves as Cantor of Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York, NY.
Yanky & Family will be joining us for the duration of Passover serving as the Cantor for our Ashkenaz Minyan.
The Honorable Jason Greenblatt
Jason Greenblatt is a diplomat, lawyer and commentator who served as an Assistant to the President and the White House Special Envoy to the Middle East from 2017-2019. In this role, Jason served as one of the chief architects of the Peace to Prosperity plan between Israel and the Palestinians and was one of the key players in laying the foundation for the Abraham Accords. He is the host of The Diplomat Podcast with Newsweek and author of the new book In the Path of Abraham, a widely acclaimed book about his time at the White House and United States policy regarding Israel and the broader Middle East, as well as his insights on today’s Middle East.
Jason has spoken in front of the UN Security Council numerous times about the tremendous bias against Israel at the United Nations. During the nearly three years that Jason worked at the White House he traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and elsewhere meeting with heads of state and a large array of politicians, diplomats and key influencers to re-educate people about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its complexities and to begin to build the bridge necessary to achieve peace.
Jason remains involved working toward peace and prosperity throughout the Middle East region, focusing on continuing to develop what he calls a Middle East 2.0, by building economic, cultural and friendship bridges between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
Jason & his family will be joining us for the entirety of the program – Jason will be conducting Q&A Sessions discussing such topics as his time at The White House, Working on the Abraham Accords, Making Peace in the Middle East & Much More!
Dennis Prager is one of America’s most respected radio talk show hosts. He has been broadcasting on radio in Los Angeles since 1982. His popular show became nationally syndicated in 1999 and airs live, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to Noon (Pacific Time) from his home station, KRLA. Widely sought after by television shows for his opinions, he’s appeared on Fox and Friends, Red Eye, Hardball, Hannity, CBS Evening News, The Today Show and many others.
In 2011, Dennis co-founded with Allen Estrin, Prager University, an institution of higher learning on the Internet with a unique difference – all the courses are five minutes long. The courses distill the best ideas of the best minds in the world and cover the disciplines of Political Science, History, Philosophy/Religion, Economics and Psychology. The faculty includes Paul Johnson, George Gilder, Arthur Brooks, Peter Kreeft and many others.
Known as “The Restaurant Guy”, Elan Kornblum started the Great Kosher Restaurants Magazine in 2003 and ever since has expanded his online network to the #1 ranked kosher restaurant website in the world, an award-winning monthly newsletter, the largest kosher group on Facebook in the world with over 76,000 members, and a very popular Instagram page of over 33,000 followers.
He has eaten at over 1000 kosher restaurants on 4 continents and is considered to be the #1 kosher restaurant influencer. He has revolutionized the way people get their restaurant information, been instrumental on where diners go out to eat and has bridged the gap as a liaison between customer and owner by teaching lessons, positive dialogue and respecting when reviewing.
He has launched numerous social projects including a Facebook group of over 1,000 which assists in getting volunteers at funerals and shiva for a minyan; the #foodieforward project that has helped special needs children and families in need enjoy their time at restaurants; and #foodiefitness, to get more people to be active, all while enjoying their dining experiences.
Elan Will Be Joining VIP Kosher Tours As A Host, Speaker & Foodie Private Tastings.
He is the author of Jewish Guide to Practical Medical Decision-Making (Urim Press) and Guide to Observance of Jewish Law in a Hospital (Kodesh Press). He has published more than forty scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as several “popular” pieces.
Rabbi Dr. Jason Weiner
Rabbi Dr. Jason Weiner, BCC, serves as the senior rabbi and director of the Spiritual Care Department at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, where he is responsible for the chaplaincy team and all aspects of spiritual care throughout the health system.
Rabbi Weiner previously served as the assistant rabbi at Young Israel of Century City. He has earned two rabbinic ordinations, as well as a Doctorate in clinical bioethics from Loyola University (Chicago), where he also earned a master’s degree in bioethics and health policy, in addition to a master’s degree in Jewish history from Yeshiva University. Rabbi Weiner has completed four units of clinical pastoral education. He is a board-certified chaplain through Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains, and he sits on the association’s board.
Rabbi Weiner is a member of the executive committee of the Cedars-Sinai Bioethics Committee. He is past president of the Southern California Board of Rabbis and has been honored with Rabbinic Leadership Awards from the Orthodox Union and Chai Lifeline. Rabbi Weiner is also the rabbi of Knesset Israel Synagogue of Beverlywood, and he frequently serves as a scholar-in-residence at conferences and synagogues throughout the nation on topics related to Jewish medical ethics, pastoral care, health and wellness, and teaches hands on Jewish medical ethics in the hospital to numerous Jewish high schools in Los Angeles.
Rabbi Moshe Kohenbash
Rabbi Moshe Kohenbash, a well respected rabbi of his community, will be joining us to run the Sephardic Shul & provide the additional Hashgacha to our Persian Kitniyot Resturant. Rabbi Kohenbash will also be speaking on a wide variety of topics pertaining to our current lives and Pesach.
Jay Will Be Holding Wine Tastings & Speaking About Hard To Find Kosher Wines From Around The Globe.
With his extensive background, Jay is no newcomer to the world of wine. A native Brooklynite and graduate of the renowned Grossman’s Guide wine course, taught by wine expert Harriet Lembeck. Jay has worked with leading wineries including Grgich Hills, Lytton Spring, David Bruce, Martin Ray, Durney, Foppiano and others. He also worked for the San Francisco Wine Exchange early in his career. He’s been with Royal Wine Corp. for 20+ years and is best known for his radio show appearances, and countless articles for a host of publications. He’s also been quoted by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and others. Most recently, Jay has launched the web series “Swirl” with his co-host, Gabe Geller on Kosher.com that focuses on wine reviews, viewer questions, and general wine talk. Over the years, Jay has worked with viticulturists and winemakers to advance the level of wine quality from the vineyard to the bottle.
Jay works with wine retailers and consumer groups to conduct seminars and wine tastings that will teach audiences about the various types of grapes that are used in wine production, the various types of wine that are available, how wine is produced, and the superb quality of today’s kosher wines. In Jay’s words: “There is a void in the public’s general wine knowledge and there are so many fine kosher wines available today that many people are not aware of. My mission is not only to educate the public about wine and winemaking in general, but I hope to encourage everyone to taste, appreciate and enjoy the outstanding kosher wines that are available.”