Taking the whole family on a Passover vacation can be more complicated than it seems. Critical questions often vex parents during the planning stages of the vacation and can sometimes lessen one’s urge to travel in the first place. “It’s too complicated, there are too many decisions, let’s just stay home,” is tempting to say during the initial planning stages. David and Chana Walles, though, tell each of their customers to leave the cumbersome […]

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Get back your Pre-Pesach Body in 3 Easy Steps The extra 5 pounds you gained over the holiday unknowingly answers a lot about your program. How good was the chef? Did you get sick? How far was the walk from your room to the food? It’s a good time to cleanse your body of all the extra sugars and red meats you indulged in…the good news is, we have a built-in daily reminder count-down to […]

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Pesach Program First Impressions First impressions aren’t everything, but they definitely play a critical role in setting the tone.I’ll never forget one year, upon arrival we were greeted personally by the program owner, with prefilled glasses of wine as we stepped off the bus from the airport. Our luggage was briskly whisked away and taken to our rooms before we even had a chance to look around. That extra touch of subliminal messaging… “your relaxation […]

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Splitting of the Red Sea: Mothers and Song Rabbi Elchanan Shoff Then Moshe and the people of Israel sang this song to Hashem… Shemos 15:1 “In congregations bless God, Hashem, from the womb of Israel.”[1] Rabbi Meir used to say that, from this verse, we can see that even the fetuses in the wombs of their mothers sang the song to God at the sea.[2] Aside from the challenge of understanding how a fetus, in […]

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Pesach Packing List Packing for a 10 day trip can be daunting. You don’t want to over pack and be that person who comes with 3 suitcases per person. I like to keep it light but when you’ve got Yom Tov, Shabbos, beach, swimming and exotic excursions planned you’ve got to pack wisely. It’s akin to preparing your kids’ suitcases for sleepaway camp and you almost wish the program would send out a checklist. (If you are […]

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