TJT’s Blog features the latest Jewish travel trends, kosher news, Passover Programs and opinions from travel professionals. As the leading Jewish and kosher travel website, TJT offers information about Jewish heritage sites and tours, the kosher scene in cities around the world and a comprehensive guide to the Passover Programs industry. Be sure to check in with us when planning your next vacation.
Make the most out of your summer break with a kosher vacation in Austria, Athens, Morocco or even at a luxury villa rental! Surround yourself with green forests and pristine beaches, enjoy excursions and even a private chef. Make the most of your summer vacation.
We have added more Passover programs for 2023 in Italy, France, Belgium, California, Florida, Thailand, Morocco and Abu Dhabi. More than 100 Pesach programs for you to choose from!
Prague is a beautiful city full of history, culture and beauty. Whether you're looking to explore Jewish heritage or enjoy the sights of modern architecture, there's something for everyone in this vibrant European destination. From the Old Town Square to Prague Castle, visitors can take in amazing views while exploring its many monuments and landmarks. For those seeking kosher restaurants and hotels, Josefov has plenty of options available including King David Hotel, Shalom Kosher Restaurant, Shelanu Pizzeria and more. With so much to see and do in Prague it will be sure to leave an unforgettable impression on all who visit!
The idea of a Passover cruise may be a fun way to get away from the hassle of making Pesach, but it's not quite so simple. For those looking for a Pesach getaway, it is recommended to join a Passover program in cities around the world rather than attempting an impossible voyage on the high seas.
Explore the Jewish history of Madrid. It is an integral piece of the history of Sephardic Jews, who were expelled from the country in the 15th century. There is an active Jewish community, kosher restaurants and Chabad House and much to see and do in the city.
Curaçao is a great kosher vacation destination with many Jewish historical sights, local landmarks, activities & adventure. There is an active Chabad on the island that serves the Jewish community as well as the tourists.
Kosher summer vacations are the perfect opportunity to explore new destinations, create lasting memories, and enjoy all that the warm summer season has to offer. However, with increasingly popular tourist spots becoming more crowded and congested during summer months, it is important to plan ahead and be prepared in order to ensure a smooth and stress-free trip. Planning your itinerary, researching your destination and making sure to purchase travel insurance can help you make the most of your summer vacation. Bon voyage!
Explore the fascinating Jewish history of Lisbon. Find out about the crypto-Jewish community and important Jewish artifacts in Lisbon.
Exclusive to TJT! Pisa, one of the most popular cities in Italy, has a rich Jewish history. Explore the Jewish heritage sites and walk the narrow streets of the downtown area of this charming city.
Exclusive to TJT! Guide to Jewish Florence: the area where the Jewish ghetto stood before it was destroyed and the Jewish museum located inside the synagogue in Florence. Also, the markets, galleries and gardens in Florence.
Exclusive to TJT! Insider's guide to the Jewish history and memorials of Budapest, Hungary. Also, ideas for family trips and activities: visit the Hungarian Parliament or take a ride on the Children's Railway.
NEW PROGRAMS ADDED! Kosher winter ski vacations in France, Italy, Switzerland and Vermont. Kosher winter sun vacations in Dubai, Morocco, Mexico, Mauritius, Panama, Costa Rica, Brazil and Cyprus.
Book your Pesach program for 2023 early and save. TJT has compiled a list of early-bird discounts but act quickly because these deals won't last for long.
Take a tour through the Jewish history of Nice, France with an expert on the subject. It will make you want to take your next vacation in Nice but don't worry there are plenty of kosher restaurants.
Expert Jewish travel guide to Athens - past and present. Jewish places of interest in Athens, Greece. Overview of the Jewish history of Athens.
Where are people going for Yeshiva Week to escape the cold weather? Many people will be heading to Florida, Panama, Dubai and Mexico over the next month. There are many kosher restaurants and fun family activities in these warm-weather kosher winter vacation destinations.
NEW PROGRAMS ADDED! Amazing Passover programs in Israel for Passover 2023. Programs offering delicious food, activities and entertainment. Pesach programs at the Dead Sea, Herzliya, Jerusalem Hills and the Galilee.
Kosher cruises are a great way to see the world. All-inclusive kosher cruise vacations to the Caribbean, Greek Islands & Panama Canal. Gourmet kosher food, tours, entertainment and activities. Kosher vacations on the water - kosher yacht vacation and kosher sailing vacation.
NEW PROGRAMS ADDED! Pesach in Thailand is finally back! Check out exciting programs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Turkey, Tunisia, Sinai and Morocco. Enjoy beautiful hotels, delicious food, fabulous weather and lots of fun activities for the entire family.
NEW PROGRAMS ADDED! Pesach is a great time for a European vacation. Lounge around on the beach or head out to tour the city on Chol Hamoed. Check out Pesach programs in Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Georgia, Prague, Belgium and Spain.
Passover programs in the US sell out quickly. Take advantage of early bird specials to lock in rates. Check out Pesach programs in Florida, California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Utah and Canada.
Best Pesach guide to warm-weather programs in South America & the Caribbean - Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica & the Bahamas. Passover programs at luxury beach resorts & spas, offering gourmet kosher cuisine, kids' programming, religious services, lectures and entertainment.
Jewish heritage tours of Italy: off the beaten path. Discover the Jewish history of Mantua, as well as its art and architecture.
Follow these tips to help you find budget-friendly Passover programs. There are Pesach vacations to suit a range of budgets. Don't wait because the more affordable Passover programs sell out early.
Guide to planning kosher vacation all year round. Choose from kosher hotels, kosher vacation rentals, luxury kosher villas. Kosher vacations to suit all budgets.
Unique Israel experience. Visit the Michael Levin Base - lone soldier/bat sherut home.
Insider's guide to planning a kosher vacation in the UAE - Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Ross Kriel, founder of the Jewish community in the UAE, provides insight on where to find kosher food, where to daven and what to do with the kids while on vacation in the UAE.
Updated - new restaurants added! Ultimate guide to kosher vacations in Morocco - Casablanca, Marrakesh, Fes and Rabat. Easy-to-use guide to find kosher restaurants and hotels while exploring the rich and ancient Jewish history in Morocco.
Discover the Jewish history of the area, visit the Jewish Ghetto to see the synagogue, mikveh and slaughter house. Taste the kosher wines from the local wineries.
Summer vacation 2022 at kosher hotels in Cyprus, Italy and Switzerland. Kosher villas rentals in Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Dominican Republic and Anguilla. Enjoy the hotel amenities, check out the local sites and feast on gourmet kosher food.
Guide to activities in Mallorca when traveling with children. Take a train ride, visit the Palma Aquarium, take a Jewish heritage tour of the Jewish Quarters, discover the wildlife and visit the trampoline park. A fun day out for the entire family!
Summer is a great time for a family vacation. So many options for kosher vactions this summer: organized kosher tours, kosher hotels and kosher cruises for you to choose from in Europe, South Africa, Morocco & South America. TJT's guide to kosher summer vacations will help you find the perfect summer vacation.
Roundup of kosher vacation itineraries from our Kosher Travel Digest. Guides to Rome, Panama, Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, Dubai and Hong Kong.
Pesach food is a topic unto itself with so many different customs, kitniyot and gebrochts, just to name a few. Passover programs serve up food all day long that has the guests forgetting it is Pesach because it doesn't taste like Pesach food.
Get to know this hidden gem in the northeast region of Italy. Explore the Jewish history of Cividale del Friuli that dates back to the 13th century. Take in the local cultural sites and stroll around the squares and window shop along the narrow lanes of the village.
Explore the Jewish history of the Padova (Padua) region of Italy, from when the first Jews arrived in the 13th century. The city is home to ancient synagogues and cemeteries where great rabbis are buried.
Guide to help you navigate kosher and Jewish Budapest. Find accommodations to suit your budget near the kosher restaurants and shuls, from five-star hotels to hostels.
Comprehensive Cancun kosher vacation guide. Everything you need to know to plan your kosher winter vacation. Lists of kosher restaurants, hotels near the Chabad of Cancun and fun activities.
Explore the Jewish history of the Marche region of Italy, along the Adriatic Sea. Learn about the Jews of Ancona and Urbino.
Travel insurance should be included in your vacation plans. There are many different types of coverage so it's important to research and figure out what type of coverage is appropriate for you.
Expert advice for sticking to your nutrition and exercise regimen when on vacation. It's all about planning - meals and exercise. It's okay to have fun and indulge but in moderation.
Jewish Experience Rome - useful information for planning kosher vacation to Rome. Links to tourist sites, kosher restaurants and more.
The first big Pesach in Dubai lived up to the hype. Thousands flock to Dubai to celebrate the holiday of Passover.
Panama has become a very popular kosher vacation destination with many synagogues and kosher restaurants. There are many fascinating sights and adventure activities for a fabulous vacation.
Kosher summer vacations 2022. Summer has always been a popular time for family vacations. Kosher summer travel is coming back strong after two years of COVID kept people close to home.
Jewish experience in Vienna, Austria. Brief overview of Jewish history in Vienna. Observations of modern-day Jewish life in Vienna and local Jewish landmarks.
Time to plan your Sukkot vacation. Choose from Sukkot programs in the USA, Cancun, Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Morocco, Dubai and Prague.
Shavuot is a great time for vacation. Guide to Shavuot Programs 2022 in Europe, Morocco, Dubai and the U.S.
Where will you find Pesach restaurants on Chol Hamoed Pesach? Hear from the kosher foodie experts at GKRF, YTK and eLuna.
Your guide to Pesach in Dubai. There are many flexible options for kosher travelers who want to go on their own or with a Pesach program.
First-hand account by United Hatzalah volunteer on the border at Moldova where Ukranian refugees cross the border to safety. United Hatzalah operates a humanitarian mission bringing supplies, medical treatment and help to Ukrainian refugees fleeing to Moldova.
The Passover programs industry is on its way to returning to its former glory. This year, there are Passover programs on beaches and in cities around the globe. Choose from the beaches of Mexico to the snow capped mountains in the French Alps and exciting new programs in Dubai.
If you are curious about what goes on at Passover Programs and why so many people choose Pesach as a time for a family vacation, this article answers those questions and more.
RETURNING to my room from breakfast, four visitors barred my way. Eyeing me curiously and expectantly with horns raised, the four ibex, realizing no food was forthcoming, trudged away, heads held high in search of richer pickings. Such is a typical guest experience at Beresheet, Mitzpe Ramon, undoubtedly Israel’s most unusual hotels – and one of its very best.
Must-read kosher travel guide for your vacation to the UAE - Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Everything you need to know about the kosher restaurants and hotels as well as the tourist sights, activities and theme parks to visit for your fun family vacation.
It is not too late to book an amazing Passover Program. Choose beach, skiing or new exotic locations for Pesach vacation but don't wait too long. Pesach is around the corner.
As of March 1, 2022, Israel is open to tourists, just in time for Pesach. It's not too late to plan your Passover vacation in Israel.
Raphi Bloom, Owner of TJT, reports on his tour of the Jewish Quarter in Budapest.
We get many inquiries about the holiday of Passover. Here we cover the basics of the holiday: why Jews celebrate Pesach, how it is celebrated and various traditions associated with the holiday.
TotallyJewishTravel.com CEO Raphi Bloom spends 3 days in Berlin. Read his reflections, experiences & tips.
Hong Kong. It does not sound like a place Jews would live, but in fact, quite a number do. There are active congregations, Orthodox and Liberal on both the island and the mainland (Kowloon) side. Kosher food can be supplied to most hotels.