AT THE AWARD-WINNING LUXURY ELYSIUM RESORT & SPA HOTEL, RHODES FOR PESACH 2023
8/10/12 night stay options
Join us for a fabulous Pesach at the five-star Elysium Resort & Spa, Rhodes.
Situated on the privileged east coast of Rhodes, Elysium Spa resort enjoys a premier location offering breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea.
The 200 Room Hotel is distinguished by its elegant décor and stunning aesthetics in both its public areas and guest rooms. Luxury, style and quality of services are the core values that the Elysium stand in a class on its own. Our Pesach program will offer the facilities and activities that your family can enjoy, enabling a memorable and enjoyable vacation!
With a modern and minimalist design, grandiose public areas and elegant rooms and suites, Elysium Resort truly stands in a class on its own. All accommodation options offer sensational views of the Aegean Sea, and the entire Hotel will be at our full disposal for Pesach 2023.
THE PERFECT SETTING FOR YOUR AMAZING PESACH VACATION!!
YOUR 5 STARS EXCLUSIVE PESACH PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- 10 or 12-nights full board accommodation
- A wonderful Chag atmosphere, hosted by David & Chana Walles
- Inspiring Davening & Learning Programs for all Ages
- Intriguing Shiurim by World Renowned Scholars in Residence & Guest Lecturers
- Sephardic Minyan & Heritage Enrichment Program
- Private, Semi Private/Family and Communal Seder options
- Supervised Kids Club and Teen Program
- Jewish Worlds’ Top lineup of Entertainment for all ages
- Self guided Day trip options & many attractions on Chol Hamoed
- Lagoon Pool & Spa heated pool. Separate Swimming available.
- Lobby bar with tea, coffee refreshments, open midday to midnight
- Boutique Hotel & Program [only 200 Rooms]
- Hotel Transfers from Rhodes international airport, only 15kms from the airport
WHY ELYSIUM RESORT IN RHODES FOR PESACH 2023?
AWARDED EXQUISITE GASTRONOMY
Gourmet Glatt Mehadrin offers a multisensory culinary Pesach experience and cuisine, non Gebrochts ( gluten free) & Kitniyot free
ONLY 15 MIN FROM RHODES TOWN
Just a stone’s throw from the Medieval Old Town and the Historic Jewish Quarter, dating back to the 1500s including a Synagogue, which is still functioning.
Just a few meters away from the hotel, guests will be delighted to find an amazing landscape filled with pine trees leading all the way down to the famous monument of Kalithea Springs.
Staying at the Elysium Resort & Spa hotel in Rhodes also brings closer a whole world of choices since Rhodes town is just 15 minutes away while the popular resort of Faliraki with its numerous water sports activities, shops is a few kms to the south.
Transportation from and to our luxury Seaside resort couldn’t be easier with a bus station just opposite the hotel’s entrance and a car hire company available within the resort. The international airport of Rhodes is located 20min away.
CITY OF RHODES:
A city with 2,400-year-old history, the place that gave birth to legends and hosted significant personalities of politics, the arts and culture, with a beauty that enthralled its conquerors through the centuries. The hotel, cocooned in the beauty of its attractive lush gardens with the blue expanse of the pristine waters in front of its private beach, is ideally situated in a key spot in Ixia, just 4 kilometres from the famous Medieval Town of Rhodes – the best-preserved Medieval City in the world and an UNESCO World Heritage Monument. The Elysium Resort encompasses in its grounds and services the very things that Rhodes offers; natural beauty, unique architecture, a variety of entertainment options and modern infrastructure.
Enjoy a huge choice of outdoor activities: basketball, volleyball, minigolf, ping pong, soccer, bikes and Kids club. Cool off with a swim in the hotel’s magnificent outdoor and heated pools, private beach. The facilities include a health club with new gym, Spa treatment Center, sauna, Turkish steam bath & Jacuzzi.
Delight your palate with the exquisite gourmet cuisine and healthy choices for which our team of international chefs enjoys much acclaim. You will experience innovative cuisine, fresh modern menus, and themed evenings.
The Pesach Kashrut will be Glatt Mehadrin, No Kitniyot, No Gebrochts, Chalav Yisrael and under the strict supervision of Rabbi Rottenberg of Vienna. Rabbi Rottenberg has spent many years developing the Hashgacha team and experience required to Kosher an entire Hotel for Pesach.
Rabbi Rottenberg currently serves as Rabbi of Vienna Agudah community and should you have any further questions is contactable on +972584038543 or nr@ zehut.org
Offered each day and evening for all ages. Free Wi-Fi & Parking
Cybex-equipped fitness center; floodlight quick tennis court; fitness activities including yoga, pilates, mini golf, boccia court, beach volley, and nearby water sports station. An 18-hole Golf course (Afandou) is 8 km away.
WORLD-KNOWN ESPA TREATMENTS
The only spa in Rhodes offering award-winning ESPA products and treatments.
State-of-the-art spa offering the world-renowned ESPA treatments & products, with a dedicated area of 800m2 featuring a reception lounge, 13 separate treatment rooms, Yoga & Pilates studio, relaxing area and hydromassage pool. The Spa offers a wide range of ESPA signature rituals, facial and body treat.
Lagoon style pool (1610m2), as well as a second separated smaller heated pool and with hydromassage (140m2). All pools are with fresh water.
A mini market, a gift shop, and a rent-a-car office are located within the hotel premises.
SELF GUIDED TOURS and Jewish Heritage for the entire family on Chol Hamoed
RHODES JEWISH HERITAGE, AMAZING TOURING, ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS
The Jewish community of Rhodes has an historical background dating back to ancient times. During the past five hundred years, the background of the Jews of Rhodes was influenced principally by the Jews who fled Spain at the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Large numbers of Sephardim traveled across the Mediterranean Sea to the Island of Rhodes, as well as other cities such as Salonica, Istanbul and Izmir. The descendants of the Jewish people from Spain are known as Sephardic Jews, because the Hebrew word for Spain is Sepharad. Since the large migration of Jewish refugees from the Spanish Inquisition, the Jewish community on the Island of Rhodes spoke the Ladino language (also called Judeo-Spanish) which is similar to modern day Spanish. During its height in the 1930s, the Jewish community had a population of approximately 4,000 people. The Kahal Shalom is the oldest Jewish synagogue in Greece, and the sole remaining synagogue on the Island of Rhodes used for services. There were once 11 synagogues and prayer halls in the Jewish Quarter (called “La Juderia”). The Kahal Shalom is located on Dossiadou and Simiou Streets and is believed to have been built in the year 1577. The full name of the building is “Kahal Kadosh Shalom” (Holy Congregation of Peace). It is used for prayer services when visitors or former residents and their families visit the Island for Friday night prayer services, High Holiday services and for special occasions.
FINEST KOSHER GOURMET DINING:
Executive Chef Arik Porat was the Former Executive Chef of the Dan Accadia Hotel for many years and established his international reputation. Today he is proprietor of Switzerlands finest and most popular kosher Schalom Catering. Our Pesach program Catering will be headed by Arik and his team where you will delight your palate with exquisite gourmet Glatt Kosher Cuisine prepared by his first-class team of top-quality Chefs and Pastry team. The entire Hotel will be Kosher: Glatt Mehadrin, No Kitniyot, Non-Gebrochts (gluten free) under the Supervision of Rabbi Nechemia Rottenberg of Vienna. Avi Steinitz started his career at the Dan Hotels as then as Head Chef in the most exclusive hotels in Israel: The King David Hotel, the Dan Tel Aviv Hotel, and the Dan Eilat Hotel. Simultaneously, he acquired international experience in the kitchens of the world's most prominent hotels and restaurants, including chef Marc Vera’s three Michelin stars 'L'Auberge de l'Eridan' restaurant in Annecy, Francce, The Ritz Carlton in Boston, Plaza hotel in New York, and the Kempinski hotel chain in Germany. Avi then planned and managed the two-leading banquet / event centers in Israel: "Avenue" Airport
City and "Lago" Rishon Le Zion. With a capacity of up to 5,000 guests. Since 2017, Avi is Culinary Director of the Dan Gourmet Campus in Tel Aviv.
Arik & Avi have developed unique expertise in Kosher culinary tourism and have worked with the best companies in Kosher hospitality, cruising and tourism in Israel and Internationally. As a team they have overseen menu planning, team building and training and operating Passover hotel projects, cruises and kosher vacationers. In addition, they have conducted culinary tours around the world for individuals, groups and organizations
TOP LINEUP SCHOLARS IN RESIDENCE, GUEST SPEAKERS & ENTERTAINERS:
RABBI DAVID FOHRMAN is the founder and CEO of Aleph Beta, a non-profit media company that produces high-quality Torah videos, highlighting a unique methodology in studying Torah text in a way that is both intellectually rigorous and emotionally engaging. Rabbi Fohrman also lectures internationally on Biblical themes. He served as a senior writer and editor for Art Scroll’s Schottenstein Edition of the Talmud and taught Biblical themes at Johns Hopkins University. Rabbi Fohrman’s recorded lectures and animated videos are available at alephbeta.org. His published works include Genesis: A Parsha Companion, The Beast That Crouches at the Door, The Queen You Thought You Knew, and The Exodus You Almost Passed Over. Find his material on this site by checking out the Aleph Beta page on this site.
RABBI DR. LAIBL WOLF is an unusual exponent of ancient wisdoms and cuttingedge psychology. A child of holocaust survivors, he has set his life mission to integrate Jewish spiritual teachings with a fast changing, technologically accelerating, and complex world. He is invited to lecture annually in over 60 cities of the world on all continents. He is internationally renowned as a superb lecturer and is the celebrated author of the best-selling ‘Practical Kabbala’. At home in Law and Psychology, he is a Lubavitcher Chossid, with a repertoire of training materials on mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation-response techniques. His works have been highly acclaimed by diverse world leaders such as Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the Dalai Lama, and the late Rishon LeTzion – Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu z’l, from whom he also received Semicha. He and his son Rabbi Menachem Wolf have created a highly innovative and trail-blazing personal growth center, Spiritgrow, that is leading the Jewish world in f sing Jewish wisdom teachings with wellness training, management theory, relationship enrichment and spiritauality. He resides with his wife Leah, a talented cuisine and wellness consultant, in Melbourne Australia. They have seven children and many grandchildren, several are reserve officers in the IDF.
RABBI DANIEL HADAR is the Head Rabbi of the Historic Sephardic Kehilla - Temple Moses. The Kehilla serves as a center for Ladino speaking Jews from Turkey, Greece and the Balkans. His family is originally from Izmir, Turkey and his extended family is from Salonika and Rhodes, Greece. He has lectured extensively on Sephardic history, life and Torah and has written the commentary on the recently published Sephardic Mahzor series. He founded the ‘Next Sephardic Generation’, a grassroots organization aimed at revitalizing and rebuilding the Ladino-Sephardic community worldwide. He is currently editing the commentary for the new Sephardic outreach siddur being published later this year. In addition to his communal work, he is also a practicing Intellectual property attorney. He has a BA in History from UM, a Masters in Talmudic Law from Ner Israel Rabbinical College and graduated with honors from University of Michigan Law School.
RABBI YOSSI FACHLER is a UK born natural people's man who runs all enrichment programs and heads the informal ed dept at Hasmonean High School for Boys. He graduated from College in Jerusalem and has been living in London since 1991 with his wife Sarah, and two children where he became youth Minister in two central London Synagogues. Since then, Yossi's services are used on a bi-monthly basis by the United Synagogue Community Division and the Office Of The Chief Rabbi to take the Shabbat Services around the UK communities, giving the sermons, blending in his famous sense of humor, and topped off with his beautiful davening voice.
Since then, he has subsequently presided over the high holidays all over the world, including three years at the Saatchi Synagogue, St John's Wood, and is currently High Holiday resident in the 1200 strong community of Radlett, North of London, where he takes the services in davening and
In 2005, and again in 2015, Yossi successfully promoted the '60 days for 60 years' and '70 days for 70 years' projects to over 250,000 members of the Jewish community around the world. In his spare time, Yossi gives evening lectures around the UK, to business people, lay people and high school students alike. his is Yossi's 12th Pesach Program having previously worked with Kosher Travelers in Tiberias, Israel, and Courmayeur, in the stunning Italian Alps.
OHAD SIMPLY THE BEST!
Ohad began his career singing back-up vocals for Orthodox Jewish stars such as Mordechai Ben David and Dedi Graucher. His first American performance took place in 2003 at Yossi Green's Jewish hospice benefit concert at Lincoln Center. Green was so impressed with the audience's reaction to Ohad's singing that he offered to produce Ohad's first album. Ohad's debut album catapulted him to fame. He was named Singer of the Year at the Hasidic Music "People of the Year" ceremony in Israel in 2004. He was a featured singer at the HASC 18, 20, 21, 24, 25 & 27 where he performed as one of the "Four Tenors" alongside Avraham Fried, Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, and Dudu Fisher and Hasidic singer Yehuda Green. Ohad also performs at concerts benefiting Ohel and other Jewish charity organizations. In 2008 Ohad performed a new Yossi Green song dedicated to Chabad shluchim around the world in the wake of the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai. Ohad sings at Jewish weddings and Chol HaMoed events with c rs such as the Gershon Freishtat Orchestra, the Yedidim Choir, the KMR Boys Choir, and the Miami Boys Choir. His 2009 hit, Bo'i Kala, set to the words of the traditional song accompanying the bride to the chuppah, is a remake of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".
THE SOLOMON BROTHERS:
With music running in the family and passing from father to son, the Solomon brothers have been making and playing music since their childhood. The brothers who have individually made a name in the Jewish world with bands like “Moshav Band”, “Soul Farm”, and “Hamakor”, now come together and have been making a mark in the Jewish music scene with tours to the USA, UK and recently South Africa’s International Shabbat Project.
FOUR SEDER OPTIONS
Option 1: Private Seder: Limited private dinning rooms available for min.10-50 guests at $100 per person.
Option 2: Semi Private Seder: In dining room with other families conducting own Seder separated with partition at $50 per person.
Option 3: Ashkenaz / Sephardi Communal Seder: Led in English and held in a separate area. The Seder will be conducted cohesively, with communal singing.
Option 4: Family Seder: Each family group will be assigned own table in the Main dining room and conduct their own Seder at their desired pace.
*Limited Private Dining option for the entire program