10 night package Sunday, April 21 - Wednesday, May 1, 2024A Slice of Heaven...
AT THE AWARD-WINNING LUXURY ELYSIUM RESORT & SPA HOTEL, RHODES FOR PESACH 2023
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 250 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 2024.
YOUR 5 STARS EXCLUSIVE PESACH PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- 10-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 Speakers
- 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. FAmily and separate Swimming times
- Lobby bar with tea, coffee refreshments, open midday to midnight
- The entire hotel will be exclusive to our guests for Pesach 2024 (only 250 rooms)
- Hotel Transfers from Rhodes international airport for guests on our Tel Aviv charter flights
- 3 gourmet meals per day
- Lavish kidushim on Chag and Shabbat
- Early kids dinner
THE PERFECT SETTING FOR YOUR AMAZING PESACH VACATION!!
WHY ELYSIUM RESORT IN RHODES FOR PESACH 2024?
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.
WORLD-KNOWN ESPA TREATMENTS
The only spa in Rhodes offering award-winning ESPA products and treatments.
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 Lagoon pool and covered heated pool, 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.
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 with complementary bus transfers.
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.
Kashrut is Glatt Mehadrin, under the strict supervision of Rabbi Berel Simpser who has worked extensively in the Kashrus Field - most notably for the O.U. the O.R.B., CRC, the Star-K, and now heads International Kosher Mehadrin. Rabbi Berel Simpser is a musmach of Yeshiva V’Kollel Ramach (Rabbi Zweig’s Yeshiva in Miami). He also studied at Yeshivas Rabbi Yitzchok Elchonon (Y.U.) and Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore. In 1999,
he founded the Community Kollel of Des Moines, established Aish MN in 2006, and currently lives in Florida where he is the Rabbi of the Young Israel of Aventura. For over 25 years, Rabbi Simpser has worked extensively in the Kashrus Field.
In the 1990’s he was the O.U.’s Kashrus representative for the State of Florida, as well as the Kashrus Administrator of the O.R.B in South Florida. He later became a field rep. for the CRC (Chicago Rabbinical Council) and the Star-K in the Midwest. He is one of the most experienced Rav Hamachshirim in the areas of hotel
Kashrus and kosher cruising, having supervised over 20 Pesach programs, close to 30 cruises, as well supervising large venues (5000+ attendees) such as the North American Federation’s General Assembly 5 day convention.
He has been training mashgichim in all facets of Kashrus for close to 20 years and founded INTERNATIONAL KOSHER MEHADRIN in 2008. INTERNATIONAL KOSHER MEHADRIN certifies a growing number of production facilities in Florida throughout the year.
TOP LINEUP SCHOLARS IN RESIDENCE, GUEST SPEAKERS & ENTERTAINERS:
RAV DORON PEREZ studied for 10 years in some of Israel’s leading Yeshivot culminating in receiving Rabbinic ordination. He served in the I.D.F as part of the Hesder Program and has a BA in Jewish Education and an MA in Jewish History. He served the South African Jewish community for 15 years (2000-2014) in multiple leadership roles; as a community leader, Rabbi and educator. He served as the Rabbi of the Mizrachi Movement of South Africa during these years, the Senior Rabbi of the vibrant Mizrachi shul in Johannesburg, and the Head of School of the Yeshiva College schools, the first and largest Torah school in Southern Africa. Rav Perez returned to Israel with his family in 2014 to assume his new position as Chief Executive at the Mizrachi World Movement. He is the driving force behind the re-invigoration of the Mizrachi Movement worldwide. Over the last four years since assuming his position, Rav Perez has focused on organizational transformation and innovative programming. New branches around the world have been initiated and others have been reenergized with the collective goal of making Religious Zionism a relevant and transformative force in communities throughout the Diaspora.Rav Perez is a renowned orator and is a sought-after speakers and scholar in residence in communities around the world. He is also the author of the book “Leading the Way”, which is a collection of writings on some of Jewish life’s most important matters – Israel, Leadership, Education, Virtues and Vices, the Days of Awe, and Life and Death. He is married to Shelley who is an accomplished physical therapist and they live in Yad Binyamin together with their four children..
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.
ALEEZA BEN SHALOM as seen on Netflix is a soulmate clarity coach, indemand speaker, expert, and author
of Get Real, Get Married, and Virtual Dating. Aleeza connects singles from around the world with dating coaches, and Matchmakers. Aleeza has been called the “Jewish Dating Guru” for her successful career guiding singles through the steps to become engaged—regardless of age, affiliation, or stage in life. A regularly featured expert in the media, Aleeza’s relationship advice has appeared everywhere from BBC World News, to NPR to Aish.com to
HuffPost. You may also recognize Aleeza from her appearance in Jewish Matchmaking on Netflix and the web series Soon By You or EliTalks.
Men and women worldwide work with Aleeza to break through patterns and cultivate relationships that lead to marriage. She trains dating coaches and matchmakers and has helped over 200 singles manifest their soulmate.
There are 15 million Jews in the world and 15 million ways to be Jewish," she says in the first episode of the show. In fact, Ben Shalom thinks her approach to matchmaking could help anyone find romance. "This type of
matchmaking is rooted in Jewish wisdom, but it's for the whole entire world," she says. "It's for everybody. If you want to have a great relationship, you definitely want to have clarity."
This clarity is a key part of the advice that Ben Shalom gives to her clients, and she begins the process with each of them the same way: with an indepth coaching session where they open up about their own dating history,
relationship dealbreakers, and ultimately, what they want the most. She then sets them up with people with comparable values, but encourages them to look beyond the superficial. Her motto: "Date 'em until you hate 'em." Aleeza is a dedicated wife and loving mother of 5 children and one adorable dog.
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 sermons.
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.
MENI HOLLANDER is a unique mentalist in the Jewish world. As a youngster, Meni was fascinated by the art of illusion, magic and mentalism. He started to learn and apprentice by one of the greatest Israeli performers Yuval Keren. His breakthrough and fame came from “Israel's Got Talent" show where he performed and stunned the judges with his rare and original acts that left a stunned audience wanting more. Meni became ever popular, continuing to appear on many stages in Israel and Internanionally. Today Meni is sought after worldwide and performs to audiences who witness breathtaking acts of mentalism and telepathy and mind reading and more. Meni blends his acts with music, comedy and humor and enjoyed by all ages.
SHLOMI LANYADO is a well-known comedian who entertains at conventions and private events. If you come across an Elijah the Prophet or a Pharaoh you should know it is him. Shlomi combines humor along with a light-hearted message of our Jewish Heritage in a pleasant and age-appropriate manner. Shlomi is a well-known personality in many countries and has appeared in a host of films conveying the love of Israel and Jewish traditions. Shlomi will make your family vacation so very memorable, your kids will want to take him home with you!
FOUR SEDER OPTIONS
- Option 1: Private Seder: Limited private dinning rooms available for min.10-50 guests at €150 per person.
- Option 2: Semi Private Seder: In dining room with other families conducting own Seder separated with partition at €75 per person.
- Option 3: Communal Seder: Led in English. The Seder will be conducted by our scholars 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
Rates & DetailsPrices start at €3,000 per person based on double occupancy.
CANCELLATION FEES AND REFUNDS POLICY:
- Within 90-45 days prior a full refund is payable less €150 per person.
- Within 45 days there is no refund.
- Ministry of Health standards will be enforced at all times.
Under the above cancellation and refund terms we cannot emphasize enough the importance and strongly recommend the purchasing of Medical, Travel & Luggage Insurance. We urge you to purchase supplemental medical coverage for pre-existing conditions. This is the smartest way to safeguard against life's surprises. To receive maximum coverage, most insurance policies require purchase within 21 days of your deposit payment. Kosher Travelers will not accept responsibility for any losses or expenses which you or any member of your party may incur because of failure to secure adequate insurance coverage.