Kfar Giladi, Upper Galil
Join Zvi Lapian, the English speaking program that sets the standard at Kfar Giladi, the Upper Galil's newly renovated Kibbutz Hotel.
For those who want to combine active sports, like hiking, rafting and exploring ancient and modern historical sites with just lounging by the pool, we warmly recommend Zvi Lapian's new Pesach program in Israel's National Tiyul playground -- the Upper Galil. At Kfar Giladi you'll enjoy beautiful indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, tennis courts, strictly kosher gourmet food, an inspiring program, and the warm, personal touch for which Zvi Lapian's Pesach programs are famous -- in an exciting, family-friendly location overlooking the snow-capped Mount Hermon and the lush Hula Valley.
For the past 20 years, 10 years at the Dead Sea and 10 years at Kfar Giladi, Zvi Lapian’s Pesach experience has been characterized by the quality of its program. Combining serious high level lectures and shiurim with fun-filled, cutting-edge entertainment, our acclaimed Pesach program has become the conversation of Shabbat tables around the world.
Our program includes:
- Scholar in Residence Rabbi Moshe Taragin
- Full Board on Shabbat and Chag, Half Board on Chol Hamoed
- English-Speaking Full Day Children’s Program
- Great Chol Hamoed Teens Program
- Unparalleled Entertainment for Adults and for Kids
- 5 Star Accommodation
- Fully Kosher
What is the Kashrut?
The Hechsher is Rabbanut. The meat is Glatt Rabbanut and the poultry is Mehadrin, as are the dairy and dry food products.
What type of beds are in the rooms?
At Kfar Giladi there are queen sized beds or twin beds.
What activities do you offer for kids?
There is a day camp for kids between the ages of 2 and 12, all day, every day. The kids' moadon (club) is right next to the kiddy pool, which enables parents to be with younger kids by the pool while keeping close to their other kids at the day camp.
In addition to these daily activities, there is a children's entertainment program one hour before dinner every night. These performances include magicians, clowns, comedians and the like. They have proved to be extremely popular.
What are the options for Seder?
A communal Seder is led by one of our scholars in residence. This seder is limited to no more than 120 guests.
We also offer a family Seder option for families who want to conduct their own Seder, but do not want a private one. These take place in smaller dining rooms together with no more than about 7 or 8 other families so that it does not get too noisy. Each family has their own table, and they can conduct their Seder at their own pace. We guarantee that no one will be rushed through the Seder.
A private Seder enables a family to both recite the Hagaddah and eat the Seder meal in a private room.
Finally in the Hagaddah-only private Seder, the family has a private room just for reading the Hagaddah and then eats the Seder meal in one of the dining rooms.
Where is there a Mikve?
Near Kfar Giladi, there is a mikve in Kiryat Shmona, a five-minute drive away.
Zvi Lapian's pesach programs -- we set the standard.
What Our Customers Have to Say
Varda and Izzy Meller wrote:
"Our thanks once again for a wonderful Pessach experience with Platinum Tours and the Lapian family at the Meridien Hotel in Yam Hamelech... we felt that we were at a very elegant hotel with a large extended family. You and your family's attention to so many planned details and almost immediate response to any requests not on the program made us feel very heimish...it was so interesting meeting people from all over the world...we really enjoyed the diverse and exciting program which Esther planned. Rabbi Sach's Sheurim were particularly inspiring and thought provoking...the food was superb and the service really fine."
"Thank you for a wonderful Pessach seder and chag. We really enjoyed ourselves...we have spread the word. Please keep us on your list for future events."
Jeff Astrof contacted us with this message:
Once again, congratulations on an amazing Pessach program! The highlights were the outstanding food, top quality entertainment (i.e. Marc Salem and especially the kids programming)...we will highly recommend your program to our friends."
Judy and Jerry Fishman wrote:
"We can say without reservation that our overall experience was excellent. Your program provides fine variety and presentations for your guests...on a par with the programs we have attended in the U.S. from 1986 through 2005...all in all our family had a wonderful time."
"...so we had this idea to get the whole family together and, with Platinum travel, spend Pesach in the staggering beauty of the Dead Sea. One decision which changed the lives of all forty of us. We rediscovered ourselves, re-acquainted ourselves with cousins, uncles and aunts. Enjoyed the fun of each other's children and all this under the tender loving supervision of everyone's favourite family - Zvi and Esther Lapian. Six years later we have not missed a Pesach with Platinum Travel."