Wednesday 05 - Wednesday 12 April 2023 [7 nights]
THE PERFECT SETTING FOR YOUR PESACH VACATION!
Nof Ginosar hotel, is set on the shores of the breathtaking Lake Kineret with stunning views of the magnificent Golan Heights.
The Hotel offers luxury and spacious accommodation, excellent food and a huge range of attractions from which to choose. It's within easy driving distance to the ancient cities of Tzfat, Meron and Tiberias where you can enjoy a stroll along the promenade, some great food , water sports or even take a therapeutic treatment in the renowned hot springs. Nof Ginosar Hotel features spacious and lush green landscapes which create a picturesque backdrop to the nearby seashore and private beach. Whether you choose to tour the area or just take it easy at the hotel, we will make sure you relish every moment of your stay. The varied activities, recreational options for all ages and our attentive, friendly, and warm service, always with a smile, promise you the kind of serene and joyful vacation which is far beyond anything you have ever imagined.
The Hotel has 120 Deluxe rooms and luxury Suites, accessorized with every modern convenience. With a private beach on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, a swimming-pool, tennis and basketball courts, free Wi Fi and more, the hotels staff are at your service to make your vacation special and one to be remembered.
Some of the more popular attractions around the area include water and extreme sports, petting farms, great restaurants, archeological and historical sites, quad bikes, nature, parks, museums wineries, Aqua Kef, hikes, and attractions for the kids, the Hamat Gader hot springs, the Beit Shean archeological site, the Golan Heights and much more.
YOUR PESACH PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- 3 Days Chag & Shabbat: Full Board [Dinner, Brunch & Seudah Shlishit/Dinner]
- 4 Days Chol Hamoed: Half Board [Dinner & Breakfast]
- Light Lunch upon arrival
- Afternoon Tea on Chol Hamoed
- A wonderful Chag atmosphere & Shule Tefillot with pre Tefilla coffee/cake
- Intriguing Shiurim & inspiring Lectures by renowned scholar in residence
- Great entertainment for the family, special kids and teen program
- Personally hosted by Gilda Posner
- שיעורים והרצאות יהיו בעברית ובאנגלית
- Kashrut Mehadrin, No Kitniyot, Gebrochts, under Supervision of Emek Hayarden Rabbinate, State of Israel
Welcome to our Scholars in Residence & Entertainers:
RABBI DAVID LAPIN
Rabbi David Lapin hails from South Africa and immigrated with his family to the USA in 1997. There he has grown his international reputation, both in Torah and as an advisor and coach to some of the world’s prominent CEOs and business leaders. A talmudic scholar, speaker, columnist and author of Lead by Greatness, he is founder and CEO of Lapin International the US based strategy and leadership consulting firm that creates competitive distinction for its clients and strengthens them from within. Rabbi Lapin’s every engagement is grounded in his humanist philosophy of leadership known as Lead by Greatness™, a Torahbased methodology for personal achievement and business growth. He forged it during the turbulent post-Apartheid period in South Africa and it is now embraced internationally by many leading corporations around the world. In collaboration with Nelson Mandela’s government and an assembly of influential business leaders, Rabbi Lapin drafted one of the world’s first formal codes fcorporate ethics. Known as the Code of Ethics for the King Commission on Corporate Governance, it is still in practice today. Rabbi Lapin, founder and former Rav of Keter Torah, Johannesburg, is a profound Torah teacher and orator whose teachings extend beyond the text. He never fails to offer rich insights and solutions to complex life issues, moving people into paradigms of thought they had never considered. Key to his success has been the unusual credibility he enjoys and the respect he commands across the religious spectrum from hareidi through modern-orthodox to non-observant and non-Jewish as well. Over two thousand shiurim and essays of his can be found on his website, rabbilapin.com. Rabbi Lapin has five children and 15 grandchildren. Rabbi Lapin together with his wife Amber recently made Aliya to lead Kehilat Bnei Aharon in Ranana, Israel.
THE SOLOMON BROTHERS: SIMPLY THE BEST!
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.
YOUR HOSTESS GILDA POSNER
Gilda Posner will be present at the hotel on behalf of Kosher Travelers and we assure you that every detail of your Yom Tov vacation has been carefully planned for your maximum enjoyment and comfort. Gilda has been planning and coordinating trips, weddings, seminars and events in Israel for many years. Being involved and hands-on is her specialty. Combining her logistical skills and easygoing demeanor, she will make sure that everything runs smoothly and successfully. Your peace of mind is our priority so please be in touch with Gilda with all your requests and questions.
Enjoy a huge choice of outdoor activities: basketball, volleyball, tennis,table tennis, soccer, bikes and Kids club. Cool off with a refreshing swim in the hotel’s large pool or Lake Kineret .
Delight your palate with the exquisite cuisine with a fresh , healthy and plentiful variety for which the Hotel enjoys much acclaim.
DAILY/NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT: For all ages.
7 NIGHT PACKAGE MEALS INCLUDED:
- Full Board on Shabbat & Chag: Wed 05, Friday 07, Tues 11 April
- Half Board on Chol Hamoed: Thurs 06, Saturday night 08, Sun 09, Mon 10 April
- Afternoon Tea/Refreshments on Chol Hamoed
- 8th night Free on last night Wed 12 April including Breakfast
- 2nd Day Chag Package: Adult 4600nis; Child 1800nis.
- Includes: 2nd Seder Thurs 06 & Chag Lunch Fri 07
- Extra Night Stay on Wed 12 [late check out after Chag] & Dinner Wednesday
DAVID & CHANA WALLES AND KOSHER TRAVELERS
With over 40 years combined commercial experience across numerous industries, David & Chana Walles, fulfilled their dream of Aliyah in 2008 and bought out the established and reputable Eddie’s Kosher Travel. Hailing from Melbourne Australia, David and Chana each have degrees in Bachelor of Business with a major in Marketing and Economics and both completed Certificates in Events Management. This tourism power- couple believes that traveling and keeping kosher should be fun and exciting, and that Jewish travelers need not compromise on the quality of their vacation or their Jewish lifestyle. David & Chana recognize that how you spend your leisure time is an especially important decision, and that is why they work tirelessly to ensure that every detail of every tourism project is nothing less than perfect.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR YOUR FANTASTIC FAMILY PESACH VACATION 2023 AT NOF GINOSAR HOTEL
TRANSFERS & VIP AIRPORT SERVICES
Airport & Mini Van Transfers with Elite VIP Concierge Greeting Agency, offers concierge services at Ben Gurion airport upon Arrival/Departure, as well as luxury airport transfers to and from any destination in Israel, the company will assist you with a quotation .
SEDER NIGHT & CHAG SHENI
Option 1: Private Seder: In your own dining room; pre-paid and prereserved.
Option 2: Communal Seder: Led in English and will be held in a separate area. The Seder will be conducted cohesively, with communal singing.
Option 3: Family Seder: Each family group will be assigned their own table in the Main dining room and conduct their own Seder at their desired pace.
For those keeping Chag Sheni, we will have a second seder and meals options.
Upon arrival, you will receive a full schedule of programs for your family’s enjoyment. A superb line up of top International and local talent, entertainers, Rabbis and scholars for a jam packed and fun filled Kosher Travelers program awaits you.
TEFILOT & MINYANIM
We will conduct our Minyan in the Beit Knesset during the entire Chag. There will be a Siyum Bechorim on Erev Chag.
CHAG, SHABBAT & KASHRUT AT THE HOTEL
Upon check-in, you will receive a manual room key. An Eruv exists around the property. The entire Hotel is Kosher L’Mehadrin and is always supervised. Hotel Mashgiach: Yehuda 050 4000 4999
TOURS / TIYULIM & ATTRACTIONS
There will be self- driving and walking tours, suitable for all ages, we will have further details available shortly.
Extreme Israel Activities & Northern Attractions: This year we are very excited to offer a full variety of attractions and activities details to follow shortly.
SELF DRIVE ACTIVITIES IN THE REGION
As Pesach is a busy time, we do recommend you book early in advance. Kosher Travelers does not have any affiliation with these operators
Pekiin Druze Village: Take a walk in the alleys and visit the ancient Shule
Horse Riding: Ramot Ranch
Dona Gracia Museum Tiberias:
Rambam Heritage Centre Tiberias:
Rosh Ha Nikra:
Netofa Winery: Wine Tasting only 20 minutes’ drive from Nof Ginosar. Enjoy a boutique, unique wine tasting experience. Pre bookings are essential
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES UP NORTH
During Chol-Hamoed we are excited to offer your family a super line up of Self-Drive Activities, Attractions and Adventures. It is highly recommended to pre book as Chol Hamoed Pesach is a busy time. Kosher Travelers in association with Israel’s leading Tour and Attraction Operators are very excited to offer you the following Northern Attractions & Extreme Activities. We have negotiated special group prices for all our clients; however, all bookings and enquiries must be made directly with each Operator.
LEKET FAMILY PICKING DAYS
Leket Israel is delighted to welcome local and overseas families and groups at festive days picking vegetables for Israel's needy. All proceeds go to support Leket Israel’s food rescue activities. Nahar Ha Yarden
Rafting & Kayaking on the Jordan River
Come sail kayaks or rafts down the Jordan River along the standard route. The sailing route abounds with eucalyptus and fig trees, date palms and rich river vegetation. Zip-line to the Jordan River: Jordan River Rafting offers the courageous among you an enormous 70- meter-long zip-line 15 meters high directly into the Jordan River waters! Sliding is performed in a safety harness and experienced instructors dispatch and release the sliders.
Travel along the Jordan River among the agricultural fields, orchards, and Galilean nature to Hapkal Bridge; we'll cross it to reach... surprise, a natural Jacuzzi.... Drivers will have ample room to prove their driving skills. Rangers and ATMs are also available prior reservation required. Paintball & Laser Tag in the Jordan River Rafting Grove: Shoot 100 paint balls at the living targets before you, fire!!
Unique area rich in natural topography, hideouts and camouflages that pose plenty of challenge and thought! So come on comrade, the paintball zone is waiting for you!
Jeep Trip with Driver
On one of Upper Galilee's most thrilling trails an unforgettable experience waits you among the rocky basalt, the natural grove and the water and mud passages, which won't leave you dry, the trip departs from Jordan River Rafting and continues along the river to the Jilabon River, where the boulders await you, those which off-road drivers dream of. There, in the heart of a tiny, shady paradise, is a hidden spring, whose water flows into a natural pool. It's the time and place to dip your feet in the water, enjoy the tranquility and merge with nature. Towards the end of the jeep trip, we pass the challenging passage of the Shua River, cross Ein Tina wadi and continue to an observation point of the Hula Valley and the Galilee panhandle. Suitable: All ages
AQUA KEF INFLATABLE WATER PARK, TIBERIAS
Elected as the best summer attraction, located in Ganim Beach Tiberias, Aqua Kef is Israel’s latest attraction.
PAINT PARTIES are a super fun activity for any type of event! Enjoy up to 1 and a half hours of interactive, skill-boosting, confidencebuilding fun! They are team building and push you to try something outside of the box! So here is how it works: You don't need any previous experience to do this activity, we promise! From the very first brush stroke, we are there to guide you through each technique. We work in a unique step‐by‐step process, ensuring that everyone succeeds. At the end of the evening, every participant leaves with an unexpected boost of self‐confidence as well as a beautiful, professional‐looking painting which they created all by themselves! We will come to you at your hotel during Pesach!
SUFA - Special Forces Academy
The SUFA project was established by graduates of the Special Forces units of the IDF and the Israeli Security Services in partnership with business leaders. Our mission is to provide our visitors with an insider perspective on how Israel became a world leader in security and counter-terrorism training through fun and engaging hands-on experiences. Our programs are designed to impart a deeper appreciation for the range of practices employed by the Israeli security establishment by giving our visitors much more than a simple rifle- shooting experience. The SUFA Academy welcomes visitors to its training facilities all over Israel for a unique opportunity to learn some of the secrets of Israel’s success as a security powerhouse directly from the country’s elite fighters themselves.
FALCON LASER EXTREME
Falcon Laser tag enables people to experience the feeling of combat in a fun and interactive environment without the risks and dangers. In the battlefield you will be challenged to work as a team or to protect yourself from the enemy. This is a great team building activity for families and is available at any location of your choice. We are delighted to offer you action packed Laser Tag, Gelly Ball, or a Massive Water War or Escape Space.
Laser Tag Extreme- “Tactical Warfare” with almost exact replicas of real m16 and m4 rifles – strategical and unifying as a group – in an outside arena full of obstacles and bunkers or in any forest/park suitable for ages 10+. Gelly Ball This brand new attraction, which is taking Israel by storm – A weaker style of Paintball – suitable for ages 6+, no paint, no dirt, challenging missions and most importantly it’s completely bio-degradable!
Water Tag With our own specialized patent, we’ve created an amazing water war activity full of adrenaline. An experience that you’ll never forget! Each participant will receive a vest – that counts the amount of water that your opponent’s fill it up with – and a water gun that gets to distances of up to 15 meters.
SAFED PUZZLE ROOM
The Safed Puzzle Room is an unforgettable escape room experience - the only one of its kind in the city of Tzfat! Open locks, decipher codes, find hidden objects, and so much more. You have 60 minutes to unlock the hidden secrets of Safed and complete your game .Get ready for a fun challenge! The Safed Puzzle Room is uniquely designed to accommodate groups of all sizes and is perfect for groups of friends, families, couples, or anyone who loves an adventure.
NESHER PARAGLIDING & POWERED PARACHUTE FALCON LASER EXTREME
Paragliding is a recreational and competitive adventure sport. The glider is a lightweight, free-flying, footlaunched aircraft with no rigid primary structure. You sit together with a pilot instructor in a secure harness. Gliding in a paraglider is the closest way to experience the sensation of a bird flying. You will receive a safety briefing and all necessary information will be relayed. No prior knowledge needed to fly! Tandem paragliding is done with a very experienced pilot. The Nesher Paragliding team includes some of the most experienced pilots in the country, among them the country’s champions and the holder of a Guinness World Book record. You are in safe hands! Suitable from 40kg.
ISRAEL EXTREME ATTRACTIONS
Option #1 Rappelling at Keshet
Visit the most beautiful view in Israel from the highest point in the Western Galilee, with a vista of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and the entire Galilee. You can rappel off the mammoth natural stone arch bridging the mountains, sailing through the air with an amazing panoramic view surrounding you.
Option #2 Rappelling and Rock Climbing at Yonim Cliff
This dramatic and beautiful site is a very popular climbing site for professional rock climbers here in Israel. Yet, there is a variety of rock-climbing routes for every level climber from beginners to advanced and even extreme with every level in between. This gorgeous adventure starts with a five-minute hike that brings us to a large and thrilling vertical cave.
We will rappel 25 meters down through the cool shade of the cave. Afterwards, we take a short hike back to where we started, all the while enjoying the truly stunning panoramic view. Estimated time: 3 1⁄2 to 6 hours.
Option #3 Via Ferrata Adventure with Rappelling and Rock Climbing
This unique site is most favored because it is the only cliff in Israel that one can experience the Italian sport called Via Ferrata. Just standing at the top of the cliff is a visual sensation, with one of the most breathtaking views in all of Israel. After taking in the view, we start our adventure by rappelling down the cliff all the way to the bottom. We have all rappelled to the bottom of the cliff, we continue to a very unique activity called Via Ferrata. Via Ferrata, ("Iron Path") is an Italian term for an extremely fun sport that is new to Israel and can only be done here at this site.
Option #4 Rappelling at Nachal Jilabun
Nachal Jilabun is one of the most famous streams in the Golan Heights. Once we are well up the stream, we’ll find two spectacular and robust waterfalls. The first is called "Deborah’s waterfall". Waiting at the bottom is a large and deep pool between the lava walls of the canyon. You can swim under the pummeling water and enter a small cave just behind the falls. The second waterfall, ‘Jilabun waterfall’, is a jaw dropping 150 feet high and is the highest flowing waterfall in all of Israel. Ready for the true adventure now?! Now we get to rappel down this massive running waterfall! As we make our way rappelling down the ropes, and through the waterfall, prepare to get soaked! If you are looking for a completely authentic experience, we invite you to take the challenge of this raw ‘canyoning’ experience! Estimated time: 5.5 - 7 hours.
Option #5 Rappelling and Rock Climbing at Dalton Cliff
Dalton Cliff is a beautiful site tucked away in the middle of the charming Biryah Forest, located near Tzfat in the eastern Galillee. It is also a great site for rappelling, with panoramic scenery all around the Hula Valley and the Golan Heights. Mount Hermon, the highest mountain in Israel, is also in view. This is also a family friendly site as well. There is a short trail which goes from the bottom of the cliff to the top, with handles on the sides for extra stability. Estimated Time: 3-5 hours.
Option #6 Abirim Stalagmite/Stalactite Cave
To enter the cave we first rappel over 100 feet down through a hole in the ground into a huge hall within the cave. Once down, we will be greeted by the largest known herd of peaceful, magnificent, and curious salamanders in Israel. Just when you think it can't get any more beautiful, you will be pleasantly surprised to experience a whole new beauty that you didn’t think existed in this world. You will be pleasantly surprised to discover your creativity in this underground fantasy world as well.
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