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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Destination Kosher

Kosherica’s Luxury Passover Collection: It Is an All-Star Year

(Courtesy of Kosherica) The way things are turning out, the 2020 Passover holiday with Kosherica will be one of the most luxurious and exciting Passover years to date. Kosherica will have sought-after Passover resorts and programs in Florida and the Bahamas. The magnificent lineup will start at the lovely

A Very Personal Trip to Prague

On September 11, 2001, I gathered together the actresses of Raise Your Spirits Theatre in Gush Etzion. We created our theater troupe that summer, in the midst of a bloody intifada in Israel, and had made a decision at the time to not cancel rehearsals or performances on the day of a terror attack. We

A Culinary Tour of Crown Heights: Bring Your Appetite and Wear Comfy Shoes

Having written about the Rosebud Food tour, led by Fern Penn (“Tour and Taste the Crown Heights Kosher Food Scene With Rosebud Food Tours,” July 25, 2019), I was excited to join as a participant last month. Penn lives in Greenwich Village and discovered that Crown Heights was a great

Jewish Adventures in the Flyover States

Celebrating nature and the rodeo in the West.

My recent college-graduate daughter and I hoped to visit three hard-to-get-to Western states, hike two national parks and see bison, bears, wolves, elk and moose all before arriving in Jackson, Wyoming, for a restful Shabbat. We rented a pickup

New and Noteworthy in the Catskills 2019

Summer in the Catskills means fresh country air, lower temperatures and the ease of finding a kosher meal and minyan. When you have a summer home in the area, happiness is returning to your favorite places and discovering new ones to explore. If you’re looking for an overnight getaway,

Italian Idyll VI: Wine, Oil and Cheese on the Plains of Lattium

From the moment of his arrival in the Italian countryside, Jake was struck by the familiarity of the terrain. He sensed he had seen similar scenes elsewhere; the vineyards they passed on their several trips to and from Fiuggi, high in the mountains, as well as the forests of olive trees, seemed to harken

Rediscover Jamaica, a Treasure Trove of Jewish Heritage and History

As Jewish travel becomes more mainstream amongst the Jewish diaspora, travelers are looking for more unique destinations to have a Jewish travel experience. While Eastern Europe and Israel remain the top destinations for Jewish travel, the Caribbean, specifically Jamaica, has a vastly untapped

‘Torah in Motion’ Travels to Morocco

In July, “Torah in Motion” went on a sold-out Jewish history tour of Morocco. Cities visited included Casablanca, Fez and Marrakech. They visited local shuls, burial places of famous rabbis etc. It was an unforgettable experience with a focus on Jewish history and expert discussions by West Orange resident Dr. Marc

Tour and Taste the Crown Heights Kosher Food Scene With Rosebud Food Tours

Fern Penn lives in Greenwich Village, but when she shops for Shabbat, she goes to where it’s really happening: Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Penn has started walking and tasting tours with pre-arranged stops at many of the new, innovative kosher restaurants in Crown Heights with her

Need Services for Anything in Israel? Call Tamarim Concierge

Tamar Pearlman, based in Israel, was overwhelmed by the myriad requests from friends and families abroad who needed travel assistance to the bustling country. Pearlman runs a private speech and language therapist practice in Modi’in, where she has lived for the past 12 years. She channeled her passion for

The Great Kosher Escape Adds Adventure to Vacations

Isaac J. Grossman is an avid outdoorsman and kosher caterer. Moish Zahler is a veteran organizer of hotel programs. Together, they want to whisk you away with the Great Kosher Escape—a new company that creates all-inclusive packages for Jewish vacationers who want adventure along with

Montreal: The Best Value for a Wonderful Vacation

Want to go to Paris? Feel like mountain climbing in the Pyrnees? Want to walk through an old town with cobblestone streets and cafes lining every side of the Grande Allee? Save yourself a ton of money and visit Canada’s beautiful city of Montreal. Only a six-hour drive from Northern New Jersey, without the hassle of having to go