Pesach 2023 The 5* Elysium Resort & Spa Hotel, Rhodes, Greek Isles

Sea, sun, and full relaxation for body and soul are on the agenda for your Pesach stay in Rhodes, Greek Isles glittering jewel.
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The Elysium Resort & Spa, Rhodes, Greek Isles.

Ιndulge in an unforgettable five star luxury. Live your most precious moments in Elysium Resort & Spa.

Discover an oasis of luxury accommodation where pure elegance is combined with the highest of standards and in-room comfort

Elysium Resort & Spa is Rhodes’ premier 5 star deluxe beach front hotel has contemporary style architecture: The main building has 8 floors and an impressive atrium, 3 panoramic glass elevators and a large garden lagoon on the ground level;  The Elysium Resort & Spa is distinguished by its elegant décor and high aesthetics in both its public areas and guest rooms. Luxury, style and quality of services are the core values that make the Elysium Resort stand in a class on its own.

Pesach with Kosher Travelers in Rhodes

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YOUR 5 STAR 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 line up of Entertainment for all Ages
  • Self guided Day trip options & many attractions on Chol Hamoed
  • Lagoon Pool & Spa heated pool. Separate Swimming
  • 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 hotel

THE PERFECT SETTING FOR YOUR AMAZING PESACH VACATION!!

SCHOLAR 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 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 and writing 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 DR. LAIBL WOLF LL.B M.Ed Psych is an unusual exponent of ancient wisdoms and cutting-edge 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 fusing Jewish wisdom teachings with wellness training, management theory, relationship enrichment and spirituality. He resides with his wife Leah, a talented cuisine and wellness consultant, in Melbourne Australia. They have seven children and many grandchildren, several whom are reserve officers in the IDF.

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 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 choirs 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.

 

 

PERSONALLY HOSTED BY DAVID & CHANA WALLES

With over 60 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.

About the Hotel

WHY ELYSIUM?

DIRECT BEACH FRONT LOCATION An idyllic location right on the Blue Flag awarded Kallithea beach on the privileged eastern shore

AWARDED EXQUISITE GASTRONOMY Gourmet Mehadrin offers a multisensory culinary Pesach experience and cuisine

ONLY 15 MIN FROM RHODES TOWN Just a stone’s throw from the Medieval Old Town and the Grand Master’s Palace

WORLD-KNOWN ESPA TREATMENTS The only spa in Rhodes offering award-winning ESPA products and treatments
READ GUEST REVIEWS; https://www.elysium.gr/reviews/

LOCATION

This beach hotel in Rhodes occupies a prominent position in the blue-flag awarded beach of Kallithea next to a picturesque natural setting and within close city distance. 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, representing the ideal jogging track to run in a natural and non-hazardous environment away from vehicles, smoke, and dust.

Staying at the Elysium Resort & Spa hotel in Rhodes also brings closer a whole world of choices since Rhodes town is just 15min away while the popular resort of Faliraki with its numerous water sports activities, shops, and busy nightlife is a few kms to the south.

Families and water slides fans are one breath away from Europe’s second-largest waterpark while the island’s main dual carriage road allowing fast and safe transfer to most of Rhodes’ key attractions is within a short driving distance.

Transportation from and to our luxury beach 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.

  • 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, hosts the welcoming Sheraton Rhodes Resort. 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. Sheraton Rhodes Resort encompasses in its grounds and services the very things that Rhodes offers natural beauty, unique architecture, a variety of entertainment options, modern infrastructure and traditional hospital
  • RECREATION: enjoy a huge choice of outdoor activities: basketball, volleyball, mini-golf, ping pong, soccer, bikes and Kids club. Cool off with a swim in the hotel’s magnificent outdoor and indoor heated pools, private beach. The facilities include a health club with new gym, Spa treatment center, sauna, Turkish steam bath & Jacuzzi.
  • FINE DINING: delight your palate with the exquisite gourmet cuisine and healthy choice for which our team of International chefs enjoys much acclaim. You will experience innovative cuisine, fresh modern menus and themed evenings.
  • ENTERTAINMENT: offered each day and evening for all ages. Free Wi-Fi & Parking
  • AMAZING TOURING: Self Touring and Jewish Heritage for the entire family on Chol Hamoed ...
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  • Accommodation:
    • Upgraded room design, furniture and fabrics
    • Wooden floor
    • Cordless telephone and Voicemail service
    • Free Internet access (Wi-Fi)
    • Bottle of mineral water on a daily basis all stay through
    • Nespresso coffee machine
    • Hydromassage bathtub
    • Branded personal care amenities
    • Bathrobes & sleepers
    • Daily maid service with afternoon turndown
    • Pillow menu
    • Cotton 100%, satin bed sheets
      • Bars: The Elysium Hotel operates three bars which also serve light snacks:
        • Crystal Lounge Bar with its impressive architecture above the atrium, its large window panels, and its open-air terrace allows customers to relax while overlooking the Aegean and the lush gardens. Live piano melodies accompany guests while enjoying unique theme night cocktails.
        • La Piscine Pool Bar on the lagoon pool island serves light snacks and refreshing cocktails during the day.
        • Almyra Beach Bar, right on the beach, serves light snacks and refreshing beverages during the day. The magnificent scenery in combination with the lounge music, easy-going atmosphere & entertaining shows (subject to weather conditions at the beginning and end of the season) during the night, creates a feeling of well-being and becomes the ultimate spot to unwind after a day on the beach.

        Sports: Cybex-equipped fitness center; floodlight quick tennis court; fitness activities including yoga, pilates and aqua gym; mini golf, boccia court, beach volley, and nearby water sports station (operated by an independent professional). An 18-hole Golf course (Afandou) is 8 km away.

        Spa: 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 an outdoor pool with hydromassage. The Spa offers a wide range of ESPA signature rituals, facial and body treatments focused on releasing stress and tension whilst promoting inner balance and harmony. All guests having treatment within the Spa will be offered complimentary use of the Spa facilities, which include the luxurious Heat Experiences and the outdoor hydro massage pool.

        Pools: Two outdoor pools: Lagoon style pool (1610m2), as well as a second separated smaller outdoor pool for kids and a pool with hydromassage (140m2) exclusively devoted to Spa guests. All pools are with fresh water.

        Beach: 400m long sand & shingle beach directly in front of the hotel. Sunbeds & umbrellas, both at the pools and on the beach, as well as beach towels, are available for hotel guests free of charge. Beach Suites (gazebos) available on a daily charge.

        Entertainment: Live piano music at the Crystal Lounge Bar and at the Noble Gourmet Restaurant. Soft, evening entertainment shows and various theme nights are featured on a daily basis between June and September (in low season this depends on weather conditions).

        Shopping: A mini market, a gift shop, and a rent-a-car office are located within the hotel premises.

        Conference & Incentives: Elysium Resort & Spa features two fully equipped conference rooms (140m2 each) with state-of-the-art AV technology. Each room with a capacity of up to 180 delegates in a theater-style, can be separated into two rooms of equal size (70m2 each) and has natural daylight through large panoramic windows that offer magnificent sea views.

        Energy Conservation: The hotel operates under a BMS (Building Management System) to enable efficient energy management. In addition, the hotel adopts a number of energy-saving, eco-friendly solutions such as energy-saving glass panels, use of gas, litter separation system, energy-saving bulbs and other. Besides, the property has received the “Green Key Award”, the “Hotel Energy Efficiency Award” and the “Blue Flag Award”, while it is also certified with “ISO 14001:2004”.

FINEST MEHADRIN KOSHER GOURMET DINING:

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 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 the www.ikmehadrin.com

 

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, France, 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.

CULINARY TOURISM

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 The Pesach Kashrut will be Glatt Mehadrin, No Kitniyot, No Gebrochts, Chalav Yisrael and under the strict supervision of Rabbi Berel Simpser, a musmach of Rabbi Yochanan Zweig's Yeshiva in Miami, studied at Yeshiva University and Yeshivas Ner Israel  in Baltimore.  He founded the Community Kollel of Des Moines in 1999, and with his wife, established Aish Minnesota in 2006.  He has been a pulpit Rabbi in Young Israels in Tamarac, FL and most recently Aventura.  He currently learns 2 sedorim in a Kollel in Hollywood, FL.

For almost 30 years, Rabbi Berel 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 representative for the CRC (Chicago Rabbinical Council)  and the Star-K.

He is one of the most experienced Rav Hamachshirim in the areas of hotel Kashrus and kosher cruising, having supervised close to 50 Pesach programs, 30 cruises, as well supervising large venues (5000+ attendees) such as the North American Federation’s General Assembly 5 day convention.

He founded INTERNATIONAL KOSHER - MEHADRIN in 2008, and has been training mashgichim for 20+ years in all facets of Kashrus.  In addition, he has collaborated on producing online coursework for the kosher manufacturing industry, as well as led in-person Kosher training workshops for the staff of a major resort chain.

INTERNATIONAL KOSHER - MEHADRIN  has a staff of seasoned Rav Hamachshirim, most with multi-decade experience in Kashrus, who oversee programs for Pesach, Sukkot, Yeshiva week, destination events, private groups and more throughout North America, Mexico, Cuba, Panama, Greece, UAE and the Caribbean.

FOUR SEDER OPTIONS

Option 1: Private Seder: Limited private dining 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


What kind of crowd should I expect?

What type of crowd should I expect?

The common denominator of our clients is Shomer Shabbat and kashrut. There are no religious level criteria to join our tours, cruises or hotel programs  and we won't ask you any questions about your religious observance. We attract a diverse group of Jewish, English-speaking guests from across the globe, and encourage an accepting atmosphere among our group members.

At Kosher Travelers, we’re passionate about travel. Like you, we believe in opening yourself up to new experiences and breathtaking vistas that will forever expand who you are and how you see the world.

Discover… That’s why we put so much care into giving our customers not just a vacation but a life-changing experience. On a Kosher Travelers tour, you can be confident that every detail will be taken care of, from A to Z. No worries, no stress – just sheer delight and the freedom to fully enjoy every moment.

Enrich... We know what’s important to you. You want not just memorable, but meaningful. A pampering, deluxe, full-sensory experience that also has depth and spirituality. That’s why we bring the Jewish dimension to our tours, wherever in the world they are and provide the highest level of kashrut and all the amenities required for the kosher traveler.

Connect... Most importantly, when you travel with Kosher Tours, you travel with family. We take pride in creating a family dynamic among our group members. Lifelong friendships have been formed on our tours!

Come experience for yourself the magic of a Kosher Travelers Tour!

Discover. Enrich. Connect. And give yourself the gift of a lifetime.


International Flights & Global Travel, Health & Luggage Insurance
    • Comprehensive Travel Insurance covering trip cancellation, medical emergencies and luggage is mandatory at the time of reservation.
    • Israeli Citizens; Kosher Travelers recommends Egert & Cohen Insurance. Contact Tali +972-2-622-7999 ext. 125 or 052-769-9406 or tali@egertcohen.co.il. You may also sign up for insurance online at https://www.egertcohen.co.il/travel/signup-kosher-travel.asp.
    • USA & Canadian Citizens; Kosher Travelers recommends www.traveldefend.com Ph Josh: 18005782871 info@traveldefend.com
    • Arrangements and cost of International flights are not included.
    • We recommend the following Travel & Flight Consultants
    • Ronnie Abramson of Ambassador Tours +972-50-531-4500 or roni@ambassadortours.co.il
    • Ruth Berman of Ofakim +97225362163 or  ruth@ofakim.co.il

     

    • KOSHER TRAVELERS CANCELLATION FEES AND REFUNDS POLICY:If guest cancels their reservation the following cancellation fees apply:
      • 90 days prior a full refund is payable less $100 admin. per person
      • 45-90 days prior a full refund is payable less $500 per room
      • Within 45 days there is no refund.
      • If government-imposed lockdown of hotel or airport full refund less $100 admin. per person

Your 5 Star Pesach Package Includes:

Local Attractions & Touring

Recreation options for the entire family! Including outdoor sports facilities, a game room, a fully-equipped playroom, and a full entertainment program!

Delicious, Culinary, Gourmet Dining

Delight your palate with delicious, healthy meals in the dining room and afternoon refreshments.

Kids Day Camp & Activities

Dedicated day camp counselors and fun activities will keep your children entertained and happy all Pesach long!

Family Entertainment & Programming

Scholars in Residence & Guest Speakers

5* Hotel Grounds & Facilities

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