THE TRUTH IN PASSOVER TRAVEL

FINDING A PASSOVER PROGRAM
THAT FITS YOUR LIFESTYLE
A seder plate & matza

RABBINIC SUPERVISION
CONSERVATIVE MODERN MIX ULTRA ORTHODOX
Conservative Supervision Orthodox Supervision Orthodox Supervision
Conservative
Rabbi on site.
Rav HaMachshir on-site
with team of Mashgichim.

Rav HaMachshir
on-site
with team of Mashgichim.
Kosher Glatt Kosher Glatt Kosher
No Cholov Yisroel
products offered.
Some programs have all their dairy products Cholov Yisroel
& some programs just have a few
Cholov Yisroel products.
All dairy products
Cholov Yisroel.
SYNAGOGUE SERVICES
On Shabbas & Yom Tov Days
CONSERVATIVE MODERN MIX ULTRA ORTHODOX
9 am Minyan. 7:30 am Minyan, 9 am Minyan. Early Minyan & 9am Minyan.
  Mincha & Maariv Services. Mincha & Maariv Services.
No Mechitza. The Mechitza meets all standards. Mechitza is usually taller than required.
  The women can see what's
happening on the bimah.
 
DRESS CODE
On Shabbas & Yom Tov
CONSERVATIVE MODERN MIX ULTRA ORTHODOX
None For Shabbas & Yom Tov guests dress
as they would at home for meals & services & many wear casual clothing in the afternoons.
Shabbas & Yom Tov guests dress
as they would at home.
(See details below)
HEAD COVERINGS
CONSERVATIVE MODERN MIX ULTRA ORTHODOX
There are no rules
& no woman is uncomfortable
if she doesn't
cover her hair.
No woman is uncomfortable
if she doesn't cover her hair.
Most men wear black hats,

All married women cover their hair
with a wig (sheitel) or another
head covering.
STYLES OF CLOTHING
CONSERVATIVE MODERN MIX ULTRA ORTHODOX
There are no rules. Pool attire is not permitted
in the dining room or in the lobby.
Women & girls always
wear skirts or dresses that fall
below the knee.
  In a Modern Mix program
everyone dresses in clothing
that they feel comfortable wearing.
Since there are children on the
program, they dress appropriately.
Women & girls
do NOT wear pants,
V or scoop neck tops
& sleeves are at
least to the elbows.
Pool attire is only worn at the pool,
SWIMMING
CONSERVATIVE MODERN MIX ULTRA ORTHODOX
There are no rules. Hotels have swimming pools
but they do not have separate swimming.

Some programs have lakes
& oceans nearby for those
who want separate swimming.

Some have separate swimming on
Chol Hamoed at night at nearby Jewish Centers with separate swimming hours.
Pools can't be viewed from the rooms
& walking paths.
  There are separate swimming hours
for men & women.
No mixed (co-ed) swimming
is available.
There is no swimming allowed
on Yom Tov & Shabbas.
GOLF, TENNIS, FITNESS CENTER & SPA
On Yom Tov & Shabbas
CONSERVATIVE MODERN MIX ULTRA ORTHODOX
All facilities are
available to guests.
All facilities are
available to guests.
Passover guests do NOT utilize these facilities on these days.
DRIVING IN/OUT
On Shabbas & Yom Tov
CONSERVATIVE MODERN MIX ULTRA ORTHODOX
No one pays attention
if guests drive in/out
of the hotel on
Shabbas or Yom Tov.
No one pays attention
if guests drive in/out
of the hotel on
Shabbas or Yom Tov.
None of the guests
drive in or out of the hotel on
Shabbas or Yom Tov.
KIDS CAMPS
CONSERVATIVE MODERN MIX ULTRA ORTHODOX
Not all programs
have organized
full day camps.
All programs have
a Day Camp & Teen Program.
Separate boys day camp Pirchei style & separate girls day camp - Bnos style.
All kids activities
are co-ed.
The camps are co-ed but some of the older age groups may end up as all girls or all boys depending
on the population & the activity going on.
No sports activities
on Shabbas & Yom Tov
Programs have no kids activities during
Chol Hamoed.
Some programs have no kids activities during Chol Hamoed but others
keep the day camp running for those who don't want to leave the hotel.
Some programs have no kids activities during Chol Hamoed.
ARE DAIRY FOODS ON THE MENU?
CONSERVATIVE MODERN MIX ULTRA ORTHODOX
All programs have
a Dairy Breakfast.
All programs have
a Dairy Breakfast.
Some of these programs have
a Pareve Breakfast (No Dairy)
but milk is available
outside the dining room
Some programs
don't offer lunch
during Chol Hamoed.
The majority have Dairy lunches
on all days except for Shabbas.
All lunches are meat.
GEBROKTS OR NON-GEBROKTS
CONSERVATIVE MODERN MIX ULTRA ORTHODOX
Serves Gebrokts. Serve Gebrokts. Serves Non-Gebrokts.
  Some programs can accomodate both Gebrokts & Non-Gebrokts.  
SPEAKERS
CONSERVATIVE MODERN MIX ULTRA ORTHODOX
A Rabbi
speaks at services
on Yom Tov & Shabbas.
The roster might have a Rabbi
or a scholar or a professional.
The roster is usually made up of
Rabbis & Rebbetzins
on every day of the program.
  Some programs only have speakers
on Yom Tov & Shabbas.
There are classes
available every day & evening.
ENTERTAINMENT
CONSERVATIVE MODERN MIX ULTRA ORTHODOX
No rules. Entertainers must dress appropriately
for their crowd.
Entertainers must dress appropriately
for their crowd.
Some programs
puposely don't have any
female singers.
No female singers.
KEYS
CONSERVATIVE MODERN MIX ULTRA ORTHODOX
  Either hotel personel open rooms for guests OR doors have a special mechanism in place that has been approved for Shabbas/Yom Tov use. Either hotel personel open rooms for guests OR doors have a special mechanism in place that has been approved for Shabbas/Yom Tov use.
YOM TOV & SHABBAS ELEVATOR
CONSERVATIVE MODERN MIX ULTRA ORTHODOX
  If the hotel has more than 2 floors,
there is a Shabbas/Yom Tov elevator.
The hotel either gives guests keys
for the rooms OR has the staff
open the doors for the guests.
If the hotel has more than 2 floors,
there is a Shabbas/Yom Tov elevator.
The hotel either gives guests keys for the rooms OR has the staff
open the doors for the guests.
AUTOMATED RESTROOMS
CONSERVATIVE MODERN MIX ULTRA ORTHODOX
  Some programs place
water bottles to wash your hands
because the water comes in electric.
The public bathrooms
are cordoned off.
.Some hotels undo the electric toilets
& they work like they would in your home.
 

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