Passover Holidays to Cherish and Remember
42 years of Glatt Kosher Passover Programs
Join us for Passover 2016 at our ever popular phenomenal resort location, the Heritage Hotel & Spa in Southbury, Connecticut or our NEW outstanding venue, the classic Claridge Hotel, Park Place and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Nestled alongside Heritage Village in a country setting with extensive manicured grounds, PGA rated Golf Course, golf pro shop, tennis, fitness center, a world of amenities and an on-site Spa, the full-featured Heritage Resort showcases New England at its best. The elegant Claridge Hotel, once known by its nickname “Skyscraper by the Sea”, is an historic beachfront hotel in the center of Atlantic City, adjacent to Brighton Park, the boardwalk, the beach, and the New Jersey sea shore.
For those that are familiar with Mendy Vim's Holidays, you know that our outstanding Passover programs have delighted hundreds of families.
Our 40-year-tradition of caring and experience ensures our guests of everything you have ever wanted in a Kosher Passover Vacation: A Pesach Holiday combining the pleasures of ultimate physical comfort with rich spiritual experience, an incredible feast of Glatt Kosher culinary delicacies, two exhilarating Seders, a marvelous Passover program with legendary service, your choice of rural Connecticut luxury retreat or Oceanfront elegance, and consummate hospitality in the renowned Mendy Vim tradition.
The Heritage Resort & Spa
Conveniently located in the heart of Connecticut's rural Lichfield Hills area, alongside Heritage Village near Southbury, CT in a country setting with extensive landscaped grounds, the full-amenity Heritage Resort is just a one hour fifteen minute drive from the Whitestone bridge and two hours from Boston, and a wonderful choice for a Passover getaway close to NYC.
The Heritage features an extensive facility with rolling lawns, a USGA-rated par 35 Pomperaug golf course and putting green, golf pro shop, exceptional spacious accommodations with designer toiletries, newly renovated and expanded upper and lower level lobbies, multiple ballrooms and meeting areas, outdoor tennis courts, indoor salt water and outdoor fresh water pools, basketball courts, indoor ping pong and arcade, hiking trails, sauna and hot tub, the new Riverwalk state-of-the-art fitness club, daily exercise, zumba, and yoga classes, mountain bike rentals, and on-site Tres Jolie Spa with rejuventing skin and body treatments.
Historic mansions, nearby museums, state parks, an indoor waterpark in neighboring Waterbury, snow or all-weather-terrain tubing, nearby shopping malls and exclusive shops in Greenwich, fabulous outlet shopping, and some of the best antiquing in New England provide a backdrop for a wide variety of additional local activities.
Join us on our fabulous Chol Hamoed trips to Newport, RI , West Point, and Hyde Park. Or if you're in the mood, at only about an hour's travel from NYC, you can hop on the train and spend a day shopping in the big city or enjoying its cultural events.
The Heritage Resort: A perennial favorite with our guests, and the site of seven terrific sold-out programs, Passover 2016 will be our eighth year at this have-it-all location.
The Claridge Hotel
We're delighted to present the Claridge Hotel for Passover 2016, an iconic non-casino hotel adjacent to Brighton Park and the boardwalk in Atlantic City, only two hours from the Verrazano or George Washington Bridge. One of the last remaining architectural masterpieces from the 1920’s Boardwalk Empire Era renown for its impeccable hospitality, this historic icon's total renovation was completed in July 2015 preserving it's glamour, old-world grandeur, and charm- while adding a slew of exciting new amenities. The Claridge's choice location puts our guests just minutes from the beach and just a short walk to the Steel Pier and prime shopping destinations.
Enjoy the luxury of the Roaring Twenties in each gorgeously redesigned guest room at the Claridge Hotel, with elegant suites, spectacular oceanfront or bay views and jacuzzi tubs, Frette linens, and Bigelow toiletries. The hotel's stunning architecture is reminiscent of a Manhattan-style skyscraper, there's an architecturally designed oceanfront Grand Ballroom with million dollar views of the Atlantic Ocean, several ornate lobbies and smaller meeting spaces- from Club 11 to Malcolm's Lounge, an on-site 600 seat caberet style Celebrity Theater, and an ocean view Dining Room with picture perfect panoramic view. Enjoy the indoor atrium swimming pool, full featured health club, on-site fine Art Gallery, arcade, gift shop, and of course, Brighton Park, the BEACH, and Atlantic City's famed five mile Boardwalk right outside our back yard.
Our guests will love exploring Atlantic City's attractions, its designer premier and bargain basement shopping options, and some of the best pampering locations on the east coast. (Award-winning Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa has a branch here.) Join us on exciting daily trips to visit Tuckertown Seaport, an Atlantic City ocean cruise, trolley tour, historic Smithville, bicycle rentals on the boardwalk to Absecon lighthouse, and you just can't miss gargantuan 'Lucy the Elephant' and Central Pier's go carts, arcade, and paintball field.
Come experience the first class service the Claridge Hotel has to offer, the many sights and attractions nearby, and our incomparable Passover program at the Claridge Hotel- in the Mendy Vim's Holiday tradition.
Our Passover Program
42 years of Passover Programs in one exquisite atmosphere after another- with internationally renowned speakers, inspiring lecturers and Scholars-in-residence, singers and musicians, daily Shiurim, Daf Yomi, intriguing programs, magician & clown, karate lessons, fitness sessions, a terrific lineup of nightly entertainment for our Chol Hamoed shows.
This year's program includes renown speakers Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt, Rabbi Dovid Hirsch, Steve Savitsky, Rabbi Binyomin Davis, Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Rabbi Shlomo Horwitz the director of Jewish Crossroads, and Professor Naomi Klapper; the V'samachta a' capella group, Mordechai Genuth of frumkarate.com fame, Yoel Sharabi, Cantor Nachman Shneider, and the dynamic duo of Atara Weisberger and Chaya Esther Presberg of The Tribe Athletics & Fitness, an amazing personal fitness-zumba-yoga-turbokick-boot camp-cardio circuit training team with daily fitness classes, basketball clinic led by former pro-basketball player Steven Howard, a Chol Hamoed Gala Concert and a Chol Hamoed Passover Walkathon to benefit Yad Eliezer.
With a stirring Chazzan (cantor) for your davening pleasure, impeccably served Glatt Kosher meals in a celebration of Gourmet Glatt Kosher cuisine, two elaborate traditional Seders with your choice of group or private Seders, a continually stocked lavish tea room, a new lineup of outstanding popular guest speakers, exciting guided trips for both hotel locations, afternoon matinees and entertainers for the children, and a nightly star studded cast of entertainment, who could ask for anything more? more about our program and dining
Every Golfer's Delight
What's your kind of game? A popular destination for seasoned players and novices alike, The Heritage hotel boasts it's own on-site Pomperaug Golf Course, with a putting green, pro shop, and challenging nine-hole USGA-rated par 35 golf course that takes advantage of the natural terrain, and tree-lined fairways with seven of the nine holes featuring water.
The Claridge offers several golf courses within a fifteen minute drive: The Blue Heron Pines Golf Club has two award-winning courses that have been touted by many New Jersey publications as the best 18-hole course on the Jersey Shore. Twisted Dune Golf Club is reminiscent of traditional Scottish courses, and is popular for it's beautiful views, interesting hazards, and challenging game. Brigantine Golf Links on the barrier island of Brigantine, and the closest golf course to Atlantic City, is a National Audubon Sanctuary that features softly rolling terrain, marshes, a prevailing ocean wind, and gorgeous bay views.
So whether golf is your main thing or just an occasional thing, tee up, get out into the sunshine, and get ready to play! It's a great way to spend the day, or even just a few hours.
Ready for Down Time
Leave all of your stress at home. You're here to get away from all of that business and relax.
We have everything you need to keep your mind off of anything other than you-time. (or family time!) Enjoy the health center, relax at the indoor salt water or outdoor fresh water pool alongside the golf course, or let it all melt away in our spa. Or take a walk on the five mile Atlantic City Boardwalk, sift the sand between your toes, and watch the sea gulls on the shore. Whether it's meeting in the lobby with friends or family, a dip in the indoor pool, taking in a lecture or shiur, indulging in a hot tub soak, or just relaxing in your chair and gazing at the view- we will take great care of you.
You can let the world slip away. This is you-time.
Never Stop Exploring
For the adventurous, the adventurous-at-heart, or the armchair explorer, we have the right chol hamoed trips for you! Each Passover holiday our team finds terrific new activities and unusual experiences for our guests' enjoyment.
Follow the literary trail to the Mark Twain Museum and Harriet Beecher Stowe House, immerse yourself in a living maritime museum at Tuckertown seaport, visit historic Smithville, have tasting tours and biking tours, horseback rides and reconstructed Essex steam locomotive train rides, Central Pier's arcade, go-carts and paintball games, complimentary bus transportation to Six Flags Great Adventures on NCSY day, Connecticut riverboat cruise, a trip to Yale University- Yale with a Twist, Atlantic City ocean cruise, trolley tour, the Bialystoker synagogue, children's hands-on museum, Cape May bus tour, trip to fabulous outlet shopping, Absecon lighthouse and more, we have choice (and diverse!) trips sure to delight our every guest.
You are my Sunshine
When your kids and grandkids are happy, then you're happy too!
So put on your happy face, at Mendy Vim's holidays we set the bar in outstanding Passover Children's programs, with tons of activities for kids of all ages.
Our terrific Day Camp Directors, Morah Ruthie Berkowitz (from Moriah, Englewood) at the Heritage Resort and Nadine Hordish (Ramaz, NYC) at the Claridge Hotel, will keep your children occupied from morning to night, whether it's sports, extreme sports, daily on-site entertainment, crafts, hay rides, puppet shows, a traveling petting zoo, laser tag, children's drama production, face painting, balloon twisting, magicians, carnival, gametime, hunts, clowns & entertainers, and exciting trips or more, our Passover KIDS Club has the most amazing activities on earth. more about kids
Give yourself the gift of an incredible culinary experience, and there's no better place than Mendy Vim's Holidays. Our talented Chefs, Michael and Richard, delight in creating a mouth-watering blend of exotic and traditional dishes, made with the freshest local and regional ingredients.
From delicious entrees to sinful desserts, traditional Passover dishes to timeless favorites, there's nothing quite like a celebration with excellent food, beautifully prepared, and elegantly served. Our specialties of the house include duck a'la orange, prime rib of beef, rack of veal, and rib steak, not to mention amazing side dishes and some pretty fantastic dessert creations.
So come celebrate your Passover table at Mendy Vim's Holidays, it's everything you could want.
The Mendy Vim Experience
Our 42 year tradition of outstanding service
Mendy’s many guests, friends, and acquaintances are familiar with his winning personality and 42-year-tradition of caring and experience, and all of his Passover programs offer outstanding service with the ‘Mendy’ personal touch.
We believe in the details - It's the little things that make the difference. From the initial meet and greet at our lavish arrival buffet, to Yom Yov end's Continental breakfast and through all the magical bits in between, we impart our caring, experience, and commitment to your holiday enjoyment. We take pride in our 42 year tradition of consummate hospitality, and accommodate your family's needs whether big and small. Our capable and friendly staff provide attentive service in a warm and inviting atmosphere, while happily catering to each treasured guest.
Come 'getaway' for Passover 2016 with Mendy Vim's Holidays. If you are looking for a wonderful Passover experience at the New Jersey sea shore or in the rural Connecticut countryside (both pretty close to home!), for a cherished holiday filled with family fun and lasting memories, CELEBRATE, REJOICE, get together with your family and RECONNECT.
And that's what celebrating Passover is really all about.