Perfect Passover Program

Join us for a wonderful and intimate Pesach experience - from the balloon twisting clown that greets you in the lobby when you arrive, till Yom Tov's Gala end, our program offers a wide selection of choice entertainment for your pleasure, with non-stop activities planned to suit all tastes and ages.

Enjoy the stimulation of our thought provoking shiurim, outstanding series of speeches, and interesting lectures of Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt, Steve Savitsky, Rabbi Dovid Hirsch, Rabbi Binyomin Davis, Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Rabbi Shlomo Horwitz the director of Jewish Crossroads, and Professor Naomi Klapper... Rejoice at our exquisite traditional Sedorim, exquisitely prepared and impeccably served... Feel inspired at our stirring Pesach davening services led by Cantor Nachman Shneider... Participate in motivational and parenting workshops, karate lessons with Mordechai Genuth from kosherkarate.com, or simcha dancing, pilates, aerobics, zumba, cardio circuit training or fitness and exercise classes with The Tribe... Continue with your daily learning and Daf Yomi... .

Delight the family with game shows, animal shows, hay rides, and food demonstrations and workshops... Partake in a gala kosher wine tasting event... Capture the spirit of Yom Tov with the joyous sounds of music: The soft strains of the violin, the beautiful harmonies of the V'samachta a' capella group melodiously singing zemiros in concert, the piano instrumentalist, the dynamic singers and vocalists, and the exhilarating voice of our Chazzan with his diverse repertoires of cantorial, popular and congregational song. (meet our staff)

Featuring a star studded cast of nightly entertainment with comedians and humorists for your amusement, noted lecturers, a hypnotist & illusionist, magician, kosher karate show, Passover Walkathon on the boardwalk to benefit Yad Eliezer, Gala Chol Hamoed Concert, and terrific day trips to great nearby locations, our incomparable program will provide you with Yom Tov memories to cherish forever.

Savor each flavorful moment at Mendy Vims Holidays for Passover 2015, a mouth-watering Passover celebration of gourmet Glatt Kosher Cuisine
A mouth-watering blend of exotic and traditional favorites

Gourmet Glatt Kosher Cuisine

Sit back and savor each flavorful moment. Traditional, fantastical, or unusual, from the first moments of your arrival at Erev Pesach Eve's lavish hot and cold buffet through the superb grand farewell continental breakfast on Isru Chag's morn, you'll be treated to a superb bouquet of lavish dishes and foods, beautifully prepared and impeccably served.

The ambiance is elegant, with impeccable table linens and china, crystal stemware, flawless service and gracious hospitality. From our exquisite Seders, our traditional matzo ball soup, to our unusual pastry creations, our Chefs delight in creating haute cuisine, with a mouth-watering blend of new exotic and traditional favorites, made with the freshest local and regional ingredients.

Legendary service and outstanding hospitality are standard for us at Mendy Vims Holidays for Passover
Elegant ambiance and impeccable service

Impeccable Service

Our service is legendary; our cuisine, exquisite. From beautifully led traditional Seders replete with matzo and wine, to our gala Yom Tov Morning Kiddushim (a not-to-be-missed-event), throughout one amazing holiday meal after another, you’ll be treated to a festival of incomparable culinary experience. Our Pastry Chef delights in creating an abundant assortment of tasty cakes and stunning pastries that look as good as they taste.

Our Tea Room Hospitality Suite is continually stocked with coffee, cakes and fruit to satisfy every in-between-meals need. For our guests on the go, we additionally offer wonderful boxed lunches, with your choice of menu, for your Chol Hamoed excursions.

Bialystoker Synagogue

Visit the Bialystoker Synagogue in Manhatten's Lower East Side, an historic fieldstone building built in 1826 in the late Federal style. In the corner of the women’s gallery there is a small break in the wall that leads to a ladder going up to an attic, lit by two windows.  Legend has it that the synagogue was a stop on the Underground Railroad and that runaway slaves found sanctuary in this attic. 

During the Great Depression, a decision was made to beautify the main sanctuary, to provide a sense of hope and inspiration to the community. The synagogue was listed as a New York City landmark on April 19, 1966. It is one of only four early-19th century fieldstone religious buildings surviving from the late Federal period in Lower Manhattan.

Tee Time

The Pomperaug Golf Course at the Heritage Resort The on site 9-hole championship Pomperaug Golf Course at the Heritage Resort means you never have to travel to enjoy a great game of golf. The course will challenge golfers of all skill levels, featuring natural contour terrain that sweeps along the rolling hills with views from various elevations - so guests are assured of a great golfing experience.

World's largest Pachyderm

Piano playing in the lobby at both hotels for Passover 2015 with Mendy Vim's Holidays No trip to Atlantic City is complete without a trip to see the famous Lucy, the world's largest elephant, and the only one in America designated as a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1881, and standing six stories tall, weighing 90 tons, covered with 12,000 square feet of sheet tin, Lucy was more than an object of awe -- she was a functioning building, serving first as a real estate office, as a summer home, even briefly as a tavern, until unruly drunks nearly burned her down.

Our guests can see a video and photographic displays of Lucy history, and If you're feeling adventurous, enter via a spiral staircase in one of her hind legs and climb up to the open-air "howdah" atop Lucy's back. From here, you'll get a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean.

National Museum of American Jewish History

a trip the the NAtional American Jewish Museum in Philadelphia, Passover 2016 with Mendy Vim's HolidaysThis museum tells it like it is, and like it was in the seventeenth century when great, great, great, (etc.) Grandpa Shmuel stepped off a boat from a shtetl in Russia, or a large city in Spain, to find himself on barely-paved streets where people speaking languages he’d never heard before traded goods, animals and, to his great shock, human beings.

NMAJH exists to explore and recount the story of how the Jewish people who migrated to America from around the world became today’s Jewish Americans, their challenges and blessings, the resources they tapped, the courage they mustered, and the barriers they overturned as they evolved into one of America’s most visible and multi-faceted immigrant communities.

Yale University... with a Jewish Twist

A trip to New Haven and the prestigious Yale University... with a Jewish Twist. Find out little known facts about Jewish life on campus and Jewish history there.

Piano Playing in the lobby

Piano playing in the lobby at both hotels for Passover 2015 with Mendy Vim's Holidays Enjoy chatting with family and friends accompanied by the sounds of live ambient background music, with piano playing in the lobby.

Absecon Lighthouse

Absecon Lighthouse, the third tallest lighthouse in New Jersey Take an amazing journey into time and above it all as you ascend the 228 steps of the Absecon Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in the country. You'll see breathtaking views of the Atlantic City skyline and up top you'll come face-to-face with the original first-order Fresnel Lens, first lit in 1857. Down at the base, you’ll find a stunning replica of the Lightkeeper's dwelling and the collection of sock puppets he created to keep him company, an educational museum, charming gift shop, Fresnel Lens exhibit in the original Oil House and expansive grounds.

Boardwalk on Wheels

Bicycle rentals on the Boardwalk, enjoy the sun and explore Atlantic City's famous five mile Boardwalk on wheels- or challenge yourself and ride your bike to Absecon Lighthouse.

Dummies... for Passover

Hilarious ventriloquist show with ...Dummies Fun for all ages- a hilarious show with ventriloquist and his gang of dummies, including lots of audience participation and 'voices' from everywhere.

Hazzan Nachman Shneider

Hazzan Nachman Shneider Cantor Nachman Schneider currently serves as the cantor of Congregation Beth Israel of Brooklyn. Having assumed his first cantorial position at the age of seventeen, he has also held cantorial posts at prestigious congregations such as Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst, and Shomrei Emunah of Brooklyn. In addition to his regular position, he routinely accepts engagements as a cantor-in-residence in a wide variety of settings including Park East Synagogue, Synagogue for the Arts, and Mendy Vim’s Holidays. Cantor Schneider will be leading the Seder and the davening for us in a stirring recital of his own memorable syle.

Living History Museum

mountain bicycling in ConnecticutA living history maritime museum simulating a small Baymens Village documenting the history and culture of the South Barnegat Bay area of NJ, complete with re-created Tuckers Island lighthouse, demonstrations on whittling and boatbuilding and several buildings with displays about decoy carving, surfboards, clamming, ocean rescue, wrecks on the Jersey Shore, classes on local folklore and skills throughout the year, and there's 1/4 mile loop walk through a maritime forest, mini golf, playground, and walk on the boardwalk.

Over Hill, Over Dale

mountain bicycling in Connecticut Northwestern Connecticut is home to some of the best biking in Connecticut. Check out your mountain bike at our Fitness Center/Pool area, and enjoy cycling through gorgeous scenery filled with rolling hills, babbling brooks and more challenging climbs.  Bikers of all ages and ability levels will be able to choose from the the many trails available, from routes along rural, scenic roadways to mountain biking on "off-the-beaten paths" . Whether you are riding to see how far you can push yourself, or just cycling through the countryside, bike riding at the Heritage is not to be missed.

Historic Smithville

mountain bicycling in ConnecticutVisit the Towne of Historic Smithville and the Village Greene in Smithville, NJ, an olde time town with 60 unique shoppes and amusements. Wander along the cobblestone walkways and over foot bridges to discover a village that seems as if it were frozen in time, with quaint and artsy shops, a wooden carousel ride, train ride tour of the towne, and paddle boat rentals on Lake Meone.

The Playground

Atlantic City's fabulous indoor shopping mall on the pier, formerly the PIer Shops and now renamed 'The Playground' , hosts luxe designers, a stunning underwater theme, a two story water fountain display, vibrant music nightlife, and ceiling to floor windows with adirondack chairs looking out over the ocean.

Basketball Clinic

Learn how to score with former pro basketball player Ron Howard, Up your game, shoot some hoops, basketball Clinic, lessons, and some great organized B ball games.

Do THE WALK

Atlantic CIty shopping just got better, visit THE WALK, a 109-store open-air outlet mall right in the heart of Atlantic City, featuring great deals on designer names such as Nike, J Crew Factory, Brooks Brothers. Hilfiger, Chico's, H&M and DKNY.

Join THE TRIBE

The Guthrie brothers singing a Simon & Garfinkel tribute showShape it up with an amazing high energy personal fitness--yoga-zumba-turbokick-boot camp-cardio circuit training team offering beginners to advanced Boot Camp, Total Body Sculpt and Strengthen, HIIT Training, TRX and Cardio Circuits, Zumba, Yoga, Turbokick, and Dance. Whew!

Guthrie Brothers

The Guthrie brothers singing a Simon & Garfinkel tribute show Two brothers who have been playing and singing together since they were kids, composing and writing harmony-driven guitar songs about events in our lives. They're famous for their Simon and Garfunkel tribute, singing all their major sonings including the ever popular Scarborough fair.

Laughter is the best Medicine

Mark Wiener comedy showMarc Wiener is a comedian, puppeteer and entertainer exraordinaire, specializing in clean wholesome humor for the entire family. A former regular at The Improvisation comedy club, The Comic Strip, Catch A Rising Star, The Comedy Cellar, and on TV- on Saturday Night Live, currently, Marc provides the voices of the "Map", "Swiper" the fox, "Fiesta Trio" and a few other characters on Nick Jr's hit animated series Dora the Explorer. Marc also tours the US and Canada performing his one man comedy shows.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House

A National Historic Landmark and the Hartford home of author Harriet Beecher Stowe of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin', the book that changed forever how Americans viewed slavery, the system that treated people as property. Several of Stowe's later works were written while she lived here until her death in 1896.

Reacquired by her niece, Katharine Seymour Day, in 1924, and now known as the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, this gothic revival cottage has been carefully and authentically restored and now operates as a historic house museum, including original family furnishings and memorabilia.

In addition to the Stowe House, there's an 1873 carriage house, which now serves as the visitor's center, and the Katharine Seymour Day House (1884). The Stowe Center preserves the house and center's collections, with a research library that includes letters and documents from the family.

Yoel Sharabi

Yoel Sharabi entertaining our Passover guests at Mendy Vim HolidaysYoel Sharabi, a native Sabra, has captivated audiences throughout the world with his wide repertoire and dynamic style. He is a master of modern Israeli, classic Yemenite, and popular Chassidic melodies. Delivering his songs in a variety of languages and styles, his charisma brings excitement to his music.

Steam Locomotive and CT Riverboat RIde

Take a trip down memory lane on an authentic reconstructed steam locomotive train through the countryside, and return on a scenic relaxing Connecticut riverboat ride.

You Don't Need Snow

All terrain tubing at Woodbury Ski areaIn the mood for some tubing? The hills are alive at the Woodbury Ski Area, just 15 minutes away, where you don’t need snow to find fast company. Try some downhill tubing in warm weather - the tubes are the same, the terrain is aided by an artificial turf-like silicone material, and those tubes sure do rip!

Mark Twain House & Museum

During his lifetime‚ Sam Clemens watched a young United States evolve from a nation torn apart by internal conflicts to one of international power. He experienced America’s vast growth and change - from westward expansion to industrialization‚ the end of slavery‚ advancements in technology‚ big government and foreign wars. And along the way‚ he often had something to say about the changes happening in his country. The Mark Twain House was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963, one of the first 100 properties in the nation, and is the winner of a major award for restoration from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Opened in 2003, the 45,000-square-foot Webster Bank Museum Center at The Mark Twain House & Museum offers visitors an opportunity to learn more about Mark Twain, his family, the historic house, and the author's legacy.

It's eleMENTAL

Magic show at Mendy Vim's HolidaysJoin us in a fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception, at our smart, fast-paced mental magic show. Great fun for the entire family, mental agility and humor blend with audience participation for a unique and magical performance.

Play in the Sand

Indoor waterpark for family fun on PassoverStep outside and sift the sand between your toes, run, jog or walk along the beach, collect some seashells, or build the biggest sand castle you've ever seen. Atlantic CIty's famed beautiful beach has four miles sof gently sloping seashore and plenty of sand for the whole family!

Splash Down

Indoor waterpark for family fun on PassoverThrills and spills for your whole family- it's summer year-round at Coco Key indoor waterpark where the temperature is always 84° ! R ace down three 40-foot body and raft rides, drift along the adventure river, play water basketball or embark on a lily-pad adventure. (23 minutes from the Heritage Resort)

Outlet Therapy

Outlet Shopping in ConnecticutGet ready for sun, style and serious shopping. Follow Woodbury's 'antique trail', and the many quaint antique shops that dot the landscape. Find your bargains at the Clinton Crossings Premium outlets, or pick up that perfect gift in the malls in Greenwich, CT. With diverse shopping opportunities for the occasional shopper, the grandma-gift-giver, or the most dedicated shopaholic, a world of shopping activities await.

Singin' in Harmony

Since 2009, V'samachta Music, the brainchild of Craig Resmovits (vocals, bandleader) and Jonathan Jerome (drums) has been bringing high-quality Jewish music to a variety of events.

Their stirring a Capella renditions during yom tov meals and accompanying the Passover davening are sure to contribute a wonderful atmosphere to our Passover Holiday!