Categories: Passover Hotels
Tour Operator: SMILOW FAMILY tours
Holiday Season: Passover 2016
Pesach 2016 with Smilow Family at Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
From the moment you enter this breathtakingly beautiful resort that spans 23 acres with nature trails, koi-filled ponds and tropical gardens you’ll realize your spending Pesach in Paradise. From the recently renovated, stunningly appointed rooms, suites and common areas to the lush tropical grounds to the world class facilities, it’s easy to see why the Bonaventure Resort & Spa is one of Florida’s most prestigious properties. Now add to that the Smilow Family quality and reputation of providing outstanding personal service in the Glatt Kosher hotel industry for over two decades and you can see why Pesach 2016 at the Bonaventure will be a one of a kind quality Yom Tov vacation you’ve earned and so richly deserve
The Finest in Exquisite Dining
Our culinary team is a collection of some of the most experienced professionals at the most prestigious catering companies who have been servicing the upscale Glatt Kosher clientele year round in the Tri-State area and for Pesach at 5-Star Resorts in Florida, Cancun and Hawaii.
You will be dazzled with exceptional gourmet cousin, original fair to traditional Pesach favorites, children’s tailored menus, mouth watering daily meals, exquisite buffets and desserts, daily poolside BBQs and smoothie bar stations and so much more.
Smilow Family Tours prides themselves on satisfying each individual’s tastes and preferences. Our “specialty” chef will prepare dietary requests such as vegetarian, diabetic, low sodium, no sodium, and non-gluten dishes. Please let us know in advance how we can meet your needs.
We will provide cold drinks and some icy treats daily at all of the pools and continuing with our extravagant daily spectacular poolside BBQ’s.
Our new and improved all-you-can-eat Tea Room is lavishly stocked with healthy snacks, fruits, frozen delicacies such as Gelato, parev & dairy ice cream, sweets galore and other surprises. Hot and cold beverages are always available. It’s the perfect stop during the day or night to get caught up or meet new friends.
We are constantly adding new dimensions to our culinary experience resulting in signature creations. Our experienced staff will work hard to insure that your decision to join us this year will result in your total satisfaction exceeding all expectations.
Birthday, anniversary and special occasion cakes are also available.
Our program is under the strictest Rabbinic Supervision. We serve Glatt Kosher, CholovYisroel, ShmurahMatzoh. BeitYosef with BishulYisroel is also available upon request.
We also serve the best non-gebrokt matzoh balls, pancakes, pizza and pasta you have ever tasted. You’ll have to keep reminding yourself that it’s not Chometz.
Rabbi Manish Spitz from Miami Beach, formerly from Lakewood, NJ and has been the RavHamachshir at the SmilowFamilys Pesach and Succos programs for many years. Rabbi Spitz works full time for some of the largest kashrus organizations and continues to lecture on kashrus topics in many communities.
References for Rabbi Spitz: Rabbi Eliyahu Shuman (Star K), Rabbi Yaakov Gross (Lakewood Rosh Kollel, Miami Beach) KM, Chof-K and the OU.
Entertainers – 2016 – A YOM TOV FILLED WITH MUSIC AND SHIRA
8th Day, the Jewish Rock group co-founded by brothers Shmuel and Bentzi Marcus, is one of the most sought after music acts these days. With their latest hit album â€œInner Flameâ€, the group has now released six studio albums that get air play regularly on the radio, and have been top sellers on the Folk Music, Alternative Rock and Jewish Music charts. They have played hundreds of sold out concerts across the globe with stops in Australia, Europe, Israel, Asia, South Africa, Canada, the Caribbean Islands and all over the United States.
As a singing sensation who has taken the world of Jewish music by storm, Yumi Lowy is recognized by fans across the world as a superstar vocalist and recording artist. Beginning his career as a child soloist on MBD’s legendary Once Upon A Nigun album, Yumi further honed his natural musical talents as he entered adulthood by singing in choirs for the albums of world-famous performers, including Avraham Fried and Yaakov Schwekey. With a unique vocal style and professional stage demeanor, he quickly became a sought after vocalist for Jewish weddings and gained further prominence as a founding member of the renowned Shira Choir.
Upon the release of his debut album, Yumi’s popularity amongst Jewish music aficionados of all backgrounds soared as he collaborated with numerous celebrity composers, including Yossi Green and Pinky Weber, to produce a dynamic album that sold thousands of copies within weeks of its release. Currently, Yumi resides with his wife and children in Brooklyn, NY, and – when not working in the recording studio on his next album – travels across the world as a star vocalist headlining at concerts, weddings and private events.
What makes Meshorerim Choir so unique? Is it their versatility, which allows them to capture a practically infinite array of musical styles? Their vast knowledge of musical genres which give them the ability to take requests for just about any type of music? Their expertise that gives them the ability to enhance every moment of every occasion? Their ability to customize the music for each performance? The answer, quite simply, is all of the above.
The key to Meshorerimâ€™s meteoric rise in the Jewish music business is that every member of the team is a consummate professional, carefully chosen for his innate musical ability. Music is literally a way of life for every member of Meshorerim, something that permeates every fiber of their being, and that inherent passion for music can be felt in every note and every second of each magical performance. Whether in a recording studio or in live appearances, Meshorerim Choir continues to dazzle, transforming music into an experience that is exquisitely beautiful, touching the heart and permeating the soul.
Srully Wulliger will be joining and entertaining us for the Entire Yom Tov
While Srully has released eleven solo albums in the past fifteen years, including the ever popular Carlebach Friday night series, he has actually been recording since his days as a star soloist for the AmudaiShaish Boys Choir at the young age of nine. Srully’s childhood career also featured performances on three of the well known 613 Torah Avenue albums and a solo Yiddish children’s album titled Kindervelt. While Srully was one of the top voices in AmudaiShaish Boys Choir, Yerachmiel Begun, the world famous director and composer of Miami Boys Choir asked Srully to contribute vocals for one of the songs on his KlalYisroel Together album as well, singing the song The GedolaiHador, which commemorated the passing of two great Jewish rabbinic leaders of our generation, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein and Rabbi Yaakov Kaminetzky.
Srully has performed in every major city in the United States and Canada as well as throughout Europe and Israel. His Carlebach style davening, which have been captured for posterity on two CDs, have brought RebShlomo’s famous nusach to every major synagogue in the world. His soulful, angelic voice and exciting stage presence have enthralled audiences everywhere.
Ben Cohen – The Magician & Mind Reader
Ben Cohen the Magician is the ultimate entertainer and will woo our guests with his performances including Children’s Shows, Mind Reading, Walk-around magic, Close-up Show, Teach-in for children, Origami workshop, Balloon Animal Workshop, Juggling Workshop and so much more. You won’t want to miss his lecture sessions which are extremely intriguing, informative and filled with humor. “The History of Magic” – A discussion of the history of magic from its earliest forms until today with visual demonstrations. “Magic and Modern-day Halacha” – A discussion which covers all major references to magic in Chumash, Talmud, and Rishonim and Achronim from the perspective of a magician and Rabbi.
Ben Cohen has been performing for audiences across the United States and abroad for over 13 years. In 2001, he was awarded the Grand Prize of “Magician of the Year” in a contest of skill sponsored by the New York chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. As a magician distinguished amongst his peers, he was selected to work as a consultant to David Copperfield for his network TV special. Most recently, he acted as a consultant for magicians on several TV shows, including “America’s Got Talent” on NBC, “Gamekillers” on MTV, “The Today Show” on NBC, and “The Early Show” on CBS. He also consulted to a magician in a live show, called “The Most Interesting Show in the World 2010” sponsored by Dos Equis Beer. Currently, Ben is consulting for an off Broadway Magic/Illusion show in the “Time Scare” theater and will be joining Smilow Family Tours for the entire Pesach at The Hyatt Bonaventure Resort & Spa.
Ben Cohen the Magician is the only full-time, professional Orthodox Jewish magician in the world. He spends the entire year entertaining at hotels, private parties, Bar Mitzvah weekends, schools, shul functions. camps, Yeshivas and Day schools. As one of our in-house entertainers, his talents keep everyone, young and old entertained.
Being a multi-talented performer with diverse programming, Ben will perform unique and entertaining mini-magic shows, mind reading and captivating lecture sessions with lots of humor including his specifically created for Shabbos and Yom Tov, close-up magic for kids, teens and adults alike.