Pesach Time Tours 2017
YOUR PESACH DESTINATION
MICHAEL & ELISSA MANDEL
Every aspect of your Pesach vacation is planned to ensure a complete, pleasurable and fun experience for the whole family. We are committed to making sure from the moment you arrive at the INN AT POCONO MANOR, until you leave, nothing will get in the way of your enjoyment.
Program Director, Steve Romer, returns to Pesach Time Tours for his 3rd year after many years as Sports Director at The Hudson Valley Resort & Spa Pesach program. Steve is the former owner of the Rockland County Jewish Basketball league, the Rockland County Jewish Football league and the past president of Eitz Chaim Synagogue, located in Monsey, New York. Steve is professionally a real estate entrepreneur as both an investor and for the past 30 years, the president of Westrock Appraisal Services, Corp., a commercial real estate appraisal provider. He has earned both an MBA and the prestigious MAI designation. A Monsey resident for the past 20 years, Steve is a team player who will go the extra mile to make your Passover experience a memorable one.
|RABBI ABRAHAM JURAVEL|
Born in New York where he studied at the Yeshiva of Eastern Parkway prior to attending the Telz Yeshiva in Chicago. He pursued advanced Judaic and rabbinic studies at Yeshiva Toras Chaim in Denver, and then at the famed Beth Medrash Gavoah in Lakewood, NJ, where he received Semicha. Considered an acclaimed expert in both ingredient analysis and food manufacturing and technology, Rabbi Juravel currently serves as the Orthodox Union’s Rabbinic Coordinator for Technical Services. His expertise and professional advice is sought by many Kashrut professionals throughout the United States and the world. OU rabbinic field representatives as well as rabbinic coordinators frequently seek his guidance and approach to many complex Kashrut issues. He gives lectures in Kashrus in Monroe and Monsey, New York, Los Angeles as well as in the Orthodox Union. He has given presentations at the National Bio Diesel Convention and the World Oleochemicals Conference. Rabbi Juravel previously served on the staffs of both the OK Laboratories and the Chof K Kashrut agencies and frequently consults with the Badatz certification agency in Jerusalem. He has visited hundreds of food manufacturing facilities throughout the world including Europe, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, South America, Mexico, and the USA. Rabbi Juravel is married and the father of two children and has seven grandchildren. He resides with his wife in Rockland County, NY.
AVRUMI & MALKY GOLDFEDER
Avrumi has been with Pesach Time Tours since its inception in 2006. He is the behind the scenes General Manager making sure everything runs smoothly. He is no stranger to multi tasking as he is the owner of "And Beyond" one of the Five Towns busiest Electrical, plumbing, Heating & cooling companies. Avrumi works very closely with all of the different departments in our Pesach program so our guests will truly have an enjoyable experience. Additionally, Avrumi is one of our senior Hatzaloh members on call whenever needed.
CHEF YOSEF OLDAK
Executive Fleishig Chef Yosef Oldak is not a newcomer to the cooking industry, he has been pleasing palettes in various Five Star Pesach hotels over the last 20 years serving the most delectable dishes imaginable. Yosef is the owner and operator of Oldak Caterers, located in the Five Towns in N.Y. He caters elegant weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, dinners and weekend retreats. Yosef is sure to please every one in your family. (Just make sure to leave your scale at home and pack a bigger belt!) Yosef has worked closely with Michael (a chef himself) and Chef Nosson Schultz to plan each day's menu carefully to include every possible choice of delicacies such as lamb, veal, Prime rib, duck, fresh fish, and of course chicken. The side dishes will be so delicious and varied you won't even remember it's Pesach (let alone non gebrokts!)
Kuti Roberg has been running our Teen Program for the past three years. He has recently received his LMSW with an emphasis on children and family. He is currently the Senior Manager of Special Projects at Ohel Bais Ezra. Additionally he is the Youth Director of Kehillas Bais Yehuda Tzvi in Cedarhurst, NY. Kuti brings with him over 10 years of experience working with teens and children. He has served as head staff in a variety of camps in locations such as the Catskills, Atlanta, Israel, Detroit and the Five Towns.
Since joining our staff, our teen program has become one of the highlights of the program. Not a moment goes by when there is not some fun and exciting program going on. Whether it’s going paintballing at one of the largest paintball locations in the country or going on a scavenger hunt in the local outlet mall, the fun never stops. The entertaining activities on Yom Tov and Shabbos have our teens constantly occupied.
RABBI SHLOMO HYMAN
Rabbi Shlomo Hyman is working in the field of education for 26 years and has been with the Pesach Time Tours family for the past 6 years. In addition to Smicha, He has a masters degree in Jewish Education. Rabbi Hyman has 22 years experience working in summer camps in both supervisory and administrative positions. In addition to that he worked at the Homowack Hotel for 5 years as day camp director. Rabbi Hyman is currently a Rebbe at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, where he has been a beloved role model for the past 26 years.
Keira Eisenbeil has been working with children for the past eight years after earning her B.A. and her master’s degree in teaching from Mount Saint Mary’s College. Keira is a special education teacher at a local school in the Catskills teaching students in grades 1-6 with a concentration in reading and literacy. Her credentials have led her to be a Pesach nursery director and babysitting coordinator for the past seven years as well.
Donna has been working for the Pesach hotel industry for over 20 years. She knows what it takes to go the extra step over and above guest expectations. We welcome Donna as a huge asset to Pesach Time Tours. Please feel free to call her with any questions, to make a reservation & all of your special requests.