Prime Passover San Diego 2017

This Passover, prepare to enjoy Passover like never before. The Prime Experience is headed to a new location, the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, San Diego. One of a select few vacation destinations that Conde Nast lists as being fully Zika free.

 

As always, the Prime Experience will feature renowned first-rate rabbonim, lecturers, entertainment and our legendary day camp with plenty of activities to keep the entire family busy. All of this, together with our legendary team of Prime chefs is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.

 

An exceptional hotel and a wonderful Passover destination, the Hilton La Jolla is nestled above the magnificent Southern California coastline just north of San Diego. Enjoy Hilton’s renowned five-star service, panoramic views of the Pacific, beautiful suites and over-sized elegant rooms. Take advantage of on-site amenities including the renowned Spa at Torrey Pines, fitness room, heated pool, sun-deck, and tennis courts. Or you may choose to venture out to enjoy nearby beaches, snorkeling, scuba diving, water skiing, hiking and championship golf at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Spend an afternoon at nearby attractions including Sea World, Legoland, Old Town, Gaslamp Quarter and Coronado Island. Best of all, the entire hotel will be reserved exclusively for our Prime Experience guests for the entire Passover.

 

Please join us for Passover 2017 at the Hilton La Jolla for the experience of a lifetime.

 

Eight days of a memorable adventure that is customized for you to enjoy.

Rabbi Eli Mansour

Eli mansour head shotRabbi Eli J. Mansour is a world renowned leader in the Jewish community offering inspirational and meaningful lectures all around the world on a wide variety of topics. Rabbi Mansour attended Magen David Yeshivah, Shaare Torah High School, Yeshivat Mercaz HaTorah in Israel, Ateret Torah and the Bet Midrash Gavoha in Lakewood. He later joined the Keter Sion Kollel to learn under the guidance of Rabbi Max Maslaton and received Semicha.

 

Rabbi Mansour currently serves as Rabbi at Congregation Bet Yaakob, which is temporarily housed on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, with plans for a permanent facility with Rabbi Mansour as Rosh Bet Kennesset. He gives daily classes in Mishnah, Gemara, Halachah, Torah, Neviim, and a variety of subjects relevant to the Orthodox community. He continues to advance his learning at the Keter Sion Kollel. Rabbi Mansour has co-authored a Sephardic Haggada Shel Pesach with commentary that was published by ArtScroll. Coming soon, ArtScroll will publish a book of 1,000 Practical Halachot from lectures by Rabbi Mansour and posted on www.dailyhalacha.com. There are currently five web sites and a phone service that feature Rabbi Mansour's teachings.

Rabbi Dr. Seth N. Grauer

HeadShot RSGRosh Yeshiva and Head of School, Bnei Akiva High Schools of Toronto

 

Prior to joining the Bnei Akiva High Schools, Rabbi Grauer served as the Assistant Principal at Yeshiva University High School for Girls (“Central”) in New York, where he played an essential role in managing the day-to-day operations for this 300-student girls high school. Before that, Rabbi Grauer was a leading educator for 9 years at the Ramaz Upper School (“Ramaz”) in Manhattan, NY. In addition to Rabbi Grauer’s work in formal education, Rabbi Grauer worked for 8 summers at various summer camps in a leadership capacity, including serving most recently as the Camp Rabbi and Director of Education at Camp Lavi and Rosh Kollel and Head of Chinuch at Camp Moshava (Wild Rose). Rabbi Grauer was trained in teacher mentorship and supervision through the Jewish New Teacher Project and has a certificate in Israel education from the Israel Center of Education. Rabbi Grauer also received the prestigious Grinspoon-Steinhardt award for excellence in Jewish education. In addition to Rabbi Grauer’s roles in educational institutions, Rabbi Grauer served for five years as the Associate Rabbi at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan.

 

Rabbi Grauer studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion (“Gush”) in Israel for two years, served as their Director of Alumni Affairs for nearly five years, is a member of their Board of Directors and is the current Chair of their Rabbinic Committee. Rabbi Grauer was also honored as the Yeshivat Har Etzion Alumnus of the Year in 2010. Rabbi Grauer received his B.A. in history (honors) from Yeshiva University and was a founding member of their varsity golf team. Rabbi Grauer received smicha from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) of Yeshiva University and received his doctorate in Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University. He also earned a J.D. from Fordham Law School and served as an editor of the Environmental Law Journal. Rabbi Grauer was a Rabbinic Court Intern (summer) at the Beth Din of America and a Legal Intern (summer) at the New York State Supreme Court and the New York State Office of the Attorney General.

 

Rabbi Grauer currently lives with his wife, Leba, and 3 children, Yonina, Yosef and Gila in Toronto, Ontario.

Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn

Einhorn head shotRabbi Shlomo Einhorn is a musmach of the R.I.E.T.S Theological School at Yeshiva University. After earning his Bachelors degree in World History, Rabbi Einhorn went on to earn a Masters in Education from the Azrieli School of Education.

 

Rabbi Einhorn served as Rabbinic Intern at the Lincoln Square Synagogue. Following that position, Rabbi Einhorn became the Head Rabbi of Kehilat Chovevei Tzion – a vibrant young synagogue in Scarsdale, New York. Rabbi Einhorn was a popular Talmud teacher at the Marsha Stern Talmudic Academy (MTA) for five years. Prior to teaching at MTA, Rabbi Einhorn served as Director of Education for New Jersey NCSY Junior Division.

 

Among Rabbi Einhorn’s passions is music as he released a wonderful Jewish New Age record, on which he wrote, sang, and played guitar – called KLI, in 2000. In addition, he has also written a book on the Interface of the Mind and Soul in Halacha. Rabbi Einhorn achieved critical acclaim with his dynamic “Simcha Seminar”. The seminar is a multimedia experience that deftly weaves humor, spirituality, and self-help ideals in a 3 part series. Rabbi Einhorn has delivered this seminar in many cities across the country.

 

For 7 years, Rabbi Einhorn served as the Rabbi of the West Side Institutional Synagogue in Manhattan. He has helped his synagogue witness a 70% growth over the last 4 years. He is also the Creator and Director of WINGS – a Synagogue Consulting group for the Orthodox Union. While in Manhattan, Rabbi Einhorn has also served as the President of COJO (Coalition of Jewish Organizations).

 

Currently, Rabbi Einhorn is the Dean and Rav of Yeshivat Yavneh in Los Angeles, California.

 

His source of most pride is his lovely wife Shira and their five beautiful children Yisrael, Estee, Ariella, Eliyahu and Sarah.

Rabbi Arthur Schneier

10-13 RAS preferred photoSENIOR RABBI, PARK EAST SYNAGOGUE, NEW YORK CITY
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE APPEAL OF CONSCIENCE FOUNDATION

 

Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Senior Rabbi of Park East Synagogue in New York City and founder of its Day School, has served this leading modern Orthodox congregation for over fifty years. As founder and president of the interfaith Appeal of Conscience Foundation (1965), he is internationally known for his leadership on behalf of religious freedom, human rights and tolerance.

 

He was awarded the U.S. Presidential Citizens Medal for "his service as an international envoy for four administrations” and “as a Holocaust survivor, devoting a lifetime to overcoming forces of hatred and intolerance.”

 

He has been a consistent and effective voice for peaceful coexistence, inter-ethnic and inter-religious cooperation, building bridges between the Jewish people and major faith communities. In 2008, he hosted Pope Benedict XVI at Park East Synagogue, the first ever Papal visit to a synagogue in the U.S. in 2009 welcomed the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.

 

The Vienna born Rabbi Arthur Schneier survived the Holocaust in Budapest. He is known for his pioneering role on behalf of Soviet Jewry and the rebuilding of Jewish religious life in Russia, the Ukraine, Eastern Europe and China. He negotiated the return of the Moscow Synagogue to the Jewish community and the restoration of the Ohel Rachel Synagogue in Shanghai.

 

He has been called to service by four U.S. Presidents. U.S. Alternate Representative to the United Nations General Assembly, Chairman, US Commission for Preservation of American Heritage Abroad. He was one of three American religious leaders appointed by President Clinton to start the first dialogue on religious freedom with Chinese President Jiang Zemin. UN Secretary General appointed him Ambassador of the UN Alliance of Civilizations.

 

He is the recipient of the Légion d'honneur and high awards from Germany, Russia, Austria, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Poland, and Spain, U.S. Department of State Special Recognition Award; nominated for the Congressional Gold Medal (2013); listed as one the most influential rabbis in the U.S. by the Newsweek Magazine (2010-2013) and named as one of the 100 most trustworthy people in the U.S. by the Readers’ Digest magazine poll (2013).

 

He was awarded eleven honorary doctor degrees from U.S. and European universities. Vice President, World Jewish Congress, member, Council on Foreign Relations, Asia Society, Conference of Presidents, Joint Distribution Committee, RCA, NYBR, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Committee on Conscience.

Rabbi Elie Weinstock

Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, New York, NY

 

Rabbi Elie Weinstock is Rabbi at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun (KJ) on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where he also oversees the synagogue's highly acclaimed Beginners Program. A member of the Talmud faculty at the Ramaz Middle School, he is a graduate of Yeshiva University, having received his Rabbinic ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and a masters in Jewish Philosophy from the Bernard Revel Graduate school.

 

Rabbi Weinstock is active in UJA-Federation of New York, where he was an inaugural participant in its Rabbinic Fellowship for Visionary Leaders. He is a member of AIPAC’s National Council, serves as Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America. He is also currently participating in the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Rabbinic Leadership Initiative, a cohort of 28 North American rabbis who study and collaborate together on issues critical to the Jewish future.

 

Rabbi Weinstock is married to Dr. Naama Weinstock, a dentist practicing in NYC. They are the proud parents of Meira, Yona, Aviva, and Yakira.

David Pelcovitz

Pelcovitz_picture new regular size (2)Dr. Pelcovitz holds the Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Chair in Psychology and Education at Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School where he also teaches pastoral psychology courses He also serves as Special Assistant to the President of Yeshiva University.

 

Before assuming his position on the faculty of Yeshiva University, Dr. Pelcovitz was a clinical professor of psychology in psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine and director of psychology at North Shore University Hospital-NYU School of Medicine.

 

Dr. Pelcovitz has published and lectured extensively on a variety of topics related to the psychological impact of trauma and loss, child and adolescent behavior problems, parenting, and the impact of divorce and stress on children. His most recent books was a co-edited volume on child abuse in the Jewish community, and a book on parenting he co-authored with his father.

Sarah Pachter

Sarah Pachter is a dynamic, motivational speaker who has lectured throughout the US and Israel. For the past eleven years Sarah has passionately taught women of all ages and levels of Jewish observance, drawing in large crowds with her innovative and personal touch. She is a Kallah teacher, a dating coach and specializes in one on one mentoring. In addition to teaching and lecturing, she is a columnist for The Jewish Home with articles appearing in The Jewish Press, Aish.com, and other publications. She has authored a book entitled "Small Choices Big Changes" which will be in stores in June. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.

Malcolm Hoenlein

Malcolm Head ShotExecutive Vice Chairman The Conference of Presidents

 

In June 1986, Malcolm Hoenlein was elected CEO/Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the coordinating body on international and national concerns for 51 national Jewish organizations.

 

Previously, he served as the founding Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New York, the central coordinating agency for Jewish organizations in the metropolitan New York area. Prior to that, he was the founding Executive Director of the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry.

 

Malcolm Hoenlein received his B.A. in Political Science from Temple University and completed his Masters degree and doctoral course work from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of International Relations. A National Defense Fellow in the University’s Near East Center, Mr. Hoenlein taught International Relations in the Political Science Department and served as a Middle East specialist at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. In addition, he served on the editorial staff of ORBIS, the Journal of International Affairs.

 

Mr. Hoenlein has traveled throughout the world meeting with world leaders and Jewish communities. He has written and lectured across the U.S. and abroad.

 

Mr. Hoenlein serves as an advisor to many public officials and is frequently consulted on public policy issues. He appears regularly in the media and co-hosts the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show on the ABC radio network weekly, and does a weekly commentary on the “JM in the AM” radio show.

 

Mr. Hoenlein has been the recipient of many awards and tributes. Among recent honors, he was conferred a Doctorate of Humane Letters (Honoris Causa) by Yeshiva University and a Doctorate of Laws (Honoris Causa) from Touro College and was honored by, among others, State of Israel Bonds for his “valiant and extraordinary service to Israel and the Jewish people,” the Private Sector Initiative Award from President Ronald Reagan, American ORT honored him with a special “Man of the Millennium” Tribute, the first Quittman Award for Jewish Professional Excellence, the Defender of Jerusalem Award, Millender Fellow at Brandeis University, Fellow of the Jerusalem College of Technology, the Jack D. Weiler Award for Jewish Communal Service, and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations National Service Award. Mr. Hoenlein played a key role in organizing the massive National Solidarity Rally for Israel in Washington, DC.

 

The Mayor of Jerusalem and the City Council designated Mr. Hoenlein recipient of the city’s highest tribute, the “Neeman Yerushalayim” (Trustee of Jerusalem) award. He was the 2010 recipient of the Guardian of Zion Award. He received the Defender of Jerusalem award from Israeli Prime Minister Shamir. Mr. Hoenlein was appointed by three Presidents as a U.S. delegate to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and participated in Presidential delegations. He served on the New York State Ethical Standards Board.

 

Mr. Hoenlein is associated with and serves on the boards of many communal, educational and civic organizations including the Council on Foreign Relations and Council for a Secure America. He is Chairman of America’s Voices in Israel and Co-Chair of the Secure Community Network.

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Modi

MODI HSVoted one of the top 10 comedians in New York City by the Hollywood Reporter and BackStage, MODI is one of the comedy circuit’s most sought after performers. Featured on HBO, CBS, NBC, ABC.Comedy Central, Howard Stern and E! Entertainment, MODI has received rave reviews in the New York Times, Time Out NY and the New York Post.

 

Born in Israel, MODI moved to the United States when he was seven. After college, MODI worked as an investment banker and had no plans to become a stand up comedian. But one open mic changed everything.

 

Amelia David of BackStage raves, “MODI has a young Sid Caesar-esque talent for creating accents and characters, making him appeal to a diverse market.” According to the Los Angeles Times, MODI is “versatile and quick on his feet. He can read an audience in a beat and improvise so nimbly that he keeps any audience, regardless of age, race and gender, laughing.”

 

MODI has appeared in several feature films and played leading roles in two: Waiting for Woody Allen, which won the LA Film Festival, and Stand Up, a feature-length film. According to Variety, MODI delivers a “naturally funny performance with a tremendous amount of energy on screen.”

 

MODI is a regular performer at the New York and Los Angeles comedy clubs and headlines around the country. He has also gone on tour in the United Kingdom, Holland and Israel and performs in comedy festivals and special venues, including Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

 

 

Charles Muhlbauer

Born in Lawrence, New York, Charles has been singing since he was five years old. As a soloist in Congregation Beth Shalom, Charles eventually became a ba'al tefillah in several prestigious synagogues, including West Side Institutional of Manhattan, Talmud Torah of Flatbush, Orach Chaim of Manhattan, Ahavath Torah of Englewood, New Jersey and Young Israel of Scarsdale. He now serves as the Chazzan for Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach.

 

Outside of singing, Charles helps lead the business development efforts of a fast growing financial tech startup in New York City.

Our renowned day camp will keep children enthralled, entertained and enthusiastic all day long, with our expert camp directors running a super-charged program jam-packed with activities, sports, arts and crafts, visits from their favorite professional athletes and more!

 

 

The Prime Experience Children’s Program

 

Children’s Day Camp

The Children’s camp will be for children from 3 months to 12 years old. The camp will run daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm.
There will be no camp service from 12:30 – 2:00pm daily.

 

The program will consist of various mini-camps created for each gender and age group with a variety of interesting activities that will take place indoors and outdoors.

 

Infants (ages 3 months -- 2) will have professional care. Cribs and pack ‘n plays will be provided. The ratio of care to child will be 1:2.

 

Toddlers (3 – 4), age specific activities will be planned for them. The ratio of counselors to children will be 1:4.

 

Children (ages 5 – 6), age specific programs will be created for this group. The ratio of counselors to children will be 1:4.

 

Children (ages 7 – 8), age and gender specific programs will be created for this group. The ratio of counselors to children will be 1:6.

 

Children (ages 9 – 12), age and gender specific programs will be created for this group. The ratio of counselors to children will be 1:6.

 

Prepare to be wowed like never before with the ultimate in unique five star cuisine. From the magnificently set tables in our elegant ballroom, to the casual ambiance of our outdoor barbeque, to our legendary tea room, every meal will be an exciting gustatory experience, a wonderful adventure in taste and presentation that is guaranteed to dazzle.

 

Attractions
Legoland
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Safari Park
San Diego Sea World
Best for Surfing: Del Mar City Beach, Scripps Beach &Windansea Beach
Best for Hiking: Torrey Pines State Beach
Best for Families: La Jolla Shores, Children’s Pool
Best for Tide Pools: Shell Beach
Best When the Mood for Something New-d: Black’s Beach
Dog Fight Flying Schools
San Diego Sky Tours
Air Combat San Diego
Barnstorming Adventures San Diego
Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
Water Sports: Jet Boat, Speed Boat, Kayaking, Surfing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Snorkel Tours, Electric Boat Rental, Jet Ski.
Dolphin Sighting
San Diego Seal Tour
San Diego Whale Watching and Maritime Museum
Classic Sailboat Harbor Morning Cruise
Paint Ball Adventure San Diego
Torrey pines state reserve
Old Town San Diego
Shopping in La jolla
The Salk Institue
The Madison Gallery
La Jolla Natural Park
La Jolla Hermosa Park
Sunset Cliffs
Torrey Pines Gliderport: Handgliding, paragliding etc...

 

Please contact us for more information.

(o) 212-335-0828
reservations@theprimeexperience.com