Fairmont Miramar Hotel
The moment you arrive at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows you will notice the magical transformation that has taken place. From the exquisitely manicured grounds to the casual elegance of our guest rooms and suites, our luxury Santa Monica oceanfront hotel will challenge your senses and provide you with an unforgettable experience.
Every member of Fairmont Miramar team is devoted to providing you with an unrivaled level of service that is both efficient and unobtrusive during your Santa Monica vacation for business or pleasure.
We understand the importance of exceeding your expectations and will take every measure to ensure your stay at our Santa Monica resort is memorable and extraordinary.
Combining historic elegance with modern appointments, our luxury Santa Monica hotel offers a beautiful swimming pool, extensive meeting facilities and a well-equipped Health Club.
For over a century, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows has welcomed guests seeking privacy and pampering. Today, the tradition continues in our Santa Monica oceanfront hotel.
101 Wilshire Boulevard
Described by former Prime Minister Tony Blair as “an intellectual giant” and by the Prince Charles as “a light unto this nation”, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks serves as a professor of Jewish Thought at both New York University and Yeshiva University and as a professor of Law, Ethics and the Bible at King’s College in London. The former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregants of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013, Rabbi Sacks was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2005 and took his seat in the England’s House of Lords in 2009.
A frequent contributor to the BBC, The Times and several news outlets worldwide, Rabbi Sacks has been the recipient of numerous international awards including The Sanford St. Martin’s Trust Personal Award in 2013, The Ladislaus Laszt Ecumenical and Social Concern Award in 2011, the Jerusalem Prize in 1995 and was most recently named The Becket Fund’s 2014 Canterbury Medallist. A visiting professor at several universities in the United States, Israel and England, Rabbi Sacks holds 16 honorary degrees and is the author of 25 books, several of which have been honored with literary awards.
Rabbi Sacks was born in London in 1948 and received his rabbinical ordination at Jews’ College and Yeshiva Etz Chaim. Rabbi Sacks and his wife Elaine have three children and several grandchildren.
Rabbi 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.
Rosh 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.
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.
Nick Muzin is a physician and attorney who entered the political arena in 2010, when he managed the rise of Tim Scott, the nation's only black Republican Senator. He is currently a senior political advisor and strategist to Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx).
After serving as Scott's Chief of Staff, Nick was the Director of Coalitions for the House Republican leadership, where he coordinated policy, strategy, and communications for the 234 majority members of the United States Congress.
Nick served on the presidential campaign and transition team for Governor Mitt Romney. He has also worked on health care policy for the Food and Drug Administration and as senior medical advisor to Senator John McCain.
Muzin received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his law degree from Yale Law School. He is a graduate of the Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia, and of Yeshiva University, where he serves on the College Board.
Muzin speaks frequently to audiences across the country, combining broad knowledge of politics and public policy with references to Talmud and Divrei Torah. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his three children.
Founder & President of Hineni
Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis was born in Hungary and is descended from a great rabbinic dynasty that traces its lineage back to the days of King David. During WW II, most of the family was killed at Auschwitz: the Rebbetzin, her parents and her siblings were inmates of Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp.
For over forty years, Rebbetzin Jungreis has written a weekly column for The Jewish Press, the world’s largest Anglo-Jewish weekly. Ms. Jungreis also teaches Bible on the Hineni television show broadcast to more than eight million homes from coast to coast and live on the web broadcast from the Hineni Center in New York. She has been featured in major publications in all languages throughout the world.
In 1971, Ms. Jungreis founded Hineni, an international movement to inspire the Jewish people to return to their faith. Hineni gatherings have been held throughout the world – in the United States, Israel, South Africa, South America, Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia. Its impact has been overwhelming: standing room only crowds have gathered to hear the Rebbetzin from Madison Square Garden in New York to the Hollywood Palladium in L.A., to Binyanei HaOuma in Jerusalem. The Rebbetzin also speaks for the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force as well as for the Israel Defense Forces.
In 1982 the Hineni Heritage Center, located at 232 West End Avenue opened its doors. The Center offers classes and programs in all aspects of Jewish life. To accommodate Hineni’s many followers, Hineni holds High Holiday services at Five Star Hotels in New York City. These sites are transformed into beautiful synagogues where inspirational prayers are offered with holiday meals and accommodations. Hineni seminars – classes, and home and office study programs, have brought the wisdom of the Torah to countless people spanning the generations. Additionally, Hineni offers seminars in parenting, marriage, and relationships. The Hineni singles program is renowned throughout the world for being “the place to find one’s soul mate”.
Rebbetzin Jungreis was appointed to the Board of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by President George W. Bush. She was invited to deliver the benediction at the Republican National Convention in Madison Square Garden. The Rebbetzin has often visited the White House, the Knesset and the offices of many Prime Ministers of Israel. She has been acclaimed by every segment of the Jewish community throughout the world from every end of the spectrum. The Rebbetzin speaks regularly on college campuses in the United States and abroad including Hebrew and Tel Aviv Universities in Israel and Oxford and Cambridge in Great Britain.
The Rebbetzin is the author of five best-selling books which have been translated into Hebrew, Spanish, French, Russian, Hungarian and Portuguese. Her famed Torah teachings are available on C.D. and her award winning film, “Triumph of the Spirit” depicting her experiences during the Holocaust, premiered to great critical acclaim at the Paris Theater in New York in September 2009 and in Congress at a program chaired by Senator Joseph Lieberman.
Sarah Pachter is a dynamic, motivational speaker who has lectured throughout the US and Israel, currently residing in Los Angeles with her husband and three children. 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. In addition to lecturing, she is a Kallah teacher and has also trained other Kallah teachers. Among her specialties is one-on-one learning, mentoring and dating coaching.
Slovie Jungreis-Wolff is a noted author, lecturer and parenting instructor. She is the leader of Hineni Couples and has taught about relationships and marriage for more than 25 years. She gives weekly classes on the east and west side of NYC, Long Island, Brooklyn and Westchester. Slovie is the author of the parenting hand book ‘Raising A Child With Soul’, published by St. Martin’s Press . She has given workshops and lectured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Panama, South Africa and Israel. Slovie is a popular columnist for the renowned site, Aish.com where her articles about life and Judaism have been featured in countries all over the world. Once a month Slovie writes a column for the English Yated; she also has a monthly call in show on MetroImma.com which reaches women worldwide, as well as a parenting workshop on JewishEbooks.com.
Bruce Beck is in his 19th year with NBC 4 New York. He is the station's lead sports anchor. Beck is also the host of NBC 4’s popular Sunday night sports show "Sports Final." Beck is the host and sideline reporter for New York Giants pre-season football.
Beck received a 2011 New York Sports Emmy for his interview with former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand. He also received the 2006 New York Emmy for Outstanding Sports Anchor and was the recipient of a 1999 New York Emmy Award for outstanding On-Camera Achievement in Sports Reporting. Overall, he has received eight New York Sports Emmys, one Mid-Atlantic Sports Emmy, and three national Cable Ace Awards. The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) elected him New York State Sportscaster of the Year six straight times -- from 2007 through 2012. He also received the honor in 2014 and 2015.
The versatile sportscaster has covered a multitude of events for News 4 including five Super Bowls, the World Series, the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Finals, the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, the U.S. Open Golf Championship, the NCAA Final Four, the Kentucky Derby and the 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 2012 and 2014 Olympic Games.
From 1982 to 1994, Beck was a staff broadcaster with the MSG Network. Among his many duties, he hosted the station's coverage of the Knicks, Rangers, and Yankees. He was the play-by-play announcer for college football and basketball, professional and Golden Gloves boxing, and professional tennis. He hosted the Millrose Games, the Virginia Slims Championship, the National Horse Show and the Lou Carnesecca Show.
For the past 15 summers, Beck, along with sportscaster Ian Eagle, has run a Sports Broadcasting Camp at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair, N.J. The camp, considered the best of its kind in the country -- teaches the fundamentals of broadcasting and features lectures by some of the top broadcasters in the New York area.
In May of 2009, Beck was chosen by St. John's University to deliver the commencement speech to its Staten Island Campus. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree.
Each Thanksgiving, Beck and his family serve those in need at the St. John's Bread and Life Program, the largest soup kitchen in Brooklyn. Among his other charitable endeavors are the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, UJA Federation of New York, the Alan T. Brown Foundation to Cure Paralysis, the March of Dimes, the Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center of New York, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley.
A graduate of Ithaca College, Beck received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1978. He resides in Westchester County with his wife, Janet. His two sons and one daughter-in-law, live in New York City.
Yaakov Shwekey was born in Jerusalem, Israel and lived in the Bayit Vegan neighborhood until his family moved to Lakewood, New Jersey when he was eight years old. Shwekey’s career began when he and his brother Yisroel Meir sang briefly for the Miami Boys Choir.
As a young man, Shwekey learned in Rabbi Menachem Davidowitz’s yeshiva (TIUNY) in Rochester, New York, and the Yiddish version of the song Tatte, which appeared on his 2007 L’shem Shomayim album, was composed by Rabbi Davidowitz.
Shwekey’s first foray into the Jewish music world was as a wedding singer but with the launch of his debut album, Shomati, Shwekey became a household name and he quickly rose through the ranks, becoming one of the hottest names in the Jewish music business. To date, he has eight albums to his credits, with his most recent releases his 2014 Kolot album and the single I Can Be... in 2015.
Shwekey has headlined numerous concerts including 3 HASC concerts and an OHEL concert and is starring in the 2016 HASC concert tour which will be performed in several cities throughout the United States.
Elon Gold is a comedian and actor who has starred in FOX’s ‘Stacked’ and NBC’s ‘In-Laws’. He has made ten appearances on ‘The Tonight Show’ and had a recent recurring role on the hit show, ‘Bones’. Elon was a writer/performer on ABC’s ‘The Dana Carvey Show’ and has guest starred on ‘Frasier’, ‘The Mentalist’, ‘Chappelle’s Show’ among others. He has a new one hour stand up special out on Netflix.
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 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.
Moon Bounce, Horseshoes, Rock Wall, Dunk Tank, Bean Bag Toss, Blacksmith demonstration, sack races, shoe mix, egg toss. wheel barrel races. Surprise visits from the Ninja Turtles, Bugs Bunny, Rigby the Raccoon and possible other cartoon characters.
Carnival games and prizes. Clowns , caricatures, live animals and more! Additionally include a Juggling Act: with interactive “learn how to juggle” piece
Stations with team problem-solving activities. Flip Lava Pit Retrieval Herbie Dino Egg The Maze Geocaching Course. With an aid of a GPS, compass or maps, the kids are placed into small teams and provided tools to discover treasure.
A variety of activities to experience the following: Musical Instrument lessons. Guitar, Drums, Harmonica
Create art in a variety of ways: Pottery ,Painting ,Paper-Mache, Jewelry Making and Beading , Charcoal drawing , Tye-Dye , Spin Art, Build a Toy, Art Canvas lessons
Professionals will provide acting lessons. Kids can also learn how to create a video shoot.
Team games from beach ball soccer, volleyball, “capture the flag” to round-robin
Jiu-jitsu Demonstration and interaction. Kravmaga – Israeli Defense Training
NBA or NFL players can be brought in to play, sign autographs and more with the kids. Additional activities to include bowling, bottle toss, hop scotch, t-ball, soccer and more.
Learn and interact with animals & mini animal shows
Connect heads, hands and hearts in this amazing philanthropic journey. The kids will spend the day on two projects. Building prosthetic hands to be donated to a child overseas who has been a victim of a landmine.The second project will be building bikes that will be donated to needy children. The program will be a touching experience for everyone involved.Smaller Children will create a Mural to be donated and displayed in a local Senior Home
Teach trapeze to the kids.
Fire trucks, police cars, police motorcycles, ambulance, EMT, possible military vehicles. These vehicles would be on display and the uniformed professionals here to share what they do
Camp counselors can be made available for babysitting services.
Four Seasons “Teen for All Seasons” will be available. A pool table, and other activities are available.
Camp HASC is a unique summer program which provides over 300 children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable camp experience. Camp HASC serves the social, therapeutic, academic, recreational, and medical needs of all its campers with a positive, ‘person first’ approach to care.
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