Passover Holidays to Cherish and Remember
43 years of Glatt Kosher Passover Programs, thank you for joining us for a spectacular Passover 2017 at the Heritage or Equinox resorts!
Stay tuned for news about our exciting new Passover Hotel venue for 2018- to be announced soon.
Join us for Passover 2017 at our ever popular phenomenal resort location, the Heritage Hotel & Spa in Southbury, Connecticut. Nestled alongside Heritage Village in a country setting with extensive manicured grounds, PGA rated Golf Course, golf pro shop, tennis, fitness center, a world of amenities and an on-site Spa, the full-featured Heritage Resort showcases New England at its best.
We are thrilled to introduce a very special Passover with Mendy Vim’s Holidays at The Equinox, a Luxury
Collection Golf Resort & Spa in Manchester Village, Vermont. Located at the base of Equinox Mountain in Southern Vermont's famed Green Mountains area, this AAA four diamond resort (and Starwoods SPG category 6 hotel) offers luxurious accommodations with stunning mountain views, a challenging par-71, 6423-yard golf course, full featured Spa, indoor swimming pool, yoga and fitness center, 12 miles of hiking and biking trails on the slopes of Mt Equinox, tennis, and amazing activities such as falconry, off-road Land Rover driving, archery, and Orvis fly-fishing on the Equinox pond.
For those that are familiar with Mendy Vim's Holidays, you know that our outstanding Passover programs have delighted hundreds of families.
Our 43-year-tradition of caring and experience ensures our guests of everything you have ever wanted in a Kosher Passover Vacation: A Pesach Holiday combining the pleasures of ultimate physical comfort with rich spiritual experience, an incredible feast of Glatt Kosher culinary delicacies, two exhilarating Seders, a marvelous Passover program with legendary service, your choice of rural Connecticut luxury retreat or an historical Vermont Green Mountain four diamond AAA rated resort, and consummate hospitality in both locations in the renowned Mendy Vim tradition.
The Heritage Resort & Spa
Conveniently located in the heart of Connecticut's rural Lichfield Hills area, alongside Heritage Village near Southbury, CT in a country setting with extensive landscaped grounds, the full-amenity Heritage Resort is just a one hour fifteen minute drive from the Whitestone bridge and two hours from Boston, and a wonderful choice for a Passover getaway close to NYC.
The Heritage features an extensive facility with rolling lawns, a USGA-rated par 35 Pomperaug golf course and putting green, golf pro shop, exceptional spacious accommodations with designer toiletries, newly renovated and expanded lobbies, multiple ballrooms and meeting areas, outdoor tennis courts, indoor salt water and outdoor fresh water pools, basketball courts, indoor ping pong and arcade, hiking trails, sauna and hot tub, the new Riverwalk state-of-the-art fitness club, daily exercise, zumba, and yoga classes, mountain bike rentals, and on-site Tres Jolie Spa with rejuventing skin and body treatments.
Nearby museums, state parks, an indoor waterpark in neighboring Waterbury, shopping malls and exclusive shops in Greenwich, fabulous outlet shopping, and some of the best antiquing in New England provide a backdrop for a wide variety of additional local activities. And on Chol Hamoed if you're in the mood, at only about an hour's travel from NYC, you can hop on the train and spend a day shopping in the big city or enjoying its cultural events.
The Heritage Resort: A perennial favorite with our guests, and the site of eight terrific sold-out programs, Passover 2017 will be our ninth year at this have-it-all location.
A Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa
Nestled amongst the Green Mountains in southern Vermont, The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa, offers the perfect destination for a picturesque Passover escape. This 4 diamond AAA rated luxury historic resort, just three and a half hours from the George Washington & Whitestone bridges or Boston, MA offers lavish accommodations and superb facilities with an unusual array of activities for your Passover holiday.
Explore our backyard, where championship golf, spring skiing, spa renewal and more are just steps away. The hotel's own Equinox Mountain plays host to walking, hiking and biking trails and a fully stocked fly fishing pond. There's something here for everyone- an award winning Spa with indigenous treatments and fabulous indoor swimming pool, horse drawn sleigh rides and dog sled rides, the Land Rover Experience Driving School with off-road driving lessons and experiences, Orvis fly -fishing school, British School of Falconry and Archery, Stratton's ski area and spring skiing 10 minutes away, a cozy outdoor firepit perfect for watching the sunset, a setting in a landmark historically restored colonial-era village within walking distance to Manchester Village's famed outlet shops and historic Hildene, Abraham Lincoln's granddaughter's home, spacious patios, lawns and meeting places, a magestic collonnade dining room, and a terrific onsite children's playground.
Why drive? CHARTER BUS IS AVAILABLE, contact us for details.
The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa: One of the top resort destinations in the Northeast, AAA 4 Diamond rated, distinguished Starwoods Luxury Collection Hotel, home to Vim's Holidays' new Passover Hotel program for 2017.
Our Passover Program
43 years of Passover Programs in one exquisite atmosphere after another- with internationally renowned speakers, inspiring lecturers and Scholars-in-residence, singers and musicians, daily Shiurim, Daf Yomi, intriguing programs, magician & clown, karate lessons, fitness sessions, a terrific lineup of nightly entertainment for our Chol Hamoed shows.
This year's program includes renown speakers Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt, Rabbi Dovid Hirsch, Rabbi Binyomin Davis, Rabbi Shlomo Horwitz the director of Jewish Crossroads, Rabbi Israel Einhorn, Professor Naomi Klapper, Jewel Safren LCSW; Chazzan Nachman Shneider, V'samachta acapella group, Frank Buchweitz, Jewish Link publisher Moshe Kinderlehrer, Chavie Pomerantz, Josh London, a Chol Hamoed Gala Concert at the Heritage featuring the MACCABEATS, Motzai Shabbos V'samachta concert at the Equinox, Motzai Shabbos Karlbach concert with Nachman Shneider at the Heritage, with more events and personalities to be announced..
PLEASE NOTE: ALL ENTERTAINMENT AND SHOWS ARE FOR REGISTERED GUESTS ONLY.
A stirring Chazzan (cantor) for your davening pleasure, impeccably served Glatt Kosher meals in a celebration of Gourmet Glatt Kosher cuisine, two elaborate traditional Seders with your choice of group or private Seders, a continually stocked lavish tea room, a new lineup of outstanding popular guest speakers, exciting guided trips for both hotel locations, afternoon matinees and entertainers for the children, and a nightly star studded cast of entertainment; who could ask for anything more? more about our program and dining
Every Golfer's Delight
What's your kind of game? A popular destination for seasoned players and novices alike, The Heritage hotel boasts it's own on-site Pomperaug Golf Club, with a putting green, pro shop, and challenging nine-hole USGA-rated par 35 golf course. Each season, the beauty of southern New England offers a breathtaking backdrop for every shot; directed by PGA professional Dave Cook, the course takes advantage of the natural landscape with tree-lined fairways and seven of nine holes featuring water.
The Golf Club at Equinox has been named one of the “Top 75 Courses in the United States” by Golf Digest, and the “#3 Golf Course in Vermont” by Golfweek, with a scenic 1927 Walter Travis design that will test a player's ability to hit a variety of shots to well manicured, undulating greens. Enjoy the crisp air and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains at this Par 71, 6,423 yard Vermont gem of a course.
if you have been waiting to perfect a part of your golf technique or just would like to get out and play, whether golf is your main thing or just an occasional thing, it's a great way to spend the day, or even just a few hours. Lessons and rental clubs are available, both locations.
Soothe Your Senses
Leave all of your stress at home. You're here to get away from all of that business and relax.
We have everything you need to keep your mind off of anything other than you-time. (or family time!) Enjoy the Heritage's Riverwalk Athletic Club, relax at the indoor salt water or outdoor fresh water pool alongside the golf course, work out with Pilates, Yoga and Zumba in a brand-new movement studio, or let it all melt away in our spa.
Take time to rejuvenate with body treatments at the Spa at Equinox, where indigenous products and the surrounding natural beauty create a healing atmosphere; Consider a body wrap, salt glow, sauna therapy, facial or massage, join the movement classes and yoga sessions or try their signature Vermont Maple Scrub. Whether it's relaxing in the Spa center with friends, a dip in the indoor pool, indulging in a hot tub soak, or just sitting in your chair and gazing at the striking view- we will take great care of you.
You can let the world slip away. This is you-time.
Never Stop Exploring
For the adventurous, the adventurous-at-heart, or the armchair explorer, there's so much in the area for you to do! Each Passover holiday our team finds terrific new activities and unusual experiences for our guests' enjoyment.
Follow the literary trail to the Mark Twain Museum and Harriet Beecher Stowe House, immerse yourself in off-road driving with the Land Rover Experience, visit a local working dairy farm, enjoy wine tasting tours and biking tours, Hildene House and gardens (the Lincoln family home), discover the joys of fly-fishing in an Orvis Fly Fishing Clinic, hike the trails to the top of Mount Equinox, try your hand at wingshooting (shooting clays), take a horseback ride or reconstructed Essex steam locomotive train ride, view area arts & museums, a children's hands-on museum, thrill with spring skiing and tubing (weather permitting), shop till you drop at some fabulous outlet shopping or find one-of-a-kind items in New England's most diverse antique shops, through scenic drives and backroad discovery tours- we have choice activities sure to delight our every guest.
You are my Sunshine
When your kids and grandkids are happy, then you're happy too!
So put on your happy face, at Mendy Vim's holidays we set the bar in outstanding Passover Children's programs, with tons of activities for kids of all ages.
Our terrific Day Camp Directors, Morah Ruthie Berkowitz (from Moriah, Englewood) at the Heritage, and Morah Sara Younger (of Camp Summer Playland in Passaic, N.J.) at the Equinox will keep your children occupied from morning to night, whether it's sports, extreme sports, daily on-site entertainment, crafts, hay rides, puppet shows, a traveling petting zoo, laser tag, children's drama production, face painting, balloon twisting, magicians, carnival, gametime, hunts, clowns & entertainers, and exciting trips or more, our Passover KIDS Club has the most amazing activities on earth. more about kids
Give yourself the gift of an incredible culinary experience, and there's no better place than Mendy Vim's Holidays. Our talented Chefs, Michael and Richard, delight in creating a mouth-watering blend of exotic and traditional dishes, made with the freshest local and regional ingredients.
From delicious entrees to sinful desserts, traditional Passover dishes to timeless favorites, there's nothing quite like a celebration with excellent food, beautifully prepared, and elegantly served. Our specialties of the house include duck a'la orange, prime rib of beef, rack of veal, and rib steak, not to mention amazing side dishes and some pretty fantastic dessert creations.
So come celebrate your Passover table at Mendy Vim's Holidays, it's everything you could want.
The Mendy Vim Experience
Our 43 year tradition of outstanding service
Mendy’s many guests, friends, and acquaintances are familiar with his winning personality and 42-year-tradition of caring and experience, and all of his Passover programs offer outstanding service with the ‘Mendy’ personal touch.
We believe in the details - It's the little things that make the difference. From the initial meet and greet at our lavish arrival buffet, to Yom Yov end's Continental breakfast and through all the magical bits in between, we impart our caring, experience, and commitment to your holiday enjoyment. We take pride in our 43 year tradition of consummate hospitality, and accommodate your family's needs whether big and small. Our capable and friendly staff provide attentive service in a warm and inviting atmosphere, while happily catering to each treasured guest.
Come 'getaway' for Passover 2017 with Mendy Vim's Holidays. If you are looking for a wonderful Passover experience in the rural Connecticut countryside (and pretty close to home!) or a luxury retreat in the Green Mountains of Vermont, for a cherished holiday filled with family fun and lasting memories, CELEBRATE, REJOICE, get together with your family and RECONNECT.
And that's what celebrating Passover is really all about.