Perfect Passover Program

Join us for a wonderful and intimate Pesach experience - from the balloon twisting clown that greets you in the lobby when you arrive, till Yom Tov's Gala end, our program offers a wide selection of choice entertainment for your pleasure, with non-stop activities planned to suit all tastes and ages.

Enjoy the stimulation of our thought provoking shiurim, outstanding series of speeches, and interesting lectures of Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt, Roi Nir, and other noted speakers and scholars... Rejoice at our exquisite traditional Sedorim, exquisitely prepared and impeccably served... Feel inspired at our stirring Pesach davening services led by Cantor Nachman Shneider... Participate in motivational and parenting workshops, or simcha dancing with Chavie Pomerantz , pilates, aerobics, zumba, cardio circuit training or fitness and exercise classes ... Continue with your daily learning and Daf Yomi ...

Delight the family with game shows, animal shows, hay rides, and food demonstrations and workshops... Partake in a gala kosher wine tasting event... Capture the spirit of Yom Tov with the joyous sounds of music: The soft strains of the violin, the beautiful harmonies of the a' capella group melodiously singing zemiros in concert, the piano instrumentalist, the dynamic singers and vocalists, and the exhilarating voice of our Chazzan with his diverse repertoires of cantorial, popular and congregational song. (meet our staff)

Featuring a star studded cast of nightly entertainment with comedians and humorists for your amusement, Gala Chol Hamoed Concert featuring Danny V's 52nd Street Band tribute to Billy Joel, noted lecturers, a hypnotist & illusionist, magician, a Karlebach style concert featuring Chazzan Nachman Shneider, and terrific day trips to great nearby locations, our incomparable program will provide you with Yom Tov memories to cherish forever.

Savor each flavorful moment at Mendy Vims Holidays for Passover 2015, a mouth-watering Passover celebration of gourmet Glatt Kosher Cuisine
A mouth-watering blend of exotic and traditional favorites

Gourmet Glatt Kosher Cuisine

Sit back and savor each flavorful moment. Traditional, fantastical, or unusual, from the first moments of your arrival at Erev Pesach Eve's lavish hot and cold buffet through the superb grand farewell continental breakfast on Isru Chag's morn, you'll be treated to a superb bouquet of lavish dishes and foods, beautifully prepared and impeccably served.

The ambiance is elegant, with impeccable table linens and china, crystal stemware, flawless service and gracious hospitality. From our exquisite Seders, our traditional matzo ball soup, to our unusual pastry creations, our Chefs delight in creating haute cuisine, with a mouth-watering blend of new exotic and traditional favorites, made with the freshest local and regional ingredients.

Legendary service and outstanding hospitality are standard for us at Mendy Vims Holidays for Passover
Elegant ambiance and impeccable service

Impeccable Service

Our service is legendary; our cuisine, exquisite. From beautifully led traditional Seders replete with matzo and wine, to our gala Yom Tov Morning Kiddushim (a not-to-be-missed-event), throughout one amazing holiday meal after another, you’ll be treated to a festival of incomparable culinary experience. Our Pastry Chef delights in creating an abundant assortment of tasty cakes and stunning pastries that look as good as they taste.

Our Tea Room Hospitality Suite is continually stocked with coffee, cakes and fruit to satisfy every in-between-meals need. For our guests on the go, we additionally offer wonderful boxed lunches, with your choice of menu, for your Chol Hamoed excursions.

Tee Time

The Pomperaug Golf Course at the Heritage Resort The on site 9-hole championship Pomperaug Golf Course at the Heritage Resort means you never have to travel to enjoy a great game of golf.

The course will challenge golfers of all skill levels, featuring natural contour terrain that sweeps along the rolling hills with views from various elevations - so guests are assured of a great golfing experience.

Call of the Wild

White Memorial Conservation CenterThe White Memorial Conservation Center, created in 1913 by Alain C. White and his sister, May W. White, comprise 4,000 protected acres of forest, fields and wetlands.

A 40 mile hiking trail system crisscrosses through the beautiful and diverse habitats of White Memorial, and a Nature Museum presents interpretations of the natural history of the area. The foundation's 10 ponds, as well as 6 miles of the Bantam River that flow through the property, are available for kayaking and canoeing, wildlife viewing, and fishing.

Piano Playing in the lobby

Piano playing in the lobby at both hotels for Passover 2015 with Mendy Vim's Holidays Enjoy chatting with family and friends accompanied by the sounds of live ambient background music, with piano playing in the lobby.

Let Go of Gravity

Piano playing in the lobby at both hotels for Passover 2015 with Mendy Vim's HolidaysGo big or go home. Let go of gravity and grab some air on massive wall-to-wall trampoline courts for endless aerial action with friends. Show off your inner acrobat or fly without fear into the Foam Zone, with soft landings for huge air. Jump higher and dunk harder with Skyslam, or challenge your friends with Skyjoust in a gladiator jousting battle. With ultimate volleyball, toddlertime and more, great fun for the whole family. see www.skyzone.com for details.

Danny V's 52nd Street Band

Danny V's 52nd Street BandNo matter where you see 52nd Street, it will only be a few minutes before someone near you says, "Close your eyes... it sounds just like Billy Joel".
Perhaps NJ's #1 entertainment weekly, Steppin' Out Magazine, said it best: "So much like Billy Joel... It's SCARY!"

Danny V's 52nd Street Band is a full-scale, 6-piece, live concert show, re-creating the performances of arguably the greatest rock and roll keyboard player ever — the "Piano Man"... Billy Joel.

Led by the fantastically talented pianist, singer and showman, Dan Vechesky (Danny V), the 52nd Street Band is comprised of top NYC metro-area musicians driven to detail in re-creating Billy's music and live stage show. Touring nationally for over 20 years and counting, 52nd Street is the world's longest running tribute to Billy Joel, earning a reputation of rocking "A"-List venues from Hard Rock Cafe's to Trump & Harrah's Casinos to NYC Parades and Concert festivals and more. The 52nd Street Band will be performing live at our Sunday night Chol Hamoed concert.

Horsing Around

Brushy Hills farm horseback ridingLocated just down the road in Southbury CT is Brushy Hills Farm, a premier equestrian facility. Offering lessons and training for riders of all ages and abilities, and a 14 acre beautiful, well maintained riding area with views of the pond and surrounding countryside, it's a great riding experience for your entire family.

Or try Southbury's Rolling M Ranch, a family owned equestrian ranch with western style riding lessons and training.

Blazing your Trail

Larkin State Park Bridle Trail Larkin State Park Bridle Trail- Stretching across four towns, this long and narrow state park trail combines enough remarkable history, geography and aesthetics to rate its 110 acres as one of the biggest and prettiest parks in Connecticut’s system.

Originally designated as a trail for horses and horseback riding, for which it is still popular, Larkin’s ten miles now also serve walkers, joggers, bikers, hikers and cross country skiiers.

Hazzan Nachman Shneider

Hazzan Nachman Shneider Cantor Nachman Schneider currently serves as the cantor of Congregation Beth Israel of Brooklyn. Having assumed his first cantorial position at the age of seventeen, he has also held cantorial posts at prestigious congregations such as Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst, and Shomrei Emunah of Brooklyn. In addition to his regular position, he routinely accepts engagements as a cantor-in-residence in a wide variety of settings including Park East Synagogue, Synagogue for the Arts, and Mendy Vim’s Holidays. Cantor Schneider will be leading the Seder and the davening for us in a stirring recital of his own memorable syle.

Flanders Nature Center Land Trust

Hazzan Nachman Shneider Site of the original 1926 Van Vleck farm, the Flanders Center holds in trust more than 2,100 acres of open space in Woodbury, Bethlehem, Southbury, and Middlebury, Connecticut, including seven nature preserves and sanctuaries that include hiking trails.

From a photo trek across a sunny meadow to a cross-country ski adventure on a snowy, woodland trail, the passive recreational opportunities on Flanders’ land are as diverse as the settings. Each of the properties has its own character and attributes, from historic buildings, stone walls and marked trails to expansive vistas of woodlands, lakes, ponds, streams, fields and a bog. These pristine, undeveloped areas offer moments of reflection, relaxation, and recreation. Buildings include a farmhouse, studio, trail house, sugar house and barns.

Ballantine Park

Hazzan Nachman Shneider The town of Soutbury's local park with almost 25 acres, contains 2 softball fields, 3 tennis courts, a full basketball court, sand volleyball courts and a full playground for local fun. The park is the home of the Southbury Town Pool, including a Kiddie pool and a pool house, with swimming from Memorial Day until Labor Day. A lighted picnic pavilion with kitchen facilities, picnic tables, outdoor grills and restrooms are also available at this park.

Over Hill, Over Dale

mountain bicycling in Connecticut Northwestern Connecticut is home to some of the best biking in Connecticut. Check out your mountain bike at our Fitness Center/Pool area, and enjoy cycling through gorgeous scenery filled with rolling hills, babbling brooks and more challenging climbs.  Bikers of all ages and ability levels will be able to choose from the the many trails available, from routes along rural, scenic roadways to mountain biking on "off-the-beaten paths" . Whether you are riding to see how far you can push yourself, or just cycling through the countryside, bike riding at the Heritage is not to be missed.

Paint Party

mountain bicycling in Connecticut Enjoy a relaxing and creative night out with a Kokopelli paint class, where family and friends can create your own masterpieces together.

Choose from a variety of paintings from artists you love, see www.kokopellimusicandarts.com for details.

Yoel Sharabi

Yoel Sharabi entertaining our Passover guests at Mendy Vim HolidaysYoel Sharabi, a native Sabra, has captivated audiences throughout the world with his wide repertoire and dynamic style. He is a master of modern Israeli, classic Yemenite, and popular Chassidic melodies. Delivering his songs in a variety of languages and styles, his charisma brings excitement to his music.

Railroad Museum of New England

Take a trip down memory lane at a reconstructed Victorian era train station, or take a ride on the train andenjoy the wonderful views and colors of autumn throughout the upper Naugatuck Valley

A not-for-profit educational and historical organization whose mission is to tell the story of the region’s rich railroad heritage through educational exhibits and operation of the Naugatuck Railroad, the RMNE museum includes a diverse collection representative of New England railroading- including vintage locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and cabooses.

You Don't Need Snow

All terrain tubing at Woodbury Ski areaIn the mood for some tubing? The hills are alive at the Woodbury Ski Area, just 15 minutes away, where you don’t need snow to find fast company. Try some downhill tubing in warm weather - the tubes are the same, the terrain is aided by an artificial turf-like silicone material, and those tubes sure do rip!

Skate the Day Away

All terrain tubing at Woodbury Ski areaLet the magic begin at Roller Magic Connecticut with traditional roller skating plus rollerblade rentals. With a large open span maple wood skting floor, special effect lighting, and powerful sound system, and a large off floor viewing area- old time roller skate aficionados and new time blade enthusiasts can rock and roll together...

Mark Twain House & Museum

During his lifetime‚ Sam Clemens watched a young United States evolve from a nation torn apart by internal conflicts to one of international power. He experienced America’s vast growth and change - from westward expansion to industrialization‚ the end of slavery‚ advancements in technology‚ big government and foreign wars. And along the way‚ he often had something to say about the changes happening in his country. The Mark Twain House was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963, one of the first 100 properties in the nation, and is the winner of a major award for restoration from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Opened in 2003, the 45,000-square-foot Webster Bank Museum Center at The Mark Twain House & Museum offers visitors an opportunity to learn more about Mark Twain, his family, the historic house, and the author's legacy.

Splash Down

Indoor waterpark for family fun on PassoverThrills and spills for your whole family- it's summer year-round at Coco Key indoor waterpark where the temperature is always 84° ! R ace down three 40-foot body and raft rides, drift along the adventure river, play water basketball or embark on a lily-pad adventure. (23 minutes from the Heritage Resort)

Got Drive?

Indoor high speed go Carting fun on PassoverHigh-performance indoor racing for adults and juniors! It’s a true motor sports experience and it’s all indoors! And now On Track Karting offers some of the longest and fastest indoor kart tracks in the country. With high-performance karting for both adults (15+) and juniors (7-14 and at least 48″ tall), it’s high-speed family fun. For more information on how you can hit the track and pull some G’s, please visit www.ontrackkarting for details.

Bialystoker Synagogue

Visit the Bialystoker Synagogue in Manhatten's Lower East Side, an historic fieldstone building built in 1826 in the late Federal style. In the corner of the women’s gallery there is a small break in the wall that leads to a ladder going up to an attic, lit by two windows.  Legend has it that the synagogue was a stop on the Underground Railroad and that runaway slaves found sanctuary in this attic. 

During the Great Depression, a decision was made to beautify the main sanctuary, to provide a sense of hope and inspiration to the community. The synagogue was listed as a New York City landmark on April 19, 1966. It is one of only four early-19th century fieldstone religious buildings surviving from the late Federal period in Lower Manhattan.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House

A National Historic Landmark and the Hartford home of author Harriet Beecher Stowe of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin', the book that changed forever how Americans viewed slavery, the system that treated people as property. Several of Stowe's later works were written while she lived here until her death in 1896.

Reacquired by her niece, Katharine Seymour Day, in 1924, and now known as the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, this gothic revival cottage has been carefully and authentically restored and now operates as a historic house museum, including original family furnishings and memorabilia.

In addition to the Stowe House, there's an 1873 carriage house, which now serves as the visitor's center, and the Katharine Seymour Day House (1884). The Stowe Center preserves the house and center's collections, with a research library that includes letters and documents from the family.

Bowl Like you Mean it

Outlet Shopping in ConnecticutGet ready for fun, family bowling with 32 synthetic lanes with state of the art, easy to use automatic scoring at Brookfield Lanes Bowling.

You're never too old for bowling at Lakewood Lanes, with kiddie bumper bowling available too. See front desk for details.

Outlet Therapy

Outlet Shopping in ConnecticutGet ready for sun, style and serious shopping. Follow Woodbury's 'antique trail', and the many quaint antique shops that dot the landscape. Find your bargains at the Clinton Crossings Premium outlets, or pick up that perfect gift in the malls in Greenwich, CT. With diverse shopping opportunities for the occasional shopper, the grandma-gift-giver, or the most dedicated shopaholic, a world of shopping activities await.