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, 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, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
National Museum of American Jewish History
This museum tells it like it is, and like it was in the seventeenth century when great, great, great, (etc.) Grandpa Shmuel stepped off a boat from a shtetl in Russia, or a large city in Spain, to find himself on barely-paved streets where people speaking languages he’d never heard before traded goods, animals and, to his great shock, human beings.
NMAJH exists to explore and recount the story of how the Jewish people who migrated to America from around the world became today’s Jewish Americans, their challenges and blessings, the resources they tapped, the courage they mustered, and the barriers they overturned as they evolved into one of America’s most visible and multi-faceted immigrant communities.
Yale University... with a Jewish Twist
A trip to New Haven and the prestigious Yale University... with a Jewish Twist. Find out little known facts about Jewish life on campus and Jewish history there.
Piano Playing in the lobby
Enjoy chatting with family and friends accompanied by the sounds of live ambient background music, with piano playing in the lobby.
Dummies... for Passover
Fun for all ages- a hilarious show with ventriloquist and his gang of dummies, including lots of audience participation and 'voices' from everywhere.
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.
Over Hill, Over Dale
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.
Learn how to score with our basketball clinic:, Up your game, shoot some hoops, basketball lessons, and some great organized B ball games.
Laughter is the best Medicine
Marc Wiener is a comedian, puppeteer and entertainer exraordinaire, specializing in clean wholesome humor for the entire family. A former regular at The Improvisation comedy club, The Comic Strip, Catch A Rising Star, The Comedy Cellar, and on TV- on Saturday Night Live, currently, Marc provides the voices of the "Map", "Swiper" the fox, "Fiesta Trio" and a few other characters on Nick Jr's hit animated series Dora the Explorer. Marc also tours the US and Canada performing his one man comedy shows.
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.
Steam Locomotive and CT Riverboat RIde
Take a trip down memory lane on an authentic reconstructed steam locomotive train through the countryside, and return on a scenic relaxing Connecticut riverboat ride.
You Don't Need Snow
In 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!
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.
Join us in a fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception, at our smart, fast-paced mental magic show. Great fun for the entire family, mental agility and humor blend with audience participation for a unique and magical performance.
Thrills 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)
Get 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.