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Chabad House in Christchurch, New Zealand Destroyed in Earthquake; Young Israeli Traveler Killed

Update (2/25/11): 24-yr-old Israeli, Ofir Mizrachi, is reported to have been killed when masonry fell on the car in which he was travelling with three other Israelis. 12 other Israeli nationals are still reportedly missing after the recent earthquake. – This is very sad news coming from New Zealand which just suffered a major 6.3 […]

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King Solomon Kosher Resort – Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic [Review]

Contributed by: Anonymous Couple from Connecticut, USA | Last Date of Travel: January 2011 » The following is an account from a frum Jewish couple’s recent trip to this resort. We value their privacy as they preferred to remain anonymous, but found their feedback and insights very helpful on this program and resort. Having just […]

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Where to go (or not to go) for Yeshiva Week Vacation (Winter Break)

It’s that time of year, when Orthodox Jewish families take vacation when their kids in yeshivas are off from school (that ranges between the last couple weeks of January through mid-February [including Presidents Week - third Monday in Feb]). The decision to (or not to) go to the locations I mention below will depend on […]

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✈ Nassau, Bahamas

Contributed by: Ruchie Schwartz | Last Date of Travel: January 2011 Kosher Info: I just recently returned from a 6-day trip to Nassau, in the Bahamas, which included Shabbat, and was glad I came prepared. As far as I know, the Bahamas does not have a Jewish population and therefore does not cater to the […]

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✈ Mumbai, India

Contributed By: Daniel Wunder | Last Date of Travel: November 2010 Kosher Info: In Mumbai (formerly Bombay), there are actually a number of Jewish communities with a rich Jewish history, but very few Shomer Shabbat, Shomer Kashrut Jews remaining.  The Chabad of Mumbai is well known as a means of getting kosher food.  They're the only […]

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✈ Kathmandu, Nepal

Contributed by: Daniel Hofbauer | Last Date of Travel: November 2010 Kosher Info: The only kosher restaurant in Nepal is by the Chabad of Kathmandu (contact info below). They serve from late morning until the evening and the food is good. You can also cook yourself and just pay for ingredients. I was pleasantly surprised […]

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✈ Florence, Italy

Contributed by: Elina Rokhkind | Last Date of Travel: October 2009 Kosher Info: There are three sources of kosher food in Florence, all of them located in close proximity to the synagogue. The first is the dairy vegetarian Ristorante Ruth. Since it’s the only sit-down place, you get to meet here all kosher tourists visiting […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Contributed by: Dani Klein | Last Date of Visit: November 2009 Kosher Info: Buenos Aires (a.k.a. BsAs) has the largest Jewish community in Latin America, so it is not shocking that we found plenty of kosher food throughout the city. Argentina is known the world over for their meat, kosher and non-kosher, and the rumors […]

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✈ Venice, Italy

Contributed by Elina Rokhkind | Last Date of Travel: October 2009 Kosher Info: All Jewish life in Venice is clustered inside the former Ghetto area of two compact squares – Campo di Ghetto Nuovo and Campo di Ghetto Vecchio. Here you can find two meat kosher restaurants: Gam-Gam, which is owned and operated by Chabad, […]

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✈ Cancun, Mexico

Contributed by Elina Rokhkind  |  Last Date of Travel: February 2010 Kosher Info: Your choice of eating kosher in Cancun (unless you are staying in one of the kosher resorts over Passover) is either ordering catered meals from Chabad or bringing your own food (though no beef or fresh produce allowed into Mexico), which you […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Barcelona, Spain

Contributed by: Esther Zar | Last Date of Travel: September 2009 Kosher Info: We flew into Barcelona with a list of three potential options for kosher food. Well as we eliminated them (one didn’t answer, and the other seemed questionable in kashrut), we were left with one last option: Isamar Kosher (Address: Carrer de l’Avenir, […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Brussels, Belgium

Contributed by: Michelle Szpilzinger | Last Visited: January 2009 Kosher Info: This site has a good list of the kosher resources in Brussels. There is not much to find in the old historic center, but there are currently two kosher restaurants in the EU area, which is not a major tourist destination but is fairly […]

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Focus on: CHINA

China is becoming a global power in many industries, and many more kosher observant travelers and businessmen are heading over there each year. Here are a few articles on keeping kosher in China that we felt appropriate to share on YeahThatsKosher.com: Keeping Kosher while Traveling in China WildChina.com | February 11, 2009 Keeping kosher can […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in New Orleans, LA

Contributed by: Dahlia Adler Fisch | Last Date of Travel: December 2008 Kosher Info: New Orleans is a fantastic city for tourism; it’s fascinating, inexpensive, and has a culture unlike any other. However, walking the streets of the city as a Kosher Jew can be a challenge—New Orleans is a seriously food-centric city, and Cajun […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Shanghai, China

Contributed by: Gavi Lewy-Neuman | October 2008 Kosher Info: There are 2 chabad centers in Shanghai – one in Pudong, and one in the main part of Shanghai on Hong Qiao Road in the south-eastern part of town.  I haven’t visited the one in Pudong, but info can be accessed at www.jewishpudong.com.  From personal experience, […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Dharamsala, India

Contributed By: Avi Narrow-Tilonsky | Last Date of Travel: August 2007 Kosher Info: In Dharamkot, right outside Dharamsala, the Chabad center attracted about 200 people for Kabbalat Shabbat and Friday night dinner. Very few people speak English if that is a concern for you. The Beit Chabad in Dharamkot also runs a restaurant which serves […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Hong Kong / Kowloon, China

Contributed by: Gavi Lewy-Neuman | Last Date of Travel: October 2008 Kosher Info: Hong Kong has a number of different kosher facilities. There are 2 Chabad centers – one in Kowloon and one on Hong Kong Island. Both offer Friday night and Shabbat day meals. There is an established community as well at the JCC […]

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In Blessed Memory, Rabbi Gavriel & Rivka Holtzberg (Z”L), Mumbai, India

While this is not a typical post for this site, I felt as kosher travelers, we all visit Chabad Houses all over the world. It is important that we recognize the great service that Chabad emissaries do for the Jewish community around the world. We all know by now that Rabbi Gavriel & Rivka Holtzberg, […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in San Juan, PR

Contributed by: Paul Hurwitz | Last Date of Travel: December 2006 Most tourists staying in San Juan actually stay in the nearby suburb of Carolina, which is near the airport. Kosher Info: The San Juan area does not have any kosher restaurants. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t have any options. Because PR is […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Tallinn, Estonia

Contributed by: Arielle Klein  |  Last Date of Travel: June 2008 Kosher Info: Of all the places we never thought we’d find a fancy kosher restaurant, Tallinn was one of them. Lo and behold we found Moses a beautiful Israeli owned restaurant located within Tallinn’s beautiful synagogue. Walking in the synagogue took our breaths away […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Helsinki, Finland

Contributed by: Arielle Klein  |  Last Date of Travel: June 2008 Kosher Info: Helsinki has a kosher deli, which unfortunately for us, is only open Thursday. We had some trouble finding it, but lucky for us while in one of the local malls we met an Israeli who was so overjoyed to see fellow landsmen. He […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Oxnard, CA

Contributed by: Dani Klein | Last Date of Travel: August 2008 Kosher Info: Oxnard, CA houses the Herzog Wine Cellars, one of the U.S.’s finest kosher wine brands. Within the complex there is Tierra Sur, a classy glatt kosher meat restaurant, obviously with a wide selection of kosher Herzog wines. I was only able to […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Vail, CO

Contributed by: Rabbi Dovid Mintz | Last Date of Travel: {Author lives in Vail} Kosher Info: Chabad Jewish Center of Vail offers a kosher menu @ www.KosherVail.com. Meals can be ordered 24 hours in advance and are delivered daily at approximately 6 pm. Citi Market in Vail carries a small kosher section, kosher breads and […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Contributed by: Noam Hazan | Last Date of Travel: August 2007 1. Kosher Info: All Chabads have the same sort of set up. Kosher Restaurant, Free Internet, Minyans usually 3 times a day and free Friday night meals. The Chabad is found on Chang Klan street by the Empress Hotel. 2. Tourist Info: Make sure […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Bangkok, Thailand

Contributed by: Noam Hazan | Last Date of Travel: August 2007 1. Kosher Info: Bangkok surprisingly enough consists of 3 Chabad centres. The main one you would be concerned with as a traveller (backpacker) would be the one by the Koh San Road, which is one of the famous tourist destinations in Bangkok. The Chabad […]

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