Jewish Group Bringing First Orthodox Passover to Las Vegas Strip

Posted on: February 22, 2023, 09:32h. 

Final up to date on: February 22, 2023, 09:35h.

With regards to celebrating Passover, the commemoration of the Hebrews’ liberation from Egyptian slavery, Las Vegas is a spot observant Jewish vacationers historically go over. Not that there aren’t choices. Many temples maintain open seders. And the Earl Gray Café on the JW Marriott, the Bagel Café, and Honey Salt are identified for his or her kosher-for-Passover vacation spreads.

However all these choices are miles from the Strip — and essentially the most observant of Jews comply with strict Torah regulation forbidding them from driving in automobiles, or utilizing electrical energy, on the Sabbath.

Resorts World
Starting April 4, Resorts World is internet hosting what’s believed to be the primary Orthodox Jewish Passover ever held on the Las Vegas Strip. (Picture: Wikipedia)

Beginning this yr, a Jewish non-profit referred to as the Shabbat Inc. is altering all that by bringing Passover to the Strip for  what’s believed to be the primary time. Working April 4-16, its “Passover Shabbaton Las Vegas” expertise at Resorts World will embody a choreographed sing-along Haggadah present and five-star kosher seder dinner ready by award-winning cooks on the primary evening of Passover, April 5.

Different days and nights will embody Jewish acapella bands, lessons with rabbis, standup comedy, and low cost tickets to occasions round city. There’s additionally an indoor youngsters’s playground and personal swimming, and non-compulsory excursions deliberate to Mt. Charleston, Zion Nationwide Park, and Crimson Rock Canyon.

Seder dinner
Resorts World will serve a standard, kosher-for-Passover feast. (Picture:

Oy, Vegas!

Conventional Jewish regulation is troublesome sufficient to stick to at house, a lot much less in Sin Metropolis. However Areyah Rifkin, founder and president of the Shabbat Inc., managed to get Resorts World to offer this system with Shabbos elevators — a particular mode that doesn’t require customers to the touch elevator buttons. He additionally acquired the resort to vary the plumbing fixtures within the rooms rented by the occasion to non-automated — no small enterprise — since automated sensors represent the usage of electrical energy.

“I contacted and toured 55 Las Vegas resorts and located just one succesful and prepared to work with the Jewish group,” Rifkin informed the Jewish Journal. “As all this was coming collectively, I labored evening and day growing movies, advertising supplies, digital property, and messaging and managing a crew of internet builders. I work each minute I’m awake.”

After Passover, the Shabbat Inc. plans a year-round collection of communal sabbaths centered round Resorts World’s totally stocked five-star kosher kitchen.

“Our programming is for singles, households and kids, and we welcome Sephardic, Orthodox, Chabad, Carlebachian — any observant outlook,” Rifkin informed the Jewish Journal. “The scale and elasticity of Resorts World offers us the distinctive alternative to run simultaneous applications for singles, {couples}, and children of all ages.”

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