Pesach programs are kosher accommodations that are designed so Jewish travelers can stay in a hotel, resort or private home for Passover without worrying about whether the location has Chametz or that the food is contaminated with leavened products. Most programs have a mashgiach that works closely with the hotel or resort chefs to ensure the quality of all the food. Typically all meals are included in the cost of the program and often there are also 24 hour tea rooms. Some programs serve gebrochts and kitniyot, while others do not.
There are Passover Programs available in many locations around the world, from popular beach vacations like Kosherica’s program at PGA Resort in Florida to ski-focused options like VIP Kosher Tours in Mexico. In addition, most programs offer a range of activities for the kids including day camp and teen programming as well as evening entertainment on Chol Hamoed with known performers.
The Top Kosher Passover Programs in the U.S.
As far as the future of Passover Programs, Weinberg says that “Next year is going to be interesting.” He expects vendors to demand more money upfront or for full payments and that force majeure clauses will be added to contracts. He also believes that smaller, less established program operators may not survive this year. He suggests that some caterers who were set to cater multiple Passover programs this year are now selling a la carte meals directly to consumers, as is the case with Michael Schick Catering in New York.