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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2011, 02:29:39 PM »
I would rather use my elite status for preboarding the kiddush than for aliyos though   ;D

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2011, 02:30:53 PM »
Do aliyahs clear in order of status?  Post count?
Definitely status.
Unless someone pulls "Plan B" then they get priority 1

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2011, 02:34:20 PM »
I would rather use my elite status for preboarding the kiddush than for aliyos though   ;D
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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2011, 02:35:41 PM »
Keep that for family trips!!!

I'm assuming that the married people would bring their families with them whether it's in the try-state or far away Niagara. So if you're gonna shlepp the family with you anyway, let it be a nice place that the wife and kids will enjoy too. I understand it's more of a shclepp when it's farther, but I think if it's gonna be a Shabbaton with the wife and kids it just makes more sense to be near something nice.

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2011, 02:37:44 PM »
I'm assuming that the married people would bring their families with them whether it's in the try-state or far away Niagara. So if you're gonna shlepp the family with you anyway, let it be a nice place that the wife and kids will enjoy too. I understand it's more of a shclepp when it's farther, but I think if it's gonna be a Shabbaton with the wife and kids it just makes more sense to be near something nice.

That's my thought too.  How about everyone else?
Make it someplace that the family can also enjoy or a business hotel that's closer by?
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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2011, 02:39:11 PM »
The Aliyos can only be bought with MR, SPG or CO, DL would be a bizayon hatorah.
DD Elite members can buy low fare aliyos and waitlist for Maftir. If they dont clear then they have the option to bump and hope for avail at Kriyas hatorah by Mincha.


:D Reminds me of the Chabad shull in Venice. Over there if you get an Aliya and want to give a donation, you have to give it in their currency = Learn something extra in Chassidus or Nigle (they take cash too for Aliyos, but only after a spiritual donation first...)

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2011, 02:44:10 PM »
So maybe we should try to do both, nicer place but close to the Tri-State! Any ideas?

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2011, 02:48:00 PM »
That's my thought too.  How about everyone else?
Make it someplace that the family can also enjoy or a business hotel that's closer by?
seems to me that unless everybody plans on leaving their wives & kids behind a local business hotel probably won't cut it.

While I'm interested in theory, I have no idea at this point if I'll be able to make it or not...


Another place to consider is the Poconos, it's not too far from NY/NJ and there's lots to do there. (not sure what's available as far as hotels though)

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2011, 02:54:29 PM »



Another place to consider is the Poconos, it's not too far from NY/NJ and there's lots to do there. (not sure what's available as far as hotels though)

You have Bushkill Falls and it's trails there - the Niagara of PA. It is kids friendly. (Although I was there July fourth last year and it seemed to be running low on water at the time).

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2011, 03:17:40 PM »
We can all do times share presentations in the Poconos and get a free weekend at a place like Split Rock Resort http://www.splitrockresort.com. Not sure if they they have conference or banquet rooms for the meals though.

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2011, 03:29:54 PM »
We can all do times share presentations in the Poconos and get a free weekend at a place like Split Rock Resort http://www.splitrockresort.com. Not sure if they they have conference or banquet rooms for the meals though.

Wouldn't that be a chillul hashem? Or do they expect people not to buy?
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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2011, 03:31:02 PM »
I'm assuming that the married people would bring their families with them whether it's in the try-state or far away Niagara. So if you're gonna shlepp the family with you anyway, let it be a nice place that the wife and kids will enjoy too. I understand it's more of a shclepp when it's farther, but I think if it's gonna be a Shabbaton with the wife and kids it just makes more sense to be near something nice.

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #42 on: April 05, 2011, 03:56:16 PM »
Wouldn't that be a chillul hashem? Or do they expect people not to buy?

They know most people come for the vacation and don't buy but if 10 - 15 couples do it together is can be a a little bit of an issue :)

Just some other ideas: Atlantic City (Plenty of non gambling family activities in the area), Lake George (Mostly mom & Pop hotels though), There is a catagory 3 SPG across the street from Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA if most people have small kids.

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2011, 05:39:57 PM »
the Sheraton in edison is very nice and their very accomidating for shabbosim. we had a family simcha there for shabbos and it was really really nice.... and the management was used to the whole idea as theyve done it many times...
and the rooms were really nice- dont know y its such a low category hotel..
Just adding my 2 cents in...  although niagra so sounds a whole lot better@

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #44 on: April 05, 2011, 09:16:29 PM »
sounds interesting, Id really like to meet every one how about a weekend somewhere different.