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Shuls:
Kesher Israel (great minyan with breakfast after shachris)
Chabad
Degel Israel

Hotels Near Shuls:
IHG Only one in walking distance from KI, 36min
Days Inn 17min from Chabad
ABVI 25min from Chabad
SPG, None are walking distance:
Sheraton 7k/C&P (3 suites, corner rooms are very large, kids aren't allowed in the club lounge)

FP 4k
FP 3k/C&P


Kosher Food:
Central PA's Kosher Mart
The shul has a limited number of items for sale including packaged food items and dairy including chalav yisrael milk, yogurt and ice cream. Kosher meat and chicken are available at:
  • Weiss Markets, 1700A Fruitville Pike, Lancaster (717) 397-8127
  • Wegmanís, 2000 Crossings Blvd, Lancaster (off Harrisburg Pike)
Chalav Yisrael (Kreider Farms) milk is available at:
  • Giant Food Store (at Stone Mill Plaza), 1360 Columbia Ave., Lancaster
  • Weiss Markets (Kendig Square) 2600 Willow Street Pike, Willow St, PA
Cheaper Tickets:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/42557

Attractions - Harrisburg: - Check Groupon for Deals
http://www.hersheypark.com/
https://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/en_us.html
https://www.laketobias.com/
http://indianechocaverns.com/
http://www.crayolaexperience.com/easton


Attractions - Lancaster: Check Groupon for Deals
Dutch Wonderland
Cherry Crest Farm
Crayola Factory
Kreider Farm Tour
Turkey Hill Factory

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #340 on: July 17, 2020, 04:09:37 PM »
it's called Kreider's Farm and BTW all of their milk is CY even those that are not labeled "Pride of the Farm"
You sure? I few yrs a go someone told me that potf only uses the facilities on certain days and on those days, even Kreiders milk is CV and thereís a way to know by looking at the stamp on the bottle. But I never heard that all kreiders milk is CV

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #341 on: July 18, 2020, 10:21:01 PM »
Kreider Farms is currently closed for tours.

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #342 on: July 19, 2020, 01:00:34 AM »
Anyone have a good experience with an Airbnb in the area?

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #343 on: July 19, 2020, 02:33:29 PM »
You sure? I few yrs a go someone told me that potf only uses the facilities on certain days and on those days, even Kreiders milk is CV and thereís a way to know by looking at the stamp on the bottle. But I never heard that all kreiders milk is CV
My chavrusa said he spoke to one of the Mashgichim. He said that it would be too complicated to do some runs CY and some not, because they would have to kasher some of the equipment (like pasteurizers) between runs (because of those who are makpid on kielim). So, they just have it CY all the time and only label it POTF when POTF needs it . Otherwise, it's just labeled Kreider's.
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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #344 on: July 19, 2020, 06:04:54 PM »
My chavrusa said he spoke to one of the Mashgichim. He said that it would be too complicated to do some runs CY and some not, because they would have to kasher some of the equipment (like pasteurizers) between runs (because of those who are makpid on kielim). So, they just have it CY all the time and only label it POTF when POTF needs it . Otherwise, it's just labeled Kreider's.
This is what I have heard from my own reliable sources as well.
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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #345 on: July 19, 2020, 06:39:14 PM »
My chavrusa said he spoke to one of the Mashgichim. He said that it would be too complicated to do some runs CY and some not, because they would have to kasher some of the equipment (like pasteurizers) between runs (because of those who are makpid on kielim). So, they just have it CY all the time and only label it POTF when POTF needs it . Otherwise, it's just labeled Kreider's.
I was on the tour 2 summers ago and this was what the tour guide said as well. They have a mashgiach who stays on the farm.

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #346 on: July 21, 2020, 01:44:52 AM »
I was on the tour 2 summers ago and this was what the tour guide said as well. They have a mashgiach who stays on the farm.
i was there a year ago on a non CY day. The tour guide said the rabbis only come certain days. Seems the milk on those days is trucked to the CY bottling facility across the road. On regular days itís trucked to the krieder facility

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #347 on: July 21, 2020, 01:51:13 AM »
i was there a year ago on a non CY day. The tour guide said the rabbis only come certain days. Seems the milk on those days is trucked to the CY bottling facility across the road. On regular days itís trucked to the krieder facility
Not true. It's the only CY farm that never kashers as it's always CY. Even the Chassidish farms such as UDF / Golden Flow give the mashgichim off days and kasher after but Kreiders a mashgiach living on site 24/7/365 who only leaves when another mashgiach comes to relieve him. Call the hechsher + farm and ask.


It may be possible that The Kreiders label is stuck on to milk from other farms so be careful YMMV if its CY, again call the hechsher.
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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #348 on: July 21, 2020, 08:40:25 AM »


I was on the tour 2 summers ago and this was what the tour guide said as well. They have a mashgiach who stays on the farm.



i was there a year ago on a non CY day. The tour guide said the rabbis only come certain days. Seems the milk on those days is trucked to the CY bottling facility across the road. On regular days itís trucked to the krieder facility

The tour guide is from an outside Company running tours. He may have no clue what he is talking about.

Not true. It's the only CY farm that never kashers as it's always CY. Even the Chassidish farms such as UDF / Golden Flow give the mashgichim off days and kasher after but Kreiders a mashgiach living on site 24/7/365 who only leaves when another mashgiach comes to relieve him. Call the hechsher + farm and ask.


It may be possible that The Kreiders label is stuck on to milk from other farms so be careful YMMV if its CY, again call the hechsher.

This is true, and the last case is very rare if ever, but almost happened due to the lunch programs. There is only so much milk a cow produces.
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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #349 on: July 30, 2020, 05:06:11 PM »
Anyone know if I can bring kosher food into Hershey park?
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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #350 on: July 30, 2020, 05:13:10 PM »
Anyone know if I can bring kosher food into Hershey park?
I dont think so but have not been there in a while.
IIRC they have a quiet picnic area outside the gates. If you get hungry in the middle of the day get your hand stamped and eat outside or go to the kosher stand.
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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #351 on: July 30, 2020, 10:31:06 PM »
I dont think so but have not been there in a while.
IIRC they have a quiet picnic area outside the gates. If you get hungry in the middle of the day get your hand stamped and eat outside or go to the kosher stand.
I believe the kosher stand is closed this year due to covid.

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #352 on: August 10, 2020, 10:59:30 AM »
Is anyone travelling from Lancaster this week? I left my phone in a rest stop on Rt76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) the Burger King is holding on to it for me. Please pm if you can pick it up for me.
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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #353 on: August 10, 2020, 05:46:11 PM »
Is anyone travelling from Lancaster this week? I left my phone in a rest stop on Rt76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) the Burger King is holding on to it for me. Please pm if you can pick it up for me.
Maybe try calling Chaveirim, thereís supposed to be an interstate Chaveirim that might be able to find you someone

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #355 on: August 10, 2020, 11:13:55 PM »
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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #356 on: August 12, 2020, 08:28:58 AM »
Has anyone been to Lancaster in the last couple weeks?
Is everything open?
Are there any restrictions this year?

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #357 on: August 12, 2020, 03:11:23 PM »
Has anyone been to Lancaster in the last couple weeks?
Is everything open?
Are there any restrictions this year?
Almost not a mask to be seen in cherry crest. Half had masks by the minyan in degel israel.

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #358 on: August 13, 2020, 08:26:13 PM »
Almost not a mask to be seen in cherry crest. Half had masks by the minyan in degel israel.
Thanx, looking for a second activity in addition to cherry crest, any suggestions?

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #359 on: August 16, 2020, 03:31:54 PM »
Can anyone please recommend which of the Marriot bonvoy hotels in located Lancaster would be most appropriate for a 2 night stay for a family with 6 children?

We stayed last at Eden Resort and have great memories of rooms service and kiddie water park.