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JFK to TLV:
4/6: Yehoshua2 +1, TrueCaller, peshzen, Hockeynut123, belzagripas, Samy1716, brooklyndan (9 people - 1 male)
4/20: greatdeals (total of 6 people), cyginsberg
4/27: israel11219
5/11: shmaltz, danthecan (family of 8 - only 1 counts for minyan)
5/18: DoB, shmuel2004
5/25: ConfusionisKey (2 people)
6/22: Dovdovmoneytree (with 2 teenage daughters), Issac Karahod (family of 8 )
6/29: @mike
8/10: YJ1M8F
8/17: Rivkao (family of 8 ), fisher (family of 4)
9/1 : @yonah's son - 1
9/21: Danfan+ (family of 7), Shvitzer (family of 6)
10/5: pcgeek (2 ppl)

TLV to JFK:
4/19: Yehoshua2 +1, Hockeynut123, belzagripas, Samy1716, brooklyndan (9 people - 1 male)
4/22: TrueCaller, peshzen
4/29: greatdeals, (total of 6 people) cyginsberg
5/10: israel11219, alizab613
5/17: shmaltz, danthecan (family of 8 - only 1 counts for minyan)
5/31: Shmuel2004
6/3: DoB
6/10: ConfusionisKey (2 people)
7/8: Issac Karahod (family of 8 )
7/12: @mike
7/15: Dovdovmoneytree (with 2 teenage daughters)
8/23: YJ1M8F
8/24: fisher (family of 4)
9/6: Rivkao (family of 8 )
10/14: Danfan+ (family of 7 ), shulemw (family of 8 ), Shvitzer (family of 6)
10/18: pcgeek (2 ppl)
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Welcome to Serbia!
 
Serbia is a safe country, Belgrade is a safe city. The Serbs love Jews, and there is no anti-Semitism. You can walk around the street with a kippa without fear. As in all cities, just beware of pickpockets who can try to take money without you noticing.

Transportation to the city
Private driver:
Reliable English-speaking driver: Mr. Aleks.
Phone number / Whatsapp: + 381-693571234

You have to coordinate with him in advance.

Prices For each direction:
4- car seat: $ 25
7- car seat: $ 40
You can pay him in US dollars.

Taxi:
It is recommended to take a taxi from the airport. the estimated cost for each direction is $18 but you can only pay in local currency – Serbian Dinar. You can convert dollars to local currency at the airport. The conversion rate at the airport is high so it is advisable to convert only the necessary amount for a taxi and to convert the rest in the city. There is a money change location in every corner of the city.

Pay attention! You should only take a taxi from the official station where there is a large taxi sign at the airport. local drivers will offer you a taxi please don’t go with them as they will charge you an excessive price. Again, just go to the official station!

Accommodation
You can feel secure with any hotel on Booking.com or Airbnb.

Chabad apartment:
You can rent our beautiful newly renovated apartment in Chabad House. There are only 2 rooms and each room has 2 beds. Its suitable for a maximum of 4 people. Price for one room: 40 Euro. Price for 2 rooms 80 Euro. For more information and reservations click on this link.

For recommended hotels in the city center close to the Chabad House please click here.

Kosher food:
Please note! Belgrade has no kosher restaurant or shop. even if Google redirects you to “kosher restaurants”, they are not kosher at all!!!
Chabad provides kosher dinners at 7:30pm by reservations only. Please send requests within 2 weeks of your visit. For information and pre-order click here.
Breakfast and lunch can be ordered for groups of 10 or more by sending a request within 2 weeks of your visit.

Minyanim:
Usually there is no Minyan on weekdays, but sometimes when there is a group of guests we make a minyan at the Chabad House for Mincha and Arvit.

We recommend that you send us a message two days in advance to see if there is a chance for a Minyan. Also, if you see a lot of Jews on your flight, you can arrange with them and schedule a prayer time at the Chabad House.

Tour guides:
Belgrade is a beautiful and interesting city with a fascinating Jewish history. there are many Jewish tour guides in Belgrade who will be happy to take you on a tour.

Here is a list of recommended Jewish tour guides.
Mr. Yoel Simhony – Phone Number +381-60-550-7150. E-mail: office@noatours-serbia.com
Mr. Amnon Glid – Phone Number +381-69-715-517. E-mail: agl988@yahoo.com
Mr. Aleksander Benvenisty – Phone/Whatsapp Number +972-52-331-8689. E-mail: benva@yahoo.com
Mr. Yair Arama – Phone Number +381-69-269-3388. E-mail: its.yair@gmail.com
You can always reach us by email: info@chabad.rs

Kol tuv and Welcome,

Chabad of Serbia


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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV, Add Your Name To The Wiki For Minyan/Trips!
« Reply #165 on: May 18, 2020, 12:17:28 PM »
A few days ago I got the expected email from Air Serbia informing me that my flights have been canceled. My outbound flight was supposed to be today. Do I need to call the airline to discuss my options before the flight was scheduled to depart, or do I have more time?

As for my options - in ideal circumstances I'd like to keep my ticket open and reschedule for later this year. But I have no idea if travel will be safe or legal before the end of the year - if Air Serbia doesn't extend the deadline into next year, does anybody know if I'd still be able to get a cash refund in late 2020?

If it matters, I booked using Chase UR points (so by "cash refund" I really mean a refund of my Chase points).

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV, Add Your Name To The Wiki For Minyan/Trips!
« Reply #166 on: May 18, 2020, 09:42:27 PM »
I got a cancellation email for Sukkos flights. It looks like they're cancelling pretty far out

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV, Add Your Name To The Wiki For Minyan/Trips!
« Reply #167 on: May 18, 2020, 11:35:02 PM »
I got a cancellation email for Sukkos flights. It looks like they're cancelling pretty far out
I got the same partial cancellation. They reduced frequency of BEG to TLV segment, and what remains does not align well with the JFK flights. nearly impossible to depart JFK after Rosh Hashana. best bet is if they further modify their schedule.

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV, Add Your Name To The Wiki For Minyan/Trips!
« Reply #168 on: May 19, 2020, 02:41:57 PM »
i also got cancelled it looks like they have alot of shabbos flights

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV, Add Your Name To The Wiki For Minyan/Trips!
« Reply #169 on: May 19, 2020, 02:42:54 PM »
What flights were you on?
Did you try rebooking?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV, Add Your Name To The Wiki For Minyan/Trips!
« Reply #170 on: May 19, 2020, 02:43:48 PM »
trying...

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV, Add Your Name To The Wiki For Minyan/Trips!
« Reply #171 on: May 19, 2020, 03:28:30 PM »
on their website it seems like there are no outbound flights for the next few months.

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV, Add Your Name To The Wiki For Minyan/Trips!
« Reply #172 on: May 19, 2020, 07:13:42 PM »
ok so i rebooked for the 16th landing erev roish hashune 5am the guy told me that in july they will be probably adding more flights
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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV, Add Your Name To The Wiki For Minyan/Trips!
« Reply #173 on: May 24, 2020, 10:47:12 AM »
who rebooked you? what number did you call?

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV, Add Your Name To The Wiki For Minyan/Trips!
« Reply #174 on: May 25, 2020, 12:39:08 PM »
(718)725-8642.

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV, Add Your Name To The Wiki For Minyan/Trips!
« Reply #175 on: June 25, 2020, 03:03:57 PM »
Is there any timeframe to request a refund for cancelled flights? I don't want to request a refund now in case Israel opens up for Sukkos.

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV, Add Your Name To The Wiki For Minyan/Trips!
« Reply #176 on: June 30, 2020, 02:26:55 PM »
Is there any timeframe to request a refund for cancelled flights? I don't want to request a refund now in case Israel opens up for Sukkos.
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- also, is there a risk of them going bankrupt or are we banking on Emirates

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV, Add Your Name To The Wiki For Minyan/Trips!
« Reply #177 on: July 14, 2020, 11:01:08 PM »
anybody still booked for succos?? is it really worth the risk of not getting any money back if they go under?

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV, Add Your Name To The Wiki For Minyan/Trips!
« Reply #178 on: July 15, 2020, 04:52:55 PM »
anybody still booked for succos?? is it really worth the risk of not getting any money back if they go under?

FWIW - My booking through chase for 9/2 was already canceled. Still need to verify that I got my points back

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV, Add Your Name To The Wiki For Minyan/Trips!
« Reply #179 on: August 02, 2020, 11:44:24 PM »
Any update on this?