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Breakfast:
Paying guests get breakfast for free. If you are staying on points you need to be gold or diamond to get free breakfast. (source)

Parking:
Complimentary (No longer, is now 60sh for self park - Drago)

Shuls Nearby:
Great Synagogue - Approx. 7 minute walk
Kotel around 15min walk thru the mall & arab Shuk (Only suggested when soldiers are present like friday night on the way home)
Hotel has a Shul in the basement

Hechsher: Plain Rabbanut Yerushayim (not mehadrin)
hechsherim in isreal
whatever your rabbi says you can eat, someone else's rabbi says is treif

If anyone is planing on staying at Waldorf and not eating the free breakfast (Hechsher, Early flight, etc') please PM shimino1

If you get free drinks vouchers and don't use them, I'll buy it off you for 10 shek per voucher.
PM shimino1

If anyone is planing on staying at Waldorf and not eating the free breakfast please PM dragoddfer, and he may be able to pay for the breakfast.

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Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 872436 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5360 on: June 24, 2022, 03:30:50 AM »
In case anyone cares.
All fruits/veggies are under Rabbi Efrati/shmita lchumra.
All meat/chicken are rubin/eida charedis/kehilot/shearis yisroel
I am assuming this info is per the mashgiach.


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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5361 on: June 24, 2022, 03:31:35 AM »
It depends if @Dan is there.
I think you have your answer..

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5362 on: June 26, 2022, 02:15:24 AM »
I am assuming this info is per the mashgiach.


Correct. No need to relitigate if that's OK or not.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5363 on: June 26, 2022, 02:16:12 AM »
The fruits are clearly chu"l as they don't taste nearly as good as in the past ;D  :'(
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5364 on: June 26, 2022, 02:17:16 AM »
In case anyone cares.
All fruits/veggies are under Rabbi Efrati/shmita lchumra.
All meat/chicken are rubin/eida charedis/kehilot/shearis yisroel

And the products they are using (spices sauces etc ask about those as well .they have been known in past to use triangle k and other very questionable hechsharim and when pressed about it to see the storage room for products  they refuse to show or allow anyone near the place.)
Also make sure there is always a masgiach on site as many times there isn't.....and they may say there is and hes busy but then someone won't come for an hour.
Not saying there's a problem but your dealing with very shady people , same way you'd avoid shady point dealers if they can't tell you where they get their stock from or how they do it this is much worse.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5365 on: June 26, 2022, 02:17:41 AM »
The Friday night meal at the WAJ has gone from good to mediocre to subpar over the years. All while getting more and more expensive.

What other options are there for meals?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5366 on: June 26, 2022, 02:20:30 AM »
The Friday night meal at the WAJ has gone from good to mediocre to subpar over the years. All while getting more and more expensive.

What other options are there for meals?
The Plaza is definitely decent for Friday night food

Otherwise you're welcome to come by me  8)
« Last Edit: June 26, 2022, 02:24:45 AM by tavster »

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5367 on: June 26, 2022, 02:21:17 AM »
This is From personal experience about 2 months ago , and when I mentioned  a few rabbonim in yerushalayim that told me what to ask the head masgiach blew his top said some very nasty things about them how they aren't real rabbonim and don't know what they are saying etc and just trying to make trouble for him and stormed off not a good look. If don't have what to hide and are willing to work with people he wouldn't have this issue

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5368 on: June 26, 2022, 02:23:51 AM »
If any one wants to go on points waj opened up sun-thurs this week.
Usually on weekend things for that coming week open up

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5369 on: June 26, 2022, 02:32:26 AM »
This is From personal experience about 2 months ago , and when I mentioned  a few rabbonim in yerushalayim that told me what to ask the head masgiach blew his top said some very nasty things about them how they aren't real rabbonim and don't know what they are saying etc and just trying to make trouble for him and stormed off not a good look. If don't have what to hide and are willing to work with people he wouldn't have this issue
No need to relitigate
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5370 on: June 26, 2022, 02:45:04 AM »
The Plaza is definitely decent for Friday night food

Otherwise you're welcome to come by me  8)
yeah if you want the most mehadrin option thats decent its the plaza. i feel they have gone down too significantly since the old chef left, but at least the prices are lower usually than the waldorf.
Some say the inbal is really tasty, but i havent seen any real source saying they are mehadrin/mashgiach keeps it like mehadrin.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5371 on: June 26, 2022, 03:14:14 PM »
The Plaza is definitely decent for Friday night food

Otherwise you're welcome to come by me  8)
Any outsider can eat there Friday night? If yes, how do I go about reserving meals for a large group?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5372 on: June 26, 2022, 03:23:32 PM »
The fruits are clearly chu"l as they don't taste nearly as good as in the past ;D  :'(
My understanding is that this is not required by Rav Efrati but I may be wrong about that. I think it was mentioned here before.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5373 on: June 26, 2022, 08:14:25 PM »
are there any restaurants around WAJ that have pre-paid Friday night meals?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5374 on: June 27, 2022, 12:28:14 AM »
yeah if you want the most mehadrin option thats decent its the plaza. i feel they have gone down too significantly since the old chef left, but at least the prices are lower usually than the waldorf.
When did the chef leave?
Is the food still better than the WAJ?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5375 on: June 27, 2022, 04:15:01 AM »
are there any restaurants around WAJ that have pre-paid Friday night meals?
The Rabanut does not let that.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5376 on: June 27, 2022, 04:19:20 AM »
The Rabanut does not let that.
What's wrong with a prepaid meal?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5377 on: June 27, 2022, 06:18:27 AM »
What's wrong with a prepaid meal?
maybe it it's a 5 towns Vaad thing
The Vaad doesn’t allow deliveries to the airport. There is a new hechsher that allows delivery to the airport but you can only use it, if you’re from out of town. (This is what I understood from the past 15 pages CMIIW)
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5378 on: June 27, 2022, 07:19:12 AM »
That was a joke if it wasnt clear

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5379 on: June 27, 2022, 09:14:49 AM »
What's wrong with a prepaid meal?
Unlike the above not a joke afaik.
Just another one of their policies shutting the door on potential issues instead of dealing with them. (To me similar to the approach to non mevushal wines at resteraunts in the US).
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