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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.
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Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 666931 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3015 on: December 13, 2016, 01:51:41 PM »
Do shabbos meals require prior reservations? Stay is for chanukah and nervous that they'll be full.
Just a data point, not directly relevant to your situation:
We were staying AirBnB and wanted to prepay Shabbat brunch at WA. They told us regrettably they could not accommodate us as the hotel was full and they needed to take care of their guests.  Even though I was HH Diamond! :'(

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3016 on: December 13, 2016, 04:00:32 PM »
He is a private concierge there. He is truly a great person.
"Truly a great person" seems like an excessive description and should be reserved for truly great people. Like those who bike up Haleakala  ;)
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3017 on: December 13, 2016, 04:01:35 PM »
"Truly a great person" seems like an excessive description and should be reserved for truly great people. Like those who bike up Haleakala  ;)

Boy oh Boy. If he knew that you thought he was great, he would not be able to stop laughing..
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3018 on: December 13, 2016, 04:08:16 PM »
Boy oh Boy. If he knew that you thought he was great, he would not be able to stop laughing..
It is an epic accomplishment.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3019 on: December 13, 2016, 04:14:56 PM »
It is an epic accomplishment.

Now you can start imagining just how amazing Jason is!
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3020 on: December 15, 2016, 11:30:51 AM »
Can someone fill me in on what's the deal with the hechsher for this hotel? Specifically for breakfast. Thanks

Feel Free to PM me if you want.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3021 on: December 15, 2016, 11:39:13 AM »
Can someone fill me in on what's the deal with the hechsher for this hotel? Specifically for breakfast. Thanks

Feel Free to PM me if you want.
There's no deal. It's Rabbunut. There are those that postulate somehow that it's better. Ask your LOR.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3022 on: December 15, 2016, 11:43:28 AM »
Can someone fill me in on what's the deal with the hechsher for this hotel? Specifically for breakfast. Thanks

Feel Free to PM me if you want.
Official hashgocha is Rabanut, which has something to do with having Jewish employees there working on Shabbos.

In practice the mashgiach says that only mehadrin foods are used. I made a few phone calls to various people in the know and was told I could comfortably eat there, but obviously everyone should do their own research.

Avraham Fried was sitting at the Shabbos table next to us, so if I do go to hell because of it, at least I'll hear some good songs from my uncle ;)
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3023 on: December 15, 2016, 11:46:42 AM »
Rabbanut is not the issue
as much as who is the mashgiach

I know we stayed there because the hashgacha was so good as appose to the neighboring hotels.

We also were told by our rabbi we could eat at their restaurants as well.

I'm yet to hear anyone say something bad about their hashgacha
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3024 on: December 15, 2016, 11:47:11 AM »
Can we just sticky everyone's Kashrus opinions in the wiki so we don't have to keep going over this?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3025 on: December 15, 2016, 11:52:35 AM »
I'm currently on the lookout to add more Israel based, Charedi, Rabbanim who know Kashrus to the list of people who approve of the WA but not Rabbunut to the list of those who say it's acceptable. If anyone knows of one and can post or PM me I would be indebted.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3026 on: December 15, 2016, 07:11:52 PM »
If anyone is planing on staying at Waldorf and not eating the free breakfast (Hechsher, Early flight, etc') please let me know

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

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3027 on: December 15, 2016, 10:15:37 PM »
Can we just sticky everyone's Kashrus opinions in the wiki so we don't have to keep going over this?
All the relevant info is already in the wiki
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3028 on: December 15, 2016, 10:17:35 PM »
There's no deal. It's Rabbunut. There are those that postulate somehow that it's better. Ask your LOR.

Official hashgocha is Rabanut, which has something to do with having Jewish employees there working on Shabbos.

In practice the mashgiach says that only mehadrin foods are used. I made a few phone calls to various people in the know and was told I could comfortably eat there, but obviously everyone should do their own research.

Avraham Fried was sitting at the Shabbos table next to us, so if I do go to hell because of it, at least I'll hear some good songs from my uncle ;)

Rabbanut is not the issue
as much as who is the mashgiach

I know we stayed there because the hashgacha was so good as appose to the neighboring hotels.

We also were told by our rabbi we could eat at their restaurants as well.

I'm yet to hear anyone say something bad about their hashgacha


Thanks everyone.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3029 on: December 15, 2016, 11:19:07 PM »

I'm yet to hear anyone say something bad about their hashgacha
Then obviously you did not ask around enough.. Rabbis, Kuber, Weiner, Baum don't recommend it.
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