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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
Shul across the street

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.

« Last edited by Mimo on October 25, 2022, 01:41:54 AM »

Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 1202219 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5520 on: August 30, 2022, 06:01:51 PM »
anything for november 14-18?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5521 on: August 31, 2022, 01:16:59 PM »

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5522 on: August 31, 2022, 06:08:07 PM »
I have Thursday Sept 22 If anyone needs

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5523 on: September 01, 2022, 12:41:35 PM »
I need Sep 25-27
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5524 on: September 01, 2022, 12:42:12 PM »
hilton has transfer bonus 100-2600

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5525 on: September 01, 2022, 01:27:07 PM »
hilton has transfer bonus 100-2600
You mean 100:260?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5526 on: September 02, 2022, 01:02:43 PM »
You mean 100:260?
correct. but sadly this wont really move the needle to much unless your lucky to find a 95k night.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5527 on: September 02, 2022, 01:12:09 PM »
Iím looking for 9/7, 9/30-10/5. I have 1/27-2/4.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5528 on: September 07, 2022, 12:58:40 AM »
Looking for 9-29-10/3

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5529 on: September 14, 2022, 01:04:43 PM »
anyone have nov20-23?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5530 on: September 19, 2022, 02:27:08 PM »
looking for standard room oct 30 to nov 6  anybody have any?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5531 on: October 18, 2022, 12:32:43 PM »
Does the wa allow non guests to book shabbos meals?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5532 on: October 18, 2022, 09:18:53 PM »
I have Nov 9th and 10th available to sell

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5533 on: October 23, 2022, 07:59:27 PM »
How does Chanukah work in the waldorf? Do they provide candles? Where do guests light?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5534 on: October 26, 2022, 02:28:24 AM »
Just spoke with rabbi Weiner about the Waldorf again and he says like this :

The reason why waj doesn't get a better hechsher besides Stam rabbannut is bc of commitment issues to keeping to better standards and he spoke to the rabanut about it and said that's the reason . Not saying things aren't up to par but if have Stam rabbannut don't have to answer to anyone or commit to better standards, so you never know what your getting.

He spoke to reb efrati who rumors were was going to give his hechsher as well and he kept telling rabbi Weiner that what goes on  is לא פשוט over and over .

As for why ou is better in America then hechsher here is bc the ou has the money and manpower to keep to what they say , meaning you know exactly what standards your getting. Here they don't have the same resources so never really know what they are keeping to (this doesn't apply to rubin , eida, landau)
It's not easy to give a hechsher on hotels and ou the few places they may give a hechsher to have a team of 30+ people keeping tabs  but the Waldorf has a te.of 2-4 tops at any time.
If the whole point of WAJ is the breakfast you can get a breakfast with a huge spread at Prima Palace. Dozens of salad, cheeses,  pastry, hot dish, drink options etc. and itís acceptable to Rabbi Weiner. The accommodations are obviously a compromise but Iím not sure why everyone is so hung up on the WAJ for the breakfast. Maybe you lose the omelet station and a couple other options but you still get a massive breakfast and itís kosher limehadrin.













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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5535 on: October 26, 2022, 08:48:16 AM »
Itís not about the breakfast

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5536 on: October 26, 2022, 10:16:00 AM »
The accommodations are obviously a compromise


Understatement of the year.
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5537 on: October 26, 2022, 02:23:32 PM »
Understatement of the year.
Some people would rather compromise on accommodations, vs compromising on Kashrus....

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5538 on: October 26, 2022, 02:39:30 PM »
Some people would rather compromise on accommodations, vs compromising on Kashrus....
no one is forcing you to eat from the hotel. We go to plenty of non kosher hotels where we dont eat what we're not supposed to

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5539 on: October 26, 2022, 02:40:09 PM »
The Leonardo Plaza had a huge spread when I was there right before COVID. I didn't find the accommodations impressive, but location was not bad and the hechsher is Mehadrin, too.