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Seasonal direct flights from NYC: JetBlue 5 days per week (Tuesday and Wednesday they don't fly) Virgin America on Saturday.

If you want to be near Chabad of Palm Springs you want to look for houses in Twin Palms or Deepwell.
There are other area that may work, like Sunny Dunes for example, though it would be best to inquire the distance from Chabad before booking.
Don't forget to leave a donation, Chabad Houses in tourist destinations are dependent on visitor support.

Good rental sites include:
http://vrbo.com/
http://www.vacationrentals.com/
https://www.acmehouseco.com/

http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/vac/  ****Approach with caution, there have been many vacation rental scams with almost no way to recover money******

Hotels in and around Palm Springs include:
-Hyatt Regency Suites in downtown Palm Springs.
-Hyatt Grand Champions Resort in Indian Wells
-Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage

Activities:
-Hiking, and lots of it.
-Joshua Tree National Park
-Walking up Cahuilla Hills Dr is easy and breathtaking: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/6652
-Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
-Thursday night street fair in downtown Palm Springs
-Cabazon Outlet Shopping
-Knott's Soak City
-ATV http://www.quadsquadatvtours.com/desertatvtours/
Childrens Discovery Museum = $8 per person of the age 2 great for kids

Chabad: Chabad Palm springs is located at
425 avenida Ortega
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Re: Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #480 on: January 18, 2022, 07:07:19 PM »
Considering that Satmar Rebbes where honored many times at Chabad Palm Springs, I don't see this at earth shattering, though I will admit that it's something I would have never though I would see.

The question is if the shliach eats food made in his kitchen...

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Re: Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #481 on: January 18, 2022, 07:28:38 PM »
I see this as a positive step.

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Re: Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #482 on: January 18, 2022, 07:38:28 PM »
I see this as a positive step.

Towards what?
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Re: Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #483 on: January 18, 2022, 07:40:48 PM »


The question is if the shliach eats food made in his kitchen...
chicken is Satmar, beef is Skver
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Re: Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #484 on: January 18, 2022, 09:16:09 PM »

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Re: Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #485 on: January 18, 2022, 09:20:53 PM »
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There isn't? I mean besides the address of CRC.
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Re: Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #486 on: January 18, 2022, 09:26:04 PM »
chicken is Satmar, beef is Skver
IINM they usually donít permit KJ in their establishments?

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Re: Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #487 on: January 18, 2022, 10:09:02 PM »
There isn't? I mean besides the address of CRC.

Korn's bread had both CHK and CRC on it for years.

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Re: Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #488 on: January 18, 2022, 11:11:14 PM »
Korn's bread had both CHK and CRC on it for years.
I believe you're confusing them with Beigel's.
(unless Korn's also has them?)

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Re: Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« Reply #489 on: January 18, 2022, 11:17:04 PM »
It's a pure clever business decision. Palm springs is full of Satmars and the rav wants their business that's all.

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #490 on: February 01, 2022, 11:59:05 AM »
Anybody knows of any decent rentals in the Rancho Mirage neighborhood? In the past I saw many closer to Palm springs on Airbnb, but now I don't see anything decent.

I assume you want to be close to the Chabad there.  I couldn't find any that close to chabad

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #491 on: February 01, 2022, 12:09:41 PM »
Hello all on DDF Palm Springs forum.

So I recently returned from the Westin Desert Willow Villas.  If you read my TR on Palm Springs from 2018, you know that I stayed at the JW that time, so I would like to compare the 2 here.

Long story short, in recent years, much like many of us here on the forums, I became a bit of a Westin snob.  I tried booking by the other Palm Desert westin, but yeshiva week was all booked up, so I booked desert willow.
Pros-Clean, quiet, large grounds with many pools, convenient location
Cons-preferential treatment given to those who are Westin vacation club members, room is only cleaned if you stay over 7 days, they will not give you a roll away bed unless you are in the larger villa though the smaller one has more than enough space, you can hear street traffic from some porches (though not from the front of the buildings)

Overall, JW was a better experience considering there was daily house keeping, views were slightly better, lobby attendants were a little nicer and there was a spa.
The better parts about the Westin, more pools, better for Shabbos, getting to your car from your room/to your room from your car.

By no means am I bashing the Westin, I just think I would rather go to a different hotel if I were to ever return

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #492 on: April 05, 2022, 11:12:11 AM »
Any kosher pizza shops or restaurants in palm springs?
Keep calm and move on

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #493 on: April 06, 2022, 01:34:10 AM »
Any kosher pizza shops or restaurants in palm springs?
No

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Re: Palm Springs, CA Master Thread
« Reply #494 on: April 06, 2022, 09:58:08 AM »
Any kosher pizza shops or restaurants in palm springs?

Not officially. But this past winter Chabad of PS opened a sort of pop-up restaurant inside the shul every night with multiple mains and sides, costing from $25-$60 (?) depending on what main you took. It wasn't really advertised and the menu is somewhat unpredictable and they can run out of things if you come later, but we ate there one night and enjoyed it a lot.

I think this was their first time doing it, and if they make it more organized with advertising and set menus and perhaps pre-ordering, it would definitely move PS up as a winter destination (which I actually hope doesn't happen - let everyone else go to FL and leave PS for us non-foodies).