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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #285 on: April 15, 2019, 10:34:34 AM »
We lived in St Louis Heights during our year there. Rented a modest house that
Overlooked Waikiki and DH. Had a lovely lanai (mirpeset). Wouldn’t be a bad location for an Air!bnB rental.

That's actually crazy that you lived there for a year! What did you do for work, and if you don't mind me asking, are you Orthodox Jewish? If so, how did that work?

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #286 on: April 15, 2019, 10:43:04 AM »
That's actually crazy that you lived there for a year! What did you do for work, and if you don't mind me asking, are you Orthodox Jewish? If so, how did that work?
We had another DDFer that did it and posted live TRs.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #287 on: April 15, 2019, 10:44:06 AM »
We had another DDFer that did it and posted live TRs.
This is all hypothetical. Dw would not allow us to do this unless the country was named Israel.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #288 on: April 15, 2019, 10:48:37 AM »
That's actually crazy that you lived there for a year! What did you do for work, and if you don't mind me asking, are you Orthodox Jewish? If so, how did that work?
Don’t mind at all.
We were not orthodox then, so I guess that makes us BT.  We used to drive the Pali Highway every Friday night to the Reform synagogue.  Good times!
I’m a physician.  Was there for a “gap year” between my residency and fellowship, doing a year of clinical teaching. 

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #289 on: April 15, 2019, 10:54:01 AM »
We had another DDFer that did it and posted live TRs.
I understand that there is now a Chabad near Ala Moana shopping center.  I could see spending another year there, but AFAIK, there isn’t any real “community,” so probably not longer.  Would love if someone could CMIIW.


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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #290 on: April 15, 2019, 10:56:39 AM »
Depends when.
If government not shut down, Pearl Harbor Arizona Memorial is a must.
If winter time, North Shore to see massive waves and crazy people surfing them.
Windward size has some of the best beaches in the world (according to some ranking systems), such as Kailua or Lanikai.
Diamond Head has a nice walk to the top and nice views.
Manoa falls is a nice hike.
All of the above based primarily on my year on Oahu, 1995-96, with my DW. Obviously some things may have changed....
Good recs, I've done all this stuff. Also went Jetskiiing on the north shore, kayaked to a sandbar on the windward coast, and snorkeled Hanauma Bay on our honeymoon.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #291 on: April 15, 2019, 10:58:35 AM »
Oy. Just read that Chabad Hawaii has two sifrei Torah stolen a year ago January.  How awful.  I must have missed the news last year.  From searching online, doesn’t appear that they were recovered.   Just sickening. 

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #292 on: April 15, 2019, 11:00:50 AM »
I understand that there is now a Chabad near Ala Moana shopping center.  I could see spending another year there, but AFAIK, there isn’t any real “community,” so probably not longer.  Would love if someone could CMIIW.
Also rents have probably skyrocketed, not to mention the costs of bringing in food.

Also, I'm not sure what options would exist for people will school aged children.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #293 on: April 15, 2019, 11:02:27 AM »
Also rents have probably skyrocketed, not to mention the costs of bringing in food.

Also, I'm not sure what options would exist for people will school aged children.
Rents are up, but food prices have gone way down from what they used.
Chabad kids there do online schooling.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #294 on: August 07, 2019, 01:45:38 AM »
has anyone stayed at The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations?
debating between that and the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.
Is one more Shabbos friendly than the other?
any other suggestions for Shabbos?

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #295 on: August 25, 2019, 11:36:15 PM »
Anyone going to Oahu and wants a body surfboard?
Left it @ Hilton Hawaiian village at one of the managers office. Gonna be there for the next 30 days
Pm for details
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #296 on: August 25, 2019, 11:40:41 PM »
has anyone stayed at The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations?
debating between that and the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.
Is one more Shabbos friendly than the other?
any other suggestions for Shabbos?

For the record, Hilton Hawaiian village will only give u a microwave if you let them know it’s for dietary medical reasons
The restaurant won’t store your food in the freezer but there is a freezer at the front desk in the managers office that u can store it in.
The stairs lock automatically from the outside, but you can get a security or manager to open
Guest rooms start on the third floor
There is one manager that used to work for Pesach programs and is very knowledgeable with kosher needs: Elias hartado

Just as an FYI. Gold and diamond members get a hospitality room day of checkout for 45 minutes
It’s a standard room. Great to shower or nap, have a coffee etc before leaving the property

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #297 on: August 26, 2019, 08:46:37 AM »
For the record, Hilton Hawaiian village will only give u a microwave if you let them know it’s for dietary medical reasons
The restaurant won’t store your food in the freezer but there is a freezer at the front desk in the managers office that u can store it in.
The stairs lock automatically from the outside, but you can get a security or manager to open
Guest rooms start on the third floor
There is one manager that used to work for Pesach programs and is very knowledgeable with kosher needs: Elias hartado

Just as an FYI. Gold and diamond members get a hospitality room day of checkout for 45 minutes
It’s a standard room. Great to shower or nap, have a coffee etc before leaving the property
I think it depends which building. We stayed in the colorful looking one and the stairwell was unlocked
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