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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #160 on: June 14, 2013, 12:17:08 AM »
How big do you plan on this being?

I'd think anything less than 20 couples would be an all-out failure.

I'd love to see 35-40 couples.
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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #161 on: June 14, 2013, 12:18:01 AM »
I'd think anything less than 20 couples would be an all-out failure.

I'd love to see 35-40 couples.
When do you plan on doing this?

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #162 on: June 14, 2013, 12:19:55 AM »
Who knows? I'm just throwing it out there. August?
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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #163 on: June 14, 2013, 12:20:23 AM »
Who knows? I'm just throwing it out there. August?
Sounds like a good idea.

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #164 on: June 14, 2013, 12:21:29 AM »
And *I* am not doing anything. It'd be *us*.
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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #165 on: June 14, 2013, 12:22:34 AM »
And *I* am not doing anything. It'd be *us*.
Right that is understood  :)

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #166 on: June 14, 2013, 04:53:15 PM »
Dan -

Any interest?
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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #167 on: June 14, 2013, 04:56:19 PM »
Just saw this thread.
Whose invited?
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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #168 on: June 14, 2013, 05:13:22 PM »
Just saw this thread.
Whose invited?

Anyone? Elites? Order of posts?

Can be decided by the community.
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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #169 on: June 14, 2013, 05:28:21 PM »
Davka a sheraton? I'm personally having a hard time with the outside food situation. Shabbaton sounds like u plan on having communal meals. I would be very interested to know if you figure something out with a Sheraton in the tri-state.

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« Reply #170 on: June 14, 2013, 05:35:40 PM »
Davka a sheraton? I'm personally having a hard time with the outside food situation. Shabbaton sounds like u plan on having communal meals. I would be very interested to know if you figure something out with a Sheraton in the tri-state.

No.

I'm sure there is some level of kashrus all of us can agree on.
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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #171 on: June 14, 2013, 05:48:59 PM »
Gotta worry about bringing torah, mechitza, etc etc.
There is no din mechitza if it not used regularly as a shul.
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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #172 on: June 14, 2013, 05:50:15 PM »
No.

I'm sure there is some level of kashrus all of us can agree on.
My issues had nothing to do with kashrus.
i recently contacted sheraton in edison about a small (25-30 ppl/11 rms) family shabbos and they quoted me $1500  :o for a meeting room for shabbos. is that normal ? should i be getting a better rate? and what about any other hotels people have experience with
I am in middle of planning larger family shabbos  at a hotel( payed with points) complete with a minyan and meeting room and will keep posting as I gather more info. As I have posted elsewhere on the forums, the NJ sheratons (edison, eatontown, meadowlands, and AC) wouldnt let me bring outside food and insisted that I use a kosher caterer through their caterer for all food in public areas (ie:meeting rooms) of the hotel which will run $1500 (union wait staff required) before food. Marriott (Courtyard, Fairfield, and Residence Inn) have been much more reasonable and allow outside food as long as you sign a liability waiver . Rates on meeting rooms at Marriott seem to run about $500 for Fri. afternoon through Motza'ai Shabbos ($300 for shabbos and $150 for Fri. +tax.). This is still a work in progress and will keep posting as it progresses
plainbachur has just informed me that you can bring outside food but the rate for the meeting room is $1500 + tax(8%?)

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #173 on: June 14, 2013, 06:16:09 PM »
I've gotten meeting rooms for free with 15 or 20 occupied rooms.
Probably just need to venture outside NY Metro.
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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #174 on: June 14, 2013, 06:44:46 PM »
I'd be willing to drive 2-3 hours to make it happen. Doesn't have to be NY-Metro.

And now that there's no mechitza, maybe I'd drive 3-4 hours.

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #175 on: June 15, 2013, 10:28:17 PM »
I've gotten meeting rooms for free with 15 or 20 occupied rooms.
Probably just need to venture outside NY Metro.
rooms booked with points or cash? But I have to be I the metro area anyway.:(

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #176 on: June 15, 2013, 10:58:58 PM »
How about a Hyatt? Like in Greenwich CT or a bit further...

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #177 on: June 16, 2013, 02:08:39 AM »
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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #178 on: June 16, 2013, 02:42:41 AM »
How about a Hyatt? Like in Greenwich CT or a bit further...
What about the Sheraton in Stanford ct, which is near the yeshiva there so no minyan issues? Can something be worked out with the hotel?

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Re: Shabbaton DO?
« Reply #179 on: June 16, 2013, 07:21:34 AM »
How about a Hyatt? Like in Greenwich CT or a bit further...
Hyatt Morristown haa big groups of frum people all the time.
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