Kosher Special Events and Group Vacations

Mazel Tov! If you are planning a Simcha or a Kosher group vacation you have arrived at the right place. A growing number of Jewish families, have one thing in common, they count on Kosherica event planning to make their special simcha a success. For over 18 years, Kosherica has teamed up with the best cruise ships, gourmet chefs, hotels, top notch Jewish entertainers, Rabbi’s and an incredible planning/ hosting staff to create vacations and simchas that surpass our guests highest expectations. We are honored and excited to be your personal party planner and hold you hand every step of the way to insure that you have the simcha or your dreams!

The Kosherica Team Group Benefits:
-Group Discounts
-Specialized Jewish Interest Group Tours and Excursions
-Specialized Menus by five Star Chefs (Glatt Kosher Chalov Yisroel Pas Yisroel)
-Specialized Jewish entertainment and Rabbis (depending on the venue)

Kosherica Special Events:
Jewish Weddings alongside with Sheva Brochos
Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
Anniversary Parties
Family Reunion

Kosherica Group Vacation Venues:
Kosher Cruises around the world
Kosher Riverboats in Europe and China
Kosher 5 Star Hotels in the United States, Europe and Israel

Call us today and ask to speak with our event planning department. 877-724-5567 or 305-695-2700.

Tips for Your Jewish Wedding / Bar Bat Mitzvah / Anniversary

1. Choosing a Date
Jewish weddings are generally prohibited on Shabbat and festivals--including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot--and the fast days Tisha B'Av, the 10th of Tevet, the 17th of Tammuz, the Fast of Gedaliah, and the Fast of Esther. Traditionally, Jewish weddings are not held during the counting of the omer between Passover and Shavuot, although customs differ as to whether that entire seven-week stretch or just part of it is a problem. Marrying during the three weeks between the 17th of Tammuz and Tisha B'Av is also prohibited in traditional Jewish practice. Because many of these dates fall during prime wedding season (spring-summer), it's important to check an accurate Jewish calendar (such as before you select a date.

We recommend calling our agents and we can either have your wedding on an existing Glatt Kosher cruise or create a completely new cruises or venue depending on your requirements and wishes.

2. Planning the Destination
Kosherica has Kosher special events throughout the world. We have had the most spectacular weddings as we set sail to the Caribbean, family reunions in Europe, Bar Mitzvahs in Alaska. The options are plentiful.

3. Who to invite?
Kosherica can arrange wonderful and affordable packages for big or small groups. Call us today so we can give you quotes.

Kosherica’s Amazing Cruises, Including Jewish Music Spectaculars, Make Waves

NEW YORK – Following last winter’s highly acclaimed kosher cruises, including the critically-acclaimed Festival of Jewish Music at Sea, Kosherica is proud to announce the 2010-2011 all-star lineup of kosher cruises. This year’s Festival will feature returning performances by the most popular singers and entertainers on the Jewish music scene, including Dudu Fisher, Avraham Fried, Yitzchok Meir Helfgot, and Lipa Schmeltzer, and will travel to such exotic destinations as the Mediterranean, Alaska , Baltic/Russia, and the Caribbean .

Kosherica is the leading organizer of glatt kosher cruises since 1995.

As always, this year’s Kosherica cruises will sail along spectacular coastlines and visit places of breathtaking beauty. In addition to enjoying the natural beauty of these sites, and the amenities of world-class ocean liners, stimulating and thought-provoking lectures will be delivered by such notable scholars-in-residence as Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Rabbi Basel Herring of the Rabbinical Council of America, and Stephen J. Savitsky, President, and Rabbi Steven Weil, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union.

Kosherica, which is synonymous with delicious, first-rate Glatt Kosher gourmet food, is pleased to host internationally-recognized Chef Arik Porat of the renowned Dan Arcadia in Herzliya , Israel and winner of the Israeli Culinary Competition, as its head chef.

This year’s Festival of Jewish Music at Sea, to take place on August 1- August 8, will once again feature “a dream cast” of Jewish musical stars, including Avraham Fried, Dudu Fisher, Yitzchok Meir Helfgot, Ben Zion Miller, Danny Gildar and Lipa Schmelzer. The cruise, which will sail aboard the luxurious Celebrity Summit, will travel for seven days through Canada and New England and visit scenic ports along the way, including Portland, ME and Halifax, Novia Scotia. The scholars-in-residence for this cruise will be Mr. Savitsky and Rabbi Weil (Preseident and VP of the Orthodox Union).

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7 Night Cruise to the Baltic Capitals and Russia - this Summer!

Join the Glatt Kosher cruise leader as we uncover the old world charm of St. Petersburg. Start by visiting the Great Synagogue then indulge in the beauty of the Hermitage and end the day with a majestic palace tour. Take a canal tour around stunning Stockholm. Explore the wonders of Copenhagen and Helsinki and relax into the rustic charm of Tallinn. A once in a lifetime Glatt Kosher Vacation!

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Meet the Fleet!

Want to know more about the ship you'll be journeying on? Learn all about the many first-class cruise liners that make up our impressive fleet. Click here to take a closer look.

2010 Summer Cruising Takes Kosher Travel to a Whole New Level

Responding to the ever-increasing interest in top-quality kosher cruising, kosher travel operator Eddie’s Travel ( has announced five kosher cruises scheduled for the summer of 2010. To be produced in cooperation with Kosherica, the leading organizer of kosher cruises since 1995, the 2010 line of offerings includes cruises headed for the Mediteranean, Alaska, the Baltics and Canada New England.

Each cruise will combine an exciting line-up of entertainers from the world of Jewish music with distinguished scholars in residence from Israel and the United States. The programs will be hosted on ultra-modern luxury cruise
liners from the top names in the industry including Celebrity, Holland American and Costa.

“The world of kosher cruising has witnessed a dramatic surge in recent years to become a vacation of choice for kosher-observant families and individuals from all over the world,” said David Walles, CEO of Israel-based Eddie’s Travel. “Our goal in designing the summer lineup is to present a variety of destinations and entertainment options to allow even more people to discover what sets kosher cruising apart.”

With food being one of the foremost criteria for what makes a vacation truly memorable, Eddie’s Travel has enlisted the services of one of Israel’s top chefs to supervise all on-board catering operations. Chef Arik Porat, Executive Chef at the five-star Dan Accadia Hotel in Herzliya supervises a large staff of talented culinary artists to prepare award winning meals cooked to top kosher standards. “We see our cruises as an occasion to show off how kosher food and wine can be truly extraordinary and we make every effort to ensure that the meals are ones that our guests will never forget,” Porat said.

Entertainment comes in a variety of forms, including music and lectures and the summer cruise season will attract some of Jewish world’s biggest names. Leaving from Copenhagen, Denmark, the August 8th seven day cruise to the Baltics will visit the picturesque ports of Estonia, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm. Guests will be inspired by Scholar in Residence Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Chief Rabbi of the City of Efrat and founding Rabbi of the Lincoln Square Synagogue and moved by the melodies of Cantor Yaakov Motzen.

While at port, the tour operators make sure to design day-trips that respond to the specific interests of their travelers including programs on Jewish heritage along with general interest. “The name of the game in cruising is to make it a comprehensive vacation where every possible taste and interest is being responded to without having to unpack the luggage each day,” says Walles. “In so doing, we’ve created a travel product that has customers heading home feeling truly rewarded, relaxed and happy with their vacation investment.”

To find out more about the 2010 Summer Cruises and future kosher cruise and travel options, visit

Travel the globe on a personalized tour!

You already know that Kosherica provides the finest cruises, but have you seen our Personalized Kosher Tours? We offer exciting journeys to exotic locations in every hemisphere, and we provide everything from airfare, to first class accommodations, to a professional guide. To explore the possibilities, click here for a complete list of destinations, plus more details about our services.

Explore Alaska with us!

This year, get out of the heat, and head up north for a stunning Alaskan summer. You'll take in the spectacular landscape, serene glaciers, and native wildlife, all from the comfort of one of our luxury cruise ships. There's still time to get on board for this year's Alaskan adventure, so book your cabin today!

Learn more about this summer's Alaskan cruises here.

Cruise to Canada & New England with Jewish Singles!

Attention singles! Want to get away this summer? Join us for our seven-night J Singles Canada and New England cruise. We offer everything from biking, sailing, kayaking, or just exploring stunning cities, plus nightly shows and all-day gourmet Kosher cuisine.

This cruise won't take long to sell out, so make your reservations today!