Peace Lodge, Costa Rica

Deluxe room at Peace Lodge, Costa Rica

Bar Mitzvah Vacations is proud to add Peace Lodge at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica, to our portfolio of Bar/Bat Mitzvah Vacation Destinations! Located less than one hour from the San José (Juan Santamaria) Airport and only 20 minutes from the Poás Volcano, Peace Lodge offers the perfect setting for your family celebrations.  The […]

Curacao’s Historic Synagogue


“It was so moving to stand inside this gem of a synagogue; envisioning the many members and visitors who have found peace and sanctuary here over the centuries”. Ellen Paderson Congregation Mikve Israel-Emanuel is the oldest synagogue in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere. Its Sephardic tradition dates back to 1651, when Jewish merchants emigrated […]

Family Bat Mitzvah in St. Thomas


“I told Ellen I wanted a family event for 18 people, ages 12 (Bat Mitzvah girl Hannah) to 76. It had to be close to Hannah’s birthday (mid-winter) and in a warm place. We wanted to focus on family rather than a big affair. We liked the idea of celebrating for a week in a relaxed atmosphere, […]