Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Shabbos Chanukah 2014 for large mishpachos a cheap hotel is the new inn.

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 For many families shabbos Chanukah means going away and spending shabbos with family and friends, getting together at bubby and zaidy's house. Some go away for an early midwinter vacation.  

  Boruch Hashem, many mishpachos can no longer pile in to bubby's house. There is just no room even for the immediate family. What many families are doing now, is going away to a hotel. A cheap reasonably priced hotel and spending shabbos there with the relatives. The meals are not catered at all, rather each family  brings a specific food and jobs are distributed among the siblings in making sure everything is brought such as a Sefer Torah, a Minyan, crock pot's, tableware and toys for the kids. What used to be a luxury has now  become a norm but not in an extravagant way.

Another advantage is, many families whose siblings are spread out throughout the tristate area or the Midwest will pick a central or midway point where they will stay for shabbos, minimizing the shlep that everyone will make.
If you know of a Hotel for Shabbos Chanukah  in the tristate area for this year 2014 please email us here. thank  you!

Its more than Shabbos Chanukah that we have this challenge. Ka"h with many families growing by leaps and bounds as children are getting married, and many einiklach are born, the simple shabbos sheva brachos or even a bar mitzva or any simcha is forcing people to come up with new ideas and ways how to include everyone when bubby's basement just has no room.


  1. You're wrong about this. (I've looked into it.) It's extremely expensive.

    I wouldn't call it the "norm", but it is gaining in popularity, which is extremely unfortunate. Just another example of the extravant lifestyle gaining in popularity while people struggle to make it by.

    1. I don't know where you've looked into this, however I have done this and it was very reasonable.

      I am not saying it cost nothing, but neither does staying at home any Shabbos, let alone a Shabbos with many families, cost nothing.

      You just sound entirely farbissen or unreasonable.or both.

  2. Not that expensive, nothing extravagant. most years shabbos chanukah does not coincide with Thanksgiving weekend. Hotels are empty on that weekend and you can get a cheap deal for 2 nights totaling in the price range of $100-$135 plus a conference room. Its cheaper to do the leg work yourself than go through an advertised broker.

    1. $100-$135 would be a per room rate (& a good one at that). But if you only needed one room, you could go stay at your parents/in-laws. The whole point here is that we're talking about larger mishpachos, who would require 4-6 rooms.