Description:Hotel Carmel in Rome is non-kosher hotel, but Jewish traveller friendly - you can use their Chalavi kitchen, which is equipped for Shabbat with Plata and Mecham. The accommodation is simple, but reasonably priced, clean and in good location.... [more]
The metropolitan New York City has the word's most significant concentration of Jewish religious, cultural and social institutions. This is no wonder considering the 1 million or so Jews living in Greater New York area.
Jewish life of New York is most vibrant in Manhattan and obviously Brooklyn there are several parts of Brooklyn where various ultra-orthodox communities reside: Boro Park, Williamsburg and Crown Heights being the better-known ones. Lower East Side of Manhattan is also heavily Jewish.
Large part of Manhattan is within the Manhattan Eruv: all of the Central Park, Sutton Place, Upper East Side, Yorkville, Upper West Side, East Midtown (from 6th Ave eastwards) and all the way to the 11th Street.
In Brooklyn, congregation B'nai Avraham constructed an eruv comprising the Brooklyn Heights and other neighborhoods to the south-east. Flatbush and Boro Park have also interconnected eruvim accepted by many but not all rabbinic authorities.
New York's kosher hotel, The Avenue Plaza, is located on the 13th Avenue, in the centre of Boro Park.
Jewish New York is central to Jewish life in North America and it hosts the headquarters of most American and international Jewish institutions and organizations.
London neighbourhoods Our family of four is traveling to London in July. We would like to look for an air bnb in a secular neighbourhood within an hour's walk to an Orthodox synagogue. Can you suggest some neighbourhoods for us to try?
how to ship belongings What does Customs allow or what items do they tax heavily. I have electronics, laptop, tablet, printers, I need as a writer, and also want some household items for an apt. with me. Want to give out blankets, soup, and bread to poor and shut-in Holocaust survivors too. Have Israeli friends, but don't want to bother them before I visit them. No idea who to contact for apt. search and for Customs requirements.