Since 1998, Zvi Lapian has hosted comprehensive Passover hotel programs for Modern Orthodox English speakers in Israel.
Zvi personally oversees every element of these vacations, ably assisted by his wife Esther, a master teacher of torah, and their children Naama, Avital, Yehuda and Maya. The Lapian family is intimately familiar with the needs of Modern Orthodox English speakers: Zvi was born and raised in London, studied in Hesder yeshivot in Israel, lived – and met Esther, a native New Yorker – on the Upper West Side of New York. Together with their three oldest children, Zvi and Esther made aliya and together with Maya, the family’s only sabra, currently live in an Anglo-Israeli community in Jerusalem, together with olim from Canada, South Africa, Australia, the US, Britain and France – and even some native Israelis!
The Lapian family applies its many talents to ensuring that our programming is second to none. With her extensive background in Jewish education, Esther is instrumental in identifying inspiring and fascinating scholars who make the shiurim, lectures and discussions challenging and fascinating.
Zvi has been active in the kosher travel business for almost 30 years, starting with Atlas International Tours, a firm that pioneered Kosher Passover hotel programs in the US, where he organized programs in Florida and Acapulco.
In addition to the Passover programs, Zvi has run wonderful kosher trips to Ireland and Scotland.