This beautiful hotel offers 172 recently upgraded, spacious rooms on four floors. It has extensive gardens and panoramic views of the Jerusalem Hills. It is conveniently located in Central Israel within easy reach of all of Israel’s main attractions, but with all the valuable advantages of a calm and pastoral setting.
The Neve Ilan Hotel is one of three highly professionally-run C-Hotels set in rural locations around Israel, and their expert management team will be supported by Zvi Lapian’s own event management team.
The hotel is located within the peaceful village of Neve Ilan, yet near Route 1 and within easy driving distance of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion Airport. Set in the Jerusalem Hills, surrounded by beautiful forests, it offers the ideal pastoral location for Chol Hamoed hikes along unspoiled nature trails and visits to natural springs (maayanot). Neve Ilan is also conveniently located for quick visits to Bet Shemesh and Modi’in, and there is a direct bus service to Jerusalem.
If you would like to visit the hotel, to see for yourself its beautiful setting and excellent facilities, please contact us to arrange a visit.
Neve Ilan has the most amazing Kid’s Club we have ever seen, equipped with a wide range of toys for every age group, including a mini-cinema and the latest X-box computer games. During Pesach we will have a day camp, with English- speaking madrichim running children’s activities every day.
The hotel is configured conveniently for families with many adjoining bedrooms, family suites and garden rooms. There are options for Family Sedarim in either shared or private dining rooms (available on a first-come, first-served basis). The hotel’s spacious Bet Knesset adjoins the gardens with additional options for outdoor seating.
Relax with your family in its many indoor and outdoor spaces in the lobby, or in one of the “cozy corners”. You can also enjoy a drink on the hotel’s awesome terrace overlooking the magical pastoral landscape.
Zvi Lapian’s Pesach Programs are renowned for paying attention to every detail, particularly to the religious aspects of Pesach. Davening takes place in a comfortable setting for men and women, and the schedule is designed for the convenience of the guests. Zvi brings his own Mashgiach to oversee the kashrut, and we are one of the few programs in Israel that prepares ‘gebrocht’ dishes using Shmura matza meal.
We are planning a full program of lectures and shiurim that are open to all, with a top-notch team led by Scholar in Residence Rabbi Menachem Leibtag. Founder of the Tanach Study Center (www.tanach.org), Rabbi Leibtag is an internationally acclaimed Tanach scholar and pioneer of Jewish education. His lectures blend the methods of modern Bible scholarship with traditional approaches. He teaches at Yeshivat Har Etzion, Matan, Yeshivat Shaalavim, Midreshet Lindenbaum & MTVA, and lectures in communities across North America.
We keep the atmosphere relaxed and tolerant – live and let live! We try to accommodate families with special requirements, and Zvi goes to great lengths to make sure that every guest feels relaxed and happy.
With a full week of Chol Hamoed in 2022, guests at the Neve Ilan Hotel will be well-placed to enjoy all the attractions that Israel has to offer, and all the special events taking place in Jerusalem during Pesach.
Our guests will have access to the heated swimming pool and sauna, with some hours set aside for separate swimming. We will also provide a full program of activities for children, plus daily entertainment for all the family.
Since Pesach ends on Friday, we will extend our program into Shabbat Isru Chag, giving you 8 days of relaxation and enjoyment! On Shabbat and Chag we will enjoy stimulating shiurim and lectures in English and Hebrew from our scholars in residence. Sumptuous Yom Tov meals will be served on Shabbat and Chag (full board is included in our pricing) with breakfast and dinner served every day during Chol Hamoed.
The kashrut of the program is Rabbanut Mehadrin Mateh Yehuda, with top quality, glatt kosher cuisine, using only shmura matza meal and without kitniyot, with Shmura Matza provided for the Sedarim. We will do our best to accommodate other special dietary requests – please notify us well in advance.
“I just had to tell you what a wonderful treat it was being with you and what a great Pessach we had! Many, many thanks for everything…you sure ran an amazing operation and I have only the utmost praise and admiration for the way you organized and handled everything. Really, thank you… lots of people are singing your praises.”
“We have been to other programs and by FAR the Lapians surpass all others. The programming was on a high level, varied, in good taste, and had something for everyone. The yachas was incredible, down to the thought that went into choosing our table companions. And the entertainment? How shall I put it: "ein li milim!" But the most important indicator, my husband, who doesn't like ANYTHING, was full of praise for the Lapians and plans to return to them whenever possible.”
"My family and I have spent wonderful Pesachs with Zvi and Esther since they started with their groups in Beersheva many years ago. They are marvelous hosts and go out of their way to make your stay special. The food is good, the company friendly and they have become firm friends - what more can one say!"
“We had this idea to get the whole family together and spend Pesach in the staggering beauty of the Dead Sea. One decision which changed the lives of all forty of us. We rediscovered ourselves, re-acquainted ourselves with cousins, uncles and aunts, enjoyed the fun of each other's children, and all this under the tender loving supervision of everyone's favourite family - Zvi and Esther Lapian.”
Susan and I, together with our 5 kids, have spent, I believe, 5 Pesahim with you and Esther, starting in Beer Sheva and following you to Yam Hamelach. We have enjoyed each and every time. I thank you for the unsurpassed effort that you exert to make each and every one of your guests feel special and important to you. You consistently strive for and achieve excellence in the organization of the religious experience, including a balabatish davening, and interesting and sincere Rabbinical participants. You invest in quality and enjoyable entertainment programs. The food is plentiful and generous. Most importantly, the nature of the guests you attract cover the spectrum of the Orthodox communities in Israel and US/England etc., yet you insist on and achieve a comfortable live-and-let-live environment so that all feel at home and comfortable. These Pesahim have added an enormous amount to our family over the years and we just felt it was appropriate to pause and say kol hakavod and thanks.
"Once again, congratulations on an amazing Pessach program! The highlights were the outstanding food, top quality entertainment (especially the kids programming)... We will highly recommend your program to our friends."