Testimonials on Argentina Jewish trips

B'nai Jeshurun NYC's Argentina Trip 2016: Testimonials

Thirty congregants of B'nai Jeshurun led by the Rabbi Marcelo Bronstein and the Director of Development, Lisa Steinberg, visited  Argentina on April 2016. The Jewish trip was organized by KosherLat Valeria Duek.

They spent almost a week in Buenos Aires and three days in El Calafate.

Learn more about the itinerary of B'nai Jeshurun in Argentina.

Below you will find the testimonial of Rabbi Marcelo Bronstein and some of the participants of the trip

We just finished one of the most successful community trips ever to Argentina. For us at congregation B'nai Jeshurun this trip was very important because of our Latin American roots.
Kosherlat and Valeria were superb. Everything was outstanding from the beginning to the end. Valeria's dedication to details and her presence during the trip made it clear that for her this is not only a business, this is personal and her love and dedication were evident during the whole trip.
I will be using her services again and again and I recommend her without hesitation. Our people came back filled with great memories and gratitude.

Rabbi Marcelo Bronstein
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun

New York

"This will be a trip, an opportunity, of a lifetime".  This is what so many people said to me when they

heard my plans to travel to Buenos Aires with Rabbi Marcelo Bronstein, Development Director, Lisa Steinberg and a group of congregants from B'nai Jeshurun.

Led by Rabbi Marcelo and Lisa, our congenial and adventurous group shared unforgettable experiences ranging from sites both Jewish and non-Jewish. The direct exposure to and confrontation with the political history of Argentina was both disturbing and heart-wrenching.

However, the most meaningful aspect of the trip for me was seeing where our wonderful clergy at B'nai Jeshurun come from.  For twenty years I had heard their stories and about Bet El(synagogue) and its origins and to experience services there and meet the community was so special.  The services and warm welcome we received were unforgettable.

This wonderful trip was planned and arranged in conjunction with Valeria Duek of Kosherlat-Jewish Heritage Tours in Argentina.  Valeria was involved in every detail of the trip, no matter how large or small.; she is well organized and most congenial. The level of hotel, food and all other services she provided to the group were of the highest quality.  I have never before seen the personal level of attention that she provided to us from any other tour operator.  I recommend her very highly.

With many thanks and much gratitude,
Helena Diamant Glass

Monday, February 9, 2015

Testimonials: Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center. Jewish Heritage trip to Argentina 2014

Hi, Valeria,

On my behalf and on behalf of all the congregants of  Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center that participated in the Jewish tour to Argentina would like to extend you our sincerest thanks for your dedication, patience, flexibility and good vibe!

Our experience in Buenos Aires would not have been the same without you.

Hasta la vista, amiga!
Cantor Ruth Berman Harris
Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center

Watch the testimonials of the congregants of Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center, who visited Argentina led by Cantor Ruth Berman Harris on December 2014. The congregational trip was organized by Kosherlat Valeria Duek.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Testimonials 2012 - Temple Emanuel of Newton's Jewish Heritage trip to Argentina

It was my absolute pleasure to host a 30 people group from Temple Emanuel of Newton that visited Argentina in March 2012. The Jewish Heritage trip was led by Temple Emanuel’s Argentinean Cantor Elias Rosemberg.

Below you can read the testimonials.

Valeria Duek, Director of Kosherlat.

 “Hi, Valeria!
I never really told you what a pleasure it was all these months working with you and planning our wonderful trip.  Your patience and help with the thousands of details and requests  made the whole experience simply wonderful.  When I think back to last September when Elias asked me to do organize this, I never imagined how wonderful an adventure we would have.  Jeff and I fell in love with BA and hope to return with our children.  It's an amazing, vibrant city and having you lead us truly showed us the best of Buenos Aires!

Our travelers are still flying from the experience.  Every time I speak with one of them, they are still "on cloud nine" about the trip.  I know I am delighted - as are Elias and Debbie.  They all want to know where we're going to take them next!

I hope you're having a wonderful Pesach.  Please give Rafi a big hug and kiss for me!

Thanks again for everything!

Best - Molly Goodman”
“Hi Valeria,
Hard to believe we have been home for a week already!  I just want to tell you how much Gary and I enjoyed traveling in Buenos Aires with you.  We keep talking about what a wonderful sense of the city we came home with, from the Jewish perspective, the historical perspective as well as the political perspective.  Everyone that was on the trip has been talking about what an extraordinary time we all had!  When Gary and I go to minyan in the morning we have a mini reunion. (Someone is always wearing something they bought in Buenos Aires!) It was such a pleasure working with you and meeting your family. Please stay in touch and let us know if you are planning a trip to Boston.

Wishing you a Chag Kasher V'Sameach-Happy Passover!

Debbie and Gary Buchman”
“Dear Valeria,
Thank you so much for making the Temple Emanuel trip so wonderful and memorable!
People here at the Synagogue are still raving about the trip, all the great places and institutions we visited, the food, the variety of activities and how warmly they were greeted by the Jewish community in Buenos Aires. This wouldn’t have happened without your expertise and your charming and sweet personality.
I know how much time and effort you put into this trip, working for months in every single detail. I’m grateful to you!
Warm regards, Elias Rosemberg”

“Hi Valeria

Just a short note to tell you we arrived home safely and to thank you again for opening up your beautiful city to all of us.  It was a pleasure to spend this short amount of time with you.  You could see in Elias's face the joy he too had in showing us his home town

Thank you again
Rita & Herb Gann” 

"It was a wonderful experience on so many levels for the 30 members of our Temple Emanuel community who participated. 

 First, working with Valeria was simply delightful. She put together a wonderful itinerary that struck just the right balance of touring and free time.  She is extremely well versed in all things Jewish in BA and -- with our input -- was able to plan in and out of city activities for our group (which skewed a bit older.).  The museums, Jewish agencies, synagogue tours were well informed and interesting.  We threw in a classical music concert at the opera house, tango lessons followed up by dinner and a show and a really fun day at an authentic estancia about an hour or so outside the city.

Molly Goodman"

For more information about itineraries and pricing, please contactinfo@kosherlat.com.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Testimonial of Dr. Daniel Vitow

Dr. Daniel Vitow is the headmaster of North Shore Hebrew Academy High School. North Shore 's students visited Buenos Aires in November, 2011. They were hosted by Valeria Duek, Director of Kosherlat Jewish Heritage trips to Argentina.

"On behalf of all of us at North Shore Hebrew Academy HS in Great Neck, N.Y. allow me to extend my sincerest thank you for providing our students with one of the most exceptional experiences of their HS careers. The feedback regarding the Argentina trip has been nothing short of awesome.
I understand after hearing the details of the trip from the students that everything was exactly how we wanted it to be. The program clearly combined all the finest elements of an outstanding educational as well as social experience. Our students learned a great deal about Jewish life in Argentina  while still feeling very much at home. From the administrative side I must tell you that it was an absolute pleasure dealing with you.
Every detail was professionally executed - a customer service dream !!!!
Again, thank you so much for providing our students with this exceptional opportunity."


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Friday, December 16, 2011

Testimonial of Gabriela Rozanski, chaperon teacher of the North Shore Hebrew Academy High School 's trip to Argentina

"We have just returned from the most marvelous educational experience in Buenos Aires. With 40 kids from a Jewish High School in New York, we enjoyed the most unforgettable journey. We visited fascinating local and Jewish sites, shared activities with Argentinian Jewish teens and the community at large, tasted delicious kosher food. Valeria has proven to be not only a delightful and knowledgeable guide, but she has been consistently attuned to each of our needs, efficient to the extreme, caring and helpful without exception. She even became a good friend to all us. We are extremely grateful for this most unique program and cannot wait to go back."

Gabriela Rozanski

The trip of NSHAHS to Buenos Aires took place in November, 2011. It was hosted by Kosherlat.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

North Shore Hebrew Academy High School's review on their visit to Argentina

by Ariela Hecht

The hallways were filled with chattering students this past Wednesday morning as NSHAHS welcomed back its students and teachers who were touring Argentina on a school trip. Coordinated by Mrs. Gabriella Rozanski, head of Tarbut at NSHAHS, the Argentina trip permitted North Shore students to spend ten days learning about Argentina's exceptional Jewish community and unique culture. Throughout their visit, the group had the chance to see many sites including ancient Jewish synagogues, day schools, and cemeteries. Moreover, the students befriended Jewish high school students they met during their visits to Jewish Argentinian day schools. The students attended a fabulous tango show, visited Argentina's shopping centers, and went horseback riding! The group participated in many acts of chesed as they visited underprivileged children of Jewish descent and also an old age home. Sophomore Amalia Kaufman, a participating student, reflected, "It was truly a fantastic trip; we not only visited important historical Jewish landmarks in Argentina, but also were fortunate to have participated in many acts of meaningful chesed." 

The visit of North Shore Hebrew Academy High School students' was coordinated in Buenos Aires by Valeria Duek, founder of Kosherlat, a company devoted to Jewish tours in Buenos Aires, Argentina.