Imagine a 5-star Shabbaton resort on the Las Vegas strip with a sign shaped like a Shabbos candle with kosher food and all the luxury amenities you expect from a 5-star Vegas resort and featuring Jewish leaders, speakers, rabbaim, musical artists, comedians, magicians, etc. We interviewed 55 of the most famous resorts in Las Vegas but only RESORTS WORLD was logistically capable. Resorts World allowed us to change automatic plumbing fixtures in public bathrooms on the ballroom floor to accommodate Shabbos observance. Our long-term relationship even provides Shabbos elevators and a full-time kosher kitchen.
RESORTS WORLD is Las Vegas’ newest, largest and most expensive resort ever built in Las Vegas at $4.3B. It is a true 5-star luxury resort.
After a cancer diagnosis and laryngectomy in 2011 my focus shifted to family and community. In 2014 I founded JACLA – Jewish Activities Center of Los Angeles. What started out as a meeting spot on Pico-Robertson became the most active observant venue outside Israel in the world. Over 500 Jews attended weekly and our magazine was subscribed by over 10,000 Jews. I produced about 260 events including Shabbatonim and Pesach. Here’s a video: https://youtu.be/QRj3ldesyqI
When my wife and I moved from Los Angeles during the Covid shutdown, I saw an opportunity to bring Holiness to the Las Vegas strip. If you take away the gambling and immodesty you have the highest quality, most architecturally interesting, famous entertainment center in the world. Within 1 hour of the strip are world famous Hoover Dam, Lake Meade, Red Rock Canyon, Fire Canyon, Mt. Charleston, and beyond that is Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon.
Michal T. Margolese C.Ht.
Michal Taviv-Margolese has been serving the Jewish non-profit world for well over a decade. Her career spans multiple continents, every denomination and various national and international organizations including but not limited to JConnect, Aish HaTorah, LINK KOLLEL, the Orthodox Union-NCSY, CHABAD and more.
She brings to the table love for the Jewish people, an expertise in events, programming & development as well as an unparalleled passion for people.
Her candor, leadership and solution focused approach are appreciated by all who know her.
In 2020 Founding Master The Mind Hypnotherapy and Executive Coaching, Michal brought her formidable skills and experience to deepen one-on-one relationships with her clients, and be a facilitator for positive and meaningful change.
Michal is thrilled to be undertaking this mammoth project and back in the Jewish non-profit world and looks forward to warmly welcoming each and every one of our Passover guests from around the world.
“Our goal is to ensure every single guest and family feel part of this growing and vibrant community, and are connected through fantastic entertainment, inspired davening, the great and gorgeous outdoors, networking possibilities and so much more to their Jewish heritage and birthright. “
Michal T. Margolese C.Ht.
Tahlia Miller rejoins Aryeh Rifkin’s THE SHABBAT INC 10 years after working together to start the most active observant Jewish venue outside Israel in the world – JACLA. Tahlia has spoken at many Pesach programs on a range of subjects such as her experience as the 1st Lady of Jewish rock touring the world with legendary singer Matisyahu.
Tahlia has become a pilar in the Jewish community. While living in Crown Heights, she co-founded Lamplighters Yeshiva. In Los Angeles, Tahlia was a featured speaker for Jewlicious festivals. In the community, she worked as a doula, specializing in assisting women attempting VBAC birth and volunteered as a doula for women from low-income backgrounds, and recently earned a BSN at PACE University, became an RN specializing in postpartum (mother-baby care) and labor & delivery. Shes helps a diverse population of women to have healthy, meaningful birth experiences, while educating them on how to care for themselves and their newborns.
Tahlia has a passion for teaching Torah and Jewish event production. She specializes in the arts, informal education and women’s health Tahlia earned a BFA from NYU’s TISCH School, while interning for award-winning documentary filmmakers and produced Jewish film events for The Bronfman Center as the Film Fellow. Tahlia created her own film production company for non-profit organizations and still travels the world as a Jewish public speaker.
Back of House Manager
Mordy Spero is one of the top kosher chefs in the world. His clients range from exclusive confidential parties in Aspen to the largest 5-star Pesach programs in the world. Mordy has 30+ years of providing gourmet food of the highest standards.
Mordy is highly sought after at 5-star resorts, convention centers, care facilities and everything in between. His unique skill set includes managing all food service needs from menu development, procurement, preparation, kitchen management and staff management. He is one of the top experts today in event staging and logistics and develops highly efficient proprietary systems to run the entire back of house food production services.
Mordy’s reputation for impeccable attention to detail and quality makes him one of the top professionals in kosher food management in the world. Every hechsher across America recognizes Mordy’s leadership qualities.
THE SHABBAT INC’S kosher supervision is under IKM – INTERNATIONAL KOSHER MEHADRIN. Specializing in the oversight over hotel events, IKM is founded by Rabbi Berel Simpser who has 30 years extensive leadership in the OU, CRC, ORB and STAR-K, and wrote the online coursework for the kosher manufacturing industry and leads on-site Kosher training workshops for the staff of major resort chains.
INTERNATIONAL KOSHER – MEHADRIN has a staff of seasoned Rav Hamachshirim, most with multi-decade experience in Kashrus, who oversee programs for Pesach, Sukkot, Yeshiva week, destination events, private groups and more throughout North America, Mexico, Cuba, Panama, Greece, UAE and the Caribbean.