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Hadassah Convention Location
The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino
3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hotel: 702.607.7777 · Reservations: 866.263.3001

 

Registration

Register online for the Hadassah 2014 National Convention at: www.hadassah.org/convention2014. You will receive an electronic or written notice confirming you are registered.

2014 HADASSAH NATIONAL CONVENTION PACKAGE COSTS

Full Package Full package includes: access to all sessions and programming, one box breakfast, two box lunches, Banquet, dessert reception and registration kit. $575 — EARLY BIRD SAVINGS! register prior to May 21 $625 — register after May 21

Special "DUO" Packages**

Note: Limited to the first 100 packages for 2 people who register together and meet one of the following criteria:

1. Generational/Family— mom/daughter, aunt/niece, mother-in-law/daughter-in-law, member/ associate, sister/sister, sister/brother, etc… OR 2. Bring a First—Timer — attend with someone who has never been to Convention – register with a first time delegate

The cost of this package is $1000 for two and you must REGISTER TOGETHER. To take advantage of this opportunity you need to follow the procedures outlined here:

Go to www.Register for 2014 Convention by clicking this link.
Select the DUO Package registration type and click 'Continue'.
Enter the full name of your accompanying 'Generational' or 'First—Timer' into the first field displayed on the registration form. This field is required for those receiving the DUO discount.

Each member of the DUO must register, complete the above noted field referencing one another, and paid in full to receive the discount.

Note: Both attendees in the DUO Package must register and pay prior to May 21, 2014 or the difference of $75 will be charged to your credit card. No exceptions! You do not have to room together to use this package.

**R/BC presidents are not eligible for either DUO Package.

 

COSTS OF PACKAGE EVENTS PURCHASED SEPARATELY

Banquet (Wednesday, July 23, 2014) purchased by June 27, 2014

$150
Banquet purchased after June 27, 2014, subject to availability Please note: Banquet tickets will not be sold after 3:00 pm, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 $175

National Business Meeting: 8:15 am — 10:30 am Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Free
National Associates Business Meeting: 8:15 am —10:30 am Tuesday, July 22, 2014 (Registering as a Delegate or as an Associate to attend either of these sessions without a fee does not entitle you to meals, materials or other programming.) Free
One Day Only Rate (Does not include Banquet, Business Session, a registration bag or program guide) Indicate single day attending; only available to members of the Hadassah chapters in and around Las Vegas. Available for any single day; Monday, July 21, Tuesday, July 22 or Wednesday, July 23, 2014 $150
Late Fee Registration forms received after June 27, 2014 are subject to the late fee. No exceptions. $50

Registration Desks at Convention
Registration desks will be located outside of the Venetian Ballroom: Monday, July 21 from 1:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday, July 22 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Wednesday, July 23 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Registration will reopen one hour prior to the Banquet.

Cancellations/Refunds
Cancellations for Hadassah's 2014 Convention must be submitted in writing to Technical Registration Experts no later than Friday, June 27, 2014. Refunds for cancellations prior to June 27, 2014 are subject to a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received AFTER Friday, June 27, 2014 will NOT be refunded.

Hadassah's Travel Agency
If you would like to use the services (and pay the service fee) of a travel agent, contact Lorna Steele at Big Apple/Ovation Travel, Hadassah's travel agency for the 2014 National Convention at 212.329.7323 (9:30 am – 5:30 pm EST) or 800.431.1112 ext 323 or by e—mail at hadassah@ovationtravel.com. Identify yourself as an attendee at Hadassah's 2014 National Convention.

The Palazzo Las Vegas
With first—class accommodations, top entertainers and restaurants with many of the world's best celebrity chefs, The Palazzo Las Vegas is the perfect place to visit and enjoy the best Las Vegas has to offer. Combined with its neighboring Venetian Hotel and Sands Expo and Convention Center, The Palazzo is the world's largest 5—Star hotel with more than 3,000 large, all—suite rooms. The two hotels, The Palazzo and the Venetian are connected on multi—levels. The hotel also features The Shoppes at the Palazzo with more than 60 stores, flowing water features and skylights, gondola rides on the "canal" and world class spa treatments and exercise facilities at the Canyon Ranch Spa.

Hotel Reservations
A block of rooms at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino has been reserved for all Hadassah attendees. Attendees may reserve rooms at the Hadassah rates from July 20—25, 2014, based upon availability.

Sleeping Room Rates

Single/Double Occupancy: $164/per night, plus current applicable taxes*. Rate is inclusive of the resort fee (free in—suite internet, free local and toll calls, access to fitness center in Canyon Ranch Spa, one regular coffee or tea at Café Presse, one 2 for1 drink coupon – can be used at most casino bars (restrictions apply and must be 21 years of age or older to use).


Triple/Quadruple Occupancy: $35/per night additional for each occupant in the room over 12 years old, in excess of two, plus applicable taxes*.

The rates are quoted on a per—room, per—night basis. All room requests are subject to availability. To ensure reservation requests, attendees are encouraged to make their hotel reservations as early as possible. Book hotel reservations online with a dedicated Hadassah link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ RHADA. Or call the hotel's Resort Services line: 888.283.6423. Please be sure to tell the representative Hadassah's group code: RHADA. This will direct the Resort Services agent to Hadassah's group block and rate. *Taxes are subject to change.

Note: The cutoff date for hotel reservations is June 18, 2014. Reservations requested after June 18, 2014 are subject to room type and space availability. Reservations must be accompanied by a first night's deposit via credit card or check. Reservations cancelled less than 72 hours prior to arrival will not be refunded.

 

Check—In/Check—Out
Check—in time at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino is 3:00 pm. If rooms are available before that time you will be accommodated. If a room is not available, you can leave your luggage with the bell stand at no additional charge and retrieve it later when your room is ready. Check—out time is 11:00 am. At 11:00 am on the day of your departure, your room key will automatically be deactivated and you will no longer be able to access your room with the key. If you plan to depart the hotel after 11:00 am, you can check out and store your luggage with the bell stand and retrieve it prior to your actual departure.

Ground Transportation to Hotel
Upon arrival at Las Vegas McCarran Airport, you have several options for transportation to The Palazzo. In the baggage claim area there is information on taxis and shuttles. Taxis are approximately $30—$40 + tip per ride to the hotel. There are several shuttle service companies that provide shared transportation in a variety of vehicles: the cost ranges from $10—$20 per person one way. Some shuttle companies offer a discount when round—trip service is purchased. For more information, please go to the McCarran Airport's website www.mccarran.com and click on the "Go to and From the airport" tab.

Parking at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino
Self parking at The Palazzo is complimentary with unlimited in/out access. Valet parking is also complimentary, however, it is customary to tip the valet.

Amenities
Each suite at The Palazzo is specifically fashioned with your comfort and convenience in mind: a sunken living room decorated with a distinctly modern European design, marble—appointed baths, and remote—controlled Roman shades and curtains with first—of—its—kind "touch control" technology. If you have additional needs or specific questions, contact the hotel directly on The Palazzo's main hotel number: 702.607.7777.

Banquet Tickets
The Banquet dinner is included in your Convention package. If you would like to bring a guest to the Banquet, you may pre—purchase a ticket. Additional Banquet tickets may be available at the Hadassah Registration Desk, depending on availability, until 3:00 pm on Tuesday, July 22. Tickets purchased on—site for the Banquet will cost $175.

Kosher Food
All food served at official Hadassah's 2014 National Convention events is kosher, prepared under the supervision of Chabad of Southern Nevada.

Special Meal/Dietary Health Restrictions
If you need a special meal because of health issues, including vegetarian/vegan, you must submit your request in advance on the Registration Form. Feel free to attach detailed information if you cannot fit your requirements in the space provided. We will do our best to accommodate your requests. Submit meal needs along with registration materials.

Pre—Packaged Kosher Meals
The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino can provide pre—packaged kosher meals for guests. These meals are individually packaged and must be requested a minimum of 72 hours in advance. To discuss options and make arrangements, please contact the Manager on Duty for In—Suite Dining at The Palazzo: 702.414.1190.

Items to Donate
Please bring any of the following NEW items to Convention. We will be donating the items to local social service organizations and schools as part of our tikkun olam programming. Drop off bins will be located in the Idea Marketplace.

    • crayons, markers or colored pencils
    • notebooks, composition books and folders
    • blue or black pens, highlighters
    • #2 pencils
    • erasers
    • ruled or construction paper
    • rulers
    • glue sticks and scotch tape
    • small stuffed animals
    • small bottled toiletries (child and adult friendly)
    • winter gloves and socks (men, women, children)
    • children's books (new or almost new)

The Hadassah Boutique
The Boutique will carry a wide variety of items for sale – books, jewelry, clothing, art and Judaica etc. Please note: the BOUTIQUE WILL ONLY ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS.

Restaurants
There are several kosher restaurants in the greater Las Vegas area, under the supervision of Chabad of Southern Nevada. Please note that Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is under different kosher supervision. All the restaurants listed below are for your convenience. Please contact the restaurants directly for hours and more information.

Adar Pizza (Dairy) — 318 W. Sahara —702.385.0006
Big Dragon Chinese (Meat)— 4145 S. Grand Canyon Drive — 702.220.6400
Chinese Kosher
(Meat)— 2521 S. Fort Apache Rd., #101— 702.243.0955
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf*
(Dairy) – The Palazzo Resort Hotel & Casino
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf*
(Dairy) – The Grand Canal
Haifa Restaurant
(Meat) — 855 E. Twain Ave. — 702.940.8000
Jerusalem Grill (Meat) — 4825 W. Flamingo Rd. — 702.341.5555
Panini Cafe (Dairy) —2521 S. Fort Apache Rd., #100— 702.558.6555
Sababa (Meat) — 3220 S. Durango— 702.547.5556
Shwarma Vegas
(Meat)— 2521 S. Fort Apache Rd., #102— 702.651.1818 * Open on Shabbat

Spa, Fitness & Pool
For those seeking respite from the action of the city, The Palazzo offers the world—famous Canyon Ranch SpaClub, an ideal place to relax, renew, and re—energize. Take a fitness class, meet with a nutritionist, have a massage or facial, or try the 40—foot rock—climbing wall. To inquire about Fitness Club and Canyon Ranch SpaClub daily or multi—day passes, or to schedule spa services, call 877.220.2688. The Palazzo pool deck has seven pools, four hot tubs, pool shop, restaurant and bar, and luxurious cabanas. For cabana reservations call 702.414.4766.

Canyon Ranch Discount
Canyon Ranch is offering Hadassah Convention attendees 20% off any Spa or Salon Service. Reservations can be made by calling 877.220.2688. Please mention you are with the Hadassah Group when booking your appointment. This offer is not able to be combined with any other discounts or promotions. Canyon Ranch SpaClub is located off the 3rd floor of The Palazzo and 4th floor of The Venetian.

Hotel Accessibility
All programming takes place at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino. The hotel is large, with a vast amount of meeting space and a significant number of sleeping rooms. Handicapped facilities and accommodations are available at the hotel. If you need special facilities, make that clear to the hotel when making your hotel reservation.

Scooter /Wheelchair Rental
As with any hotel this large, some people may find it difficult to get around. If you are interested in renting a scooter or wheelchair for your personal use, please contact the concierge at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino: call 702.607.4300 or email concierge@palazzolasvegas.com prior to your arrival. Please note: It is your responsibility to reserve, pay and care for the rental of any equipment. Hadassah is not responsible and accepts no liability for the functioning or operation of any equipment.

Medical Facilities
There are several medical facilities near the hotel. Listed below are the closest options. Call in advance for information, hours or services.

UMC Hospital — (3.6 miles from hotel has a level 1 trauma unit)— 702.383.2000
Walgreens Drug Store
— (connected to The Palazzo) — 702.369.8966

Babysitters/Child Care
For babysitting or children's services, contact The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino concierge, who can provide information on your options: 877.264.1347.
Please note: Hadassah does not endorse or recommend any babysitting services or childcare providers and accepts no liability for the acts, omissions or negligence of the babysitting or childcare providers or their employees or agents.

Climate and Clothing
Las Vegas weather in July is always hot, sometimes humid, with a chance of thunderstorms. July days in Las Vegas are as warm as you'll see anywhere in the U.S. The daily highs in July can climb over 100°F. (Although July is humid by Las Vegas standards, you will be more comfortable in Las Vegas in July than in Florida.) Meeting room temperatures and individual comfort levels vary. Wear comfortable, loose clothing and bring a sweater or jacket with you to wear during meeting sessions.

Sightseeing Options
There are many sights to see while visiting Las Vegas and the surrounding area. The city hosts many world—class entertainers and shows, celebrity restaurants and gaming facilities. Nearby, the recreational activities are limitless— from horseback—riding and ballooning over the Grand Canyon to seeing the historic Hoover Dam or exploring the desert. There are activities to suit any interest and activity level. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau has an excellent website: www.visitlasvegas.com, where you will find information on events, sites and more. Contact the hotel concierge at 877.264.1347 to assist you with sightseeing options.

Selling of Merchandise
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the sale of merchandise (including Hadassah merchandise) by Regions, Chapters, Groups and/or individuals is not permitted in any of the hotel's common/public space or in any Hadassah function space. We appreciate your cooperation.

SECURITY ISSUES

Badges Are Essential
Due to heightened security requirements, identification badges must be worn at all times. No one will be admitted to any National Convention session, including plenaries, Business Session, forums, meals, etc., without a Hadassah National Convention identification badge.

Photo Identification
You must bring a photo I.D. to receive your Hadassah National Convention registration bag and Hadassah National Convention credentials.

Searches
Attendees are prohibited from bringing any dangerous or potentially dangerous items to the Hadassah National Convention, including, but not limited to, knives, guns, fireworks, smoke bombs, explosives or any flammable/hazardous materials. Hadassah reserves the right to search, or have searched by a third party, individual attendees as well as any handbags, luggage, briefcases, packages or other personal items they may be carrying upon their entrance to the Hadassah National Convention area and at any other time throughout the Hadassah National Convention. Hadassah shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to dismiss or bar entry to any attendee found in violation of this policy without any refund of fees or expenses.

Speakers' Viewpoints
The views expressed by any speakers at the Hadassah National Convention who are not official Hadassah representatives are solely the personal views of such speakers and do not represent the views of Hadassah.

Photographs/Videotaping
All Hadassah National Convention events and sessions will be photographed and/or videotaped. It is possible that Hadassah will use your name, voice, photograph, image, likeness, utterances and/ or statements in any and all media, including, but not limited to printed materials and the internet, for promotional, fundraising and/or other purposes. Your attendance at the National Convention indicates that (i) Hadassah has the right to photograph, film, videotape, audiotape and/or otherwise record, by any and all methods now or hereafter known, your image, voice and/or likeness and to use your name, voice and/or any photograph, image, or likeness in which you may appear or any utterance or statements you may make, or any portion thereof, and that (ii) any such photograph, image, likeness, utterances and/ or statements shall be Hadassah's sole and exclusive property and that (iii) you release Hadassah from any and all claims arising out of such use.

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IMAGINE
the Possibilities

INSPIRE
the Passion

IGNITE
the Spark

 

We bet you won't want to miss a single moment!

Roselle Ungar and Marcia Gabrilove Ladin
Convention 2014 co-chairs
convention@hadassah.org

 

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