Meet the Team!
Summer in Berlin might not seem like an obvious choice, but if you want warm sunny days, plenty to see and do, five star luxury and kosher full board then Kosher by Shula at The Intercontinental is the perfect summer break for your family. Mother-and-daughter team Shula and Dana have worked closely with the hotel to create a package for kosher families this August. Running from 11 August – 1 September, Kosher by Shula will occupy 100 bedrooms, an exclusive dining hall and a VIP lobby in the luxurious hotel, which sits next to the Tiergarten Park and is in walking distance of Brandenburg Gate. There will be Shabbat services, a large Friday night dinner, a Shabbat kiddush, evening entertainment and interesting talks. Guests will be able to take a packed lunch when they go out to explore the city. There is a huge amount of Jewish history in Berlin, from the stolpersteine (golden plaques on the cobblestones with names of holocaust victims) and the Jewish Museum to the Neue Synagogue and the Holocaust Memorial. There are many options for Jewish heritage tours.
Shula was born in Russia and emigrated to Israel in the 70s. Dana was born there but the family moved to Germany when she was a baby. They have friends, family, business interest and a home in Israel, and play an active role in the 20,000-strong Jewish community in Berlin.
“I grew up in a traditional Jewish modern orthodox home,” says Dana, who lives in a suburb with her family. “However a few years ago my mother started to do some learning and has now become Haredi. She is extremely creative and full of great ideas. The Intercontinental is where a lot of Jewish functions and events take place, so it seemed the natural fit for this three-week kosher takeover.”