2020 Passover Program at the
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Pheonix, AZ

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The JW Marriott Desert Ridge is the Most Popular Family-Friendly Passover Resort in Arizona

About Our World Class 2020 Passover Program

World Class Passover Cuisine

Catering by Drew Rosen of Nes Events and his team under the Glatt Kosher supervision of International Kosher Mehadrin International Kosher Mehadrin.

Lavish Breakfast and Lunch buffets including pancakes, waffles, cereals, yogurts, breads, pastries and much more!
Early and late morning Tea Rooms for those early risers or those that want to sleep in!
Fun and delicious Afternoon Tea Rooms filled with a variety of snacks and drinks.
Daily Afternoon BBQs fried, grilled and smoked in our famous Kosherica Smoker!
Scrumptious Chinese Food served at our unique Kosherica Passover Chinese restaurant.
Elegant A La Carte 5-Course Dinner with options that change daily.
Delectable Evening Tea Room with multiple action stations.

WORLD CLASS ENTERTAINMENT (2020 Entertainment will be posted SOON!)

Kosherica is known for its incredible non-stop programming featuring some of the most exciting talent of our time. We are so excited about our incredible 2019 line-up at the JW Marriott Resort with live music and DJs throughout Pesach, lecturs, magic, a casino night, impersonators, hypnotists including:

Singing Sensation Gad Elbaz

Renowned Comedian MODI

Rabbi Steven Weil

Yael Weil

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Rabbi Rowe


And more!

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  • 448 sq ft
  • Beautiful room with King or 2 double beds featuring the JW luxury bedding package
  • Aromatherapy associates bath amenities
  • full balcony with a table and 2 chairs
  • Luxury bathroom with granite counters, oversize tub, and separate walk-in shower
  • Chair with ottoman.
    (Note: The hotel assigns room views at their discretion)
  • Full Stay
  • Pre Night (4/18)
  • Full Stay + Pre Night
  • $5,490
  • $460
  • $5,950
  • 896 sq ft
  • Stunning Suite with King bed and sofa bed featuring the JW luxury bedding package
  • Aromatherapy associates bath amenities
  • Walk in closet
  • Living room with a sitting area
  • Full balcony with a table and 2 chairs
  • Luxury bathroom with granite counters, oversize tub, and separate walk-in shower
  • Chair with ottoman.
  • Full Stay
  • Pre Night (4/18)
  • Full Stay + Pre Night
  • $9,400
  • $780
  • $10,180
One-Bedroom Executive Suite
  • 896 sq ft
  • Amazing One-Bedroom Suite with King bed and sofa bed featuring the JW luxury bedding package
  • Aromatherapy associates bath amenities
  • Master bedroom with door
  • Living room with a sitting area
  • Full balcony with a table and 2 chairs
  • Luxury bathroom with granite counters, oversize tub, and separate walk-in shower
  • Chair with ottoman.
  • Full Stay
  • Pre Night (4/18)
  • Full Stay + Pre Night
  • $11,940
  • $995
  • $12,935
One-Bedroom Luxury Suite
  • Parlor – 896 sq ft; Connecting room – 448 sq ft
  • Gorgeous One-Bedroom Suite with King or 2 double beds featuring the JW luxury bedding package
  • Aromatherapy associates bath amenities
  • Luxury parlor sitting area completely separated from master bedroom
  • 2 full balconies with a table and chairs
  • Luxury bathroom with granite counters, oversize tub, and separate walk-in shower
  • Separate bathroom in living area.
  • Full Stay
  • Pre Night (4/18)
  • Full Stay + Pre Night
  • $13,900
  • $1,155
  • $15,055
Presidential Suite*
  • 2,240 sq ft
  • Unbelievable one-bedroom suite with King bed featuring the JW luxury bedding package
  • Aromatherapy associates bath amenities
  • 3 balconies
  • Separate study/office
  • Living room with sofa & chairs
  • Dining room table with seating for 6
  • Luxury bathroom with granite counters, bathtub with spray jets, and separate walk-in shower.
    *Pricing is for up to 4 guests
  • Full Stay
  • Pre Night (4/18)
  • Full Stay + Pre Night
  • $58,000
  • $4,835
  • $62,835
One-Bedroom Villa
  • 825 sq ft
  • Incredible One-Bedroom Villa with King bed and sofa bed
  • Separate master bedroom
  • Living room with sofa and chair
  • Dining room table with seating for 6
  • Kitchenette
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Luxury bathroom with granite counters, oversize tub, and separate walk-in shower. 0.2 miles walking distance to the main ballroom.
  • Full Stay
  • Pre Night (4/18)
  • Full Stay + Pre Night
  • $8,900
  • $740
  • $9,640
Two-Bedroom Villa
  • 1,250 sq ft
  • Amazing Two-Bedroom Villa with 1 King bed, 2 queen beds and a sofa bed
  • Separate master bedroom plus additional separate room
  • Living room with sofa and chair
  • Dining room table with seating for 6
  • Kitchenette
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Luxury bathroom with granite counters, oversize tub, and separate walk-in shower plus an additional bathroom with tub. 0.3 miles walking distance to the main ballroom.
  • Full Stay
  • Pre Night (4/18)
  • Full Stay + Pre Night
  • $9,900
  • $825
  • $10,725
Full Stay $7,700 $2,900 $2,600 $2,200 $1,700 $800
Pre-Night $650 $300 $300 $270 $180 $50
Full Stay + Pre-Day $8,350 $3,200 $2,900 $2,470 $1,880 $850

*$450 per child off a separate, connecting full-time room for children under 13 (1st two)


Prices are per person based on double occupancy
***Plus 25% Administrative Fees, Taxes & Service Charges
• Rates are subject to change without notice.
• All rates are per person based on double occupancy.
• Partial stays are based on availability.
• $1000 deposit per room due at time of booking.
• Payment in full is due 60 days before Passover.

• Cancellation fees:
Deposit is refundable until Sept. 22, 2019.
From Sep. 22 – Dec. 4, 2019 – deposit is NON-refundable.
From Dec. 4, 2019 – Jan. 23, 2020 – guest is responsible for payment of 50% of the total bill.
Payment in full is due 75 days before Passover (January 23, 2020) and no refunds will be given for cancellations after this date.
• Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

Call 877-724-5567 to Book
Your Passover Reservation

About The JW MARRIOTT Resort & Spa

Enjoy a Passover Vacation in 2020 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. This family-friendly hotel welcomes you with an unparalleled array of luxurious amenities, including an on-site spa, championship golf at Wildfire Golf Club, five pools and a lazy river. Gracefully designed rooms and suites include deluxe bedding, modern technology and floor-to-ceiling windows. The expansive event venues include Phoenix’s three largest ballrooms and multiple scenic outdoor spaces.


Desert Ridge Resort & Spa’s 950 guest rooms all feature private patios or balconies with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and spectacular views. Room views vary but include picturesque wildflower gardens, desert vistas, mountains, lake, golf course or pool views. The resort’s 81 spacious suites include four presidential suites, four hospitality suites, 12 luxury parlor suites, 22 junior suites and 39 executive suites.

Elements of nature, fire, water, earth and sky have carefully been woven into the resort’s elegant accommodations and stylish decor. Room amenities include high-speed internet access, mini refrigerators, a coffee maker with tea service, luxurious linens and bedding, oversized bathtubs, in-room safe and LCD flat-panel TVs with premium movie channels. All rooms are non-smoking.

Kids Day Camp and infant care programs

KIDS LOVE IT! We take fun very seriously! If the kids are having a great time, then the parents can have a truly relaxing vacation.

  • Dedicated team of counselors with an incredible counselor to child ratio.
  • Featuring our famous Kosherica Kids Town with bounce houses, huge water slides, carnival rides and so much more!
  • An amazing show for kids at the end of each day such as magicians, acrobats and DJ dance parties!
  • Supervised playroom for your little ones to have fun so you can have a break!

Teen and Adult Activities, Lectures Classes and Programming

We have non-stop exciting programming that appeals to all ages with several activities going on at once so there’s always tons to do for everyone in the family:

  • Casino night
  • Live Music and DJs throughout Pesach
  • Impersonators
  • Comedians
  • Hypnotists
  • Famous singers and performers


Desert Ridge Resort & Spa offers an abundance of recreational activities for all ages to enjoy. Golf aficionados can challenge their skills on two championship golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer and Nick Faldo at the resort’s Wildfire Golf Club. The resort also features 5 sparkling pools including a Lazy River and serpentine water slide. The newly added Griffin Bay poolside experience includes 6 luxurious, private cabanas with TV’s, misting systems, plush furniture and personal concierge. Additionally, the resort offers five tennis courts, 12 pickleball courts, bike rentals, jogging and fitness trails, and a Family Escape kids club.

The Spa

The Revive Spa at Desert Ridge is an expansive 28,000 square-foot facility with 41 elegantly appointed treatment rooms that offer a diverse menu of spa experiences that incorporate beautiful, tranquil settings and indigenous ingredients, making it one of the best day spas in Phoenix. Our signature treatments combine ancient rituals with modern, cutting-edge techniques. Our relaxation rooms offer cozy fireplaces and private patios for reflection and relaxation. A co-ed lounge is located outdoors, allowing for patrons to unwind together in the restful ambiance of the open-air Zen Loft. Revive Spa’s sanctuary lap pool is lined by towering palms and seven private cabanas. Relax poolside as you enjoy the dramatic scenery all around. A unique feature of Revive is our full-service salon offering haircuts, colors, manicures and pedicures. The Spa also features a boutique which offering Kerstin Florian products.

Fitness Center

A 1,500 square foot facility with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the resort’s Chef Garden. The fitness center features Cybex equipment, free weights, ellipticals, treadmills, stairmasters, recumbent and upright bikes. Fitness classes including pilates, yoga, tai chi and spinning are offered. Private group fitness classes are also available. $20/day usage fee (complimentary with treatment). Open 24 hours.

Additional Amenities

  • Self-parking
  • Professional golf and tennis instruction and service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Destinations by Marriott
  • Laundry and dry cleaning service
  • Valet parking
  • Concierge service desk
  • Car rental desk
  • Computerized key cards
  • Desert Ridge Revive Spa
  • Wide variety of local activities


It is our mission to satisfy all your needs and make this the best Passover experience for you and your family from the time you reserve until the end of Passover.


Childcare services

Arizona Lullaby Guild
Licensed Better Business Bureau and Insured
$7 Travel Fee
$15 per hour for 1 child
$3 for each additional child

A Child’s Garden
CPR Trained, Bonded and Insured
$17 Hour for 1 child

The Nanny Joynt
Arizona’s Elite Agency
CPR Trained, Bonded and Insured
$35/day Agency Fee
$15 -$20 / hour Nanny Fee

Caring Nannies
CPR Trained
$25/day Agency Fee
$15/ hour Nanny Fee

Fun Hiking Trails in Phoenix

1. Deem Hills West
Opening recently in 2010, Deem Hills West features a moderate hiking experience for beginners and avid hikers alike. Since the park is new to the Valley, this trail boasts the ability to provide hikers with a more secluded experience with exquisite views. The entire trail is about six miles around and can be cut in half to provide an easy three-mile exercise.

2. Tom’s Thumb, North Side
This 3.7-mile trail weaves in and out of gorgeous vegetation and provides breathtaking views of Phoenix and Four Peaks. The most interesting feature of this hiking trail is the iconic Tom’s Thumb, which is a granite bump on the McDowell Mountain preserve. While the trail does pass by various other trails that offer climbing areas, hikers can opt to stay on the trail and climb Tom’s Thumb, something that most hiking trails do not offer. Be sure to check out Ogre’s Den, a natural cave featuring art and trinkets located off below and to the West of the Thumb.

3. Waterfall Canyon in White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Family friendliness and easy access makes this short hike a favorite among passionate hikers and first-timers. The short, barrier-free trail runs along Waterfall Canyon Road and is relatively flat the majority of the way. Even though this path is less than one mile and one hour to complete, be sure to go after a good rain to experience the waterfall. This trail also has the option of night hiking, but be sure to bring a flashlight, scorpion light and bug repellant.

4. Papago Park
Represented by its massive sandstone buttes, Papago Park features four easy trails and unmatched views of the Tempe area. The desert trails are generally smooth, easy treks with very little elevation gains, making it great for families and interested mountain bikers. Be sure to make the hike at sunset; these buttes claim rights to the best sunset views in the Valley. The park is also home to an archery range, exercising courses, fishing lagoons, baseball facilities and a softball complex.

5. Wind Cave Trail
This trail takes the cake for best family hike. Stretching 1.6 miles, this trek is easy enough for grandparents and toddlers alike. Take the winding trial to a cave featuring welcome shade and an ideal spot to lunch while taking in views of the north and west. The hike will most likely be busy on weekends so be sure to get there early. Looking for a more private hike? Take the trailhead to the right and hike up to the summit featuring an eight-foot high rock climb.

6. Piestewa Peak Summit
Located in Phoenix Mountain Park and Recreation area, this sprawling park offers a plethora of wildlife, spacious views and a great workout for hikers. Phoenix Parks and Recreations public information officer David Urbinato enjoys this hike but said that the trial is always crowded.

“Compared with many of our other areas, you don’t get a very good exposure to the Sonoran Desert as you’re on a ridge for much of the hike,” says Urbinato. “And it’s very difficult…I think many people underestimate how challenging it can be.”

Despite the crowds, hikers and families can still enjoy the assortment of picnic areas nestled in the hills for a picturesque lunch spot.

7. Phoenix Sonoran Preserve
The newest addition to the Phoenix preserve system, this area has clear trials and smooth tracks that are well marked. Since the elevation of this trail is higher up, it gets more rain than most other trials making it slightly lusher than areas to the south.

8. Alta Trail in South Mountain
This trail offers solitude, amazing views to the west of the Estrella Mountains, dramatic canyon views and a bit of history since the Civilian Conservation Corps built the trail in 1930. The Alta trail is 4.5 miles of serious elevation gain but serious mountain views. At more than 16,000 acres, South Mountain Park/Preserve is the largest municipal park in the country according to the Trust for Public Land.

9. Desert Classic in South Mountain
Also nestled in South Mountain Park, this trail is particularly popular with mountain bikers because of its variety of technical aspects like the semi-rough and rocky terrain, ups and downs and wash crossings. The trial, which is a hefty 9.2 miles, is still used by hikers and equestrians alike.

10. Pinnacle Peak
This moderate hike has a very smooth tread with a number of ups and downs over the course of the 1.75-mile trail. Catch great views of saguaros, cholla cactus, creosote plants and wildlife such as bobcats, Gila monsters and western diamondback rattlesnakes.

11. Camelback Mountain
Hike the Valley’s Mount Everest at sunrise — Camelback Mountain, so named because its shape resembles the animal that typifies desert adaptation. So, like Everest, we caution that this hike is strenuous. At 2,704 feet, it’s one of the premiere views in Arizona, but it’s steep and rocky. For an easier approach, try the Cholla Trail. It’s longer but not quite as steep in some areas.

Outdoor Attractions and Tour Companies

Detours-Sightseeing company 480-633-9013- Tours to the grand Canyon, Sedona and other Southwest favorites

Westwind Tours 480-991-5557 www.westwindairservice.com  – Aerial Tours of Sedona, Grand Canyon, Mountain Valley and much more.

Hot Air Expeditions 480-299-0154 www.hotairexpeditions.com  – Daily Ballon Rides with breathtaking views of Arizona.

Rainbow Ryders 480-299-0154 www.rainbowryders.com – Gorgeous Hot Air Ballon Rides

Stellar Adventures 602-402-0584 www.stellaradventures.com  – Unique Desert adventure Tours including ATV, Hummer and UTV.

Wild West Jeep Tours 480-922-0144  www.wildwestjeeptours.com – Four Wheel Tour through the Sonoran Desert.

360 Adventure 480-722-0360 www.360-adventures.com  – Canyoneering, rock climbing, hiking, and mountain biking.

Canyon Creek Ranch Horseback Riding 623-374-5245 www.westerndestinations.com


Adobe Mountain Railroad Museum Displays include small, narrow gauge 1884 locomotive, model railroad layouts and prototype historical displays. Open Dec.-April; 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Arizona Doll and Toy Museum Displays dolls, dollhouses, miniatures and toys from yesteryear. An authentic schoolroom of 1912 features antique dolls as “students”. Located in historical Heritage Square. Open Tues – Sat; 10 am-4 pm.

Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum. The Museum exhibits over 3,000 minerals educating visitors about Arizona’s mining and mineral heritage. Weekdays 8 am-5 pm; Sat 11 am-4 pm. Located on the NW corner of 15th Ave and Washington.

Arizona Museum For Youth An innovative, nationally recognized fine arts museum for children. The museum’s art gallery is for children ages 4-12. Come and bring the kids often for a great day. Open Tues – Sun 9 am-5 pm.

Arizona Science Center A hands-on, eye-opening fun center with more than 300 interactive exhibits, state-of-the-art planetarium, a five-story giant screen theater, live demonstrations and traveling exhibitions. Open daily 10 am-5 pm.

ASU Art Museum This acclaimed Museum offers American, Contemporary and Latin American art and craft. Located on the ASU campus and open Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10 am-5 pm.

Cave Creek Museum The museum is living history of pioneer living, ranching and mining. Indian artifacts from Hohokam, Yavapai and Apache. See a restored 1920s tuberculosis cabin and a 1940s church.

Chandler Museum The museum preserves the rich history and heritage of Chandler Arizona. Special events and new exhibits continually. Located in historic downtown Chandler. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday; 11 am – 4 pm.

George Washington Carver Museum The museum showcases the talents of emerging youth artists, local, regional and renowned visual and performing artists. Open Mon – Fri; 10 am – 3 pm.

Hall Of Flame Museum of Firefighting Almost and acre of fire history exhibits with over 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus dating back to 1725. There is also a gallery dedicated to wildfire firefighting. Located in the Phoenix Papago Park.

Heard Museum This is one of the best places in Arizona to experience the cultures and art of Southwestern Native Americans. Enjoy the talent of Native American dancers. Open Mon – Sat; 9:30 am – 5 pm.

Historic Sahuaro Ranch The oldest and best preserved 1885 homestead. Sahuaro Ranch historic area transports you to another time. Open Sept. – May; Wednesday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm. Sunday 9 am – 4-pm.

Phoenix Museum of History Visitors of all ages enjoy interactive and educational exhibits showing Phoenix’s metamorphous from barren desert town to a modern metropolis. Open Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.

Phoenix Art Museum The Museum’s collection includes almost 16,000 artworks that span the centuries. Bring the children to experience the interactive-child friendly gallery. See international exhibits and have lunch at the Café.

Phoenix Police Museum The museum features a match-up of an early 1900s police station as well as a 1919 Ford Model T Police Car. Monday – Friday; 9:30 am – 4 pm.

West Valley Art Museum Key focus of the Museum is Ethnic dress, textiles and Ethnographic Arts. The Museum’s Classic Café is exceptional. Located at 114th Avenue and Bell Road. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday; 10 am – 4 pm.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Paintings, photographs and sculpture are just some of the talent you’ll see at this art museum. The museum presents a wide variety of educational programs and special events for the entire family.

Phoenix’s favorite places to take kids for 2018

Phoenix Zoo The non-profit Phoenix Zoo is home to more than 1,400 animals including more than 30 different endangered or threatened species from around the world.

Arizona Science Center Arizona Science Center’s mission is to inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix Learning is a joy at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix with three floors of hands-on, interactive, educational, and fun exhibits for children ages birth to 10. This is not your typical Museum; here we want you to touch EVERYTHING!

Bearizona Wildlife Park Bearizona Wildlife Park allows visitors to drive into “the wilderness” and witness herd and pack life from the safety and comfort of a private vehicle.

AZ Air Time Air Time is an indoor trampoline jump center in Scottsdale where the whole family can have good healthy fun. Jump for fun or exercise on trampolines separated by age. Little kids can play on one of our blow up bounce houses or the exclusive trampoline for ages 6 and under. Older jumpers can jump into our huge 4 lane foam pit, try their hand at dodgeball, or dunk a basketball with the help of a little extra bounce. When you get tired, relax at our snack bar and use our free wifi to surf the net.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Scottsdale McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is the most unique park of its kind in the country. The 30 acre park’s centerpiece is the Paradise & Pacific Railroad, a fully functional 15 gauge railroad with scale steam and diesel locomotives and riding stock. No trip to the park is complete without a ride on the 1950-vintage Allan Herschell carousel or a visit to the Scottsdale Railroad Museum.

Arizona Museum of Natural History What could be cooler than an indoor, 3-story mountain complete with a waterfall and simulated flash flood? Dinosaurs, of course! The Arizona Museum of Natural History has all this and more. Get out of the Arizona heat and spend a day at the coolest place in Greater Phoenix.  

Wildlife World Zoo Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is home to Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals with more than 600 species. The Aquarium features over 75 indoor exhibits including stingrays you can feed, penguins, otters, and sharks plus rides & a petting zoo.

IDEA Museum i.d.e.a Museum inspires children of all ages to experience their world differently through art, technology, science, creativity and imagination.

OdySea Aquarium OdySea Aquarium offers an entertaining, interactive, and educational experience for guests of all ages by combining theme-park-style amusement with highly engaging presentations of aquatic life like no other in the industry. The facility includes a 3D theater, Sea TREK™ underwater ocean walking, and a one-of-a-kind voyage through the “Living Sea.”

Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix is Arizona’s biggest ‘n’ best water park. Located on Pinnacle Peak Road, off I-17, the park is the largest in the state featuring more than 30 exhilarating attractions for families and thrill seekers alike.

Castles ‘N Coasters From the thrilling sky–high roller coasters and exciting water rides, to the exotic countries of the world class miniature golf course and enchantment of an old fashioned carousel, there’s magic and new adventures waiting for you and your family at Castles N’ Coasters.

Luv 2 Play Luv 2 Play offers an indoor playground and arcade for children ages 0-12 as well as many great menu options for parents and kids alike!

Musical Instrument Museum The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches our world by collecting, preserving, and making accessible an astonishing variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. MIM offers guests a welcoming and fun experience, incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming, and exceptional musical performances.

Favorite Performing Arts

As You Wish Pottery Painting Place