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Shabbat of a Lifetime

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About Shabbat of a Lifetime
Shabbat of a Lifetime invites you to experience an authentic Shabbat dinner in the heart of Jerusalem. Participate in a traditional Shabbat dinner with a family at their home while feasting on a variety of delicious, home-made cuisine from nine Jewish communities around the world! We combine the personal touch of home-hospitality with a unique cultural immersion you won't find anywhere else.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very welcoming young family lead us through a delicious and interesting Shabbat dinner. This was our last stop after 14 days in the Holy Land and we were very tired, so it probably wasn't the best idea for us to book this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

I have helped host and have attended Shabbat meals around the world which take a small donation or are for free. Not so with SOAL!! They advertise with such warmth and friendliness so I sent a request to join them and inquired if there was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Lovely Shabbat Dinner for jewish and non-jewish families. If you are in Jerusalem and want to experience a Shabbat , this is certainly the way to go.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rafael M
Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Hi Rafael, I am so glad you joined us and happy that you feel this way :-) Thank you and we look forward to hosting you again on your next trip. Best, Shmuel

Reviewed 12 December 2018

I and my group of five other American travelers were disappointed by our Shabbat dinner. We arrived 20 minutes early at the family's apartment building. Since it was a rainy and cold evening and were were coming by taxi, we huddled together under the roof...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

I apologize for the poor experience. I thank you for giving us the chance and am sorry for failing you. I followed up by email and look forward to hearing back from you. Shmuel

Reviewed 29 November 2018

Me and my husband took a group of 6 to Jerusalem and we went to the Yarden family for Shabbat. There where 2 other Swedes for dinner there and 8 americans which I got to sit with. They where a wonderful group of people to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jerusalem2018
Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Amazing! It is not always that we are able to make such perfect matches but we are ecstatic when we do- thank G-d. I am so glad you enjoyed your meal with the Yardens- we heard from them how much they enjoyed it as well!...More

Reviewed 25 November 2018

Despite arriving late and soaked with rain, our tour group of 16 Americans and our tour guide were warmly welcomed by our young hosts Akiva and Estie into their apartment. They even offered dry socks for anyone whose shoes had soaked through. The dinner table...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LoveTravelAnywhere
Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Don't we all love Akiva & Estie :-) Thank you so much for joining us and for this review as well for providing helpful information for guests interested in joining us! It really encourages us to work hard on facilitating these experiences when we hear...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

We had a lovely dinner with a Jewish family. Enjoyed all the conversations as well as the hospitality

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IslandStyle13
Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you for joining us and for this review. I am glad you enjoyed and hope that we can host you again in the future! Best, Shmuel

Reviewed 4 November 2018

We shared Shabbat with Shmuel and Channah. They were welcoming, kind, informed, intelligent, and great hosts for the evening. I would recommend this experience to anyone visiting the Holy Land. The other guests were also thoughtful and good natured. It was a great meal and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Nicki P
Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you Nicki :-) The pleasure was truly ours. We look forward to introducing you to the new addition to our family on your upcoming trip :-) Best, Shmuel

Reviewed 24 October 2018

We had the opportunity to host and to be hosted by this organization. It is a wonderful way to experience Sabbath with a family. The food is delicious and the company amazing. You will meet new people each time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 233debraw
Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you Debra! We hope to continue sending you guests in the future :-) Shabbat Shalom, Shmuel

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We had a delightful evening at Shabbat Of A Lifetime . Our hosts were wonderful, warmly and welcoming and informative as well. We had a very diverse and interesting group ranging from Indian men to Norte Dame students and a few American Jews like us. ...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Lee hi, Thank you for joining us, contributing to the experience, and sharing your thoughts here. We heard from Jonathan and Kathy, as well the other guests, what a lovely evening it was and I will of course pass on your kind words. It was...More

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At the dinner we attended the food was brought to the table by course (starter, main, dessert) and it was served “family style” (large platters of food). You took what you wanted to eat. If you didn’t eat a particular food... More
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25 November 2018|
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$67 US dollars per person.
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