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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Nissim Bahar, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

I have been to Israel five times. Two visits ago I was introduced to Shabbat of a Lifetime. They hook you up with a local family in Jerusalem to experience a Friday evening Sabbath meal. It was great. So, last visit we contacted them again...More

Thank NealJ93
Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Neal hi, What a nice note to read going into Shabbat! I am beyond glad to hear how much you enjoyed both experiences and shared this with Mandy & Etan who surely will be delighted to read it as well. Thank you for joining us...More

Reviewed 14 July 2018

I found this on Trip Advisor and signed up. We arrived in Israel on a Thursday and not being Jewish, probably didn’t realize that getting a meal on Shabbat would have been difficult if we had not done this. We had been in Jerusalem about...More

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Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you Suzanne! We are so glad you joined us and you were indeed lucky to have such wonderful hosts in David & Brigitte. This is so nice to read and I hope that we will be able to host you again on your next...More

Reviewed 31 May 2018

I went with my wife to the SOL and experienced a very special night, provided by our lovely and caring young hosts, Shmuel, Chana and their baby. Their real-time explanation about the Shabat meaning was so simple and profound, that we will keep them in...More

Thank Sulivan H
Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Hi Sulivan & Suely, The pleasure was truly ours- joining us on your special occasion and during your search truly touched us and we felt a part of your celebration despite just having met you! Our guests are what make our table and while we...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018

Shabbat of a Lifetime was one of the most meaningful experiences we did in all of Israel. Held on Friday evenings, Jewish families open up their homes and invite you into a traditional Shabbat meal to start the Sabbath. Each host walks you through the...More

Thank Austin G
Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you Austin for joining us and for your very accurate description of what we aspire to do! I am so happy to hear that this was a highlight of your trip- there is a lot to compete with in Jerusalem in particular and Israel...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018

I joined Shabbat of a Lifetime two times, in 2015 and 2017. Both times I was very happy with organizers, host families, warm, friendly atmosphere and tasty Jewish cooking. Prayers, people's stories, conversations and discussions were most meaningful and interesting. The guests were of very...More

Thank Yuri F
Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Yuri hi, It is always a pleasure to read your kind words- here and in email. Thank you again for joining us twice and for contributing to both tables we look forward to making it a trifecta on your next trip. Until next time, Shmuel

Reviewed 3 April 2018

Shabbat of a Lifetime provided an opportunity to go beyond the information and event-packed schedule of a tour, to experience the beauty of stopping to enjoy the moment. The Landau family and their friends welcomed us warmly. The food was, of course, wonderful. But experiencing...More

Thank mbgaisford
Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for joining us and for this lovely review! I am so glad that you had a wonderful time at the Landaus and we look forward to introducing you to another wonderful family of ours on your next Jerusalem visit :-) Regards from Jerusalem,...More

Reviewed 29 March 2018

Many thanks to the Cohen family who hosted the Shabbat that I went to on 9th March. The mother and father were very warm, welcoming and friendly. The meal was filling, but delicious. It was nice not to meet 2 other couples and have an...More

Thank julietpearson1
Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi Juliet, I am so glad that you had a wonderful time with the Cohens :-) Thank you for joining us and for sharing this lovely review! I hope that we will be lucky enough to host you again next time around. Happy Holidays! Regards...More

Reviewed 29 March 2018

Myself (NYer) and friend & business Partner (from India) had the opportunity to meet Shmuel and Chana and share a wonderful Shabbat dinner with them as well as other guests. The experience was wonderful, beside the Shabbat service, gracious hosts and wonderful food. We also...More

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Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you Lesley for this kind review!! We had such a lovely time having you in our home and am glad that the feelings were mutual ! Chana has indeed given birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl just two weeks ago and we...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018

While waiting for our host family on the street corner, we could clearly see that some people were going to have a GREAT time while others maybe not so much. We were in the to so much group. The family who welcomed us were lovely,...More

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Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi Danica, Thank you for sharing your feelings on the experience and I am sorry that you found it to be mediocre. We use feedback, both good and bad, as a means to constantly improve the experience for the guests we look forward to hosting...More

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