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Shabbat of a Lifetime

Nissim Bahar, Jerusalem, Israel
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A broader view of the Shabat

I went with my wife to the SOL and experienced a very special night, provided by our lovely and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sulivan H
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Salvador, BA
An amazing cultural experience

Shabbat of a Lifetime was one of the most meaningful experiences we did in all of Israel. Held on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Austin G
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Nissim Bahar, Jerusalem, Israel
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"host family"
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"jewish family"
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"highly recommend this experience"
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"friday night"
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"chana"
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"jewish culture"
in 9 reviews
"incredible hosts"
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"welcomed us warmly"
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"challah bread"
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"sesame seeds"
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"ask questions"
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"their lives"
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"cultural experience"
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"great opportunity"
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"holocaust survivors"
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"different parts"
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"israel trip"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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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
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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

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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

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Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 7 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

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Reviewed 28 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

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Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 29 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

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Reviewed 28 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 29 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

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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 29 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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Reviewed 5 February 2018

I am truly grateful to Chana and Shmuel for inviting me into their beautiful home for shabbat dinner. It was the highlight of my visit to Jerusalem. I had never been to a shabbat dinner before and felt totally welcome and at ease. Shmuel explained...More

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Jerusalemexpert, Owner at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thank YOU Martin! It was a real honor hosting you in our home and your great attitude and wealth of experience really made the meal more enjoyable for all of us- hosts and guests. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

My niece, nephew, great nephew and I shared a meal with our hosts Orit and Violet and 5 others. The food was authentic and excellent but the company and conversation were the real highlights of the evening. I highly recommend anyone touring Israel take a...More

2  Thank dinerone1
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Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Thank you for joining us and for the lovely review! Violet & Ofir are indeed unique hosts and a pleasure to join for Shabbat dinner and we look forward to having them back soon (once she finishes her maternity leave). We are so glad that...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

This was one of the highlights of our visit to Jerusalem. We had a wonderful time getting to know our hosts and interacting with the other guests at the meal. I strongly recommend this to anyone contemplating a visit to Jerusalem.

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Jerusalemexpert, Manager at Shabbat of a Lifetime, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thank you so much for joining us and for your lovely review! I am so glad you enjoyed and hope we will get to host you again on your next trip to Jerusalem. All the best, Shmuel

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