Shabbat of a Lifetime, Jerusalem

4.8
#29 of 137 in Tours in Jerusalem
Experience a traditional Friday night meal through Shabbat of a Lifetime, a culturally immersive program that seats you at a table with an Israeli family. Enjoy an authentic, homemade meal that combines culinary traditions from nine different Jewish communities. Since 2011, approximately 15,000 visitors from more than 75 countries have participated in this program, one of Jerusalem's most popular tourist activities. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Jerusalem trip simple and quick.
map
Create an itinerary including Shabbat of a Lifetime
Shabbat of a Lifetime Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
167 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • September 28, 2017
    I visited Israel with 5 friends in May this year. We included Shabbat of a Lifetime in our itinerary as we wanted to find out more about the Jewish religion and way of life. I’m so glad we did. Our gr...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    After the wonderful experience in the last year we were this year again at the Shabatabend. This time, we have brought a friendly family. We had a different host family but in the same residential area. It is for us as Christians with Jews together to celebrate the Shabateingang privilege. The atmosphere was very warm and inviting, the hosts have told openly out of her life. The Shabatzeremonie was moving, the food is plentiful and good. At the end, we made Yehuda market even a walk to the art exhibition at the Mahane late at night. We can highly recommend it and would do it again at any time.
    View original
  • September 18, 2017
    I'm from London and I've been to Israel many times before. I often take friends on a personal tour of the country but this was the first time I included 'Shabbat of a Lifetime' in the itinerary and I'...  more »

Plan your trip to Jerusalem

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Jerusalem

Although it lacks a big selection of mid-range options, Jerusalem provides plenty of choices in the top-end hotel category. The Old City contains the bulk of Jerusalem's small hotels, inexpensive hostels, and religious hospices, all of which appeal to budget-conscious travelers. West Jerusalem offers additional options in the form of guesthouses and bigger hotels, some of which boast five-star ratings. If you just need a bed, consider a youth hostel, where you can choose between private and common rooms with Wi-Fi included.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Jerusalem by other users

14 days in Middle East BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Israel BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Israel BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Israel BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Israel BY A USER FROM ROMANIA October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Israel BY A USER FROM CYPRUS November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Africa, Middle East & Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Jerusalem BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Jerusalem BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Jerusalem BY A USER FROM CYPRUS October, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Israel BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Israel BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans