Shabbat of a Lifetime, Jerusalem

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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.
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  • We had such a wonderful evening spending Shabbat in a local families home with 5 other couples. It was fun, interesting and our first Shabbat. Book early as they fill up quickly.  more »
  • Met with our hosts in the Old City of Jerusalem and walked to their apartment to share an awesome Shabbat meal. It was truly a blessing to sit at a Jewish table with guests from around the world. Felt...  more »
  • 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 »

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