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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. Plan to visit Shabbat of a Lifetime during your Jerusalem vacation using our convenient Jerusalem travel itinerary planner.
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  • This was one of the most special things I've done in any of my travels. What a privilege to step into a real family's home and share such a personal and profound aspect of their lives. Etan and Mandy ...  more »
  • We had supper with a rabbi's family. Eight children, his wife and two students made for a crazy fun night. The food was really good and I understand they like to maintain quality of the food so it is ...  more »
  • I was slightly skeptical when I booked a shabbat dinner for me and my mum as part of our trip across Israel and Palestine. Personally I am very interested in traditions but was worried that the evenin...  more »

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