Have you ever wanted to go away for a Shabbos, or perhaps experience one for the very first time, but did not have a Shabbos home to join? Do you wish you had a special guest to share the beauty of your family’s Shabbos experience, but do not know where to find them? Traveling for business or pleasure? Backpacking across the country or around the world? Studying abroad or in Israel? Or perhaps you just came back from Israel and want the taste to linger a while longer? Come from a limited Jewish background and would like to experience a traditional Shabbos?
Families who wish to host set up profile pages with basic information and up to four family pictures. (After all, a picture is worth a thousand words, and a warm family photo is worth a whole lot more than that!) In addition, each page has a guest book, which allows the guest to offer feedback from the experience and gives the potential guest a better idea of what it’s like to spend a Shabbos with that family. This will also indicate to a potential guest where the “happening” Shabbos homes are and encourage them to seek an invite.
Each guest also fills out a profile page so the host can acquaint themselves with the potential guest. Two references are requested so that the host will feel comfortable inviting his “future friend” into his home.
Guests can find a host by searching the pages by country, state and city. There are other search fields as well which will allow the guest to find the perfect host with whom they would feel comfortable spending the Shabbos. They can then contact the family to make arrangements using the contact information provided.
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