The warmth of the Shabbat home, the smell of chicken soup with matzoh balls and freshly baked challah wafting through the air, the beautiful sounds of Zemirot (songs), all blend together in a harmonious experience that rejuvenates the spirit and re-energizes us for the week ahead. How ever the Jewish people practice it, it remains a peaceful oasis of holiness and tranquility in our tumultuous times.
Have you ever wanted to go away for a Shabbat, or perhaps experience one for the very first time, but did not have a Shabbat home to join?
Do you wish you had a special guest to share the beauty of your family's Shabbat experience, but do not know where to find one?
Shabbat.com was established as a Jewish social network to allow people to connect and meet in a safe and friendly environment. Perfect for those traveling for business, backpacking across the country, studying abroad, or simply looking for a little inspiration.
Shabbat.com is also a great way to network in your profession, meet people, make lifelong friends and expand your social horizons.
Shabbat.com even has a unique and cutting-edge matchmaking feature!
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 Shabbat with that family. This will also indicate to a potential guest where the "happening" Shabbat 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.