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SHABBAT HOSPITALITY SITE MATCHES HOSTS AND GUESTS



Is Shabbat incomplete for you without a guest? Do you need to find a Shabbat meal when away from home? Are you looking for an exciting Shabbat experience? If so, then Shabbat.com might be your solution.

Shabbat.com is a free Jewish hospitality site which helps connect guests and hosts using pictures, profiles, maps and locations from around the world.

Families who wish to hostset 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 him or her to seek an invite there.

Each guest also fills out a profile page so the hosts can acquaint themselves with the potential guest. Two references are requested (for security purposes, as well) 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 allow the guest to find the perfect host with whom they would feel comfortable spending Shabbat. They can then contact the family to make arrangements using the contact information provided.

Though already hosting hundreds of profiles, Shabbat.com’s founders, Rabbi Benzion Klatzko and Rabbi Yehuda Koblick, still see the site as a work in progress and aim to one day make Shabbat.com a global resource.