“More than the Jewish people keep Shabbos, the Shabbos has kept the Jewish people”
Shabbat.com has two kinds of members, hosts and guests. When someone is signed up as a host, they can go to the search bar at the top of the page and find guests in any city, state, and country. From that search bar, they can also find guests based on proximity, occupation, and organization.
Members participating in the Shabbos Project and sign up on the website automatically have an account on Shabbat.com with the organization field designation of “The Shabbos Project.” To find people participating in the October 25th Shabbos, simply go to the search bar and click the”Organization” option on the drop-down and then type in “The Shabbos Project.”
If you want to find people near you who are participating in the Shabbos Project, click the “advanced search” link next to the search bar at the top of the page. This will allow you to input multiple criteria, such as city or proximity along with organization.
Please be aware, that even if people are not signed up specifically for the Shabbos Project, they can still be invited for that week!
Guess who are searching for hosts use the search bar at the top of the page in the exact same way.
A few words about Shabbat.com:
Shabbat.com was started in 2010 as a safe and free resource for Jewish communities around the world. Shabbat.com is not affiliated with any other organization. It is built on a user-friendly platform that allows its members to easily find places for Shabbos, as well as dating and job opportunities. This website has been featured in over 100 magazines and news articles and is the largest Jewish social network in the world. It has a team of people who monitor the site around the clock to ensure it’s security and privacy. Since its inception, nearly a half million people have found places in 113 countries around the world.
In order to make the site work well for you, it is a good idea to add to your personal profile:
* 2 references
* At least one picture (up to 6 allowed)
* A personal paragraph in the “about me” section.
In addition, when inviting someone or looking for an invitation, it is a good idea to send a request to multiple members. Since there is a possibility that your prospective guests or host already has plans, if your Shabbos relies on just one request, you may be stranded without a host or guest.
Shuls and congregations can also sign up to become hosts.
Shuls should begin encouraging their members to sign up as hosts. The reason it is important to sign up early, is so that guests that are planning to joining Shabbat 2014 and sign up a few weeks in advance, will be able to find hosts who are already in the system.
If you currently have a Shabbat.com account, simply log into your account, go to your profile page, and make this change Organizational Affiliation: The Shabbos Project
You will then be registered for The Shabbos Project
Shabbat.com is proud to partner up with The Shabbos Project. Our mutual goal of spreading the beauty and joy of Shabbos around the world make this collaboration literally a “Match made in heaven.”