I’ve got plans to stay with a Jewish family for Shabbat!
I’ve been converting since 2012, so I’ve experienced well over 100 Shabbats. But in all that time, this is the very first time I’ve ever been invited to stay with someone for an entire Shabbat. I love Shabbat, its my favorite day of the entire week, the moment it ends I begin counting down until the next Shabbat.
But I still live with my family, none of which are Jewish. So on a typical Shabbat at home, I’ll hear music playing, a TV on, people coming and going driving everywhere. So I’m extremely excited to be going somewhere this week that everyone in the house lights Shabbat candles, a Shabbat meal is ate (a solo Shabbat meal isn’t as nice, so I’m really excited) and everyone is Shomer Shabbos (observes the Shabbat laws.) I’ll be walking to Shul with them, and having people around for the entire 25 hours. This may be the greatest learning tool, because I’ll more or less be experiencing how I’ll be living once I complete my conversion!