Although I was not zocheh to actually meet her, rebbetzin Henny machlis inspired and changed my life.
Feb 24, 2020
It was a true privilege visiting your home and joining in the Shabbat Seudah this past Friday night. After reading the wonderful book, "Emunah with Love and Chicken Soup," I was intrigued to view this experience with my own eyes.
Baruch Hashem, I was not disappointed! My sons and myself were greeted like family by Rabbi Machlis and were treated to a delicious meal, complete with lots of Divrei Torah and singing. It was remarkable to watch people from across the globe and from all walks of life come together to experience Shabbat at your home. As more and more people entered the house, Rabbi Machlis welcomed them all and assured them that "There's plenty of room for everyone!." It was extra special when a large group of soldiers entered the house and asked the Rabbi for a Brachah, which he gladly gave, along with special singing in their honor. It was obvious that they were touched and inspired as we all were.
May Hakadosh Barush Hu grant you the strength and ability to continue your awesome work, spreading the beauty of Shabbat and Judaism for many years to come!!
Nov 11, 2019
I want to express my tremendous gratitude to the Machlis family for truly giving me the experience of a lifetime. I have read and heard about many stories about the Machlis’s, and their Hachnasat Orchim. Now that I am here in seminary, I knew I had to go. From the moment I entered their home, I was welcomed with smiles and words of such pure kindness, I didn’t feel like I deserved it. The walls truly expanded as a new table and 6 chairs were brought in and miraculously fit in the already packed dining room. I cannot describe how welcomed I felt, and it was truly a memorable Friday night meal. The singing, divrei Torah, and words of wisdom lead by Rabbi Machlis was so inspiring. I am so thankful to have had this incredible opportunity and may Hashem bless you with only good things, am yisrael chai!
Oct 07, 2019
Great hospitality and Jewish flavour that makes one feel like they are in the best place to be on Shabbos and to hear such wisdom from the many speakers invited to talk and wonderfull insights from Rabbi Machlis. Food is the best and such quanaties. May you have B'Hatzlacha to continue your work!
Aug 24, 2019
I am very grateful to Rabbi Machlis and his family for their generosity and kindness. The inspiring speeches of Rabbi Machlis - which he presented in both Hebrew and English to make everyone feel included - made the evening a special and memorable one.
Simon and lisha
Jan 11, 2019
I want to say thanks to the local Jewish community and Rabbi for inviting me and my wife to dinner. It was amazing to experience the friendliness and openness of the Jewish community. I was glad to learn more about the Jewish faith, learn about the tradition, and make new friends. This is a moment we will not forget.
Dec 13, 2018
My Last Day in Israel I accidentally found the rabbi teaching near the Western Wall. Delighted he invited me and about 20 of us to join him at his home for a Shabbat dinner. This was the most amazing experience of community and family Joy, a 12 course dinner with singing and ritual and prayers. Thank you for your generosity rabbi
Jun 16, 2018 (oli_wilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk)
Shalom Rabbi Machlis,
Thank you for your kindness and wonderful hospitality enjoyed during this Shabbat. Isaiah ch58 comes to mind: verses 6-14. G-d bless you and your family as you put these verses into practice. Thank you for touching so many lives in Jerusalem!
Rina Feder and Miriam Zigun
Sep 10, 2017 (rfeder1028 AT gmail DOT com)
Thanks so much for your warm hospitality whenever we come to Israel we always have a great time! Wishing you a happy healthy sweet new year!
Jul 24, 2017 (rfeder1028 AT gmail DOT com)
I am grateful to Rabbi Machlis and his guests for helping me to understand who I am as a Jew.