Pittsburgh, meet your new Hub Manager: Lianne!
Please welcome Lianne, our new Pittsburgh Hub Manager, to the OneTable team! We are thrilled to have her join us, and to help launch our newest hub in Pittsburgh, helping you all create awesome and impactful Friday nights. Reach out to say hi and get to know a little about her:
What brings you to OneTable?
I recently completed all of my licensure hours to be a Licensed and Board Certified Creative Arts Therapist while working for The Actors Fund in New York City, and was contemplating the next steps in my career. As well as looking for art therapy opportunities, I was looking for something that combined my love of creativity, food, and community engagement. I heard about the OneTable Pittsburgh Hub Manager position and immediately decided this was the perfect position for me! After almost 9 years of exploring and eating my way through NYC, I decided it was finally time to come back to my beloved Pittsburgh.
What one food are you bringing to a deserted island?
In hopes that my top two are already on the island (sushi and mangos), chocolate. Definitely chocolate.
What’re you most looking forward to doing as a Hub Manager?
I absolutely cannot wait to plan awesome food events in Pittsburgh! There are so many new and exciting opportunities that weren’t around the last time I lived in the 412, so I’d really love to incorporate them while engaging young Jewish adults in the community.
Favorite Pittsburgh moment?
Do I have to choose just one? Everyone who knows me knows how much I love Pittsburgh. I would have to say watching the Steelers and Penguins win the Superbowl and Stanley Cup. There’s nothing like that rush of excitement and pride, and being surrounded by friends and fellow fans. Also, this past fall I was invited to spend some time on a friend’s boat while I was home visiting– it was an absolutely beautiful day and it was incredible to take in the views from the water. It really allowed me to see my city in a different way, and it made me fall in love with Pittsburgh all over again.
Worst nickname for Pittsburgh?
Shittsburgh. Sienna Miller will forever be on my (shit)list.
What does Shabbat dinner mean to you?
To me, Shabbat is all about connecting with people. Whether it’s with family, new friends, or old friends, Shabbat allows me to take the time to truly be in the moment, make connections, and enjoy being with other people. Eating amazing food is an appreciated bonus, but being with my family and friends allows me to decompress, laugh a LOT and focus on my gratitude.
This girl sounds like her Shabbat game is on point. Who doesn’t love mangos?
Congrats & welcome home! I was honestly thinking of hosting a Shabbat dinner party this winter/spring! Let’s talk!!