Colorado, meet your new Hub Manager: Natalie!
Please welcome Natalie Bergner, our new Colorado Hub Manager, to the OneTable team! We are thrilled to have her join us as a staff member after years of being a OneTable Shabbat Coach. She can’t wait to help 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 have always been passionate about Jewish community and ritual. Growing up in an interfaith family, I love bringing together people of differing backgrounds and creating inclusive spaces. After I graduated from Northwestern University, OneTable provided me with the opportunity to do just that–create dinners that are welcoming, diverse, infused with meaning and fun. One year after moving to the great state of Colorado, I realize how much of my transition was influenced by OneTable. I got to meet new faces and become a part of a new community of incredible individuals. I feel fortunate to get to guide others on their journey of creating shabbat experiences and community.
What one food are you bringing to a deserted island?
Wine–useful for bringing in the shabbat spirit and quelling my nerves that I am stranded on a deserted island.
What’re you most looking forward to doing as a Hub Manager?
Meeting amazing Coloradans, and creating new outdoors Jewish experiences.
What’s your favorite Colorado memory?
Hiking my first 14ner at 4am on my birthday–steller way to start the day!
What’s your favorite Jewish ritual and why?
Lighting the shabbat candles–setting aside time for breath, meditation and illumination.
What does Shabbat dinner mean to you?
Shabbat dinner means setting aside time for meaningful connection–whether that is with friends, self, nature, food or all of the above!
Favorite challah, and can you bake it?
An amazing gluten-free challah…let me know when someone bakes one 😉