OneTable fam, welcome your new User Experience Specialist, Becca!

Becca is thrilled to be joining the team as OneTable’s User Experience Specialist. Becca is passionate about social justice, community history, and building and maintaining community, especially among marginalized groups. When she’s not in the office, Becca can be found practicing with her puppets, creating fiber based art, and hanging out at the Harold Washington Library. We’re excited to have her join us, and for her to make sure every OneTable User is fully supported in creating awesome and impactful Friday nights. Reach out to say hi and read on get to know a little about her:

How’d you end up at OneTable?

My professional life started in the non-profit world through Americorps with a position in the Japanese American community here in Chicago. I fell in love with creating resources and meaningful connection within my community. After I finished my year-long tenure in that position, I ended up in the corporate world, which was not a great fit for me. I found myself missing the personal, intentional, and worthwhile work I had dedicated myself to. After months of searching, I finally found what I thought would be a great fit in OneTable – once again, helping to create space and community among folks who needed it. Lucky for me, they thought I was a great fit too, and I am so very happy to be here!

If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Ikura (salmon eggs) over rice – it’s just the perfect food. Sweet, salty, and fatty without being too heavy, and the rice give it the perfect texture. Definitely my favorite food of all time.

What are you looking forward to the most in your new position?

Helping to facilitate personal connections and foster community. Also, learning more about computers.

Favorite Chicago experience?

My absolute favorite thing about Chicago is the autumn season here – the weather is perfect, the scenery is gorgeous, and we have the best pumpkin patches, apple orchards, haunted houses and cider mills!

What does Shabbat dinner mean to you?

Shabbat dinner means intentionally carving out a time to unplug, relax, and practice self care by sharing food and stories and creating meaningful connection within your community.

OneTable empowers people who don’t yet have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. The OneTable community is funded to support people (21-39ish), not in undergraduate studies, and without an existing weekly Shabbat practice, looking to find and share this powerful experience.

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