Miami, welcome your new Field Manager: Tori!
Tori is ecstatic to join the OneTable team as Miami’s Field Manager and launch a new Hub city! Tori has has staffed 10 Birthright trips along with March of the Living, opened the first Moishe Pod in Brickell, and performs as a song leader in different Jewish contexts. Tori is big on community building and loves being a connector through music, events, or just getting coffee with someone who’s new in town to give them the inside scoop. Tori’s originally from South Florida and has been living in Brickell for almost two years now. If you’re ever looking for Tori, you can probably find her rocking heart-shaped shades in the middle of the dance floor at Daybreaker, doing something active, playing guitar or exploring the exciting culture of Miami with friends.
What brings you to OneTable?
My two legs, my bike (once I get one), or the MetroMover (Miami’s free public transit). 😉
Pero en serio (But seriously), the opportunity to empower others to create their own Shabbat practice.
What one food are you bringing to a deserted island?
A deserted Island probably has incredible fruits & veggies since no one has harvested its crops- so I’m bringing corn hard taco shells that I can fill with the island’s crops.
What does Shabbat dinner mean to you?
My favorite quote about Shabbat is “Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest” -Mark Buchanan. To me, Shabbat Dinner is exactly that- a community most fully alive through shared rest and relaxation.
What’s your favorite ritual and why?
Havdalah. It’s a ritual that’s neither the week nor Shabbat- a moment frozen in time. An ‘in between’ of the holy & the average. It’s a great time to express gratitude for the rest and set an intention for the week. Plus, its always musical when I do it and I love singing and sharing song with others.
Favorite challah, and can you bake it?
My roommate’s Challah. She is a Challah Wizard. For the betterment of humanity- I do not bake.