DMV, meet your new Field Manager: Annie!

Please welcome Annie, our new DMV Field Manager, to the OneTable team! Annie comes to OneTable from Maryland Hillel where she worked as a Springboard Fellow, advising Jewish student groups and overseeing the DIY Shabbat program. She brings a passion for relationship-building and empowering people to create their own vibrant expressions of Judaism that feel relevant and meaningful today. Originally from Philly, Annie attended Brown University where she majored in sociocultural linguistics and Deaf studies. Some of her favorite projects have been managing a bar, writing her family’s haggadah (Passover dinner guide), and designing an American Sign Language museum tour. She’s pumped to join OneTable in bringing the magic of Jewish creativity to individuals and communities across and beyond the District. Reach out to say hi and get to know a little about her:

What brings you to OneTable?

I first got connected with OneTable through a Shabbat dinner one of my first weeks in DC. It was a great way to get out into the community and meet new people through something that felt familiar. Then I started hosting and Shabbat quickly became my favorite way to bring friends together. Job-wise, I previously worked at another pluralistic Jewish nonprofit where I empowered people to create their own Jewish and Jew-ish experiences, so OneTable is a natural fit. In three words? Creativity, intentionality, and modern traditions.

What one food are you bringing to a deserted island?

An everything bagel with lox, cucumbers, tomatoes, and cream cheese. It’s got all the major nutrient requirements: carbs, greens, protein, and joy.

What’re you most looking forward to doing in your new role?

Meeting hosts, guests, and partners in the DMV and getting to know y’all!

What does Shabbat dinner mean to you?

A chance to step back from the messy, beautiful canvas of the week, breathe deep, ignore my phone, and spend quality time with people I care about. Also, an excuse to unpack my latest board game purchase.

What’s your favorite ritual and why?

When you’re at the very beginning of the road trip and you wait until you’re solidly on the highway before you pump the tunes. Getting in the car and setting up the map is the prelude. Then, as the speedometer spins to the right, you hit “start” on that amazing playlist. “We’re in it; let’s roll.” Awesome.

Favorite challah, and can you bake it?

I once had an apple-honey-caramel challah that honestly changed my life but I’ve never been able to recreate it. Hit me up if you can help.

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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