Chicago, welcome your new Field Manager: Leah Weinstein!

Leah C. Weinstein is so excited to be joining OneTable after a year and a half in the bicycle industry at the local Chicago institution, Kozy’s Cyclery. Leah is originally from Charlotte, N.C. and graduated from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia with a degree in Religion and Politics. She has lived in Chicago for two years and is passionate about local history and coalition building. As a new resident of the south side of Chicago, Leah looks at the differences and inequalities in the Jewish and greater Chicagoland community daily and hopes to connect these two groups more as she transitions into her role as the Chicago Field Manager. Outside of work, Leah is an avid athlete and enjoys spending as much time outside as possible, with a good book and snack selection.

Headshot of Leah Weinstein standing outside, smiling at the camera.

What brings you to OneTable?

OneTable is innovative at its core and the message of continuing Shabbat and welcoming all who seek it drew me in instantly. I’m very pleased to be on a team of people who are committed to one another through committing to Shabbat and the magic that comes with it.

What does Shabbat dinner mean to you?

Ritual connection, physical nourishment, and communal growth.

What one food are you bringing to a deserted island?


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

Bringing the spirit of Shabbat to partnerships and relationships, and using it as a tool to create a more robust understanding of what community really could be.

What’s your favorite ritual and why?

Writing handwritten letters.

Favorite challah, and can you bake it?

Round cinnamon swirl. Definitely would appreciate assistance in the baking endeavor!

Chicago Field Manager Leah in her biking gear.

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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  • Hi! I’m Tani and I’m the new Chicago Director for 18Doors, formerly Interfaith Family. I’d love to talk through what partnership could look like in Chicago! My number is (630) 390-8382 and my email is

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