Now Inducting into the Challah Fame: Hannah

The Challah Fame is a OneTable series that celebrates someone who loves to make challah (or other delicious food!) and does so as a form of self-care, self-expression, as a business, or for any other reason.

Throughout the pandemic, for most of us, lockdown meant more time at home, and in turn (maybe?!) more opportunities to cook. We got the scoop on how OneTable hosts used this unusual time to level up and try new recipes and traditions at their Shabbat table. Now, we’re sharing their dishes and stories to celebrate the power of Shabbat during  *an unprecedented time* and inducting them into the Challah Fame!

Then, we invite you to make this dish or one of your favorites, and tag us @onetableshabbat. 

Hannah is one of our hosts from Ann Arbor, Michigan. By day, Hannah is the NEXTGen Employment Specialist at JVS Detroit!

Months ago, Hannah shared with us:

Before the pandemic, I would sometimes attend Shabbat services at Congregation T’chiyah in Detroit, because I really enjoyed its reconstructionist approach and the music. I feel Shabbat has become more important to me during the pandemic where then there’s nothing much else to break up the days. It makes Friday feel special and different from the other days of the week and now more than ever I need that. For me, Shabbat now is more about putting work away and connecting with my Jewish friends. Sometimes when I have Shabbat with my roommates, we’ll eat together, share ice cream, and maybe play some games! Some Fridays I’ll even call my parents and they say the blessings with me, and that’s really special.

One of Hannah’s favorite things to make became Half Baked Harvest’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Herbed White Wine Pan Sauce. Hannah’s suggestion for an even more perfect meal? “I like to add portobello mushrooms, and serve asparagus or broccoli on the side.”

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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