OneTable, welcome your new Miami Community Ambassador: Anya Gips!

Anya is joining the OneTable team after years of curating special Shabbat experiences for new and old friends and family, spending time perfecting her challah recipe and writing haikus about her week. A graduate of Rutgers University School of Social Work, recent Repair the World Miami fellow, and current Disaster & Trauma Recovery Specialist with Jewish Community Services of South Florida, Anya is thrilled to have the opportunity to assist individuals in creating meaningful Shabbat practice through relationship building and recipe sharing.

As a New Jersey native turned Miami Beach local, you can find Anya splashing in the water, volunteering in urban gardens, riding her bike on the boardwalk, or on a quest to find the best bagel in town. Anya is driven by community building, connection creation, and storytelling, which is why she is looking forward to helping to build OneTable’s presence in the Miami area.


What does Shabbat dinner mean to you?

Shabbat dinner means an evening of fulfilling conversation, delicious food, and reflecting on the week.

What one food are you bringing to a deserted island?

Pumpernickel Bagel

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

Planning and hosting fun, Miami-centric Shabbat events!

What’s your favorite ritual and why?

Eating Chinese food on Christmas!

Create your own OneTable Shabbat dinner plans this week!

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