Ways to Gather

Hosting Shabbat dinner and wondering which type of dinner to choose?


A screenshot of creating a dinner on onetable.org.


OneTable offers many options so you can choose what’s right for you that week. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Open: Anyone can attend, best for organizations or large community gatherings. Seat requests will be automatically approved and anyone who signs up will receive the location. Open Dinners are eligible for up to $300 Nourishment (at $10 per person)!
  • Host Approval: Open up your dinner to new people! Anyone on the platform can view your dinner and request a seat. As the host, it’s up to you to approve or decline seat requests. Guests will only see your address if you approve their request. Be sure to check your inbox for seat requests from hello@onetable.org and respond to RSVPs by 11:59pm Wednesday. If a guest isn’t the right fit for your dinner, let them know as soon as possible so they can make other Shabbat plans. Host Approval dinners are eligible for up to $300 Nourishment (at $10 per person)!
  • Invite Only: Guests need your unique link to RSVP, so invite your friends and their friends! Great for when you’re inviting friends and friends of friends. Invite Only dinners are eligible for up to $100 Nourishment (at $10 per person).
  • Solo: perfect for when you’re hosting just yourself!

Once you select from these four options, you can choose whether your gathering is outdoors, indoors, or virtual, and whether you want to require vaccinations.

Want help figuring out which type of dinner is right for you? Reach out to your Field Manager!

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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