OneTable, welcome your new Palm Beach County Field Manager: Nadav Davidson!

Nadav Davidson is the Palm Beach County Field Manager at OneTable. He holds a Bachelor degree in Business Management and Marketing from the Ben-Gurion University in Be’er-sheva, Israel. Nadav has gained lots of experience in the last decade in teaching Hebrew and Israeli culture to children, teens, and young adults. Nadav has worked as a Ramah-Fellow in Michigan, where he succeeded to strengthen Ramah’s relationship with the Jewish community in the Greater Metro-Detroit area. He is currently volunteering on the board of Young Leadership Division of the Jewish Federation of Broward County, working to strengthen the young professional Jewish community in the area. Nadav has noticed a large amount of young professionals moving to South Florida from all over the country and sees big potential for strengthening the young Jewish community in Palm Beach county. Nadav met his significant other at Ramah Nyack summer camp and after 4 years of long distance relationship (Israel – Florida) he moved to Florida, where they currently live together, engaged, and planning their Israeli-American wedding. On his free time Nadav loves being active and social – if it’s running, biking, playing ultimate frisbee, tennis, and pickleball, or hanging out with friends for a beer or hosting them for dinner.

Headshot of Nadav Davidson, new OneTable Palm Beach County Field Manager

What does Shabbat dinner mean to you?

When I hear the word Shabbat, I immediately think about all that is good about Judaism. I think about going into a restful weekend after a long week, memories of family quality time growing up, big festive shabbat dinners at the base with my IDF teammates, and all-over South America at the Chabad centers, fun summer camp shabbat songs at camp Ramah, cooking meals for friends in college in Beer – Sheva and here in Fort Lauderdale. I also think of what Shabbat is really about – resetting for the week to come. Having kiddush and lighting shabbat candles, which always reminds me of my Jewish heritage. Looking back, most of my best and most exciting memories are from Friday night dinners, this is when I made very close bonds with friends, co-workers, and family. There is no better time to strengthen your Jewish identity and unite the Jewish community than Shabbat.

What one food are you bringing to a deserted island?

Chocolate! No doubt!

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

building and strengthening relationships with the Palm Beach Jewish young adult community. Creating partnerships with other like-minded organizations, and getting as many young adults as possible to host or be hosted at Shabbat dinners!

Ask me about…

Israeli cuisine, growing up in the desert, long distance relationships, backpacking in South America for 6 months, training for a half marathon, getting involved in the young adult Jewish community, and hosting fun & meaningful Shabbat dinners.

Create your own OneTable Shabbat dinner plans this week!

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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