Author: Al Rosenberg

Around OneTable: Passover with Be’chol Lashon & Haggadot.com

Did you know that the first night of Passover 2019 is a Friday? BECAUSE WE DID. Time to gather around the Friday night table, this time adding some of your favorite Passover themes, discussions, and [...]
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Around OneTable: Shabbanukkah Edition with JDC Entwine, Modern Ritual, and REALITY

It is almost Hanukkah, and, even better, Shabbanukkah! We’ve talked a lot at OneTable about what food to serve, how to gather, which candles to light first, the meaning of the festival, and more. This [...]
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Friendsgiving Shabbat: Give Back

Traditionally, Shabbat begins with tzedakah (charitable giving). Even before lighting the candles, we can help "create the world" by sharing our bounty with others. Friendsgiving Shabbat is a perfect time to incorporate this tradition into [...]
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Help! What’s a good big batch summer cocktail?

Last week, I asked the OneTable team to help me get ready for a big Shabbat dinner event I’m planning that I (naturally) failed to think about until the last minute. Because I work with [...]
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Rosh Chodesh X Shabbat

OneTable is partnering with At The Well to bring you the intersection of Rosh Chodesh and Shabbat Dinner. At The Well connects women to body, soul, and community through wellness education and Jewish spirituality. This post [...]
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Accessibility and Your Event

So you're hosting a Shabbat! Yay! Welcoming friends and new guests into your home is truly an incredible experience. There's definitely a hosting high after everyone has left that can carry you straight through the [...]
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So, It’s Your First (OneTable) Passover Seder

WHAT EVEN IS A SEDER? Passover is a holiday when Jews celebrate their escape from oppressive overlords. (Not to be confused with the other holidays when we celebrate our escape from other oppressive overlords.) This [...]
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Host Highlight: Monica in DC

Monica hosted a “Kraft, Craft, and Craft” Shabbat dinner, where guests ate Kraft mac & cheese, drank craft beer, and did arts and crafts. She was inspired by her coworker Emily who hosted this theme […]

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Latkes vs. Potato Pancakes

There's a holiday rivalry, and I don't just mean between Chanukah and Hanukkah. Potatoes can really get the blood (and oil) boiling. After an informal poll of Shabbat goers, I can tell you that it's [...]
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Everything Went Wrong Last Friday

Last Friday, people were set to arrive at 6:30 pm for Shabbat dinner. At 3:00 pm I realized my oven wasn’t working. After wasting 20 precious minutes trying, and failing, to light the pilot light, I […]

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