Author: Amanda Herring

Guesting Pro-Tips

In 2014, I had just moved to New York City and was looking for Jewish community in Harlem. My friend told me about OneTable and when I checked the app, I was surprised to see […]

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How Shabbat dinner led to The Jewish Planner

As a OneTable host, I found the joy and grounding power of a weekly Shabbat practice. I also became more curious about the Jewish calendar’s other wisdom for marking time throughout the seasons. My grad […]

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Tu B’Shvat Shabbat

Tu B’shvat is the Jewish holiday for trees 🌳 that falls on January 20th this year. If you want to incorporate the holiday’s themes into your Shabbat dinners this month, begin by celebrating some of the beautiful the [...]
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Wellness Shabbat Hosting Series | Hospitality for sober guests and those who choose not to drink

As the JOFEE Fellow for OneTable, I have spent the past year learning about how Judaism’s food and hospitality values, from seasonal eating to ethical sourcing, has a lot to say about what we eat, [...]
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2018 Shabbanukkah Table Picks

It's officially the year of the table runner. If you’re planning to host a Shabbanukkah on December 7th, then it's time to start thinking about your table (less than a month away!).  While everyone will [...]
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Meat Me for Dinner

Google a sample Shabbat dinner menu and you'll see that meat is often featured prominently.  Judaism has a lot to say about eating meat: what kind of animals we can eat, how meat can be prepared, [...]
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3 Lessons from Shabbat on the Farm

1. Start with great seasonal ingredients, and build a menu from there. For this Shabbat on the Farm meal, we asked the farmers what they had ready to harvest, what they had lots of, and [...]
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Grilling with OneTable

It's Amanda here, the OneTable DMV Hazon JOFEE fellow, and I’m excited to share all about our recent Nosh:pitality event focused on outdoor cooking and seasonal food. Two weeks ago, we met at Cultivate the [...]
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Shabbat at the Farm: Creating Intentional Space

Just before the Passover holiday, I was lucky enough to travel to Isabella Freedman retreat center with 17 other Jewish, Outdoor, Food, Farming, and Environmental educators to begin our year-long fellowship. We spent our days [...]
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Shopping at Whole Foods Market with Jewish Values

Hi! For those I haven’t met (I’m seated in the DMV as the OneTable DMV Hazon JOFEE fellow this year), my name is Amanda. I recently got to run my first OneTable Nosh:pitality event in [...]
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