Author: Amanda Herring

Tu B’Shvat Shabbat

Tu B’shvat is the Jewish holiday for trees 🌳 that falls on February 10th this year. If you want to incorporate the holiday’s themes into your Shabbat dinners this month, begin by celebrating some of the beautiful foods [...]
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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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Wellness Shabbat Hosting Series | Hospitality for sober guests and those who choose not to drink

By showing up in community, sober, and celebrating the gift of Shabbat, we set aside differences and celebrate the similarities we find in connection. It has been said the opposite of addiction is connection, and [...]
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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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