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A Sukkah Without Walls

The harvest festival of Sukkot begins on Sunday evening, September 23rd. In addition to celebrating the harvest and connecting us to our agrarian roots, Sukkot is a time to dwell outdoors in temporary “booths,” impermanent [...]
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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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Remembering Kasey

It is with great sadness that we share the loss of Kasey Passen, aleha ha’shalom, our Associate Director of Hubs, who died tragically this weekend. She was an incredible person who will be dearly missed [...]
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Nourishing All Your Guests: A Vegan, Gluten-Free Shabbat Dinner

Hosting can be one of the most meaningful things we do to build our community. We invite new friends to our tables, we share stories, indulge in vibrant conversations, and eat delicious food. But sometimes [...]
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Creating a Space (literally) for Shabbat

Summer in Chicago is always a little hectic. The entire city forgets about subzero temperatures and indulges in outdoor concerts, walking on Lake Shore Drive, fireworks at Navy Pier, and WARM WEATHER. We love warm [...]
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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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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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Dreaming of Cheese: Cheese Plate Like a Pro

The Basics 1. Choose Different Types of Milk: cow, goat, sheep, raw/pasteurized, blended milks 2. Different Textures: I like to use 1 soft, 1 semi-firm, 1 aged and 1 blue cheese on all my plates. [...]
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No Small Talk

What’s worse than going to an event where you don’t know anyone? Having to make small talk. Not just once but over and over again. If you are anything like me or most people, you [...]
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Shabbat in a Time of Chaos

It was late 2017, and we were feeling emotionally drained. News outlets were screaming Breaking News!: political scandals, hurricanes, Hollywood sex scandals. Each headline felt additionally taxing. Amidst all the chaos, one of the more [...]
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