Brain Food

OneTable has partnered with the Jewish Book Council to bring more Jewish learning to your Shabbat table every week.

Jewish Book Council enriches and educates the Jewish community through Jewish literature. From public programs, awards, and conferences, to reviews, book club resources, interviews, and reading lists, JBC provides tools for substantive conversations about Jewish life and identity. You can find out more at, and join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook.

“Three possessions should you prize: a field, a friend, and a book.”
– R. Hai ben Sherira, ca. 998 CE.

The Jews have long been known as a “people of the book,” a reference to the centrality of Torah to the Abrahamic faiths. For your next Shabbat dinner, we invite you to let your table be your field, and gather with friends and a good book.

This Month's Books as Nourishment

Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook go straight to the great dishes that are the soul of Israeli cuisine. Each chapter weaves history with contemporary portrayals of the food. Striking photographs capture all its flavor and vitality, while step-by-step how-tos and closeups of finished dishes make everything simple and accessible.

Step-by-step instructions for the seven core doughs of Jewish baking. Jewish baked goods have brought families together around the table for centuries. In Modern Jewish Baker, Sarna pays homage to those traditions while reinvigorating them with modern flavors and new ideas.

Bring the Words to Your Dinner

Most months the books will come with additional resources like discussion guides, letters from the authors, teachings you can share with your dinner guests, and more.

How to Get the Texts

To Receive Books:You most have already posted your dinner in order to successfully request books.

Create your dinner and select your Nourishment Credits:

  • All of these books are available as a Nourishment Option for your Shabbat! Simply fill out how many of them you want on the selection screen.
  • Then fill out this simple form with which books you want, and where we should send them.

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