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Death over [Shabbat] Dinner

Death and Dying are not easy subjects to introduce into a conversation, but that doesn’t mean that they should be avoided. On the contrary, some of the deepest and most meaningful conversations about life occurred [...]
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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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The Friday Night Recharge

An invitation to take care of yourself: What new or different steps could you take to better care for your health? Now that January is behind us and we’ve moved on from the frenetic energy [...]
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NEW NOURISHMENT! Our Everything But the Table Shabbat Set

You asked, we listened. The first ever OneTable all-in-one Shabbat set is here, and is now available as a NOURISHMENT OPTION! Everything you need to make Shabbat magic (just add the table, food, and friends). [...]
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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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Shabbat Songs

Live music from OneTable LA's 2018 Hanukkah event. Singing, especially in community, is transformative. It awakens parts of ourselves that may have laid dormant all week long; it makes us feel connected to the people [...]
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Get In the Winter Spirit(s)

Imagine walking into a Shabbat dinner and be offered a delicious warm cocktail. You’d immediately shake off that cold winter weather, ease into the relaxing Shabbat spirit and be ready to meet and greet friends. [...]
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HOW TO HYGGE SHABS: ISSA VIBE

Like so many of us, I sometimes struggle to make time for myself, and especially time for Shabbat. I never really had a set Shabbat practice growing up, so though I have a deep love [...]
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How Much Food Do I Need for Friendsgiving?!

Here are some loose guidelines. Feel free to comment with your suggestions for awesome veggie mains, your fav wine substitutes, or your complaints that you need more than 1/5 of a pie person (we don't [...]
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