Hosting Tips

 

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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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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Friendsgiving Shabbat: Give Back

Traditionally, Shabbat begins with tzedakah (charitable giving). Even before lighting the candles, we can help "create the world" by sharing our bounty with others. Friendsgiving Shabbat is a perfect time to incorporate this tradition into [...]
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Host a Ballot Party Shabbat to Prep for the Polls

We're partnering with BallotReady and MitzVote to help you host your own democracy-informed Shabbat dinner in time for the midterms! Check out the BallotParty Shabbat Guide below. If you need to submit an absentee ballot [...]
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HostHack: Whole Foods Edition

You’re creating a Shabbat dinner on the OneTable platform (Yes! Go you!), and you are ready to select your nourishment. You see Whole Foods is an option. Too expensive! You might think to yourself. How [...]
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