Shabbat Thoughts

 

Showing Up for Sober Shabbat

We're partnering with HAMSA in Atlanta to promote Sober Shabbat dinners. Check out this link for more information on the work HAMSA does and to get your own Sober Shabbat guide. One of the gifts [...]
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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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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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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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Earth Day Resources & ActNowHouston

Hurricane Harvey engulfed Houston on August 27th 2017. It was the third storm to hit Houston in a two-year period and is the second costliest US disaster in recorded history. Now, more than half a [...]
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Moment of Clarity

(Alternative Titles: Shabbatwithmeyouknowigotit, The Allure of Shabbat, 99 Problems but Shabbat Ain’t One) “Set your intention.” - Jay-Z, December 5, 2017, United Center, Chicago, IL Last month, a friend of mine and I went to [...]
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Everything Went Wrong Last Friday

Last Friday, people were set to arrive at 6:30 pm for Shabbat dinner. At 3:00 pm I realized my oven wasn’t working. After wasting 20 precious minutes trying, and failing, to light the pilot light, I […]

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How Shabbat Brought my Birthright Group Together

Chicago's Hub Manager, Marissa, reflects on her Birthright trip and how gathering around the Shabbat table brought them together, both in Israel and when they returned home.  In the deliriousness that was getting to Israel, I had [...]
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Sweet 16

Written by OneTable's Resident Rabbi, Jessica Minnen As we say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017, Friday night is our chance to let go of the week that was, or in this case the year that [...]
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Dinner Party Politics

Zoe Plotsky is OneTable's Event Partnerships Manager. She lives in New York City. As my parents and I discussed our plans to watch the final Presidential Debate, I asked the only safe question I could [...]
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