Shabbat Thoughts

 

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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My Dream Socktober Shabbat

We teamed up with Adina Lichtman, founder of Knock Knock, Give a Sock, to hear how she’ll weave Shabbat dinner together with her important work to help people experiencing homelessness. One cold night in November, [...]
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OneTable’s Rabbi Jess: How She Got Here

This is the second post of a two part reflection from Jessica Minnen, OneTable's Resident Rabbi, about finding a way to Friday. People often ask me why I do what I do. It’s not intuitive, [...]
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Talkin’ Spirituality with Scott

Colorado Manager Scott Bratt reflects on what brought him to OneTable, and what he hopes to share in Denver, Boulder, and beyond. I have always felt a disconnect between my thoughts about religion and spirituality [...]
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