We’re ready to dive into a season of giving, warm candles, hygge vibes, and delicious food. Just like Friendsgiving, Shabbat is a time for gratitude: to savor the moment before moving on to what’s next, to appreciate the gift of gathering, and to welcome your loved ones + someone new to your table. OneTable invites you to bring the spirit of Shabbat joy + hospitality to your Friendsgiving celebrations.

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Some Jew-ish Learning from Rabbi Jessica Minnen:

The word Jewish, whether you’re talking about the practice or the people, comes from the Hebrew name Judah, the forbearer of the tribe and the region (Judea) that later takes his name. When Leah gives birth to him she says, “I am thankful to God” and the name Judah derives from this root word, thankful, the same root as the word todah (thank you) in modern Hebrew.

Therefore, etymologically speaking, to be Jewish is to be thankful, and there is certainly no better time of year to embrace our namesake than Thanksgiving.

Friendsgiving Resources

The Friendsgiving Guide

While in the US we have an annual refrain of gratitude, in Jewish tradition, we have a weekly opportunity: Shabbat.

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From Generation to Generation

Gathering with family? Use this guide to welcome the wisdom of our elders, inspire the energy of our youth, and learn from one another with joy.

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The Memory Dinner

Create an intentional space to celebrate food, gratitude, and the people who brought you to where you are today. Dig a little deeper and bring out the stories in your meals.

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Setting the Table with Gratitude

Bring some thankfulness to your Friday night practice with new ritual meditations, conversations, and hands-on ideas.


Table and recipe ideas to make you extra thankful for friends, food, and Fridays!


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OneTable x Amplifier Resources on GIVING

The FriendsGIVING Guide

Both Thanksgiving and Shabbat invite us to pause, be in community, share a hearty meal, and reflect on the abundance in our lives. This guide zooms in on one of their shared features: giving. We hope it allows you to have meaningful conversations about your values and motivations, reflecting on the role that giving can play in your upcoming year.

The Tzedakah Shabbat Guide

While it may not seem intuitive to connect tzedakah and Shabbat, there may be no better place than the Shabbat dinner table to reflect on how and why we give, and the impact that our actions have in the world. This guide weaves together Shabbat ritual with tzedakah — Jewish value of living righteously — that can be used all year long.