High Holidays 2021

Our team is working limited days in September during the High Holidays. In order to best help you, please note OneTable’s important dates and deadlines for the month of September. We wish all who are celebrating festive and meaningful High Holidays!

Important Deadlines

2021 High Holidays Deadlines

The posting and RSVP deadlines to receive Nourishment for dinners on Fridays, September 24 and October 1 are as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 14: Dinners must have been posted and Nourishment selected
  • Wednesday, September 15: Your RSVPs must be complete

If you’ve missed these deadlines, reach out to your local field manager. While we have limited working days, we’re happy to accommodate exceptions where possible. Please note, we only support Friday night Shabbat dinners.

The High Holidays start with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, and the holidays continue with Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah.

Welcome the time with a mind open to possibility. Taste the potential of the future with the sweetness of apples and honey, hear it in the shofar blasts and in the melodies of age-old prayers.

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Shabbat Shuvah Dinner Guide

Falling between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Shabbat Shuvah, the Shabbat of Return, ushers in a unique opportunity to reflect on the year that was and welcome the year to come. This OneTable guide will help you host a Friday night dinner on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, creating a sense of holiday-inspired wonder at your table.

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HighHolidays@Home

Visit this platform and download the booklets for DIY Jewish rituals, curated especially for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. Download a simple Rosh Hashanah Seder and Yom Kippur Guidebook or mix and match to create your own holiday gathering.

This year, Erev (Eve of) Rosh Hashanah is Monday, Sept. 6 (1 Tishrei) and continues September 7-8 (1-2 Tishrei). Yom Kippur begins with Kol Nidre on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 15, and continues Thursday, Sept. 16 (10 Tishrei).

On Yom Kippur, some fast, some pray, and some sit in quiet contemplation. This day, the most solemn and sacred of the Jewish year, is an invitation to focus on human being rather than human doing.

On the heels of solemnity, joy during Sukkot. Embrace the impermanence of wandering under sun and stars in a temporary booth or sukkah, welcome nature with the sweet citrus of the etrog and the lush greens of the lulav.

Simchat Torah, when the end and beginning of the Torah are read in one breath. A cycle, never ending, sending you anew into the year and awaiting you again at year end.

El Seder De Rosh Hashana

Jewtina y Co and OneTable's El Seder de Rosh Hashaná : Edición Latina

Rosh Hashanah is one of the many holidays that calls for a celebratory meal. As we begin the new year, it is our custom to eat simanim (symbolic foods), say blessings, and make wishes for the new year ahead. While Rosh Hashanah Seders are more typically celebrated in Sephardi and Mizrahi homes, more Jews from around the world are starting to incorporate this practice into their New Year celebrations. (In english and en español) 

Sukkot Shabbat Guide

Mitsui Collective and OneTable's Sukkot Shabbat: Resilience in a Time of Pandemic

As we prepare to bring in Shabbat — the proverbial “Temple in Time” — within the holiday of Sukkot, we honor all of the ways in which we have had to create impermanent shelters that have enabled us to weather the wilderness of the pandemic. Let us celebrate ourselves and each other — whether you have a physical Sukkah in your yard, patio, or balcony; or your Sukkah exists only in the metaphysical realm of your imagination, we celebrate the creation of sacred space and time and the opportunity to dwell within its midst.

Shemini Atzeret Shabbat Dinner Guide

OneTable's Shemini Atzeret Guide

In Hebrew, Shemini Atzeret literally means the Eighth (Shemini) day of Assembly (Atzeret) — an eighth day of gathering and celebration that follows Sukkot. Both connected to Sukkot and a distinct holiday of its own, Shemini Atzeret exists to elevate the spiritual aspects of this seven-day festival, among them our connection to the natural world.