Host a Dinner

OneTable empowers people in their 20s and 30s, over 21, not in college, who don’t yet have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. Whether it’s a Russian Language Dinner, Latinx Shabbat, Rainbow (LGBTQIA+) Friday, a Challah Bake-Off, a chill night in with friends, or anything else, we’re here to help you create Friday night Shabbat dinners that are authentic to YOU. (Yep, those are all real previous dinners.)

Once you’ve applied, you’ll receive important emails about our process and whether you’ve been approved as a host and qualify for Nourishment Credits – $10 to $15 per person with a maximum of $100 or $150 per dinner, depending on the number of guests and type of dinner. These credits can be applied to resources like grocery stores, prepared food delivery, decor stores, and more. One dinner a month is eligible for Nourishment, except in select cities (check with your Field Manager).

In the mean time, you have access the OneTable social dining platform where you can now create your first dinner, organize your meal, manage RSVPs, develop your unique Shabbat dinner style, and join the Host community. Side effects may include awesome karma, fresh faces, deeper connections, and a full table. Have questions or want some extra hosting guidance? Check out this step-by-step guide to postingour FAQ, or reach out to your Field Manager who can walk you through every step of hosting a Friday night experience that feels meaningful and authentic.

Thinks to think about:

– Consider sharing the love with a co-host — a friend, roommate, sibling, or partner. You can have a different co-host for each dinner.
– Start a guest list. OneTable dinners are 5 or more people, you included.
– Tell your guests all about OneTable, and ask them to host the next one! There’s even a guide.

The OneTable Shabbat Dinner Guide

Audio recordings, ritual guides, recipes, and more. We have what you need to customize your Shabbat dinner as much as you want.

How to Talk About Shabbat (With Literally Everyone)

Check out ‘How to Talk About Shabbat with Literally Everyone’ to get you prepped, and help put any new-to-Shabbat guests at ease.

More Resources

From traditional prayers ad ritual to meditations, icebreakers, and recipes, our Resource Library has everything you need to create Friday nights filled with intention.

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