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 posting, our 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.
It was great! You made the experience of hosting so easy. I met peopleI hadn't met before that signed up through the platform, and several of the guests expressed interesting in hosting themselves. I will definitely be hosting again! Dana, DC Host
OneTable allowed me to connect my two communities, the LGBTQ community and my Jewish friends, over the dinner table. It's a beautiful thing to be seen for who you are completely. Katie, Chicago Host
Shabbat is for everyone. It's an ancient antidote to our modern ailments. Vogue