Hosting Shabbat Dinner

Welcome to OneTable. Welcome to Better Fridays.

OneTable empowers people who don’t yet have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. The OneTable community is made up of people 21-39ish, not in undergraduate college, looking to find and share this powerful experience.

How It Works

Hosting

APPLY TO HOST

APPLY TO HOST

APPLY TO HOST

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 chill night in with friends, an opportunity to try your favorite new recipes, Rainbow (LGBTQIA+) Friday, a Latinx Shabbat en español, or anything else, we’re here to help you create Friday night Shabbat dinners that are authentic to YOU. After you finish your application, you’ll be invited to have a conversation with our Field Team. This is an opportunity to get to know more about OneTable and for us to meet you and answer any questions you might have about the hosting process. Once you’ve attended your call, we’ll let you know the final steps for hosting.

WHILE YOU WAIT

WHILE YOU WAIT

WHILE YOU WAIT

In the meantime, you have access to the OneTable social dining platform where you can explore our resources and check out our blog. Have questions or want some extra hosting guidance? Check out the step-by-step guide to posting below, head over to 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. (Need a little in-person help? Consider sharing the love with a co-host — a friend, roommate, sibling, or partner. You can have a different co-host for each dinner if you want.)

GET NOURISHED

GET NOURISHED

GET NOURISHED

After you’ve completed the application process and been approved as a host, you’ll qualify for Nourishment Credits. Nourishment is $10 per person based on the number of RSVPs you have, with a maximum of $100 per dinner. These credits can be applied to resources like grocery stores, prepared food delivery, decor, and more. 

Make sure your dinner is posted and your Nourishment selected by Tuesday at 11:59 pm local time the week of your dinner to be eligible for Nourishment credit. *We send Nourishment for each person (up to 10) who has RSVPed through OneTable by Wednesday at 11:59 pm, not based on your expected guest count. Your Nourishment will be sent to your email by the end of the day on Thursday! Don’t see it? Check your spam, then email your Field Manager.

TALK TO YOUR GUESTS

TALK TO YOUR GUESTS

TALK TO YOUR GUESTS

Invite guests via email through the platform, or copy your exclusive link to your social media or into a group text. You’ll get an email when guests request a seat or sign up. You can also communicate any changes, reminders, etc. leading up to the dinner through the platform.

 

Note: To keep the OneTable community safe, our platform uses Two-factor authentication at login. 

HOST YOUR DINNER

HOST YOUR DINNER

HOST YOUR DINNER

Inhale Shabbat, exhale your week. Let go and breathe in the warm Friday night feels. And whatever your Friday night looks like, we have the resources you need for that #fridaynightmagic.

FOLLOW UP

FOLLOW UP

FOLLOW UP

Your Field Manager will follow up after each dinner asking how your dinner went. Check out our weekly SideDish emails and follow us on social media to help create and sustain your online Shabbat community. Once you’re an approved host, just post your dinners by midnight on Tuesday the week of your dinner!

Resources to Get You Started

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