Hosting Shabbat Dinner

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 in their 20s and 30s, over 21, not in college, and without children, looking to find and share this powerful experience.

How It Works

Hosting

AT LEAST 10 DAYS BEFORE YOUR DINNER

AT LEAST 10 DAYS BEFORE YOUR DINNER

AT LEAST 10 DAYS BEFORE YOUR 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 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. Apply to host at least 10 days before the date your want to have your first dinner to be eligible for nourishment. Your local Field Manager will reach out by phone or email about the status of your application during that time.

WHILE YOU WAIT

WHILE YOU WAIT

WHILE YOU WAIT

In the meantime, 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. 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 and authentic. (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.)

GET NOURISHED

GET NOURISHED

GET NOURISHED

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).

TALK TO YOUR GUESTS

TALK TO YOUR GUESTS

TALK TO YOUR GUESTS

OneTable dinners are 5 or more people, you included. Invite guests via email through the platform, or copy your exclusive link onto social or into the 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.

FOLLOW UP

FOLLOW UP

FOLLOW UP

Your Field Manager will follow up after each dinner asking how your dinner went. Check out our monthly SideDish emails and follow us on social to help create and sustain our online Shabbat community. Once you’re an approved host, just post your dinners by the 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 ad ritual to meditations, icebreakers, and recipes, our Resource Library has everything you need to create Friday nights filled with intention.