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.

What's a Shabbat 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

We want you to create Friday night Shabbat dinners that are authentic to you. Whether it’s a Russian Language Dinner, Latinx Shabbat, Rainbow (LGBTQIA+) Friday, a Challah Bake-Off, Sephardic-Mizrahi Dinner, just a chill night in with friends, or anything else, we’re here to make it happen.
(All real previous dinners.)

“It was great!!! I loved the experience of hosting, you made it so easy. I met people I hadn’t met before that signed up through the platform, and several of the guests expressed a lot of interest in hosting Shabbat dinners themselves through OneTable. I couldn’t be happier I found out about you, and I will definitely be hosting again.”
-Dana, DC

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Great! How Do I Host My Own Shabbat Dinner?

“Shabbat is for everyone. It is an ancient antidote to our modern ailments.” – Vogue

We’re here to help you do Shabbat dinner your own way. If you’re interested in hosting, go ahead and apply to host – we’ll be in touch shortly. Want to guest? Check out your city’s dinner page. More questions? Read the FAQ.

Want to know more about the traditions and rituals? Check out the guide.

New to Shabbat?

Our Hub Managers and Shabbat Coaches can walk you through every step of hosting a Friday night experience that feels meaningful and authentic to you.

Check out our resources (like How to Talk About Shabbat with Literally Everyone) to get you prepped, and help put any new-to-Shabbat guests at ease! Our Resource Library is full of recordings, ritual guides, a potluck function, printables, and more!

How Can OneTable Help?

  • Shabbat Coaches: One-on-one support where each host can explore the questions or challenges he or she faces when hosting a Jewish ritual.
  • Ritual Guides and Resources: From recordings of blessings to printable ritual guides, icebreakers, and recipes, our Resource Library has everything hosts need!
  • “Nosh:pitalities”: Fun events where our community comes together to learn things such as cooking, challah baking, cocktail making, and ritual facilitation.
  • Welcoming Spaces – For multiple, individually hosted dinners that take place at the same time. An example of a welcoming space is the rooftop of the JCC in Manhattan where 15 hosts can reserve a table, invite friends, and be provided with wine, challah and dessert, plus live music and the opportunity to meet more than 100 other hosts and guests.
  • Nourishment Credits: OneTable provides a Nourishment credit to qualified hosts of $10 or $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 Hub Manager).