“OneTable makes it much more possible and practical to regularly have a meaningful Shabbat dinner with friends on a regular basis.”
– Scott, Chicago
Posting Your Dinners Online
Whether it’s your first Shabbat dinner with us, or your 100th, here is a step-by-step guide to posting dinners on the OneTable platform.
If you’re hosting an “Open” or “Manual Approval” dinner, the right dinner RSVP page can attract new guests to your table, making Shabbat that much sweeter this week.
Once you are logged in, go to the top right of the page, scroll over your picture and click: Create Dinner*
In five minutes or less, fill out all of the information for your dinner. Below are helpful tips for each following section.
1. Choose what type of dinner you are hosting:
Open: Anyone can attend
Manual approval: As a host, you approve each guest
Invite Only: Guests need your unique link to RSVP, so invite your friends and their friends!
2. About the Dinner
Dinner name: Get creative! Be descriptive about what guests can expect.
Maximum seats: How many people do you want at your dinner? How many can comfortably fit?
Start Time & End Time: When’s your dinner starting? When do you want it to end?
RSVP Deadline: Do you need to know prior to the night of the dinner how many people will be attending? Set an RSVP deadline. NOTE: Guests cannot RSVP after this deadline passes.
Add a Co-Host: Are you hosting with someone? Here’s where to add them!
Cost: Choose “free” if your dinner is free. If you plan to charge, select “paid” and enter the cost at a price level that makes sense for you and your guests
3. Upload a Photo:
While we have several different beautiful dinner photos for you to choose from, guests love RSVP pages that are personalized! Upload a fun photo here that gives guests an idea of what they can expect.
4. Choose Your Location
Your address is only available to confirmed guests. However, your city and neighborhood will be public.
This, and the event description, are good places to be clear about the accessibility of your home. Wheelchair accessible doesn’t just mean there are no steps up to your door. Think about the width of passageways in your living areas and whether a wheelchair can make it into your bathroom.
Description: Add a few sentences about your dinner. What will be happening? What can guests expect? What is your intention? We all have a little bit of FOMO. Your guests are more likely to sign up for your meal if they know what to expect. Plus, it helps you stay organized and plan for your dinner so by the time it’s Friday, you’re ready to be a rockstar host!
Alcohol Policy: Select one of the options based on your preference.
Dietary Restrictions: If applicable, select one option.
What’s for Dinner? This is the fun part! Add the dishes you plan to serve!
You did it!
Click “Publish” to post your dinner**
Click “Save as Draft” to save and finish later**
Your local Hub Manager will be in touch with you the Monday before your dinner to confirm your nourishment choice. You will then receive nourishment in the form of an online gift card.
*We love that so many hosts across the country are sharing the Shabbat dinner love with support from OneTable. Because we want to make sure everyone gets nourished, you must post your dinner on the OneTable platform no later than Tuesday at 11:30 PM in order to be nourished for that Friday night.