Resources Beyond OneTable
The OneTable community is made up of people 21-39ish, not in undergrad, looking to find and share this powerful experience. In the future, and through local and national partnerships, we hope to work with people at all different stages of life, all over the world. Until then, we’ve put together this list of resources to help you find your own Friday night.
- If you’d like to host a Shabbat dinner and are a current college student, check out Bring Back Shabbat. This fabulous opportunity is open to students who are Birthright alumni and those who aren’t.
- The Heart 2 Heart Project: Heart to Heart helps facilitate weekend-retreats (Shabbatons) between different colleges, focusing on campuses with small Jewish communities looking for venues to enhance their Jewish life.
- PJ Library: PJ Library comes to you each month, with a high-quality, expertly-selected, age-appropriate book in your mailbox and family-friendly ideas and events in your inbox. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with other families with young children at programs throughout the year provided by partner agencies and congregations around the community. We’re sure to have several programs every year that you will find exciting and near your home.
- Interfaith Family: Whether you come from a Jewish background or a multifaith background, Interfaith Family has Shabbat resources from DIY dinner guides to community lists that curate Shabbat dinner opportunities in your area.
- My Jewish Learning: A guide to help make Shabbat your family’s favorite time of the week.
- Atlanta Jewish Connecter Community Calendar: An up-to-date, curated event page for all things family friendly (and more!) in the Atlanta area.
- Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta: The JCC hosts Shabbat and holiday programs for families with young children throughout the year. All are free and open to all. Keep an eye out for these great programs! Enjoy a casual Shabbat “Coffee House” evening at Acoustic Shabbat Cafe, welcome Shabbat at the JCC with song, dance, music, a craft and more at Shabbat, Me, and Rabbi G, or Dive into Shabbat at the MJCCA’s outdoor Pool and Splash Park! New to Atlanta: check out the Intown MJCCA Shabbat programs!
- The Jewish Baby Network is a pluralistic community in the Bay Area where parents of babies and toddlers from all kinds of families and backgrounds connect, share, and celebrate together. They partner with local organizations and put on Shabbat, Havdalah, Jewish Holiday and Sunday Family events. Their programs are designed for families with babies and toddlers 0-36 months of age. Older siblings are welcome! Their events are free and they welcome everyone, including unaffiliated, interfaith, single parent, and LGBTQ families.
- Oshman Family JCC: Kesher is a community concierge managed by Jewish LearningWorks that helps families with young children explore Jewish life and community. They’ll help you add Jewishness to your lives in ways that work for you—in your home, with friends and within the community.
- Jewish Boston: An up-to-date, curated event page for all things family friendly (and more!) in the Boston area.
- JCC Greater Boston: JCC Greater Boston provides resources, crafts, recipes, blessings and more to help you incorporate Shabbat into your family life in ways that feel authentic, relevant and meaningful.
- Anshe Emet: The Anshe Emet Family Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat davening and dinner takes place on the first Friday night of the month. They’ll even set you up with a buddy family to show you the way.
- Base Hillel: Base is the home of a Rabbinic family which serves as a home-base, a grounding point for students, young adults, and their friends. They operate on three core values: hospitality, learning, and service. There are two locations in Chicago.
- Congregation Beth Shalom: Welcome Shabbat with song, dance, music, a story and more! Held on the 1st Friday night of the month alternating between a Shabbat dinner and Shabbat oneg.
- Interfaith Family Shabbat Dinner Program & Shabbat Support Group: Gather your friends and family for a Shabbat dinner. Sit back, eat, enjoy and let us worry about the bill.
- JCC Chicago: Enjoy songs, stories, candlelighting, grape juice and challah as we celebrate Shabbat together. We’ll provide dinner and dessert while you enjoy special time with your family. Geared to families with young children ages 1-8, but everyone is welcome.
- JUF PJ Shabbat Across Chicago: Journey throughout Chicagoland to celebrate Shabbat at a different synagogue each month. Each Shabbat experience will feature hands-on interactive activities especially designed for families with preschool aged children including crafts, music, dancing, theater, and of course PJ stories.
- Temple Sholom: Mishpacha (programming for families with children ages 5-12) and Mini Mishpacha (programming for families with children ages 0-4) were created to build community for families at Temple Sholom. And what better way to build that community then to engage in fun, age-appropriate programming for the entire family.
- MazelTot: MazelTot offers easy access to information about Jewish life for young families in Greater Denver and Boulder and discounts to make it easier to try new Jewish experiences. MazelTots partners with many local organizations that offer hundreds of programs and events, and also helps Jewish families connect with each other.
- Jewish Colorado: JEWISHcolorado serves to unite the community, so that our Jewish leaders and institutions have the opportunity to imagine and create a Jewish Colorado that not only rivals the most vibrant Jewish communities around the world, but inspires others to follow our lead. We offer a place for people from across our community to become involved and make a difference in a more hands-on way: through innovative programming, opportunities to travel around the world, leadership training, and other groups and possibilities to connect to themselves, to other Jews, and to being Jewish.
DC Metro Area
- Adas Israel Congregation: Join us the first weekend of the month for Friday night Shabbat services and dinner for families, children, grandparents and all members. Services are led by our clergy with the help of our students.
- The Jewish Food Experience: A great resource for Shabbat traditions with a modern twist that work for young families. Click through for ten ideas for families with babies and young children.
- ShalomBaby: ShalomBaby welcomes parents, their newborns and newly-adopted children into the Greater Washington Jewish Community. ShalomBaby provides new parents with a ShalomBaby Resource Guide and links to local Jewish resources.
Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor
- Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor: The Federation fosters Jewish communal life through the spirit of tzedakah (righteousness) and tikkun olam (social justice). The Federation’s mandate is to initiate, to coordinate and to preserve activities, which strengthen Jewish life locally, in Israel and throughout the world.
- Hillel University of Michigan: Enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Every day our Hillel strives to fulfill our mission through these goals: enhance campus life, embody jewish values, engage jewish students, nurture empowered leadership, cultivate community
- Base Hillel: Base is the home of a Rabbinic family which serves as a home-base, a grounding point for students, young adults, and their friends. They operate on three core values: hospitality, learning, and service. The LA location is in Westwood.
- Open Temple: Open Temple’s mission is to re-enchant Judaism through ritual space, the creative arts, and multi-media with a 21st century vibe.
New York City
- Base Hillel: Base is the home of a Rabbinic family which serves as a home-base, a grounding point for students, young adults, and their friends. They operate on three core values: hospitality, learning, and service. There are two locations in New York.
- B’nai Jeshurun: BJ’s creative programs provide families with young children regular opportunities to connect and form communities that experience and develop the joy and beauty of being Jewish.
- Park Avenue Synagogue: The Young Family Education (YFE) Department holds events for families with children who are newborn to Pre K. YFE programs offer families a regular venue for Jewish music, dance, art, Shabbat dinners and tefillah. There are weekday morning classes for toddlers, afterschool activities for toddlers and preschoolers and Shabbat programs for families.
- The JCC in Manhattan: Shabbat Shabbang Jr. welcomes families with children into the building to share in a seasonally inspired dairy meal and connects new and old friends through enriching program offerings that encourage exploration and creativity. Children under 2 are free.
- Jewish Federation & Family Services Orange County: Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County (JFFS) is a nonprofit entity whose mission is to care for people in need and strengthen Jewish community in Orange County, Israel, and around the world. JFFS offers an array of programs, services and grants, as well as opportunities for community engagement, to people of all faiths, ethnicities and ages in Orange County and in Israel.
- Jewish Collaborative of Orange County: The Jewish Collaborative of Orange County (JCoOC) develops innovative and substantive Jewish programs and offers them on an a-la-carte basis to anyone who wants to explore what ignites their “joy of Jewish.”
- Shalom Pittsburgh: Shalom Pittsburgh connects and hosts events for young adults ages 22-45. We offer everything from professional networking happy hours to family-friendly events and volunteer opportunities.
- Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh: Create a thriving, vibrant and engaged Jewish community by raising and allocating funds and building community locally, in Israel and around the world. Giving together to help more people. Working together to solve complex problems. Planning together to identify needs
- Jewish Federation of San Diego: Inspired by Jewish values, we broaden and deepen engagement in Jewish life to strengthen Jewish identity, foster dynamic connections with Israel, and care for all Jews in need. We mobilize our community’s resources, leaders, and organizations to address the community’s most critical needs, creating profound impact locally, in Israel, and around the world.
- Jewish Federation of Greater Portland: The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland is the support system for your Jewish journey. Since 1920, the Jewish Federation has helped nourish your Jewish life, enrich our community, and keep Jewish culture strong in Portland and around the world. We are your direct route to tried and true services that make the most effective and meaningful impact. Explore the ways we can make a difference – together.
- Havurah Shalom: Havurah’s mission is to provide a vibrant, diverse, participatory Jewish community steeped in Jewish values promoting spirituality, learning, and acts of social responsibility.
- P’nai Or of Portland: P’nai Or (Faces of Light) celebrates the divine image reflected in the rich tapestry of individuals and families – LGBTQ, interfaith, Jews by birth, and Jews by choice – who journey with us. We are a vibrant, egalitarian Jewish Renewal congregation founded by Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield, zt”l.
- Mittleman Jewish Community Center: The Mittleman Jewish Community Center is an inclusive and welcoming hub for a diverse community, fostering lifelong wellness and providing dynamic social and educational experiences, grounded in Jewish values and culture.