REALITY x OneTable
Celebrating Shabbat Back Home

Thank you to the entire REALITY community for hosting and guesting at so many incredible Shabbat dinners with OneTable through the years! You can always continue hosting and bringing your community together with OneTable on any Friday night!

As you’re likely aware, beginning July 1, 2024, Schusterman’s REALITY program, which has brought more than 3,000 influential leaders to Israel over the past 15 years, will continue under itrek.

We’re working on potential new grant opportunities for the OneTable and REALITY community to host elevated dinners in the future. Email Claudia to be added to the notification list and check back on this webpage for updated info as it becomes available.

During REALITY Shabbat dinners, we celebrate inclusivity. We aspire to create a space in which all can feel safe, valued, and able to form meaningful connections with each other. We believe that our rich diversity of backgrounds, passions, and interests serves as a source of vitality and strength. All are welcome regardless of ability, religion, ethnicity, race, social or economic status, sexual or gender identity.

As you spend time at home, OneTable and REALITY invite you to explore opportunities we offer to receive support through guidance or funding for hosting a Shabbat dinner experience that provokes dialogue and inspires action.

Note: This information reflects the original REALITY x OneTable program through May 31, 2024. We’ll keep you posted as other potential grant opportunities become available.

Thanks to funding from the Schusterman Family Philanthropies, OneTable is able to offer additional support and grant opportunities for REALITY trip alums hosting Shabbat dinners for the REALITY community.

REALITY x OneTable Shabbat dinners can receive Nourishment of up to $50 per guest for up to 75 people ($3,750 max), based on event need. Dinners must be open to the REALITY community and include at least 10% REALITY guests in order to be eligible for a REALITY x OneTable grant. If you’re hosting a Shabbat dinner for another community, you’re welcome to receive Nourishment via the OneTable platform.

REALITY x OneTable Grant Overview

Dinner grant applications should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the dinner so that we can get you fully set up with everything you need to have a seamless experience with our resources and Nourishment. Dinners must be posted by the Tuesday before your dinner. Contact Claudia Halpern if your Shabbat is coming up sooner, and we’ll do our best to support you and your dinner.

OneTable’s support is geared towards hosts and guests in the United States and Toronto. If you’re a REALITY alum and live somewhere else, please email Claudia, and we’ll do our best to make an exception and help support your REALITY x OneTable Shabbat dinner.

You’ll only need to do the following steps once:

You’ll need to do the following steps each time you’re hosting a dinner:

  • Apply for a OneTable x REALITY Grant: We’ll send you an agreement based on the details of your gathering to sign and send back.
  • Post Your Dinner on the OneTable Platform: This is for dinners in the US or Toronto. If your dinner will be outside of these locations, email Claudia.
  • Celebrate: Enjoy your OneTable Shabbat dinner, and tell us how it goes!

Welcome to Better Fridays

At OneTable, our mission is simple: to inspire people to create their own Shabbat dinner experiences. We believe that at the Shabbat dinner table, you can slow down, join together, and celebrate what you love. You can connect with new people, new places, and new traditions. So, we provide resources to enable skilled hosts to create elevated experiences for guests.

With over 500 dinners happening across the US and Toronto each week, browse our platform to find one that meets your needs. Find your next Shabbat dinner here.