OneTable Passover 2021

For many, the idea of celebrating Passover virtually, or with only your housemates, is anathema to everything the Seder represents: performance, participation, peoplehood. Don’t these things require an IRL experience or a big group get-together?

This year, things are looking a bit different, again. Meaning can be made virtually and in small groups with the right intention and the right tools.

If you’re celebrating solo, with your partner or roomies, in a virtual space, or outdoors & socially distant, your dinner needs to be posted by Tuesday, March 23rd at 11:59 PM. You’ll be Nourished based on the number of guests you have signed up through OneTable by Wednesday, March 24th for either of the first two nights of Passover: Saturday, March 27th OR Sunday, March 28th.

Raise your glass and tell your story. We’ve pulled together easy ways to make your Seder or Passover Shabbat a night to truly savor.

Featured Partner Resources

Haggadot.com

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Repair the World

Friendseder

OneTable Resources

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Shabbat Alone, Together

Physical social distancing is hard – but we’re following the current health authority advice and it’s what we need to do. We’ve been working to create as many resources as possible to help you gather virtually and build online community.

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The Seder 2021 Guide

This is not a Haggadah, but rather a real time supplement that offers introductions — poetry, lyrics, mindful reflections — to be read aloud before each section of the Seder.

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The Solo Seder Guide

Our Seder 2021 guide, adapted to help you find meaning while celebrating Passover on your own. It offers first person introductions, along with poetry, lyrics, and mindful reflections.

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Passover Preface

Whether this is your first Seder or your thirtieth, beginning with intention matters. And what better way to begin than by naming the values that make Jewish ritual meaningful and magical in our modern lives.

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The Passover Recipe Guide

Whether you reach for dates or apples, chraime or gefilte fish, rice or matzah balls, here are some recipes from our community and partners to cook up for your Seder + Shabbat!

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A Passover Shabbat

This guide is an invitation to infuse your Shabbat with the magic and mystery of Passover. With light, wine, and matzah, we honor where we have come from, share where we are, and imagine a better future.

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The Playlist

From Breaking Free to Believing in Miracles, this playlist has everything you need for your Seder soundscape. #alljamnobread

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Four Questions for Your Shabbat Table

On Passover there are four questions, usually asked by the youngest child. Here are four questions for your Shabbat table – make the millennial who doesn’t remember Rugrats ask them.

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Passover Inspo

Everything from matzo brei to veggies and seder plates to play plagues, our Pinterest has you covered.

Digital Haggadot

Haggadah (plural: haggadot) will guide you through the Seder on the first (and second) night of Passover.

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An E-Book Offering

Mark Gerson, the co-founder and Chairman of United Hatzalah, has just published a book on the Haggadah: The Telling: How Judaism’s Essential Book Reveals the Meaning of Life. Mark reads the Haggadah as “the Greatest Hits of Jewish Thought,” with familiar passages able to elucidate the fundamental questions and principles of our lives. Want a free copy of this Amazon new-release top-seller? We got you. Email marina@onetable.org for a digital copy of this book!

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More Than 4 Questions

How does hosting a Seder or Shabbat with OneTable work?

If you are not already a OneTable Shabbat dinner host, sign up here. (Applications take up to 3 days to process.)

Once you are a host, you can post your dinner here.

We are now supporting the following dinner types:

  1. Solo Shabbat: Post your dinner to be in community with other solo Shabbat hosts and qualify for Nourishment for one.
  2. Shelter-in-Place Shabbat (with roommates)
  3. Virtual Shabbats (including OneTable Live)
  4. In-person dinners outdoors, in accordance with Social Distancing Requirements. Here are some of our favorite items you can get with Nourishment for an epic Shabbat dinner picnic.

OneTable Shabbat dinners can be for just you, you and roommates, virtual, or outdoors and socially-distanced. 

When does my dinner need to be posted?

Seders & Shabbat for the week of March 26th must be posted on the site by Tuesday, March 23rd at 11:59pm local time.

What is Nourishment?

Nourishment is a financial gift OneTable offers hosts to elevate their dinners. It comes in the form of digital gift cards and is not meant to cover the full cost of the dinner. Leftover or extra Nourishment can be donated back to OneTable. The return of your extra Nourishment money to OneTable will help us Nourish even more Friday night Shabbat dinners across the country, and provide everyone who wants one a seat at the table.

Dinners are eligible for $10/seat up to $100, or $15 for Solo Seders/Shabbat.

When do I need to choose my Nourishment?

We encourage you to choose your Nourishment ASAP! For dinners on March 26-28th, you will only be Nourished for the number of guests you have signed up by Wednesday, March 24th at 11:59pm local time.

Can I host more than once this Passover?

While hosts are welcome to post dinners for both the first and second nights of Passover and the Friday night before, we are providing Nourishment toward only one dinner that weekend. You are still eligible to receive Nourishment for Shabbat dinners every Friday night!

Can I have my parents/kids/non-Jewish friends at my table?

OneTable is uber-inclusive. At OneTable, we want you to spend Friday night with the people who YOU want to spend your Friday night with (and in this case only, Saturday or Sunday night) – guests of any and all religions and cultures are welcome. Note: All people present must be over the age of 21.

What does OneTable require to make it a Seder or Shabbat?

We want you to find the right ritual fit for you and your guests. We encourage you to check out the above resources and check in with your Field Manager. Set the intention that makes you want to elevate your dinner for your guests.

More questions?

Check out our full FAQ here, and/or get in touch with your Field Manager.