OneTable Passover 2020
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?
This year, the answer is no. Meaning can be made virtually and in small groups with the right intention and the right tools.
If you’re celebrating solo, with your parter or roomies, or in a virtual space, your dinner needs to be posted by Wednesday, April 1st at midnight, and you’ll be Nourished based on the number of guests you have signed up through OneTable by Friday, April 3rd for any of the three possible dinner dates — 4/8, 4/9 (the first two nights of Passover), or 4/10 (Shabbat).
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.
Haggadah (plural: haggadot) will guide you through the Seder on the first (and second) night of Passover.
Haggadot as Nourishment
If you prefer physical Haggadot, you can purchase some of our favorites with part of your Nourishment credit! Check out the options below. Note: Please check ship times before selecting, as Amazon orders may backed up right now.
Tablet Magazine, The Passover Haggadah: An Ancient Story for Modern Times
$15 NOURISHMENT OPTION
Who this is for: Passover but make it 2020
Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, Welcome to the Seder: A Passover Haggadah for Everyone
$10 NOURISHMENT OPTION
Who this is for: First time seder hosts or 100th time seder hosts
Ellen Bernstein, The Promise of the Land: A Passover Haggadah
$10 NOURISHMENT OPTION
Who this is for: Telling the traditional Passover story, remembering our connection to the earth
More Than 4 Questions
How does hosting a Seder-Shabbat with OneTable work?
If you are not already a OneTable Shabbat dinner host, sign up here. (Applications take up to 10 days to process.)
Once you are a host, you can post your dinner here. (Private dinners are for just you and your friends, choose “Host Approval” to let new people request a seat, or “Open” if you’re hosting publicly – anyone can RSVP to an Open dinner.)
OneTable Shabbat dinners are at least 5 people (including the host), and are for hosts not in undergraduate between 21-39ish. Individuals under 21 cannot be present at OneTable dinners.
When does my dinner need to be posted?
Seders & Shabbats for the week of April 6th must be posted on the site by Wednesday, April 1st at 11:59pm local time. For Shabbat dinners on April 17th, the posting deadline is April 10th.
What is Nourishment?
It’s a resource OneTable is able to offer to those hosts who need a little extra help to elevate their dinners. It is not meant to cover the full cost of the dinner. It comes in the form of digital gift cards. Our options are businesses that give us discounts on their services. If you do not need this assistance, you can choose to “pay it forward” and it will help another host bring more Shabbat into their life!
Private dinners are eligible for $10/seat, up to $100. Host Approval and Open dinners are eligible for $15/seat, up to $150.
When do I need to choose my nourishment?
We encourage you to choose your nourishment ASAP.
For dinners on 4/8-4/10, you will only be nourished for the number of guests you have signed up by Wednesday, April 1st at 11:59pm local time. For dinners on April 17th, you will only be nourished for the number of guests you have signed up by April 10th at 11:59pm local time.
Can I host more than once this Passover?
Only one Seder is eligible per host for nourishment in all cities. You are welcome to post dinners for both nights, but only the first one you post will be eligible for nourishment assistance.
In all cities but NYC, you can host and be nourished for other Shabbat dinners this month as well!
Can I have my parents/kids/non-Jewish friends at my table?
All people present must be over the age of 21.
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, Friday or Saturday night) – guests of any and all religions and cultures are welcome.
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.