REALITY x OneTable

Celebrating Shabbat Back Home

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, and 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.

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 50 people, based on event need. Dinners must include at least 10% REALITY guests in order to be eligible for a REALITY x OneTable grant.

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:

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 each week, browse our platform to find one that meets your needs. Find your next Shabbat dinner by hovering over “Find A Dinner” above, and clicking your city!


REALITY Shabbat Guide

A downloadable, printable ritual guide for use at your REALITY x OneTable Shabbat dinners. Easy to follow along for all of your guests.

Mindfulness Guide

A guide to help you deepen your Shabbat practice with ways to look at the gift of Shabbat as an opportunity to pause and reflect.

Shabbat Alone, Together

This guide can help you elevate time and encounter joy, while alone.