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.
The celebration of Shabbat dinner and its ritual can, and should, be practiced according to varying interpretations and understandings. You don’t need to do every single ritual or feel like the rituals you explore have to be done in a particular way. Experimenting with and claiming ownership over these traditions and practices is part of what it means to host Shabbat.
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.
Slow down, unplug, join together (safely), and Friday.
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.
Host a REALITY x OneTable Shabbat Dinner
To get started: 1) complete a host application, 2) create your dinner and 3) please apply for a OneTable x REALITY grant, calculated based on event need, and provided for up to $50/guest up to $2,500 or 50 people. REALITY x OneTable Shabbat dinners must include at least 10% REALITY guests in order to be eligible for REALITY x OneTable grants.
Ideally, dinner applications should be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance. Host applications must be submitted 10 days before your dinner. Dinners must be posted by the Tuesday before your dinner, at midnight. Contact Marina Rostein if your event is coming up sooner!
**Since Friday, March 13, we’ve been committed to being as generous and supportive as possible while requiring social distancing. We are NOW supporting solo Shabbat dinners, partner/roomie Shabbat sinners, and virtual Shabbat dinners. We’ve built out new, tailored online resources including a Shabbat Alone, Together Guide and a Solo Shabbat Guide, along with over a dozen blogs, playlists, and more. We’ve also updated our technology and added new features to meet the new needs of our users.
Attend a OneTable Shabbat Dinner
With over 350 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!