Shabbat Alone, Together
Friday night with OneTable is all about feeling good, and we’re here to help you keep that magic of Shabbat, while protecting the health and safety of one another. We know that this is difficult and isolating — but we hope that anticipating Shabbat provides you with a moment to exhale.
OneTable Shabbat in the Time of COVID-19
Jewish tradition teaches that saving one life is tantamount to saving the entire world, and we take this teaching seriously. As such, we may be slower to fully “reopen” than some other organizations. After 3 months of social distancing, OneTable will now support the following options:
- Solo Shabbat: Post your dinner to be in community with other solo Shabbat hosts and qualify for Nourishment for one.
- Shelter-in-Place Shabbat (with roommates)
- Virtual Shabbats (including OneTable Live)
- 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.
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I’m canceling my event, how do I send my nourishment back?
Totally understand. We’re not asking for nourishment back due to cancellations right now. However, if you’d like to pay it forward, you can donate it back to us.
I’m trying to decide if I should cancel my event.
While there’s a ton of new information coming out every hour, we are currently following health officials’ guidelines to begin social distancing. Postpone your dinner, or convert it into a digital format (ie: candles light via FaceTime, conference call sing-a-long, remote cooking shows from your own kitchens).
How long will you be not allowing open dinners/following the current guidelines?
As there is a lot of news coming out each day, we don’t know yet how long we’ll be recommending social distancing. We are following the guidelines of local health authorities and will be in touch regularly with any changes or new resources for connecting virtually.
I still want to get my crew together, we’re essentially cohabitating. Is that cool?
We, of all people, understand the desire to gather. We are directly in contact with health officials, who strongly recommend in-person gatherings only when absolutely necessary. Our Board of Directors has mandated us to follow the strictest, safest guidelines which means gatherings only with the people you directly live with. If you’d like to connect with others, we recommend using video tech like Zoom, Google Hangouts, group chat FaceTime, or Facebook Live to go virtual, or to invite your friends to host their own smaller dinners in their own homes through OneTable. We’re planning a lot of cool virtual workshops, cook-alongs, and concerts for you and your crew to join too — head to http://bit.ly/ShabbatShAloneFB to stay updated and share your ideas!