Shabbat Guide Supplements

From celebrating PRIDE to discussing death over dinner, find readings, meditations, and ways to bring a little extra meaning to your table.

SHABBAT ALONE, TOGETHER

Friday night with OneTable is all about feeling good, and we’re looking at ways to 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 even anticipating Shabbat provides you with a moment to exhale.

SOLO SHABBAT

Being alone during this pandemic is life-saving work, and while most of us are not fortunate enough to be alone on a beautiful Meditteranean island, we can all encounter what philosopher Abraham Joshua Heschel calls “an island in time” every week on Friday night.

MENTAL HEALTH

Turn the dinner table into a place to engage in powerful conversation. Creating a community of caring and inclusivity through your outreach, your dinner table, and your kindness may impact someone more than you know.

MINDFULNESS

Shabbat is an inherently mindful practice of connecting to the world around us, to community, and to the deeper, often concealed aspects of ourselves. Explore the spiritual side of Shabbat through meditations and movement.

MIZRAHI REMEMBRANCE

In 2014, Israel declared 11/30 a day of commemoration for Jewish refugees displaced from Arab countries and Iran in the 20th century. We partnered with JIMENA to create this Mizrahi Remembrance supplement to help you plan, frame, and cook for a special meal.

PRIDE

While the LGBTQIA+ community and allies are still fighting for rights, there’s much to celebrate. We hope these words we put together with JQInternational will help you create a night of beautiful, thoughtful, inclusive celebration and healing.

TZEDAKAH

OneTable x Amplifier | While it may not seem intuitive to connect tzedakah – the idea that the Jewish people behave righteously – and Shabbat, there may be no better place than the Shabbat dinner table to reflect on how and why we give, and the impact that our actions have in the world.

SOBER SHABBAT

By showing up in community, sober, and celebrating the gift of Shabbat, we set aside differences and celebrate the similarities we find in connection. It has been said the opposite of addiction is connection, and sober Shabbat allows sacred space for this to happen.

LATINX

OneTable’s Guía de cena de Shabat: Edición Latina! Share Shabbat ritual, songs, stories, questions, and recipes in both English and Español around your Shabbat table.

SHABBANUKKAH

From background to blessings, here’s your OneTable guide to the festival of lights. Need the blessings? When to light Hanukkah candles and when to light Shabbat candles? What’s a Maccabee? We’ve got you covered.

DEATH OVER DINNER

Death is neither macabre nor morbid, it is simply the natural end to a natural process. The Shabbat dinner table is an ideal place for conversations about death, an invitation to use the end of the creation cycle and the end of the week as a setting to embrace the end of life.

TOGETHER AT THE TABLE

Gather people in your communities and networks for a Together at the Table dinner to engage in constructive dialogue with a plurality of perspectives, to address deep, painful divides in our communities, and to consider the role we can play in strengthening civil discourse and society.

VALENTINE'S

If you’re asking, “what’s Jewish about Valentine’s Day?” The answer is a lot, actually — let go of cards, candy, coupledom, and capitalism — and love each other and the world just a little bit more.