Welcome to Together @OneTable. Welcome to a Whole New Way to Build Community.
Inspired by ancient Jewish wisdom, OneTable is a North American non-profit that empowers folks (21-39ish) to find, share, and enjoy Shabbat dinners, making the most of their Friday nights. Together @OneTable is our program dedicated to midlife adults, those 55ish+.
Our social dining platform makes it easy for you to become the producer of your own experiences, and for Shabbat dinner to become a platform for community building. We provide simple DIY tools so hosts can get right to welcoming people to a Shabbat dinner in their home, so guests can savor a Friday meal, and for all to experience unique events for Shabbat dinners right in their neighborhood. We do this because we believe good food and good conversation with great people is simply good for you.
Shabbat, much like yoga or meditation for some, is an act of rebellion against a constantly moving world. We bring ritual to the table not because we have to, but because disconnecting in order to intentionally connect, separate from the work week, and build community is holy. Taking intentional time each week to recharge means everyone can return to their lives with fresh energy and focus.
Led by our core values of joy, welcoming, and elevation, we envision a movement of slowing down, getting together, unplugging from the week, creating intention, and building meaningful communities.
Setting the Table: The OneTable Story
OneTable was created to help young adults connect – to find and host Shabbat dinners that are accessible and habitual. In just eight years, OneTable has grown from a small startup into one of the largest, most successful interventions for young Jewish adults in America. So far, we’ve been able to support the Shabbat practice for almost 240,000 unique participants in 600 cities.
We’ve invested seriously in research, personnel, and technology to ensure that everyone can experience the full beauty of Shabbat. Now, we’re offering all of the lessons learned from this success to empty nesters through Together @OneTable.
Safety & Shabbat
We work to ensure that all OneTable staff, users of our platforms, and participants at our events feel welcome and safe. Our platform is dedicated to facilitating a positive, welcoming Shabbat dinner experience.
Community building is made possible in safe environments. We take safety very seriously. We do not tolerate harassment or disrespect of participants or staff in any form. It is crucial to our mission that everyone feels respected and comes to each OneTable-associated space with their best intentions. If you find that you are not experiencing this, please let Susan Salzman, director of Together @OneTable, know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.