OneTable empowered me to host the events I knew my community needed most. I felt trusted and I wanted to show trust back. They helped me engage an audience of young Jews that were unlikely to go to other Jewish events. I felt like the org really cared about what I was doing. I feel like this org gets me and my needs. It’s a rare org in the Jewish space that meets me where I am. I am lucky I got on as one of the first few hosts in Chicago. I would not have been able to afford doing what Onetable has allowed me to do. Thanks for supporting me and running a fantastic organization.
Amazing organization that does a lot to bring Jews together over a Shabbat meal. I hosted a dinner and it went so well that we stayed late over tea and sweets. Everyone was really happy, and their first Shabbat with OneTable. We will do it again!
OneTable has given me the resources to organize LGBTQ Jewish community in the DC area. I feel very grateful for the financial support that they provide and also paper resources they create. My friends have come to expect the gathering as something to look forward to monthly and they even tell new friends to join as a good way to get connected to the LGBTQ Jewish community. OneTable has made Shabbat accessible to my community and part of our culture.
OneTable is an AMAZING organization that enables individuals to foster community in their homes, bringing together people of all backgrounds to schmooze and mingle. I am so thankful to have found OneTable and look forward to being a part of their community, as to continue to grow my community at home. Thanks OneTable for your invaluable work across the world!
Thanks to the generosity of OneTable, my partner and I have been able to host meaningful Shabbat dinners to grow and connect with our community. Without their incredible assistance, we wouldn't be able to create the same magical experiences out of comfortable, warm, and spirited Shabbat meals. I am so thankful for OneTable for their spirited encouragement of participation in Shabbat dinners - something I have not been able to do since I was a kid! I am so thankful for OneTable's continued support so I can keep hosting these wonderful meals, and I will certainly continue to lean on them as my partner and I dive deeper into our Jewish faith and become stronger in our traditions!
I have been hosting OneTable Shabbat dinners frequently thanks to the generous support of OneTable for assisting with the financial burden of providing food and additional resources to create a comfortable, warm, and spirited Shabbat meal for myself, friends, and other neighbors I've met and invited along the way. I am so thankful for OneTable for helping to encourage young participation in Shabbat dinners - a tradition I lost once I moved away from home and off to college/a new big city. One Table helped me make new friends in a new city when I didn't know many Jewish people, and now has given me the confidence and resources to host my own within my own community. I am so thankful for their continued support so I can keep up and grow my own traditions!
OneTable allowed me to host my first Shabbat dinner. I had a great time connecting with old and new friends. Without the generosity of OneTable, I'm not sure if I would been able to afford hosting a meal for over 10 people. I'm looking forward to hosting another dinner!
I am an Israeli emissary in the DC metro area and wanted to host dinners for 20s and 30s. Unfortunately my synagogue could not support the full meal so I heard of Onetable and referred to them. Not only has the financial support been meaningful but I have had the opportunity to meet people that I wouldn't have if it was not through this platform. Onetable helps making Shabbat dinners special and creates a new way to connect Jewish 20s and 30s.
Shabbat dinner has always been a meaningful time for me. I did not grow up with the tradition but cherished the times that I was invited to friend's houses to feel a part of the Friday night warmth and love.
Now that I am older and have a space I can invite others into, hosting Shabbat dinner is one of my favorite things to do. Without OneTable, however, I would have no way to open up my home to new faces or to afford enough Kosher food for everyone to leave satisfied. The nourishment funding has been absolutely critical since I have a Kosher kitchen and a Research Assistant's salary is not one that allows for self-funding a Kosher, home-cooked meal for 10.
Thank you OneTable!
OneTable has really helped me explore and alter my Shabbat rituals to stick with what works for me and my friends! We’ve developed a fabulous way to reconnect with each other and with our Judaism through the prayers and experiences that we choose to observe during the Sabbath. I’m so glad that I have had the opportunity to revisit and revamp Shabbat as an adult so that it works for me. This experience has helped me reconnect with my Judaism at large, and I have become more intentional about observing not just Shabbat but also other Jewish holidays.
Onetable is an amazing organization that helps me connect to Shabbat and bring all my friends together!
OneTable has empowered me to bring different types of young professionals together for meaningful, inspiring, and super fun dinner experiences. Without their guidance and funding, I would not be able to do this as often as I do. And these meals bring together Jewish young professionals of all denominations, backgrounds, and experiences, which ultimately allows each of us to learn, grow, and connect with people both similar to and different from ourselves. As young post-grads, this is not something that comes naturally to our age demographic, so I am beyond grateful that this organization helps us do this.
Love it! As a young professional looking to get more connected to the Jewish community in my area, this has been a blessing! I have been meeting great people, trying different foods, and spending Shabbat even better than when I was a kid. Thank you to the amazing team that has been helping me this year and makes this happen!
I absolutely love OneTable. As a millennial who loves to host events and get togethers, OneTable is a godsend (maybe literally since it’s Shabbat and G-d asked for a rest day??). Hosting is kind of a dying art form, so I am one of few people in my larger friend groups who hosts and it can quickly become a financial burden. OneTable allows me to share my heritage, elevate a normal Friday night dinner with nice wine or special flowers, and create new rituals with my friends in the city I call home.
One table is a great way to share Shabbat with old friends or share the holiday with new ones. I really appreciate how open it is to many different types of ways that people celebrate Shabbat and all of the amazing resources that they provide. The staff is very responsive and it seems to be very organized. I highly recommend this platform for any type of Jewish person who is trying to celebrate Shabbat!
I am so honored to share my experience with OneTable.
My first Shabbat dinner was amazing!!! I used the guide on One Table to prepare my guests for the different prayers, and explain the importance of each. It was amazing to have a mixed crowd of both Jewish partners and their significant others who were not Jewish. My Catholic friends remarked that the rituals were beautiful and that it makes them want to explore Judaism further. Overall, it was the most incredible time.
I cannot wait to host another Shabbat dinner in the near future. Thank you again for supporting my Jewish journey OneTable! L'chaim!
OneTable is such a unique and special organization. Shabbat is an important part of Judaism and can be challenging for many young adults. As a young adult who has hosted a Shabbat meal through OneTable, I recognize that while I don't observe Shabbat or celebrate it every week, it is an important aspect of my religion and a truly special aspect. There are limitations to what I can do and hosting a meal can be an ordeal. The support and encouragement of OneTable helps me reach what I'm capable of and gives me the outlet to host a meaningful meal at my home.
OneTable allows me to create meaningful Shabbat experiences that are inclusive and catered to my needs. I hosted the first shabbat in my first apartment through OneTable and will always remember it as a great night.
Such a supportive and thoughtful organization. Everyone I had contact with was enthusiastic and really helped me to provide a wonderful Shabbat.
OneTable helps us host wonderful Shabbat meals with friends without having to worry about financial restrictions! They are easy to work with and make the planning process a breeze. We appreciate all the support OneTable provides in terms of Shabbat resources as well.
It's truly unbelievable that a group of 20-somethings can get together and have a lovely Shabbat dinner. "OneTable provides hosts and guests with easily accessible tools and resources, making these rituals not only attainable but sustainable" - could not agree with this mission any more!
OneTable lets me participate with my community in a way that's unique and manageable. Just last weekend, I hosted 12 people for a shabbat at my new place, and some of them did not have a place for shabbat and were in need. We sang, we talked, and we had an amazing experience thanks to OneTable.
OneTable has allowed me to connect in a deeper way to my religion, to connect on a more meaningful way with my friends, and gave me an excuse to FINALLY use my backyard for shabbat dinners! Without the responsive and friendly members of the OneTable team, I would not be hosting as often as I am, which would be a real "shanda!"
I wish them the best of luck in pursuing this awesome goal of bringing people together around the shabbat dinner table - they help to create a space in which people can question, connect, and unwind which is a blessing to anyone in today's fast-paced, high-stress world.
OneTable has impacted my life in so many facets. My Shabbat practice and appreciation has grown, my excitement to connect with new folks has strengthened, and I always know that I have community nearby to Shabbat with!
This organization has opened my eyes to the beautiful tradition of shabbat. I use to mainly go out on a Friday night to celebrate the end of a work week and catch up with friends. Now, I have friends over to celebrate shabbat and it is something I really look forward to! I also enjoy cooking so it is a great outlet for me to try new recipes and experiment. I am so happy I found OneTable!
I love hosting Shabbat Dinners because it allows me to bring all my friends together and connect to my Jewish roots. Prior to OneTable, a typical Friday night would mean going out, however with OneTable my Friday night rituals have drastically changed and instead I am now staying home, usually cooking and hosting dinners.
I love to cook, so this opportunity allows me to experiment with new recipes and fun ingredients from my favorites markets, Whole Foods and Sprouts! I have had such a wonderful time drawing inspiration from the many Jewish/Israeli cookbooks that have been published recently, especially from Yotam Ottolenghi's cookbooks, which have delicious traditional and non-traditional recipes without being too labor intensive.
However, some weeks I don't have enough time to cook due to my crazy work life, so we choose to order food in instead! My favorite part about hosting is getting together with the people I love and celebrating another week with them all.
OneTable has helped me come together with my Jewish community. I'm grateful for the community and support to host and attend wonderful Shabbat dinners. The spiritual guidance and nourishment truly help to elevate the meals.
OneTable is such an incredible and generous organization. They have made my connection with my cultural roots more possible and I'm so appreciative of the support they've shown my community!
I hadn't hosted a Shabbat dinner in over 10 years. It's expensive and I wasn't quite sure how to lead one on my own. OneTable not only provided funding and a means to collect payment from guests, but AMAZING resources on how to plan a successful Shabbat. The guides they provide and different types of Shabbats you can host as well as conversation starters, etc. was just what I needed to plan a successful Shabbat. Everyone kept saying how great the event was and how everyone wants to plan/attend another one. It was a great way to build community and bring Jews together.
One Table helped me organize a wonderful Shabbat dinner with my friends. The process was easy and welcoming for all, which enabled a uniting and meaningful experience
I love OneTable and use it to help me host Shabbat dinners—it's one of the only ways I feel a part of the Jewish community, which was crucial when I moved to a new city last year.
OneTable allows young Jews the resources and flexibility to engage with ancient ritual in a modern, adaptable way. It offers me and my friends a way to honor important traditions in a meaningful way that also fits our needs and wants as millennials. Based on my experience, Jews my age want to participate in Jewish community building and cultural activities, but don't know where or how. In hosting about once a month, I'm able to provide 10-15 young Jewish adults – friends and friends of friends – a regular medium to engage with Jewish tradition in a fun, social way that's true to all of our values.
I’ve hosted OneTable shabbat events several times this past year. Their approach has been very successful in my community - providing an accessible and engaging entry point for sharing jewish cultural practices. I’ve hosted not only friends and their friends, but also strangers looking for a dinner in the area - I know that wouldnt happen without onetable. They’re also very easy to work with and the team is full of wonderful people.
OneTable truly helps me connect to my community and Judaism. The nurishment funds truly help contribute to a special meal.
We had an amazing dinner! It brought people together to share a meal over wine and challah. It was delicious and friendly! Only made possible with the help of One Table. Without help we would not have been able to host this amazing dinner! Thanks again!
OneTable is an amazing organization that provides an amazing resource for its members. I highly recommend OneTable!
Onetable has transformed my Shabbat experience. As a young professional not too close to my childhood home, I unfortunately find myself skipping Shabbat dinners and feeling both lonely and disengaged with Judaism. Onetable has allowed me to develop my Jewish experience as an adult, to share my customs, and to learn from others. I’ve made a few friends already who are repeat guests, and I’m learning more and more about how I will eventually want to raise my kids as I develop a sustained Jewish practice. As someone new to NYC who doesn’t go to synagogue frequently, Onetable has given me a community and empowered me as a host and leader. It’s invaluable and hands down the best part of what has been a great year.
As a nonprofit professional who has a limited budget for hosting communal dinners, OneTable makes it possible for me to invite friends to share in my personal Shabbat practice. The funding, staff support, resource guide, and local Pittsburgh connections inspire new ways to host and new ways to get my friends involved. OneTable has expanded my personal Shabbat practice since its launch in Pittsburgh and has added value to the experience.
Incredible org giving the much needed resources for everyone to create a meaningful Shabbat experience ranging from supporting financially with food costs as well as spiritually with guides on how to bring Shabbat to a whole new level. Told all my friends about this
OneTable allows me to celebrate my Jewish heritage by helping me host shabbat dinners and share the gift of community (and my Grandma's brisket recipe) with my friends and coworkers, Jewish and non-Jewish alike. It allows me to create a space in my Park Slope apartment where we can celebrate our day of rest, relax, talk, and learn.
Wow - thank you! We want your grandma's brisket recipe too!
One Table is a great organization bringing people together for Shabbat meals. I've hosted in the past but have always felt guilty about charging guests. One table takes away that worry. Its an extremely easy and hassle free enrollment. I shared the experience with my entire circle and cannot wait to use One Table again.
We're so glad to be a part of your Shabbat!
OneTable allows me to host friends for Shabbat meals without being concerned that I am spending my entire paycheck. Having a home cooked meal and taking the time to sit and relax with friends after a busy week is incredibly important.
We're happy to be a part of your week! And we agree!
One Table is a really helpful nonprofit for those wishing to host a shabbat dinner for young people in their community. I always wanted to host a lot of people, especially those who do not have a regular shabbat experience every week, or those who want more positive Judaism in their lives. One table allows me to do that for members in my community. This past Friday night I hosted a dinner for friends. We integrated mindfulness together with Shabbat. We discussed the feminine role in candle lighting and we each spoke about a woman in our lives who have empowered us. Additionally, through another of one table's resources I did a sitting mindfulness exercise at the table and that brought us back into the present when our conversation got heated up ;)
Wow, love this! So glad you connected with our mindfulness resources, and that they were useful for facilitating discussion! Thank you
I've hosted Shabbat dinner and attended dinners with One Table -- all have been absolutely fabulous. The organization prepares new hosts extremely well with materials, step-by-step guides, and recommendations along the way. They also make it very easy to use their website to register as a host or guest, which is so refreshing! But more importantly, OneTable fills a void in our community. By bringing people together -- whether they're new friends, new to town, or existing connections -- OneTable events helps Jewish young adults connect and share experiences in their community. It's more intimate than the typical happy hour or networking event, so you have more time to meet people one-on-one. It's one of the best Jewish programs I've been involved with!
Thank you, thank you. Thank you for being a part of our community as a host and guest, and thank you for sharing these lovely thoughts.
Overall, I have been very impressed with OneTable. I think they they are doing a great service to the Jewish young adult community by supporting us in putting on Shabbat dinners that strengthen our connections with each other and our faith. Using OneTable helps to organize the dinner, including guest list, as well as provide nourishment credits in the form of a gift card to a national or local grocery store, or restaurant. Shabbat practices and dinners are one of my favorite things about Judaism and OneTable is a great resource whether you host dinners or not.
We're so glad you love Shabbat as much as we do, and thank you for this wonderful review.
OneTable has helped me create and find a community in the past two cities I've lived in. I'm so grateful for their support in creating Shabbat dinners that allow me to gather new and old friends to create an intentional community. Thank you OneTable for allowing me to love hosting Shabbat and for making it possible for me to meet others who share the value of gathering over good food on Friday nights :)
We're so grateful we traveled with you! Shabbat is portable, and we're honored you brought us into your new city.
OneTable is an amazing organization that supports me and so many in my community with the resources to bring people together to observe and honor Shabbat together, which nourishes our weeks and builds deeper community.
Thank you for this wonderful review, and thank you for being a part of our OneTable community.
I am only able to share my skill and love of hosting Friday night meals because of the support from OneTable. I love knowing that my guests begin their weekend making meaningful memories around the table I create.
Wow! We love that too. Thank you for sharing this.
Great experience working with this non-profit over the past five years. As a recent college grad they have enabled me to become more involved in my community by providing nourishment and resources to host Shabbat dinners for friends and the community.
We're so glad to be a part of your recent grad transition! Thank you for being such a great part of the Shabbat community.
OneTable is revitalizing the Jewish community by bringing people together in intimate settings. I absolutely love it and they are easy and great to communicate with on an administrative level too.
Wow! Thank you for this wonderful review, and we're glad to hear about your good admin experience with us.
I have been embarking on a project this past year to connect to global Jewish history and culture through food stories, as well as using Shabbat dinners as a way to bring diverse community together and discuss difficult issues across difference. OneTable has been amazingly supportive in terms of making these dinners possible through buying the food, as well as providing coaching, resources, and check-ins to make sure that my guests are enjoying their experiences. I am so grateful for OneTable helping me to build community and re-connect to my love of Judaism.
What an incredible project - we're so honored to be a part of it. Thank you!
OneTable has allowed me to host Sabbath dinners to bring people together from all walks of life. I've been able to share Shabbat with my coworkers, close friends, neighbors and acquaintances. Without OneTable, my Shabbat experience would not be the same. This amazing organization brings people together!
Yes! We're so glad to hear that we've been a part of you building community around the Shabbat dinner table.
OneTable is a great partner to work with and offer wonderful support to be able to create community events, specifically Shabbat dinners. OneTable helps me with being able to provide higher quality food for my guests, which helps me better engage with my target demographic. Staff are very responsive and care about their program and hosts who interact and use their platform as well.
Than you Jonathan for this review, an for all of your incredible community-building.
I love hosting Shabbat dinner and being surrounded by friends. Unfortunately, I'm unable to afford hosting as often as I would like. OneTable is an amazing organization that helps make it possible to fill my home for Shabbat. I'm able to open my doors to friends and new friends, and not stress about how I'm going to feed everyone. Thank you for making that possible and doing this amazing work!
Love these photos, and love this review! Thank you, thank you!
OneTable is changing the way millennials celebrate Shabbat. By empowering young professionals to build their community in a manner that is meaningful to them, OneTable is empowering an experience that is more enjoyable and more authentic.
Thank you, Nathan!
OneTable's mission and openness to all participants enables me to organize a group of around 70 young adults on a monthly basis and provide food in an effort to cultivate a unique, warm community. I have been participating in their program for over a year and I would not be able to organize my community gathering without them! The staff are innovative and enthusiastic.
OneTable is a terrific organization. Their mission to bring Shabbat to the home, create long lasting connections and promote mindfulness are supported by a strong level of operational excellence. I have hosted 9 dinners through OneTable, and would absolutely recommend their services. Many thanks!
OneTable has helped me to bring my community together on Friday nights. The staff is incredible and allows follows up with me after each dinner. OneTable is particularly special when I have visitors in town and can bring everyone together over Shabbat!
I started dating my fiancé Daniel almost four years ago to the day. At the time, I had no idea he was Jewish, I just knew we were in love. It wasn’t until months later that I learned from his parents what a chaos it would be that he was Jewish and I was Christian. They only wanted Daniel dating a Jewish girl, and I was not nearly acceptable. I was excluded from all family events, and the stress on our relationship seemed insurmountable. This went on for over a year. I had the worst impression of the Jewish religion, and of Jewish people. I couldn’t identify with Jewish people and I couldn’t begin why something as joyful as religion would tear apart families as it had my fiancés. Then one night I went to a One Table Shabbat held by a friend, Arielle. I didn’t realize it was a “Jewish” thing, I just thought it was a dinner party. Everyone was warm and welcoming. Talking about the week and spending that Friday night relaxing and reflecting was so nice over wine and candles. I went a few more times before I began hosting my own. I was excited to host my own- I thought it would be a really nice start to Daniel and I having our own religious identities. Our friends loved to come over on Fridays and shared with us in our practice of reflecting over the week and unwinding. A bit after that, I started working on our own religious holiday dinners. I didn’t have the slightest idea how to cook a roast or what prayers to say- but I was ready to try. My new One table Shabbat coach Amanda, along with Marina helped me to figure out what to say and do- and how to peel so many potatoes! One table hooked us up with so many resources- a synagogue, a community, fantastic Friday nights, prayer books but most of all our own Jewish identities.
I love hosting Shabbat dinners for my community in the Bay Area!!! Since hearing about OneTable, my partner and I have hosted almost ten Shabbat dinners, usually with 10-15 friends at each one. I think OneTable uniquely meets the needs of Jewish Millennials around the US.
I am in graduate school and it can be expensive to host large dinners. Through OneTable we have been able to host proper Shabbats with wine, challah, and a plentiful communal table. Because of OneTable, I have been able to get more in touch with my Judaism through a rich network of friends around our own kitchen table. We have even hosted themed shabbats for Sukkot and Rosh Hashanah, and I have experimented with making my own challah and matzo balls. When friends of mine have moved to new cities in this past year, they have looked to OneTable to find open Shabbat dinners to meet people in their new community.
Through OneTable I am learning a lifelong practice of gathering around the Shabbat table with loved ones.
OneTable really helps host and attend Shabbat dinners all over the U.S. I only wish they had a permanent representation in Philadelphia, with its vibrant Jewish community.
I've both attended (in NYC) and hosted (in Philadelphia). OneTable's support with nourishment makes it affordable to host Shabbat dinners. Their online portal helps strangers find their way to becoming friends. That is my favorite part.
One Table provides the resources for young adults in Philadelphia to enjoy a nice Shabbat meal together and take a break from the work week. Our Shabbat dinners are special as we have extended musical jam sessions that start with the traditional jams and end with pop and rock sing-alongs. We enjoy bringing new people to every Shabbat, making new connections and having interesting conversations. We feel blessed that One Table continues to provide nourishment for our gatherings and help us grow our own Philly Jewish Comunity.
Onetable should be called Twotables. I love the concept of onetable, but I live in NYC and keep Shabbat;finding a onetable Shabbat dinner is nearly impossible since like 85% of the 100 or so dinners listed on onetable are private. I have to travel a great distance from my my neighborhood when five or six dinners are practically next door to me- but they are PRIVATE! Why support people who want to restrict and exclude others- kind of defeats the whole purpose of it all.
I never had any problems as Davidoff123 had. The few open to the public dinners were fine , but Davidoff123 is right about the "private only" dinners. Not cool, not fair- really sucks! It is hypocritical, cruel and confounding.
ONETABLE encourages Jews to desecrate the Sabbath is what OneTable does well. I have been at a few Onetable "Friday dinners" and keeping, protecting and worshipping on the most holiest of days is not on the agenda. Shame on the Rabbi who is on their payroll. This is a poorly executed production and brain child of the Principal of OneWallPartners.com and a job program for the other Principal's relation at $200,000 plus a year.
"One Wall Partners is a national real estate investment company focused on multifamily assets. Our vertically integrated platform incorporates acquisition, development, construction-management, property-management and asset-management of multifamily communities. This operating platform allows us to control delivery outcomes for physical assets as well as consumer experience, ultimately maximizing value for our stakeholders."
Internal rate of return 16%.
Target minority areas like Newark and gentrify as you create insecure renters and covert them into cash registers for investors gain. Think Jared Kushner, but in Newark... "Giving Back Always"
American Jews sadly have lost their ways and would never put money or devote an organization towards the most marginalzed and most needy and impoverished Jews in the U.S. No nothing for the lonely Jews who are elderly, poor, mentally ill or disabled. Could they use OneTable? OPPORTUNISTIC RATE OF RETURN 16%- wow! Turning Misery of Others into a Profit Center.
I have been a part of the One Table community in NYC and DC for the past three years now. I have felt welcomed by every staff member, host and dinner guest so far. One Table works to empower its community to expand and elevate their Shabbat practice - which can mean something different for everyone! The organization works with each individual host to support their vision for shabbat, as long as it is inclusive and respectful. One Table works to create a community in each hub city, and encourages dinner hosts to invite guests they may not know well yet. I have been to dinners with best friends and complete strangers, and I have been to small and large event partnerships/community events. Every single interaction I have had with One Table has been unique in theme, location, or hosting style, but extremely consistent in being a welcoming, relaxing, energizing, wonderful experience in which I feel comfortable and fulfilled. I look forward to being a part of the One Table community for a very long time.