OneTable, a national non-profit that empowers young adults 21-39ish to find, share, and enjoy Shabbat dinners, today announced efforts to support Mizrahi Heritage Month. These efforts include sharing learning resources about Mizrahi culture and history, and elevating Mizrahi traditions to ensure that people of all backgrounds are seen and represented in community spaces.

“At OneTable, we strive to ensure that every Shabbat experience is meaningful, inclusive, and authentic,” says Dyanna Loeb, Digital Marketing Manager for OneTable.  “OneTable invites young adults to connect with their roots, discover the flavors of the greater Jewish diaspora, and uplift Mizrahi traditions at their Shabbat table. We are highlighting this important month and encouraging everyone to host their own Mizrahi Heritage Shabbat dinner.”

During Mizrahi Heritage Month, Shabbat dinner hosts receive up to $300 Nourishment per dinner and an exclusive 20% off discount code to Casablanca Market to purchase products for their dinners created by Moroccan and Tunisian artisans. Hosts will also be entered to win a set of books by three groundbreaking Mizrahi authors and creators: Good Food: Inspired by my Middle Eastern roots and the places I’ve called home by Sina Mizrahi; The Flying Camel: Essays on Identity by Women of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Heritage, edited by Loolwla Khazzoom; and The Wrong Kind of Jew: A Mizrahi Manifesto by Hen Mazzig.

“Mizrahi Heritage Month is a great way to educate and elevate Mizrahi heritage through Shabbat dinners,” said OneTable Bay Area host Matan Shuker. “Through hosting with OneTable, I’ve shared and celebrated my Yemenite Jewish heritage and traditions with my community and guests. For many of them, it was their first time ever learning about Yemenite Jewish culture! Shabbat dinner opens the door for important social connections, deep conversation and a safe environment to gather and build meaningful communities.”

Throughout November, OneTable will also provide curated resources including a Mizrahi Shabbat supplement, music, films, and readings to help participants learn more about Mizrahi heritage and to share those traditions at their Shabbat table. OneTable is also partnering with JIMENA, co-creators of Mizrahi Shabbat supplement, as well as ASF Institute for Jewish Experience, SMQN, and Mizrahi Dance Archive, to highlight this effort. The organization is also highlighting Mizrahi-owned Local Nourishment partners via social media and email including Shuk Shuka, Taim, Got Kosher and Jennifer Abadi.

About The Publishers
OneTable empowers people who don’t yet have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. OneTable is a national nonprofit funded to support people (21-39ish) looking to find and share this powerful experience. We envision a whole generation of slowing down, joining together, unplugging from the week, creating intention in their lives, and building meaningful communities.
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