Building upon the success of Seder2020 and The Great Big Jewish Food Fest, OneTable is excited to announce the development of Here For, a new platform allowing the Jewish community to support home-hosted do it yourself rituals and events through the High Holiday season. 2020 is different in so many ways, and the High Holidays will be no exception – millions of Jews around the country are looking for new ways to make the holidays feel holy this year. From Rosh Hashanah (September 18) through Simchat Torah (October 12), Here For asks the question “What are you here for this season?”
Using Here For, hosts and partners can take full ownership over their content and events and the ways they share the site with their network. Partners – individuals or groups – can create and upload content and Here For will highlight it across the site and platform. Here For also features customizable events of any size created by and for the community, using available description and resource options. The platform is for anyone and everyone to plan and share their High Holiday gatherings, invite their guests, find resources, and have a meaningful virtual High Holiday experience. Individuals, partner organizations and collaborators are welcome to create their own gathering.
HERE FOR – WITH THE JEWISH COMMUNITY, FOR THE JEWISH COMMUNITY
Powered by OneTable, Here For is a platform to highlight the resources that currently exist while using technology to enhance and evolve the High Holiday season. At its essence, it is a collaboration with the Jewish community and here for the Jewish community — a communal intention setter and tech tool that allows people to build their own High Holiday schedule and share it with their network. By crafting their own adventure, Here For’s goal is to elevate how Jews choose to engage, to connect with one another and the greater community as a whole, and to help add meaning and intention to their lives.
Kicking off the initiative is “Here For Creation”, an original creative resource commissioned by OneTable to guide the community through Elul, the month leading up to the High Holidays.
Beginning August 21, a new video will be posted weekly and will offer creative ideas, tips and downloadable templates to inspire viewers to join in and create their own experience. The videos feature Eli Kaplan- Wildmann from Unbound who is Here For creating art as a spiritual act, and will be available at herefor.com and on OneTable’s Facebook page. Videos will be posted weekly on Fridays through October 11.
OneTable is a national nonprofit helping thousands of people in their 20s and 30s find and create Friday night dinner communities and practices rooted in the ancient wisdom of Shabbat each week. They provide resources like ritual guides, playlists, recorded blessings and meditations, and financial gifts to help people elevate their Friday nights and approach them with intention.
While OneTable is continuing to support individuals 21- 39ish for Shabbat dinner, the support of The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation through the Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund (JCRIF) has made extending that support to the full community for the High Holiday season possible.