Shabbat Shalom! A new episode of PAUSE from OneTable focuses on the power of “chosen families.”
The episode is part of OneTable’s Pride LGBTQ+ resources, including a special focus this year on the lesbian community in collaboration with Lesbian Bar Project. OneTable empowers people in their 20s and 30s to envision new rituals and build community through Shabbat dinner.
OneTable, an organization that empowers people in their 20s and 30s to envision new rituals and build community through Shabbat dinner, released the new PAUSE episode in their 12-month video series, focusing on the ideas of “chosen family” and the diversity of the American Jewish experience. This episode is part of OneTable’s Pride LGBTQ+ resources, including a special focus this year on the lesbian community in collaboration with Lesbian Bar Project.
About the episode:
We have the family we’re born into, and then we have the friends we choose who become like family. As life reopens with in-person dining, our chosen families are able to come together again, and the power of friendships – of all kinds of created families – is again infused into our daily lives.
There’s just something about endless nights… laughing, singing, deep conversations with your people. You know, the ones who make time seem to stop as the night flows… and when they leave (real late – or, perhaps, real early in the AM!) it feels like they were there for a blink of an eye. The folks who sit in silence with you, make you cry from belly laughing so hard, who show up in hard times. There’s no need to ask to grab snacks from the fridge (and you know where they hide the good stuff). No awkward pauses. Just friendships – is that even the right word for these soul people?! This is what a chosen family feels like. This is where you belong.
About the PAUSE series: OneTable’s 12-month PAUSE series is produced by Emmy, Grammy, and Outer Critics Circle award winner Adam Kantor. On the first Friday of each month, PAUSE highlights creators while providing rich discussion regarding the perks of making the effort to #takeaPAUSE. With talent like Beanie Feldstein, Tan France, Shoshana Bean, Ari Shapiro, Roxane Gay, Daniel Watts & more, PAUSE asks and answers the question: What can we gain from taking a PAUSE? Catch all the episodes at onetable.org/pause.
About OneTable: 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. onetable.org