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OneTable Live | Union

A progressive and a conservative get into a car.

It’s not a riddle, it’s the start of a conversation between two best friends who embarked on a road trip to seek out the experiences of Americans all across the country. Jordan Blashek and Christopher Haugh, friends from their overlapping years at Yale University, are joining OneTable for a different kind of trip: A journey through the experiences they’ve shared through the lens of togetherness around the Shabbat dinner table. 

OneTable is honored to host this discussion — moderated by former head speech writer for First Lady Michelle Obama, Sarah Hurwitz — as we celebrate togetherness through Shabbat ritual. Sarah will be moderating our conversation between Union authors, Jordan and Christopher, as we learn about the union they created while sharing meals with Americans across the country. We are particularly moved to make this discussion happen on Friday, September 11th. As our country remembers the lives lost and affected by the events of September 11, 2001, we’re grateful to be reminded of the ways that we can come together, in union, for a moment of reflection and meaning.

Together, we’ll hear from Jordan and Christopher after a communal moment of Shabbat ritual (candle lighting, blessing of the wine, and a blessing over food). We look forward to this educational and engaging evening that will remind us of the ways we can come together for shared reflection at the Shabbat dinner table.

Immediately after the discussion, our audience will be invited to participate in brief Zoom breakout rooms with topical discussion prompts. We encourage you to stay on for this opportunity to connect with others on Shabbat.

BIG NEWS: 30 members of our audience will be randomly selected to receive their very own copy of Union after the event. RSVP and join us to enter to win!

Union: A Democrat, A Republican, and a Search for Common Ground is now Nourishment option for those hosting with OneTable.

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Read more about Union here, courtesy of Hachette Book Group:

Union is a three-year adventure story that takes readers to forty-four states and along nearly twenty thousand miles of road to discover where the American experiment stands today. Jordan and Chris go from a Trump rally in Phoenix and the tear-gas-soaked streets outside; to the decks of a lobster trawler off the coast of Portland, Maine; to jazz clubs near the French Quarter of New Orleans; to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where former addicts painstakingly put their lives back together; to a state prison near Detroit, where inmates grapple with their imminent return to society.

A road narrative, a civics lesson, and an unforgettable window into one powerful friendship, Union will give readers an answer to one of the most pressing questions of our time: How far apart are we, really?

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OneTable Live | Union: A Roundtable Shabbat

Friday, September 11 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

OneTable Live

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