"...build longer tables, not higher walls."
-José Andrés, founder of World Central Kitchen
A Dinner Series to Foster Communication and Understanding in our Community
"Table Talks: Get to Know Your Neighbor Dinners" is the passion project of a small group of volunteers that want to grow positive relationships and interactions. There is no better way to foster relationships than by sharing a meal.
On the first Wednesday of the month, participants will gather in our Fellowship Hall at 6:00pm.
Children will be offered a meal followed by supervised play time.
Participants hear a short (approximately 20 minute) presentation from the featured speaker of the month.
After the presentation, a vegetarian meal will be provided. There will be facilitated discussions at the table about the presentation.
We want all of our speakers and guests to feel safe and comfortable.
To love and care for the vulnerable among us we may ask participants to mask when not dining, as Covid numbers dictate.
Weather permitting, outdoor seating will also be available.
RSVPs are required for each event. Please use the links below to let us know you will attend.
This series is all about building relationships in our area. We welcome participation and suggestions!
Dates & Speakers
Yoshiko (Nakahiro) Kanazawa was in the first grade when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Her family lived in Pasadena where her father, a gardener, could not believe Japan would do such a thing. A few months later the whole family was relocated to a camp in Arizona for the duration of the war. Yoshi's parents didn’t blame the American government. Hear how one family navigated this tragic period in American history.
Terrance was raised in a fatherless home and has personally suffered the effects of fatherlessness. He founded Empowering The Fatherless to embrace, support and empower the fatherless by equipping them with life skills, effective communication/speaking skills, and financial skills, so that they may real the benefits of living a well-rounded and fulfilling life.
Rabbi Jaymee Alpert joined Congregation Beth David in Saratoga, CA, as Senior Rabbi in the summer of 2018. She is passionate about Jewish life and strives to create a warm, inviting atmosphere, where people from all backgrounds are welcome, and all questions are valid. She cares deeply about interfaith, interdenominational, and community relations.