The IJE partners with the Avi Chai Foundation to offer a grant initiative intended to stimulate Shabbatonim (weekend retreats) and accompanying activities at Community and Solomon Schechter high schools to help the schools promote Shabbat observance and Judaic commitment. The grant offers gradually decreasing grants for Shabbatonim at schools as well as professional development seminars for the experiential educators who run them.
The IJE is working on an online database with programs to use on Shabbatonim in this setting. This new website is scheduled to be launched shortly.
For more information on the Shabbat enhancement grants, please contact us.