What is Rekindle Shabbat?

Rekindle Shabbat is a program that encourages the organization of Shabbat events that connect withdrawn Jewish and interfaith constituents to Shabbat by underwriting meal costs of qualified gatherings.

Consider how Rekindle Shabbat can be a vehicle to build community among proposed participants by celebrating Shabbat together. Through a simple online application, individuals and organizations can apply to receive reimbursement of meal costs for approved organized events.

  • Organizers select the date, time, and location and make food arrangements
  • HGF reimburses the cost of kosher meals (up to $18 per adult/$10 per child) of approved events

Click below to see if you qualify or to apply when you are ready

Download Rekindle Shabbat Guidelines

Deadlines and Funding

  • Complete the online application at least four weeks prior to the event. Late applications will not be accepted. HGF reserves the right to decline any application.
  • Funds are available first-come, first-served.
  • Payment is made as a reimbursement, upon receipt of a brief written report and expense documentation.



Rekindle Shabbat is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation

What past Rekindle participants have said:

"Before Rekindle Shabbat, I had no idea how to do Shabbat. Now, it is part of our lives."