Once every four to six weeks, the Shalem group spends a Shabbat together either at a youth hostel or in a religious community. Shabbat B’Yachad is an integral and mandatory part of the program, helping to foster a group dynamic and providing the opportunity to celebrate Shabbat together as a family.
Shalem Shabbatot are spiritually uplifting and provide time for thought-provoking discussions and personal reflection. You will spend a group Shabbat in the gorgeous Golan Heights or travel together to the Carelbach Moshav Yishuv for a Shabbat of fun and inspirational joyous Jewish celebration.
On regular Shabbatot, Shalem students have the option of staying in Yavneh or while in Jerusalem staying in their apartments and davening at the various local shuls or go to friends and family. Additionally, Shabbat hospitality and adopted families are available to Shalem participants. There is a large pool of Orthodox families all over the country who are committed to hosting Shalem participants. Arrangements are made by staff in Israel upon request.