The Shmitah Fund supports observance of and education about the mitzvah of shmitah as an important Religious Zionist value:

  • By partnering with and providing financial support to Israeli farmers who choose to fulfill the mitzvah of shmitah, many of whom are from the religious kibbutz and moshav movements, and understand their role as fulfilling core Religious Zionist ideals;
  • By providing educational and moral support to farmers and their families, as well as oversight and assistance with proper implementation of the halachot of shmitah;
  • By educating the broader Jewish community about the meaning and importance of shmitah, advocating for recognition of shmitah as a project of the entire Jewish People, and offering opportunities for individuals and organizations to actively participate in the fulfillment of this central but often neglected mitzvah.