What are you doing this winter break?
Snorkel & Study - Jan 2-9, 2017 in Key Largo, Florida
Did you go on a Birthright trip to Israel and then wonder what’s next?
Do you love Friday night Shabbat meals at your Chabad House on campus?
Did you go to Jewfest in New York City? Amazing, right?
Have you ever wondered…what do Jews believe? What’s Israel got to do with me? Why marry Jewish? Are there rules to Jewish dating? Is abortion allowed in Judaism? Do Jews believe in astrology?
Are you ready for a phenomenal Jewish winter break adventure like no other? Then Snorkel & Study is for you.
“I didn’t expect to meet such incredible people here. I learned so much from every single person on this trip.” Adrienne, from Vermont
Snorkel & Study: A Jewish Winter Break Adventure for College Women
“Ok, I admit it. A week ago I thought Judaism was sexist and outdated. This was really eye-opening.” Brittany, Bioengineering major
With thousands of years of Jewish wisdom to tap into and world class accommodations, it’s a priceless week.
The catch: We only take one hundred students.
Fortunately, full and partial scholarships are available from generous women who want you to have a first-rate Jewish experience. All you need to do is apply.
“In just a couple of hours, we pulled together a craaazy talent show. My roommate sings opera!”Katy, MBA
What’s on the Agenda
Expect the Unexpected
Take it all at your own pace. If you’re ready for an intense week of study, take every class on the schedule and fill in with tutorials. If you want to take it lighter, we’ll let you know which main classes you need to attend.
Whatever you do, leave your preconceptions about Judaism home, keep an open mind and don’t miss the challah baking, the farbrengens (we’ll explain) or the talent show. There are going to be lots of surprises.
From the unabridged story of Adam and Eve to medical ethics and Jewish law; from mystical Chassidic teachings about reincarnation and the soul, to the Chassidic Feminist perspective on women’s mitzvot; from text-based Torah studies to frank discussions about love, intimacy, dating and marriage – it’s a wide range of captivating and relevant subjects taught by exceptional educators who are here to answer all your questions, in class and out.
“Do they do this for guys? My boyfriend needs to hear this.”
Lily from South Africa
Want to learn Hebrew in a week? Want to find out how to keep kosher? Need a crash course on the Jewish holidays? Or the prayers? Got philosophical questions and need your own personal Q&A session? Whatever area of Jewish life and learning you’re interested in, from the practical to the philosophical, you can cover it in your tutorials. Sign up every day for a new topic or delve into one or two over the course of the week.
Recreation and Extras
Key Largo is the diving capital of the world,one of the best locations on the globe to go snorkeling. Your snorkeling trip is included in the program fee and in your scholarship award, so you pay nothing extra.
Mariners Resort has two serene pools, a Jacuzzi grotto and an exercise room that you can enjoy at no extra charge. Waverunning, canoeing, swimming with the dolphins, kayaking, diving and parasailing are all close by. They’re all optional and you pay separately for each.
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