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Snorkel & Study 2021 goes Virtual! 

JANUARY 3-7, 2021


A Winter Crash Course for Your Jewish Soul  

for College Women - undergrads and grad students


Why Snorkel & Study?

Did you go on a Birthright trip to Israel or Pegisha in NYC and then wonder what’s next?

Do you love Friday night Shabbat meals at your Chabad House on campus?

Have you done a magical week at Snorkel & Study in Key Largo?

Did you love Summer for the Soul??

Do you ever wonder…

What does it mean to be a Jew today?

Why is there so much antisemitism? What’s Israel got to do with me? Why marry Jewish?  Is abortion allowed in Judaism? What does Torah say about dealing with anxiety, sadness and guilt? Do Jews believe in souls?

Would you love to learn more...and this is the perfect winter, when so much is up in the air?

We have the answer: Virtual Snorkel & Study!

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What's on the Agenda


A crash course in Judaism you take at your own pace, created especially for your Jewish soul.

Hold on because these 5 days are going to go fast. This is a crash course in Judaism like no other.

Provocative discussions, text-based Jewish learning, Q&A with experts -

Whatever you do, leave your preconceptions about Judaism home, keep an open mind and don’t miss the challah baking and the farbrengens (we’ll explain). There are going to be lots of surprises.

They're smart, insightful and funny and only want the best for you.

Meet this summer's staff

Rabbi Manis Friedman

Rabbi Manis Friedman

His classes touch on everything, but check your preconceptions at the door.

Rabbi Manis Friedman is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, educator, author and counselor. Friedman likes to challenge our assumptions about pretty much everything so be prepared for some potent insights into areas of your life you thought you understood. His classes touch on everything from the Jewish soul and psyche to the significance of the Jewish star, the meaning of fate and free will, different kinds of love, and the deeper significance of Shabbat.

Manya Lazaroff

Manya Lazaroff

Working on your attitude? She'll be your guide to a better you.

Manya Lazaroff is the co-director of Chabad at Texas A&M University. She’s down-to-earth, passionate and one of the warmest women you’ll ever meet. Expect her classes to be thought-provoking and engaging, and make sure to corner Lazaroff for some private conversation – she’s very fun to talk to and very insightful. To sample some of Lazaroff’s classes, visit and

Rivky Slonim

Rivkah Slonim

Her no-holds-barred Q&A usually raises an eyebrow or two.

Rivkah Slonim, educator, acclaimed lecturer and Co-Director of Chabad at Binghamton University, is the author of two books, “Total Immersion” and “Bread and Fire: Jewish Women Find G-d in the Everyday.” Slonim is scholarly and down-to-earth, authentic and very honest. She’ll be speaking about the mitzvot unique to women, medical ethics and Jewish law, and the Jewish take on intimacy. Her no-holds-barred Q&A session is one of the highlights of the week and will probably (hopefully) raise some eyebrows.


Shifra Sharfstein

She'll show you how to Jew-it no matter where you are.

Shifra Sharfstein is the unstoppable Co-Director of Chabad at Georgia Tech and Georgia State Universities, and an experienced and passionate educator. She's taught students of all ages and backgrounds, and from around the world, from Vienna to New York. She's a talented public speaker whose featured lectures on get rave reviews and are listened to by people around the world.

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Miriam Lipskier

She talks about serious topics like - "happiness"

Miriam Lipskier, educator and Co-Director of Chabad at Emory, is a spirited and very funny teacher but her humor never obscures the profound life-lessons she’s teaching – in fact, it’ll enhance them. She’ll be speaking about the serious problem of happiness, the Chassidic perspective on prayer, and the truth and nothing but the truth about Jewish dating and marriage. This winter we're lucky to have the Lipskier family joining us for Shabbat.

She said, she said.

I can't believe how much I learned in such a short period of time, and about so many things I didn't expect. 

~ Amie from Montreal

The teachers are such strong, smart, outspoken women. Seriously, I've never met Jewish women like this before - they're not intimidated by anything.

~ Claire from Bellmore

I never had Jewish friends so I was kind of expecting not to make any friends at all here. Instead I'm leaving with 2 of the closest friends I've ever had. 

~ Robby from El Paso

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