Announcing!! SUN & STUDY 2021 in person, in gorgeous Lake Lanier, GA
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Countdown to Sun & Study 2021

May 26-June 2

at Timber Estate in Gorgeous Lake Lanier, GA


A Summer Crash Course for Your Jewish Soul  

for College Women - undergrads and grad students



Why Sun & Study?

Do you love Shabbat meals (or Shabbat-To-Go!) at your Chabad House on campus?

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

Have you done a magical week at Snorkel & Study in Key Largo? Or joined Summer for the Soul?

Do you ever wonder…

What does it mean to be a Jew today?

Do Jews believe in reincarnation? Is Judaism sexist? What can I do about antisemitism?

How do I know if what I believe is true? Should I start to light Shabbat candles? Why marry Jewish? 

Is abortion allowed in Judaism? What does Torah say about dealing with anxiety, sadness and guilt? What's the Jewish key to happiness? Is cheese cake kosher??

So many questions...and there's never been a better time to learn than this summer! 

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Timber Estate at Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier boating

What's on the Agenda


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

Provocative discussions, text-based Jewish learning, eye-opening Q&A with experts, challah baking and farbrengens (ask us!), and a rocking talent show with your new best friends from around the world.

There's also time for spectacular hikes in the woods. Tanning and swimming at the pool. And canoeing, kayaking and river water tubing.

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.

Cost & Scholarships

Sun & Study Application Fee is $50. Sun & Study Program Fee is $910 and covers accommodations, meals, classes, tutorials and the priceless friendships you'll go home with.

Need a SCHOLARSHIP*? Apply NOW! 

Apply ASAP!  Space is limited!

*Scholarship awards go as high as 90% 100% of the Program Fee.

Health & Safety Rules

To attend Sun & Study you must have:

Negative PCR test taken with 3 days of travel
Positive antibody test
Full vaccination

Sun & Study is drug and alcohol free (except for wine on 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

3 Easy Steps to Sign Up for Sun & Study!


Complete your application and help us get to know you. It's fast and easy!


Fill in the name, number and email address of the person writing your letter of recommendation.


Pay your $50 application fee and you're on your way to a life-changing experience!


 If you started the sign up form and need some extra time, just click on "Save my progress and resume later."
When you submit your form, you'll be directed to pay your $50 Application Fee and an email confirmation will be sent to you.
If you have any questions, contact us at info See you soon!
* If you are in the process of conversion, you must supply a rabbinic contact.

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