Sun & Study

July 3-9, 2019

A Jewish Summer Adventure for College Women

FREE with Scholarship! Apply NOW!


Why Sun & Study?

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 Pegisha or Jewfest in New York City? Amazing, right?

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

Do you wonder…

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...but you just don't have the time - between your summer job, your internship and your vacation with family and friends?

We have the answer: Sun & Study - brought to you by the same people who created the amazing Snorkel & Study.

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What's on the Agenda


A crash course in Judaism you take at your own pace.

Hold on because these 6 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 -

Plus whitewater rafting, horseback riding, swimming, tanning and an unforgettable Shabbat with new friends.

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.

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

Where we're staying


Sun & Study is on 87 gorgeous acres not far from the Delaware Water Gap, rollicking whitewater rafting and amazing horseback riding - at a stunning place called Purnell in Pottersville, NJ. 

On breaks you can hang out in the art center and do ceramics or painting. Practice your dance moves in the dance studio. Shoot some hoops in the athletics complex. Rehearse your spoken word poetry at the performing arts theater. Or visit the working farm next door.

And - we're just an hour from New York City and 20 minutes from Newark International Airport.

3 Easy Steps to Apply for Sun & Study


Complete the online application*


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


Pay your $50 application fee


 Make sure to set aside ample time to provide thoughtful answers to the application questions. If you need extra time, just click on "Save my progress and resume later."
When you submit your application, you'll be directed to pay your application fee and an email confirmation will be sent to you. We will contact the person writing your recommendation.
If you have any questions, contact us at
* If you are in the process of conversion, you must supply a rabbinic contact.

Scholarship Awards & Cost


Scholarship awards are based on the careful consideration of your application and your letter of recommendation so take your time filling out the essay questions and help us get to know you.

The Sun & Study application fee is $50. Without a scholarship, the program fee is $720 and covers accommodations, meals, classes, workshops, tutorials, whitewater rafting and horseback riding.

A FULL SCHOLARSHIP covers 100% of the program; you pay only the $50 application fee.

PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP covers 10% to 90% of the program fee; you pay only the balance of the program fee and the $50 application fee. Payment of your balance is due June 19, 2019. Contact us if you need a deferred payment plan.

Travel expenses are not covered by your Scholarship. If you need help finding a good flight, email us or call 718.604.0088.

Travel to Sun & Study

Purnell is a 1 hour drive from New York City and 5 minutes from the nearest NJ Transit Station. It's 1.5 hours from Stamford, 3 hours from Boston, 3.5 hours from Philadelphia. 

If you’re flying, Newark is the closest airport at 20 minutes away. 

When you're accepted for Sun & Study, we'll send an email with the exact address.

If you need help making travel plans, give us a call or email and we’ll help!

Got questions? Want to hear more?