Snorkel & Study
Jan 2-9, 2024


THE #1 Jewish Winter Break Adventure for College Women

FREE with Scholarship!

Countdown to Snorkel & Study
Become a stronger, smarter, prouder Jew - in 7 days of stereotype-busting, myth-shattering Jewish learning, lots of sun, swimming, snorkeling and fun.


Why Snorkel & 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 National Shabbaton in New York City?

Are you asking: What does it mean to be a Jew today? What do Jews believe? Why is Israel important? How does good stand a chance in the face of evil?

Do You Wonder?

Why is there so much antisemitism in the world?

Do Jews believe in souls?

Why marry Jewish? 

Is abortion allowed in Judaism?

What does Torah say about dealing with anxiety, sadness and guilt?

How do I know if what I believe is true?

In one week at Snorkel & Study you'll explore Jewish thinking, texts and traditions with these A-list educators.

Snorkel and swim at a stunning resort on St Pete's Beach, FL. Make lasting friendships with your Jewish peers from around the world. And have candid conversations about everything from antisemitism and Jewish unity, to the battle between good and evil. From love, dating and intimacy, to souls, reincarnation, free will and abortion. You'll find out what Jews believe, why we pray, what's the key to happiness and what really happened in the Garden of Eden. You'll go home a stronger, smarter, prouder Jewish woman.

Rivky Slonim

Rivkah Slonim
Chabad at Binghamton

She takes you on a journey through Jewish texts with stunning clarity and depth.

Miriam Lipskier

Miriam Lipskier
Chabad at Emory

She talks about serious topics like - "Happiness" and "Jewish Dating."


Shifra Sharfstein
Chabad at GA Tech

An unstoppable and passionate champion of women's learning you can trust.

Manya Lazaroff

Manya Lazaroff
Chabad at Texas A&M

Insightful and fun, she'll get you thinking about who you are and how you can be better.

Rivky Kaplan

Rivky Kaplan
Chabad of Tzfat, Israel

She is passionate about engaging her students in the text and making Torah concepts personal and relevant.

Bond with your Jewish sisters. Come home to your Jewish heritage.
Snorkel & Study is THE #1 Jewish winter break EVERYONE is talking about!

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What's on the Agenda

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

Hold on because these 7 days are going to go fast. This is a crash course in Judaism like no other.

If you’re ready to go deep, for an intense week of study, take every class on the schedule and fill in with tutorials. If you're just starting to explore and want to take it lighter, we’ll let you know which main classes you should 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.

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

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The gulf coast of Florida resort we're staying at is the perfect location to bond with your Jewish sisters and come home to your Jewish heritage.

In between classes, relax on the soft white sands and enjoy the warm gulf waters of St. Pete Beach. Parasailing, kayaking, waverunning, paddleboating and a dolphin cruise are all nearby.  It's the #1 top-rated US beach - #5 in the world!

Scholarship Awards & Cost

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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 Snorkel & Study application fee is $50. Without a scholarship, the program fee is $1750 and covers accommodations, meals, classes, workshops, tutorials and the snorkeling trip.

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 Dec 13, 2023. Contact us if you need a deferred payment plan which allows you to pay the balance off in monthly installments.

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 Snorkel & Study

Once you receive your acceptance email and confirm that you’re coming, book your flight to TPA - Tampa International Airport.

The program officially starts Jan 2, at 4 pm at the resort in St Pete's Beach, Florida, a 30 minute Uber from the airport. Plan your departing flight from TPA on Jan 9, after 1 pm. More information about the location will be in your acceptance email.

If you need assistance booking your flights, email or call 718.604.0088.

3 Easy Steps to Apply for Snorkel & 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 & you're on your way to the BEST winter break ever!


 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.

Application Timeline ***Get on Fast track and apply by Nov 7. get your scholarship by Nov 11. Book your ticket and you're on your way!***

  • Sep 1, 2023
    Snorkel & Study opens for applications
  • Nov 7, 2023
    Deadline to Apply for FAST TRACK
  • Nov 11, 2023
    Get Your FAST TRACK scholarship!
  • Dec 12, 2023
    Deadline to apply for FULL scholarship
  • Dec 21, 2023
    Deadline to apply for Partial scholarship
  • Jan 2, 2024
    SNORKEL & STUDY Begins in St Pete Beach, FL!

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