Chabad at Columbia University
Welcome to Snorkel & Study FAST TRACK!

APPLY by Nov 7, 2022.

GET your scholarship by Nov 11, 2022.

BOOK your ticket NOW and you're on your way to the best winter break ever!

Snorkel & Study
Jan 2-9, 2023

A 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?

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


We’re staying at Mariners Resort Key Largo, a stunning oceanfront resort in the Florida Keys. Our classroom and the Clubhouse (our dining area) are a short walk from your gorgeous condo. Each condo has a living room, dining room, 2 to 4 bedrooms. Most units have a Jacuzzi. The condos surround a marina that opens directly into the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

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 12, 2024. 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.

Fast Track for Chabad at Columbia!

1. APPLY by Oct 18, 2022.
2. GET your scholarship by Nov 4, 2022.
3. BOOK your ticket NOW and you're on your way to the best winter break ever!


Complete the application below.*


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 week!


** We must have your recommendation to award your scholarship.
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.

Snorkel & Study Application

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School Information

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Recommendation Information
Who is writing you letter of recommendation?
Please enter the number and email address of your reference. We will send a request for your letter of recommendation directly to this person.

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Emergency Contact Information

Work/Study plans are available for alum only. When you receive your email acceptance you'll be able to select your Work/Study plan, which will include a work commitment and fee.

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When you click submit, you can review your responses then proceed to pay your $50 application fee. Your application is not complete until the application fee is paid.


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