Sun & Study

About This Event

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 (contact info blocked) 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.


Event Highlights

  • 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.

Venue Highlights

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.

Accommodations


Menu/Cuisine

The food is super-healthy, delicious and kosher, prepared fresh daily just for us. If you have special dietary needs, please make sure to let us know when you sign up and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Directions

Does making travel plans give you a headache? Call or email us and we’ll help!

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Have been spending this year getting healthy and a retreat to relax and focus would be wonderful. Crocker
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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