What’s Students had to say while attending last year retreat…
"[I came on the retreat] …because I wanted to learn more about my Jewish heritage and be in an environment where I could meet new Jews and make new friends…"
- Rachel Lehman, Boston University
"This retreat has been an amazing way to end the summer, get some learning in before I go back to my secular education in a few weeks. Met a lot of great people, hear some great talks from really interesting Rabbis and I just feel lucky to be here."
- Michael Waxman, Yale
"It has been a really nice opportunity to meet other Jewish people from all over the country and I’ve made a lot of new friends and we’re all coming back next year and have a reunion."
- Danielle Viviers, UGA
"This has been a fun opportunity. I got to meet new people from all over the world. It’s been a lot of fun. And learned a lot of new things and just have fun and relax here."
- Elana Rothenberg, University of Pittsburgh
"This retreat has probably been one of the most life changing experiences for me…I got so much out of it and I am looking forward to going back and trying to adapt my life to serve G-d in more ways. I’ve learned about Judaism - things that I didn’t even know existed, and I’ve learned about myself - things that I didn’t know previously existed. And I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to both take the Sinai Scholars Society class and then have the opportunity to come out here with this retreat and meet so many famous and just inspiring Jewish leaders and meet students from all over the United States, like myself."
- David Burns, USC
"This Sinai Scholars National Retreat has been amazing so far. We’ve met so many people from all over the country, amazing students, really inspiring learning so much from each and every one of them. Also, from the classes that we’ve attended so far and really just being able to soak it in over the past few days has been such an incredible experience and really look forward to next year’s retreat."
- Rachel Fertel, NYU
"I found that there was such a great blend of both social and educational aspects."
- Robert Wainblat, Duke
"The retreat was amazing. I mean, what can you expect from Sinai Scholars – they’re always just impressing everyone and it’s been amazing: amazing people, amazing lectures like scholars just all around, the Rabbis are awesome and the food was amazing, the hotels were amazing, and it’s just been five-star, first class, I met a lot of people, I made a lot of new friends I hope to keep in touch with and I look forward to the next Sinai Scholars event."
- Meli Garber, Dartmouth
"This retreat has been uh-mazing. The speakers have been in-credible. I’ve learned so much."
- Mackenzie Howell, Dartmouth College
"…so far this experience has been really rewarding for me. I’ve been to a lot of lectures I never thought I would be able to go to, and learn things that I never thought I would hear from Chabad Rabbis. It’s been really interesting, I can’t wait for tomorrow’s lectures as well. Thanks!"
"My Jewish background wasn’t that strong, but I started getting involved in Chabad and with Sinai Scholars. It’s really opened me up to a whole new world. I’ve met a lot of great people. I’m really enjoying myself and I want to get a lot more involved with Chabad and with Judaism as a whole. And I really want to thank everyone that has put this all together. I’m having a great time – thank you!"