National Jewish Retreat Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the retreat located?

The 13th annual Sinai Scholars National retreat will be held at the luxurious Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island from Sunday, August 1-5, 2018.

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What are the accommodations like?

The Rhode Island Convention Center is located in the heart of downtown Providence and is a multi-purpose facility. Capable of hosting trade shows, consumer shows, exhibits, receptions, banquets, meetings and, of course, conventions, event planners will enjoy a collaborative partnership with our knowledgeable and professional staff. For those who want to experience all of downtown Providence, the Convention Center is attached via sky-bridge, to the Omni Hotel, the Providence Place Mall, and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

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How much does the weekend cost?

The cost of the program is $3700, however upon being accepted with the Sinai Scholars scholarship, your rate will be highly discounted to the numbers below:
A nonrefundable registration fee for students attending for the first time is $99, and $199 for returning students.

 The rest is on us!

 

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What does the scholarship include?

The Sinai Scholars Retreat, including program costs, room and board, is being offered with a significant scholarship to a limited number of students on each campus. 

The Sinai Scholar Scholarship includes all meals, accommodations, interactive workshops, and exhilarating recreation in a world class resort, a value worth over $3500!

Travel provisions will be compensated up to $200 based on eligibility.

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When do I get my travel reimbursement?

All students are required to submit their travel documents by Sunday, July 1, 2018 to be eligible for the travel stipend.  Please email your travel receipt to retreat@sinaischolars.com.  Travel reimbursements will be given on the last day of the program after the last session.  Anyone leaving early will forfeit the reimbursement.

*Only current students are eligible for this option.

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What is your cancellation policy?

Applicants have until Sunday, July 1, 2018 to cancel reservations.  Cancelations must be sent to Retreat@SinaiScholars.com.

The Sinai Scholars Society pays to reserve rooms for students who confirm their spot.  We will incur a loss for those who fail to arrive or cancel after Sunday, July 1, 2018.  Failure to cancel before that date, or arrive on the day of the program, will result in a $250 charge.

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When should I plan to arrive?

Plan your travel to arrive at the Retreat on Wednesday, August 1st by 1:30pm. Arrival after that time may result in forfeiture of your deposit and reimbursement of travel expenses.

To better help us coordinate the student arrivals and for reimbursement please forward your itinerary to  Retreat@SinaiScholars.com.

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  • THE SINAI SCHOLARS NATIONAL JEWIS RETREAT DATE & LOCATION TBA
  • THE SINAI SCHOLARS ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM 2018, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, SUNDAY, MARCH 15 2018