JOFA Conference College Leaders Shabbaton


In conjunction with the upcoming JOFA Conference, JOFA, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and Yeshivat Maharat will be co-hosting a shabbaton for college students. The shabbaton will bring together students from campuses across the United States to explore the intersection of their academic and religious lives. Through meals and sessions held throughout shabbat, students will have the opportunity to discuss shared values and practices, explore the unique nature of campus communities, and address contemporary challenges faced by college students. 

Shabbaton programming will include services at the Hebrew Institute, Riverdale (HIR), shabbat meals, a tisch Friday night, and educational programming throughout Shabbat. Motzei Shabbat students will join the Saturday night portion of the JOFA Conference, being held at the Columbia / Barnard Hillel. For access to the full JOFA Conference see pricing options below. Students invited to join the shabbaton will graciously be hosted by families in the Riverdale community.

Join the JOFA Conference! 

The Ninth International JOFA Conference will be taking place on Columbia University’s campus the Saturday night and Sunday following the College Leaders Shabbaton. To find out more information about the conference click here, or click here to see the full conference schedule. All students are encouraged to join JOFA in this event that will set the direction for change and progress within the Orthodox community!

Shabbaton Pricing

Shabbaton plus JOFA Conference Saturday night programming - $50.

Shabbaton plus FULL JOFA Conference (Saturday night and Sunday) - $60.

Students who are looking for travel stipends should contact [email protected]. To ensure you will receive a stipend please apply sooner rather than later. Applications received after December 6th will not be guaranteed a travel stipend. Any students who receive a stipend will be expected to attend the full JOFA Conference. 

Apply Now!

Click here to apply for the shabbaton today! 

*A note on the application and paying for the shabbaton: All students who apply for the shabbaton will be prompted to make their payment in advance. Students who are not accepted will be given a full refund. 

The College Leaders Shabbaton is open to men and women who are enrolled in an undergraduate program or graduated from one within the last 3 years. All applications are subject to review as spots on the shabbaton are limited.

For inquiries contact [email protected].