BAIS CHANA WOMEN INTERNATIONAL INC

Rating: 4.97 stars   202 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Religion

Location: 383 Kingston Ave Ste 248 Brooklyn NY 11213 USA

Mission: We provide a non-judgmental and supportive environment for Jewish girls and women to explore the Jewish teachings and traditions that are their rightful inheritance; we educate them in their search for a positive, compelling image of womanhood; and help them confront the spiritual and moral challenges in their lives. They do so, both personally and collectively, with the assistance of gifted educators and mentors, and a powerful network of their peers.
Geographic areas served: International

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an amazing organization .& everyone in the position to help out the reward is big !!!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Every big is perfect just the way it is !!!! They just need help finiacially so they can help out more people & make more great things happen !!!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The programming, participants, administrators and presenters were wonderful. Bais Chana is a transformative place and program!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None : )

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Bais Chana Women International is an organization that helps hundreds of women in their self-growth and development. It gives internal strength, independence and a sense of empowerment to its participants.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In its early days I was a student and participant.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have scholarship money available for women who are motivated to attend the program, but cannot afford it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Bais Chana is amazing. That means the people are exceptional, the teachers are profound, thought-provoking, and make themselves available for hours of personal time with anyone who wants one on one time with them. And the food is delicious and healthy!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it longer!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

It was a cliff hanger as to whetheror not I was going but with the right push - the staff is incredible, the experience was truly beautiful and I want to go back.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Can't think of anything - except for decaf

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Bais Chana is less a "camp" than a warm and inspiring community for Jewish women of all ages and affiliations. The people at Bais Chana are so consistently kind and giving that one feels one has entered a different universe. Although some of the Chabad philosophy taught in the courses was difficult for me to swallow as a very modern Jew, on the whole, Bais Chana provided a uniquely positive experience, and I look forward to returning.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It's hard to say; probably none.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My sister and I signed up for this summer experience not knowing really anything about it. The morning we were scheduled to leave I was hysterical and in tears because I had no clue what to expect and didn't want to be spending my summer in the middle of no where with strangers. Regardless I flew to Minnesota and went on with camp. When we arrived, we were greeted by a very nice and welcoming girl. The driver, girl, my sister and I all drove to the Bais Chana headquarters where we were greeted by more girls who were all very welcoming. By the end of the day almost everyone had got to camp and we were all getting to know each other. By the second day we had all gotten to know each other better and by that time I was becoming more and more comfortable. Little did I know by the end of the summer i was looking at these girls as more then friends, but sisters. The 3 weeks were filled with learning and growing as Jewish women, friendships, trips, and memories that will last a lifetime. My time in Bais Chana really changed my views on life and how I was going to lead mine. By the end of the INDESCRIBABLE 3 weeks I was hysterical yet again to be leaving what I had initially been so scared to come to, and ended up being the best summer of my life. I can't thank the incredible staff enough for the incredible experience I had while with them. I can't wait to continue going to as many Bais Chana programs as possible from now on!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NOT CHANGE A THING! It is beyond perfect just the way it is! Touching and inspiring so many Jewish women around the world!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

i can honestly just say i don't have words for such an amazing and wonderful time i had. i met some unique long lasting great friends i will never forget, and learn many things about Judaism that i appreciate much more now!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I honestly did not know what I signed up for when I decided to go to the Bais Chana UnCamp. The 3 week program exceeded any exectations I could have possibly had. Not only did I have an amazing and fun time but I gained so much! The schedule is a perfect balance of learning and engaging activities. The classes are so insightful and make you think like you've never thought before! The activities are so fun and really bring closer to your camp mates. I left this camp with 30 new sisters and a notebook full of new things that I leaned. I would recommend this camp to ALL Jewish high school girls. You will not regret coming here. In fact you will probably return to camp for more than one year as many campers do. I would not change a single thing in the UnCamp program and look forward to attending many more Bais Chana programs!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Really educational and uplifting. Gave me a better sense of what being a Jewish young women is.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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7 people found this review helpful

Great Experience! I have gone to the the Bais Chana girl's camp, not once, but 2 times. It really helps people (esp. girls) to get to know what and who they are. They develop a bond with their faith, what it is, and how to express that. If your Jewish, you must look into this. It will recharge you in some way.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their girl's camp.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

Beis Chana's Snorkel and Study program was a life changing experience for me. The classes were phenomenal, providing me a deeper and captivating look in to what's behind our Jewish traditions. Growing up in a conservative Jewish environment, I really appreciated the new perspective that the program gently illustrated. And of course, I made lasting friendships. I did Beis Chana at least three years ago and I just met up in Jerusalem with some friends from the program! Beis Chana attracts girls who really care. Good-hearted people, great classes, and of course, great food! I would recommend, and have recommended, Beis Chana to any and every Jewish woman regardless of their background.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My entire being. I am more confident in my every day work, my relationships, and even when I'm alone with myself. I feel capable of putting 100% of my efforts in to the things that I do for others and for myself. The power of this program still runs through my veins and fuels my soul to this day! As is evident in that I'm finally continuing on with my Jewish education at Neve Yerushalyim today. Thanks Beis Chana!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing. I really enjoyed the entire thing. It ran smoothly and I felt that people were there to answer my questions whenever I asked.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

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5 people found this review helpful

Beis Chana blasted me into a whole new stage of life. For a week I got nothing but star treatment in a gorgeous resort. The many classes on almost every Jewish topic were super informative. Sometimes I came out with a brighter soul, other times I came out confused. But that was the beauty of Beis Chana. In the end, everyone came out a bigger and better person. I remember after a class on the soul I left feeling light as a feather and knew that I would continue my journey in to Judaism forever. I felt as if the Rabbi giving the lecture had picked that class just for me because he knew of my struggles right at that moment in life. I also made friends who I still talk to today, over a year and a half afterwards. I'm from Seattle and I just got back this weekend from my counselor's wedding in New York! Of course it takes a lot of work to remain friends, but it was so easy to make friends on the program because of the friendly and open environment on the program. All of the girls (and I mean all) were friends on that trip. I remember after a long day of classes and snorkeling, me and a bunch of girls stayed up at night on the roof of our condo, looking at the stars and reflecting on our week so far. Some of the girls I hadn't even met before then, yet we were discussing Judaism as if we'd been friends our whole lives. No guards were up, just real talk. All in all Beis Chana's Snorkel and Study was a week of meeting cool new people, snorkeling, and pure adventure into the soul.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am no longer afraid to seek out a Jewish education. Once I went on this program I realized that it is okay to be a grown Jewish woman who doesn't know the basics of Judaism, and that it is okay to seek out that knowledge.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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