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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EIN 11-3310069
718 604 0088
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Rating: 5 stars  

This past summer was my first year as a volunteer at Bais Chana! It has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had! Bais Chana is a warm place with total acceptance! Every person there was so kind, friendly and warm. The learning there was exceptional! Ask any questions and get ready to be blown away! We all walked away inspired, rejuvenated and ready to start the year!
Hinda Leah Scharfstein, the program's director is very caring and makes sure the program is top notch and everyone's need are well taken care of. Rabbi Manis Friedman, the main teacher, is fascinating. His knowledge of the Torah and his delivery is exceptional!
Bais Chana is a place that every person should experience!

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My life was uplifted!

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

Tell as many people as I can! This place is an experience of a lifetime!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined Bais Chana as a volunteer for the teens, and womans sessions and was, to say the least, blown away! The atmosphere is incredibly positive and warm. The classes, deep and yet entertaining, so much so that they could go on for hours without anyone noticing. I love Bais Chana for the fact that it is an escape from a world of turmoil and a place of spiritual growth for all those passing through it's doors.

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

The classes held weekly in my home for woman who want to continue studying long after they've joined the program.

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

Make it last all year long...

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Bais Chana keeps me going :)

The people behind the organization stay true to their very focused goal of reaching out to and empowering women of all ages. There really is no other way to say it. Bais Chana leaves you with a feeling of connection and motivation as well as helps you find the tools you need to accomplish anything.

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I am lucky to have been able to experience the "Bais Chana Vibe" first hand. The atmosphere is inviting and comfortable. Conversations range from snow boarding and shopping to the relationships and life's purpose. Classes topics are relevant and nothing is considered a taboo topic!

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

Expand the program so more people can benefit!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Bais Chana Women International Inc is always my first choice organization to help out as its objectives are meaningful and life changing in the most effective way.

Bais Chana Int'l has a miraculous way of touching lives, not only for the duration of an event, but for a life time! I personally have watched teens, young adults and individuals well into their senior years have their lives transformed through this organization's endless commitment, warmth and sincerity. The testimonies are legendary!

A bold statement, yet no farther from the absolute truth - Bais Chana is magically life-giving and empowering for its participants and their generations to come.

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... in that it has served as a beautiful reminder of the profound leadership qualities each and every person possesses. Bais Chana brings out the best in everyone!

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

... increase PR - not enough people know how awesome (in the true meaning of the word) it is!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I had a very uplifting experience when I attended the Bais Chana shabbaton. It was refreshing to be in a relaxed and non- judgemental environment. I also enjoyed listening to Rabbi Friedmans intelligent and inspiring words. This organization is absolutely amazing and I'm looking forward to more fun filled weekends!

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Gaining tremendous insights from the speakers.

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

Make it more frequent and increase PR

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Bais Chana is an unusual place that immerses its staff, volunteers and participants in an environment of healthy growth and teaches and inspires all who walk through its door to make positive changes in their lives and to learn how to view the world around them in a healthier fashion.

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

the many women who have gone through the program and are still in touch with me regarding further growth and accomplishments in finding the right perspective for every day!

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

publicize it more after events finish so that more people will donate and they can expand their programming

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I found the atmosphere at Bais Chana extremely open and refreshing, one in which every individual felt the freedom to express her experiences and perspectives in a completely non-judgmental environment. The scholars and teachers on the staff are professional and helpful, offering classes which cater to both the beginner and the advanced. An extremely high level of education coupled with a warm and vibrant community of women.

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

the incredible relationships created with other women through the program and the informative and uplifting classes offered.

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

ensure that it received enough funding to function all year long!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Bais Chana has provided a place of warmth, friendship, comraderie throughout.
One comes out feeling invigorated, inspired, refreshed & re-energized.

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

The women that took part in the seminars connected as it continues to have an affect on the quality of their lives.

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

offer more financial assistance for many more women to be able to take part in the programs.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a counselor on multiple Bais Chana programs. On each one of them, I've observed first-hand how the lives of Jewish women transformed for the better.
The lectures and workshops help women of all ages find more meaning in their lives.
The relationships that are built among the participants last way beyond the week that the program runs. They are deep friendships that override age gaps, geographical distance, and time difference.
I think every Jewish woman should have an opportunity at least once in her life to partake in this meaningful and enjoyable program.

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I've kept in touch with many women have been to the program and so many of then have been inspired to get more involved in Jewish activities after their experience at Bais Chana

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

Help them get the word out to more people about what it's all about.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been on Bais Chana's Women's retreat for 2 consecutive summers and have always been impressed. The classes taught by Rabbi Friedman are stimulating and inspiring. Every person feels like they are part of a family of women growing and learning together. It builds this sisterhood in which every woman feels a part of something greater than herself but individualized to her needs. Bais Chana is truly a life altering experience!

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

the friendships and teaching experiences I gained.

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

Make it free to go!

 
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