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  

Everysingle woman and girl in our day and age should have a chance to experience Bais Chana!!!!
Its Major!

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

Snorkel and Study

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

Nothing its absolutely life changing

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have considered myself a part of the Bais Chana Women's International Organization for about five years. I attended summer programs as both a participant, and an adult volunteer. The selflessness and joy with with this program is run, creates an atmosphere unlike any other. This organization has had a huge effect on my life and has helped me achieve many goals and become the person that i am today.

Thank you Bais Chana!

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

the fact that it helped me get a hold on my life through the shaky teenage years! I also enjoyed my time volunteering because no matter the stage of your life, Bais Chana has an impact on you! No matter what!

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

Give them more money - they do so much with the little that they have - imagine if they had more support, their effect upon the world would be limitless.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The first time I attended Bais Chana, was at a recommendation from a friend. I was very reluctant to go. but after some talking to I decided to go. I had the most spiritual and amazing experience in my life. I went once more as an attendee, and twice to volunteer. I love Bais Chana. They really changed my life for the better. I know that if I am struggling with anything there is someone from Bais Chana there on the other line ready to listen. I don't know where I would be today if it wasn't for this organization. I grew spiritually in a way I never thought I could. The classes were amazing and the surroundings were pure. The people there wanted to be there and helped anybody that was struggling. we would stay up all hours of the night talking about the classes.

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

My everyday life. i was struggling with a certain part of my life and going to Bais Chana helped me work through that struggle.

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

would not make any changes.

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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

nothing.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

new friends. new mentors. new way of thinking.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Really amazing.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I went on a winter retreat with Bais Chana for Jewish women for one week in Florida, during the winter and I returned home to Vermont recharged and glowing and it had little to do with the weather. I was empowered by the lectures and the friendships with women that I made there, I came back a fresh inspired woman.

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

The study I did with Bais Chana in florida, I returned alive and reconnected to what it is to be a Jewish woman, and I know all my friends felt the same way!

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

Help it to have more funding, so more people could attend.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a Volunteer at Bais Chana. Bais Chana is a place where women of all ages can experience their connection to God and His universe through learning that is extremely stimulating and thought provoking. Another aspect that makes Bais Chana such an amazing organization is that the women that join together bond in a way where no matter how many years later they might meet up they feel so deeply connected.

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

till today the things i learned the summer i was there i still use in my day to day life every single day

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

i would make it more often

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Rating: 5 stars  

B"H
Bais Chana has changed the way I look at Judaism. Without its skilled staff, excellent programs, and welcoming environment a lot of girls would never have found their Jewish roots. They are more than accomidating even when it means money coming from their own pockets, and that just shouldn't happen to such wonderfully giving people. THey deserve this!

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

Three different events already this year

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

Make more programs available

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Rating: 5 stars  

My first experience with bais Chana was when I was in 9th grade. I went for about 3 1/2 weeks for the all girls summer program. I thought I would be the only one like me, coming from an observant background but yet filled with many questions about life. Boy was I wrong. It happened to be that my summer most of the girls were from observant backgrounds and going through the same stage in life that I was. I felt a scene of relief, understanding and community, and yet nothing was ever really said about that. It just happened. We just clicked, explored our Judiasim together and had a wonderful summer.
I have gone back a few times as a 'madricha'- consoler for the summer camp "the un-camp''. Because its not really camp- its MUCH MUCH more then that!
Each girl that attends the program is an entire world- a beautiful soul that needs a hug, a good laugh, some art, some educating, some fresh air, but most of all some real honest down to earth friendship. And thats exactly what each person walks away with at the end of the summer. The friends that I have today are the ones I met on the Bais Chana programs- they are really my friends for life. It's something I don't think i will ever understand- I spent a week and half with someone and they are a friend for life?! Find an explanation for that?! 2 words: Bais Chana

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

helping me shape my relationship with G-d, my mom and friends. It taught me to appreciate the life I am given and to love those that gave it to me.

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

give it an unlimited budget, buy it a permanent home, expand to a full year program for teens

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is all about empowering women. I volunteered one winter and was amazing at the impact the friendship and the leadership skills that we were all left with. I thought I was going to help but I really gained more than I could ever have imagined.

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

I've been in touch with a number of women who attended this organization and have been following them, and I can see it has left a lasting impact in practical ways that are still used today.

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

Give them money so they can make more programs more often.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Bais Chana is a wonderful organizatin and my time volunteering for this program has been the most rewarding experience. Bais Chana is for girls and women of all ages and affiliations. It is a place where people come to explore the significance of who they are and this world that they were born into. Things like life's purpose, a higher power and relationships are just some of the topics discovered. People who come feel at home and comfortable right away. Its a time capsule of magic that can only be understood by those who attend. It is a place of acceptance and growth. It is truly the most amazing experience to be had.

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

my every day life. I realized that when a person focoses on the power of a greater whole, he becomes aborbed in a force much greater than he would be on his own with all his needs met.

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

provide them with a bigger building and cover more expenses.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Bais Chana is a wonderful, inspiring place to learn more about Judaism and spirituality. The atmosphere is pleasant, the surroundings are beautiful, and the teachers and mentors are very knowledgeable, understanding, and generous with their wisdom and friendship. As a volunteer at a 3 week summer retreat a few years ago, i met many women with whom i built strong, lasting friendships that i treasure.

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

Many of the women who study at Bais Chana discover a love of their heritage that was dormant before. These women continue to learn and study about the religion of their ancestors, and many are inspired to introduce some of the culture and customs into their personal lives.

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

Bais Chana is a wonderful program!

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