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