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  

1 person found this review helpful

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  

1 person found this review helpful

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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1 person found this review helpful

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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1 person found this review helpful

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  

1 person found this review helpful

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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1 person 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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1 person 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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Rating: 5 stars  

I had an incredible experience with Bais Chana. The teachers were knowledgeable and caring, and even when dealing with difficult life issues, were really there for me.

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

My personal and professional life. It has helped me to grow as a person, and to let go

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

Nothing, it is so well run, there isn't a thing that I would change.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Bais Chana is an unbelievable organization. It allows Jewish women from all over the world to come together for a common cause, explore their personal lives, and learn about our heritage, culture, past, and present. By examining Judaism in depth with world renowned leaders. I was able to explore my personal life with the help of multiple counselors and leaders. They allowed me to be very open, think about all the positives, and ways to change what I wanted to. I have never felt more at home.

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

My personal life. I have made changes that have made me a happier person, enjoying my religion more as well.

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

Make the trips longer! :) Everything was fabulous.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Going to Bais Chana was an amazing experience for me, I had the opportunity to learn more about judaism among a group of very talented people and after I left I felt I had a new kind of energy within my self.
The women I met were always willing to have interesting and challenging conversations, their spirit is nothing like I have ever seen before and I would love to have the chance to go back again to this beautiful place.

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

in all aspects of my daily life

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

I would not change anything....

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Rating: 5 stars  

Amazing. I had a great experience and learned an incredible amount. Every second was thoroughly planned and used in the best possible way. Not one second went by wasted. There were amazing controversial lectures by talented and brilliant speakers. I was engaged and learned an infinite amount of wisdom that can be applied in every day life.

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

I have learned to be more patient and understanding, and have applied lessons learned in all aspects of my daily life such as interacting with others.

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

I wouldn't! They are unbelievable in everything they do. Very organized and prepared.

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