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March 31, 2011

In an ever changing world, remaining grounded and directed and true to your values and morals is often difficult. Caught between what society dictates and what our values erg us to be, finding peace is often difficult. The world demands so much, who are we, where are we going ? where do we come from , Where do we begin. Our life is a Journey and we are constantly seeking growth. Having been involved with Bais Chana as both a student and a volunteer I personally have been touched by their love and devotion to each individual no matter what their circumstance is in life. Bais Chana, stands strong in encouraging women to be empowered by the values of our Jewish Heritage. Through learning about modesty, the role of a Jewish women , one becomes empowered by the beauty in the responsibility of being a women.
No matter how long you are there for , Bais Chana provides structure and core values in dealing with life's challenges, helping women stay strong and true to their Jewish Values, empowering Jewish Women to build strong and ever lasting connections to Judaism, that inform our every day lives.
For me , there programs were life altering. It gave me the tools to navigate my way through life as a Jewish Women, staying strong to me heritage and my values.

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In my most challenging times, they have been there for me. They have inspired, grounded and directed me in so many ways.

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Ensure that they get huge financial support so that they can continue doing what they do with greater measure and reach more people with more programs. Changing the lives of many women for the good.

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Bais Chana is the kind of place we all call home. On my first trip, I was greeted by a group of women and girls of all ages, sizes, and colors sitting around like family. What was most notable about the group was its diversity and acceptance to people of all kinds. We were all there with a common goal: to learn, to understand, to change, to live. Bais Chana was the perfect place for that to happen.
Hinda Leah Sharfstein, the executive and administrator of Bais Chana, as well as the rest of the staff, are fully aware of the importance of one's spiritual health and learning Torah. Hinda Leah does all in her power to ensure that anyone who is remotely interested or open to learning can be a part of the program, regardless of financial woes or what not. She lives as a service to others in need and devotes everything she has to the success of the program. As the voice of the organization, it is her that one can look towards to define what Bais Chana is: a humble place that helps a proud amount of people.
Rabbi Manis Friedman, the heart of the program, teaches in a unique and special way. His unusual wisdom and immense knowledge make the classes stimulating, interesting, and a challenge too. From him, we learn what a Jew is, how to love God, and what it means to have a soul. He also devotes many hours to individually helping his students with his extensive experience as a Rabbi helping people and with his knowledge of homeopathy.
Bais Chana is a program like no other. It offers help, guidance, and love, to women from all walks of life. When we leave Bais Chana, we leave changed. We leave as renewed individuals. We leave with a deeper understanding in life. We leave living. We know what we are doing here, and we know why.

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... in every aspect of my life.

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I would spread the word and make sure more people reap the benefits of such a wonderful program. The only other change I'd make would be to pump in some more money because almost everybody comes on the program on a scholarship.

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March 31, 2011

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I really loved Snorkel and Study. It was life altering and all together a positive and challenging experience. I recommend it to anyone who is looking to learn what it means to be a Jewish woman in her twenties.

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B"H my whole life!

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B"H make it longer!!!!

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I went to a Bais Chana program called Snorkel and Study. It really impacted me tremendously and motivated me to eventually study in Israel for several months at a seminary.

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snorkel and study

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publicize it more

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March 31, 2011

I was introduced to Bais Chana through the Rabbitson at my shul and took a chance and went only a few short weeks after finding out about it. Bais Chana has changed my life in many ways. It's elevated my learning and grounded my existence.

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Many facets of my life. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't apply something I learned there to my life.

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increase the staff's pay!!

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They offer exceedingly well rounded educations within Judaism to women who may have not had that type of opportunity otherwise. The staff is passion and compassionate. The women they attract are hungry for learning and kind.

This is an amazing organization.

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I attended their week long study session in Key Largo which propelled me to spend 6 months studying in Israel

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more programs!

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I heard of Bais Chana many years ago and that they organise seminars gathering women from around the globe, from all walks of life and reach out to each and everyone to get reinforced in their religion, learn Torah and reach to new levels of spirituality for all ages! I became exited and absolutely wanted to attend a seminar! A person helped me to connect with Bais Chana and they helped me to go. The seminar is everything that it's reputation says about it and so much more! Since my first seminar 4 years ago i have kept most of the solid friendships made, i got to travel and Tour Israel with Bais Chana and i got to stay and additional 6 month to learn Torah in Israel with referals from Bais Chana.
You should know that when all this started, i was 33 years old, from a completely secular traditional family, i went to a convent high school, being the only jew there, then went to secular college and University, had a glamourous life working on film sets, working as a fashion photographer and having many famous friends from Hollywood. My older brother and sister intermarried assimilated and later at 30 i nearly lost my life from a sever head injury.

So when i went to Bais Chana, i started to let go of my entire past and was ready to rebuild my jewish life which i knew absolutely nothing of. I had a new whole new world to gain. Within a year i learned how to live a spiritual life according to Torah, visited Israel from a full Torah perspective and kevers of Tsadikim. Most of all Bais Chana took our group to Hevron at Maharat Hamachpela and othet sites which has also dramaticaly changed my life. The book of Torah was no longer a book of tales and legends.. Here we were by the caver of Avraham, Isaak, Yaacov aveinou, Sarah, Leah, Rivka imenou, and of Adam Arishon and Chava. No need to be convinced, there is somthing about the land of Hevron which cannot be explained. We must just go with the right people to learn and understand and sense the truth of the Torah. Once in Hevron, one can no longer deny its existence, its absolute truth! From this trip with Bais Chana, i became completely tsniout, shomer negya, and finally got married within the year in Israel! I now live a spiritual life of Torah and mitsvot, have a beautiful baby and am so Thankful , Grateful for Bais Chana to have been such incredible shluchim of Hashem to have paved the way along for me to live a full life! May they continue to do the work they do and get sponsorship to help more people who were so lost as i was. They have educated me and it has saved my life and Barouch Hashem now also brought new Jewish life (our baby)!
Thank You Bais Chana. There are no words i can say that can come to the level of the limitless life you have tought me to live!

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It has transformed my life and it helped me be prepared for married life and to deal with life challenges.

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Its perfect. I wish i could have the financial means to donate funds to them.

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AMAZING organization dedicated to embracing our lives as productive women who can and will make a difference in whatever we do.

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I spent a week in Florida, learning from incredible educators and bonding with a fantastic community of women

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give them more funding so they can offer more programs and reach out to as many women as possible!

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I participated in the Snorkel and Study program run by Bais Chana in January, 2010. The most memorable aspect of the program was its knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers. The topics were interesting and relevant. Some classes expanded my academic knowledge of my religion, while others helped me contemplate lifestyle choices. I met fellow participants who were also exploring their Judaism, and together we discussed the topics we had been learning about in class. All of the staff at Snorkel and Study were helpful, gracious, and clearly dedicated to making the program as positive an experience as possible.

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understanding my religion and making lifestyle choices.

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plan accommodations better for the number of participants attending the program (or at least be up front about limited beds).

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March 31, 2011

Bais Chana was an unbelievable experience that taught me how important it is to have a strong jewish foundation and was a candid forum for me to interact with my peers and see their view and relationship with religion

the classroom experiences were amazing, I learned so much and was able
to ask an question to the guest speakers and introduced to new concepts, but the most important part of my learning came from the down time I had with my peers and the counselors for the trip.

I learned so much from my counselors and peers. We would stay up late every night and talk about different jewish customs and laws and how others viewed their importance and it was a forum to air grievances about difficulties practicing religion in such a secular society.

Bais Chana was a 24/7 learning opportunity and I met some of my best friends on that trip.

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I now go to torah learning classes ever week, have learned hebrew and observe shabat. Judaism has become a really important part of my life and this trip furthered my passion for it.

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provide funding for the bus ride down to Key Largo to the airport

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