Bais Chana Women International Inc

Rating: 4.97 stars   204 reviews

Address:

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have never gone to any retreates nor was I ever affiliated with lev Chana or any chabbad organizations. I am forever thankful and blessed I was able to join this lev Chana retreat in lakearrowhead it was the best thing I have done for myself in a long long time. I felt so empowered spending a weekend with strong, capable, beautiful single moms. Thank you to everyone involved who made this happen I can't thank you enough.

 
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My sister and I signed up for this summer experience not knowing really anything about it. The morning we were scheduled to leave I was hysterical and in tears because I had no clue what to expect and didn't want to be spending my summer in the middle of no where with strangers. Regardless I flew to Minnesota and went on with camp. When we arrived, we were greeted by a very nice and welcoming girl. The driver, girl, my sister and I all drove to the Bais Chana headquarters where we were greeted by more girls who were all very welcoming. By the end of the day almost everyone had got to camp and we were all getting to know each other. By the second day we had all gotten to know each other better and by that time I was becoming more and more comfortable. Little did I know by the end of the summer i was looking at these girls as more then friends, but sisters. The 3 weeks were filled with learning and growing as Jewish women, friendships, trips, and memories that will last a lifetime. My time in Bais Chana really changed my views on life and how I was going to lead mine. By the end of the INDESCRIBABLE 3 weeks I was hysterical yet again to be leaving what I had initially been so scared to come to, and ended up being the best summer of my life. I can't thank the incredible staff enough for the incredible experience I had while with them. I can't wait to continue going to as many Bais Chana programs as possible from now on!!

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

NOT CHANGE A THING! It is beyond perfect just the way it is! Touching and inspiring so many Jewish women around the world!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

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I had a very good experience with this organization. They were very professional and personable and available anytime I had any questions or needed any assistance. I would recommend it to every women interested!

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

In increasing womens empowerment

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

None :)

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Wow I was amazed at all the learning that took place when I went to a Bais Chana. They helped me so much and I came home and helped my community out after because I was so felled with good infromation and knowlegde of little and big things I could do.
thank you Basi Chana

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

my community we started a shul and are helping alot of the older folk and the poor

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

I would have more get togethers becasue they help everyone ine the end

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Bais Chana was a great program that gave me the space to learn more about my religion and about myself through their Winter Break Workshop. The teachers were some of the best in the world, and they provided a setting for us to get personal help and advice that made us stronger, wiser, and more informed citizens of the world and ourselves.

Bais Chana is a warm home that women from all walks of life can come to to get the spiritual and emotional nurturing they need to face the challenges of the world.

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

The teachers at Bais Chana were so incredible that even though classes were slotted to be 1.5 hours, often times they would roll into 3 hour sessions because the students did not want to stop learning from their teachers. At no other time in my life have I ever seen 90 women together in a room, who were virtually strangers, and through their Fabraagen event, they created a warm, open environment in which all the women showed each other compassion and caring. It was a beautiful experience all around!

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

Make it more often!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was introduced to Bais Chana for the first time in Israel, and I thought the concept itself was fantastic! Just women, of all ages and different backgrounds learning and bonding together in a very relaxed and pleasant athmosphere. Rabbi Manis Friedman is one of the most special educators out there - he has a unique approach to Judaism and relates to each student on an individual level and that is not an easy task to fulfill. I've been involved with different organizations throughout the years and had very different experiences with Jewish educators - Bais Chana is by far on top of the list with the efficiency and depth of learning and really touching the lives of their students.

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

In my personal life, Rabbi Manis Friedman helped me make a decision about a very serious relationship and I'm very grateful to him for that

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

More events

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Bais Chana helped me when I was in need of guidance and direction. The people there were supportive, insightful, wise, open minded and warm. I was invited to think about things in new ways, and encouraged to grow and become more. I have been part of bais chana for a couple years now, but and i will always consider them my family.

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

the concepts I studied, in the friends i met, and in the teachers and mentors i found

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

more events!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

If there ever was a magical place where an atmosphere was conducive to both introspection, and reaching out to others....it is Bais Chana!
Bais Chana helped me to heal from trauma from domestic violence in a way that no other organization could. It is one thing to go through the motions of normal life, to the huge achievement of discovering that my heart still beats with passion and wants to go on to create a positive, spiritually practical life. In providing the unique perspectives, insights and awareness into each individual Basi Chana helps you to illuminate the grey corners of life and bring you out into the sunlight, refreshed, confident and able.
Women from all walks of life, levels of spiritual commitment, different socio/economic backgrounds come to listen, be heard, experience and connect in a profoundly enriching way that will change their lives forever for the positive.

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

My adolescent girls as well as in communities thru out the United States and around the world, I have met women of all ages, whose lives have been meaningfully impacted.... The feeling of unity, continuity, and the possible women enhances and empowers each of our inborn talents and latent voices!

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

Add more programs! Make Bais Chana more accessible to everyone!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Bais Chana has helped me change my life... As a student and someone who benefited from donations to this organization I hope that they get more and more support so they can help other girls like me! All of the staff and teachers of Bais Chana are so committed to bettering the lives of individuals and then giving tools to the attendees of their programs to help others! There's not another program like Bais Chana anywhere!!!

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

many ways in my own life and the life of other attendees who have all grown to have a stronger self confidence, and desire to be the best they can be!

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

I wouldn't!!

 
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Had such an amazing experience in Bais Chana's Snorkel and Study program. I was greatly influenced by the Chassidic teachings and truly inspired by the other woman; the kindness, warmth and wisdom that goes on in Bias Chana is just incredible.

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

Bettering my lifestyle as a Jewish Woman.

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

Keep up the good work.

 
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