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Bais Chana Women International Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Children & Youth, Education, Judaism, Religion, Unknown, Youth Development Programs

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.

Target demographics: Jewish women of all ages - from adolescents, college students, single moms and women of all ages to grandmothers.

Geographic areas served: Internationally.

Programs: educational programs, resources, support and guidance from educators and experts.

Community Stories

305 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Ednah-Sarah R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been happily traveling to learn at Bais Chana for many years; recently the zoom learning opportunities were brought to my attention and I am even more thrilled to enjoy these lessons in the comfort of my own home! I am loving it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This Jewish organization offers Women of all ages a venue to learn about Judaism and to explore their spiritual selves. The classes that are offered are designed to create a non-judgemental, supportive community .

Brochie K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bais Chana is one of the best life experiences i have ever had. It is a space where you can be real, learn about what matters, get honest answers, know you're never judged, and all while connecting to the coolest people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When asked to describe my experiences with Bais Chana, it is always difficult for me articulate. I simply say, "It is a magical place."
The accepting, non judgmental environment facilitates new lifetime friendships. The classes with open forums allows one to take an honest look at life and choices, and create new possibilities. Authenticity, connection and introspection is experienced and transformation takes place.
Bais Chana International is a unique gift to Jewish women worldwide.

yyjulie

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The best! I’ve benefited from R Manis Friedman’s knowledge greatly over the years

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Mati J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It’s a very inspiring experience for every women regardless of age or level of observance

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are a great organization!!!! Get in touch with them, you'll be happy you did!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great classes!
Wonderful, helpful staff!
A pleasure to work with them!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The best program out there so welcoming warm you feel apart of the bais chana family right away no matter your background:))

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve attended several Bais Chana programs and can say very honestly: Bais Chana is a family. The vision and inspiration of director Hinda Leah fuels the organization, from the carefully curated program schedules to the all-star locations to the diverse and fantastic staff.

Women from every corner of the globe, with life experiences of all types, have come to Bais Chana and exhaled — “I’m accepted here. I belong here.”

Bais Chana is as authentic as it gets. The goal is very simple - real Jewish learning, real Jewish connections, real Jewish sisterhood.

Women who have never learned the Hebrew letter Aleph, and women who have studied deep Jewish texts for years, sit side by side and learn from one another. The teachers are so talented that they can simultaneously teach both sides of that spectrum, and everywhere in between. Every participant leaves class feeling like they just viewed that topic in a completely new light.

Questions and even challenging are welcomed and encouraged.

Also — the food and amenities are always top-notch. Lots of snacks and tea available throughout classes as well - some good nosh fuels good learning.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bais chana is a beautiful organization with tons of awesome programs for Jewish women. I attended the UnCamp program for Jewish teen girls and it was amazing. They care so much about the growth of each camper and everyone connects to Judaism. 10000000/10 !!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have never met a place where I can be so open and also feal that I belong and it's not just for a weekend it's a place you hold in your heart as long as you live.

Donor

Rating: 5

Bais Chana is an amazing organization that helps Jewish women of all ages with learning and understanding of Judaism and Chaddisus. They really do guide and make this world a better place!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Itty Kaye is an amazing teacher. She has a broad range of knowledge that she is able give over to women of all ages and levels of experience, from the novice to advanced. She welcomes and relates to girls and women, no matter their background because, speaking for myself, we each come from unique and varied backgrounds, united by our Jewishness and our souls thirst for knowledge and connectedness.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Inspiring. Bais Chana gives me and my new sisters tools to feel uplifted and ready to be a part of Tikun Olam. We learn about our purpose in life and how our good actions help others to make this world a dwelling place for G-d

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bais Chana is a beautiful community of Jewish women and scholars. I have come away from retreats with inspiration, friendship, and a deeper connection to my judaism.

Chaya-Bracha R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Incredible organization changing the Jewish world one memorable program at a time!!

Donor

Rating: 5

Their unique programming for both single moms and anti-ageist measures helping women ages 55+ is innovative and designed to assist these too-often-ignored populations

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bais Chana empowers women of all ages to be their best.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had a truly wonderful and meaningful experience at Bais Chana. Director Hinda Leah Scharfstein went out of her way to insure I was able to attend. She and Rabbi Friedman, Itty Kay, Freidy Yanover and the other teachers are magnificent. I met phenomenal women and made at least one good friend. I would highly recommend this experience. I believe it is life changing, and maybe even lifesaving

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of doing two programs with Bais Chana, and absolutely loved both of them!! Bais Chana has so many scholarships available for its participants, which makes it easy to attend. Bais Chana has provided me so many wonderful lessons.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bais Chana changed my life! I learned so much at Snorkel and Study, and came back 2 years later as a madricha. This year I plan to go back again as a madricha, and I now also have the zchus of doing other work for Bais Chana. I’m also in touch with so many girls whose lives have been changed and enriched in so many ways by their experience at Bais Chana!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

It has helped me so much. I had gone through so many different types of group, big and small. None have ever worked as well as bias chana. Everyone who goes wants to be there,wants to learn. Everyone works together as a whole or in sub groups. By either danceing, singing, learning,contemplating,expressing, or even screaming. It didn't matter we all connect to hashem in our own way. we are all worthy to be loved, appreciated and praised. So if you like reading, sports, art and poetry,or more phylisofical questions, and really crazy dares. Come from a strict or laid back family. With a dull life or one full of tales good or bad. Anxiety, trama, depression, behavior disorders, darkness, and pain. Be the most introverted or extroverted person ever. You can feel like your life is the worst and its crashing down on you with no hope. Calm down breath let Bais chana help you flout. you heart mind and soul will always find, have and keep a place here.

1 Oryah B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing programs with unbelievable staff and speakers!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bais Chana changed my life. I’ve been going to UNcamp for the past three summers and keep coming back because I just can’t get enough. When you come to UNcamp, you’re not just gaining some friends, connecting to your Jewish roots, and meeting some awesome mentors who will change your life. You’ll gain all that AND a whole new family. Bais Chana becomes your home

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bais Chana women's learning retreat is incredible. Loved it! Highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn and make friends. It was amazing just being able to learn and not worry about anything else. Everything was well organized. Thank you Bais Chana staff.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful experience in Beis Chana! It's a place where you learn, grow and love! It's a place of sharing, uniting and strengthening ourselves and others!

Pilar Del Pedregal J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was there last summer and was a great trip to learning about my relationship with G-d and how that impacts in other people. Best place to learn to be a passionate about life having a purpose for G-d.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bais Chana,
I didn't know there could be such a place until I walked into it. Thank G-d.
A beautiful safe space that empowered me as I was inspired by the incredible women around me who spearhead this and individualize it for every soul. Enwrapped and humbled with the Torah to be proud as a Jewish Woman.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a teenager trying to navigate in a confusing world, Bais Chana gives me so much confidence in who I am and what I do. There has not been one class I have walked out of unchanged. Every encounter, every class, every art session both changes me for the better and gives me so much joy and pride in who I already am. Everyone is so encouraging, loving, and giving. Everything Bais Chana does is solely for the women who attend the program. If I want to learn something, they will teach it. If I have a question, they will answer. Bais Chana is a safe space for any woman to express herself, to grow, to learn... and to be loved and encouraged through it all.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bais chana is a magical place, a safe open minded enviroment and atmosphere where girls from all backgrounds merge into a family with one goal at the forefront: to grow and develop their relationship with G-D and simply have a blast together!

Through the incredible classes,girls open up their minds to a whole new perspective
and are able to express their deepest most riviting questions, which are patiently and sensitively answered,sometimes in just one short sentence and sometimes on a one on one personal discussion.

Theres great art classes, poetry workshops,nature trips, sports and activities all with opportunities for girls to bond together and develop talents and sometimes unexpressed gifts they possess.

Bais chana has transformed the life’s of so many in huge and significant ways building the futures of so many young ladies!


Adelle M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a girl who went through a Chabad education system, I thought I knew everything about Judaism and Chassidus. Little did I know how much more there's to learn which isn't taught in schools- only in an environment like uncamp. After going to uncamp, I had so many new answers, new perspectives, and new values that I'm extremely grateful for. All I can say is thank you to Bais Chana for making this program that gave me a home away from home and connections that will last a lifetime!

Client Served

Rating: 4

This program has greatly widened my perspective on the world and made me what to dive deeper into judaism. I made such incredible friends and had experience some of the best times i have ever had. Everyone was welcomed to camp no matter your background or level of religiousness. We treated each other with respect and were open minded.

Shani W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization provided me a whole new view myself as a young woman in the Jewish world. They give so much to all of the women who pass through and they mean a lot to so many.

Yvette M.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's a fabulous organisation! It brings Jewish women closer to their heritage with joy and love, with inclusion for very Jew.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love love love Bais Chana!! I was a counselor for their teen camp and wow, what a huge difference they make in these girls lives. You cannot find a better program for Jewish high school girls.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organization accomplishing great things! Real questions about life are addressed and answered. It feels like a home away from home.

Tamar G.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I attended summer programs for 2 consecutive summers. BAIS CHANA, I LOVE!!!!

Chana L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bais Chana is an inclusive compassionate environment dedicated to Jewish women having a nurturing, loving, Jewish experience.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organisation that has seriously impacted my life in the best way possible!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bais Chana Women International had impacted my life in a very positive, and powerful manner. The way they teach, lead and inspire us to live our lives with jewish values, and knowledge is impactful and lasting. Bais Chana retreats have become a landmark in my calendar for some so much needed time of reflection, teachings and support from other women. The directives of this organization are so welcoming, resourceful, knowledgeable and kind.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Changed my life! Thank you for all the inspiring programs you provide for young adults.

Lisa Rafaella B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had been divorced and single-parenting for years. I was exhausted and worn down. Bais Chana gave me a scholarship to attend their event. I went and it was the nicest thing I have ever done for myself. I heard things I had never heard before from Rabbi Friedman. I met wonderful women who are still my friends, 4 years out. I love Bais Chana. They lifted me up, inspired me, befriended me and showed me that together we are all stronger. Baruch HaShem for such an amazing organization.

Steve M.3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization run by such a passionate group of educators and staff, offering programs for a wide range of Jewish girls and women. Inspiring programming and teachings, highly recommend any opportunity you have to join them on a retreat. 5 stars.

Meira M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to bais chana and it changed my life i would recommend it to anyone waiting to explore judisum.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to Jewish Uncamp from Bais Chana and it changed my life completely. I made amazing friendships and learned a lot, it gave me a unique life experience.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to Uncamp from Bais Chana, and it was the best experience I had in my life! I learned so much and gained many friendships, I hope everyone can get a chance to go, I assure you you won't regret it!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bais Chana never fails to inspire me. Whenever I come back for an event, summer program, winter retreat- I am always reminded of the fabulous community and caring women who make Bais Chana so unique.

Adina W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that brings together amazing women. I greatly enjoyed my experience with them last winter and highly recommend everyone participate in Snorkel & Study. I'm still friends with a bunch of girls from my trip and learned so much. I'm encouraged to learn even more after this program.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing. When I went on the retreat I met some of the most amazing women I’ve ever met, and learned so much more about my religion and culture. I would recommend this program to anyone eligible! The staff and everyone running it are amazing and helpful.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I participated in the summer camp and although it was fun and I made friends, I don’t feel like it changed me that much. I did learn new things but I was also expecting to come back home as a new and improved person as I had heard from others. This is a good program for those who are just beginning their Jewish journey or are looking for all the answers to their questions.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing nonprofit that gave a me scholarship to go to one of the summer programs that eventually changed my life. I don’t know what I would’ve done if it wasn’t for them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organization! Very knowledgeable and caring staff who really care about helping others.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came here to this program! All I can say is wow! It made such a big difference in my life ! I was able to ask any question I had without being judged, No words can describe how patient and kind Hinda Leah is. It's just amazing !

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An incredible organization that empowers women! The care and devotion for each member that walks through their doors is incredible!!!! This organization enriches and changes people's lives for the better!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This program changed my life and view of the world. The people involved and the things they provided to help each person grow were so amazing. Both the people running the summer program and those attending it with me continued to inspire me all throughout the experience. They also formed relationships with me that lasted far beyond the program. This experience was one that I won't forget and I am truly grateful for what it has given me.

Devorah N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I partipated in their Winter Break event for female college students called Snorkel and Study. The program was life changing and I recommend it to all of my friends. My sister went on their summer program called The Uncamp. This organization is inspirational and dedicated to everyone they interact with.

Shoshana C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great place to connect with people of all ages. I had a very pleasant experience with them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organization!! I had such a wonderful experience with Bais Chana and all the women involved

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is such an amazing camp. I learned so much and got to go to an amazing place that I never would have gone to otherwise. I also learned so much and am so grateful I got to have this experience.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I went the summer of 2016 and it wa she best summer I've ever had. I had an amazing time and learned so much! I grew so much spiritually and as a person as a result of Bais Chana UnCamp

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bais Chana is a space where Jewish girls can explore who they really are! Such a loving, warm, and creative atmosphere!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing experience with the most supportive, helpful, and accommodating people!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Beis Chana Women International Inc. is an amazing organization for Jewish women and girls. I’ve been to two of their programs so far, and can’t wait to go back!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bais Chana is amazing! I went there for the teen Uncamp program in the summer and it was the best summer of my life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is really incredible--it provided a means for me to better myself and join an amazing community to support me as I continue to grow. It provides a breadth of learning opportunities for personal development and has impacted my life in a profound way.