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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

307 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

Mushka T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bais Chana is a special organization that helped shape my perspective, thoughts or view on life. The helped me realize there is a deeper meaning to life and to Persue it. Bais Chana helped me become the person I am today

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bias Chana provides a warm environment for Jewish women. If you have the opportunity to participate in one of their programs don't pass it up!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Was apart of this program summer of 2016 and it truly changed my life.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A place that cares and nurtures every person that comes its way- there are not many places that are do dedicated and devoted to making people lives more meaningful as bais chana. There is inspiration everywhere you go within the bais chana organisation

Client Served

Rating: 5

The summer I spent at bais chana woman international what with no doubt the best summer of my life. The environment was magical , with each moment filled with a magic only bais chana could create. Even though years have past since my summer, I remember it vividly. The lessons, the people, the late night talks, the attention the staff give you. It's an amazing place, and I hope many people get to experience it too.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a two year camper at Bais Chanas Summer Uncamp program! It was a true life changer!

Melissa W.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bais Chana is truly an exceptional organization. They establish a warm, creative and intellectual community for women of all ages to grow into their truest selves. The girls that spend any time at any of their programs really walk out changed women. The programs are empowering and unique. May they continue their great work with lots of success!

Client Served

Rating: 5

An amazing place filled with so much care and love for each participant!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is the most incredible organization out there right now for Jewish women across the world! The people behind this organization and these programs impact so so many people, and they create the amazing changes we wish to see all throughout the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Women of all ages are welcomed with loving open arms. They'll do anything and everything they can to help every women they come in contact with get into the best place for themselves

Zeissa Chana S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bais Chana is the most incredible organization in the world. Those who run it are endlessly kind, patient, understand and generous. The program itself is phenomenal- after leaving Bais Chana you feel reinvented, loved, cared for and irrevocably changed. Bais Chana is truly one of a kind, the best in the world and they should never stop the hood work that they are doing!!! Bais Chana is truly my home. ❤️

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are amazing! I had a fantastic experience. Highly recommended!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was there for one retreat, and it made my whole winter!!
Excellent accommodations, all of our needs were taken care of, and the program was mindblowing.
Im so thankful to have been a part of it. So many wonderful people I've met, fascinating concepts I've learned, and all around, really... One amazing, amazing experience:):):)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An incredible place to learn, explore our rich Jewish Heritage and experience true sisterhood and friendship.
It's one of those 'you just have to be there' to know.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined Bais Chana as a volunteer for the teens, and womans sessions and was, to say the least, blown away! The atmosphere is incredibly positive and warm. The classes, deep and yet entertaining, so much so that they could go on for hours without anyone noticing. I love Bais Chana for the fact that it is an escape from a world of turmoil and a place of spiritual growth for all those passing through it's doors.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Spending a few summers at Beis Chana gave me the privilege of meeting women from all walks of life. With knowledgeable scholors and admirable women to learn from, we discovered the gifts of Judaism and how it applies to our everyday lives. It was a great vacation for both body and soul! We explored art, nature, and spent time relaxing on the beautiful grounds outdoors. I'll always have great memories!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The love, care, level of study, taking care of all details for the students is unbelievable!
Everyone feels welcomed and loved.
This program should be ranked #1!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bais Chana is actually insanely awesome. They make such awesome programs and have scholarships for everything.
This program legit changed my life and every jewish girl HAS to go

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has really helped me find meaning in my life and the learning opportunities have been very enriching.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bais Chana is a place where all Jewish women can let their hair down and be who they are. Pampering, fun, friendships connections and spiritual growth is what makes it special. It doesn’t matter where you are from or what you have done. It’s all about where you are at and moving forward. At Bais Chana you delve into who you are, what your purpose is and how you can be happy and healthy both physically and spiritually. Everything from the home cooked meals, insightful classes and sing alongs are geared to nourish your body and soul leaving you rejuvenated with a new positive outlook on life. Come once and you’ll want to return year after year. ... Single mom of 4.

Shirley S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolute pleasure to be a part of their programs. They help so many young women, and empower the future generations to make an impact in the world.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Beis Chana is a Warm, awesome environment for women to grow, learn and connect with other Jewish women.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bais Chana definitely deserves every star it can get! They provide so much to everyone that is a part of the program and show so much dedication and commitment to what they do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bais Chana is life changing. The learning and atmosphere expands your mind and heart in ways you didn't know were possible. I highly recommend attending any of their spectacular programs, I guarantee that you won't regret it.

Edith K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent program. Fills a need for companionship among women often isolated in the community. Interesting classes and resources.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As someone who has gone to many Bais chana retreats, I can personally attest to the fact that this organization changes the lives of every girl and woman who attends. The staff are incredible, caring, and knowledgeable people who take personal interest in each individual from before they walk through the doors until long after they leave, creating lifelong connections. Bais Chana is the best.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Snorkle and Study was so inspiring! The teachers were incredible. A week I will not forget!

Ori C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization helped me very much. The knowledge I gained from the classes, the teachers rabbis and mentors influenced me in a positive way and the friendships I made during my time at Bais Chana are life long bonds.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

5 STARS for "Bais CHANA WI"
B"H, Last Year, I had the Opportunity to attend a "Retreat" .....
This year, it has not been possible to attend but once again thanks to a marvellous "Sunday Tanya Group" we have kept in contact....B"H may there be many more "Retreats" and classes....Thank you for great orginization skills and dedication....

Joy_42

Client Served

Rating: 5

Phenomenal experience... Can't wait to be able to attend another retreat.

Su7kids

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bais Chana and the people and program has totally changed my life. I have made new friends, and got a great "shot in the arm" in my Judaic practice and understanding. If there were 10 stars, I'd want to give 11!! The contribution to Judaic society that Bais Chana gives is worth more than can ever be conceived or understood.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The most memorable and life changing summer of my life. I will always be grateful that I had this experience.

Client Served

Rating: 5

If you're a Jewish woman, what are you waiting for?! I literally cannot recommend Bais Chana highly enough. No judgement, no dogma, no fluff, just the most important wisdom no woman should be living without.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The people I met at Bais Chana, the atmosphere, and the learning have changed and improved my life more than anything else... and I know I'm not the only one. Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bais Chana was one of the best experiences of my life. It was a warm environment where girls and women of all ages were able to find something in common. After only a few days at bais Chana I felt as if I'd known the women there my whole life, and I still Lee in touch with many of them. Every one of the classes was incredible, and it was always a number one priority for me to get to all of them no matter how late I'd been up the night before.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to the Bais chana uncamp in Iowa this summer, and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. It was an amazingly kind, nurturing environment, and the staff was absolutely wonderful. The classes and activities were inspiring and fun, and the relaxed atmosphere made everybody feel comfortable asking any questions. (Side point, the grounds were stunning)Thank-you, bais chana, for a great summer!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

2 Esther12

Client Served

Rating: 5

This retreat helped me to regroup and refocus my mind and energy on Hashem because He is the one who truly runs the world. I went two time and it was absolutely wonderful. The women that I met and bonded with are amazing!!! The atmosphere is relaxing. The food is superb!!! The rooms are glorious!!! The speakers are amazing and insightful. I would definitely recommend this experience to any single mom out there. May they continue to help anyone that needs.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The best non profit for women around. I went to Bais Chana for the first time last summer and it was the best decision I made. I walked in one person and left a week later totally transformed. The staff is incredible, the support and knowledge from everyone is unmeasurable. Whether you go to one of their many retreats they offer or you learn online remotely it all impacts the growth of Jewish women everywhere. Bais Chana does so much for so many women all around the world. Go Bais Chana!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization .& everyone in the position to help out the reward is big !!!!!

3 770Rooster

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The programming, participants, administrators and presenters were wonderful. Bais Chana is a transformative place and program!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bais Chana Women International is an organization that helps hundreds of women in their self-growth and development. It gives internal strength, independence and a sense of empowerment to its participants.

3 Judith K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

5 Vicky6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i can honestly just say i don't have words for such an amazing and wonderful time i had. i met some unique long lasting great friends i will never forget, and learn many things about Judaism that i appreciate much more now!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Really educational and uplifting. Gave me a better sense of what being a Jewish young women is.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 aviva123

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1 Gabriella M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One week at Bais Chana was a positive, beautiful, full of inspiration, fun, joyful, life changing experience. It's a week of knowledge that makes you wish you could never leave, this one week trip can not be found anywhere else.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bais Chana changed my relationship to Torah and my identity as a Jewish woman forever. The teachers, staff, people and place are all 5 stars. All together it is so beyond any kind of star system.

1 Chana G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bais Chana is an incredible organization. Everything about it is centered around helping women and girls feel empowered in all aspects of their lives. It is a warm and caring environment where everyone truly feels like part of a hugely diverse and unique family.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bais Chana is an amazing place where you can learn and find out anything you ever wanted to find out and gives you the tools to view and live life in its full potential!!

Claudia S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Hadassah D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My week with Bais Chana was fun, positive, friendly, supportive, educational and very memorable. It was great to get some good quality girl time!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bais Chana is a warm place to come.... when you want to learn, grow, be inspired...and eat well:) With many types of women from many different places, everyone is encouraged on their own journey. In the year that I worked at Bais Chana, I got to see many women and teens make changes and gather the strength to implement those changes back home. Relationships for a lifetime, inspiration for a lifetime, Changes of a lifetime.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Learning in Bais Chana was a wholesome experience for me. It was everything together, the beautiful physical location, deep thought provoking lectures, great food, and meaningful discussions that made it a wonderful place to be.
Discussions and lectures ranged all topics from morality and the purpose of life to mortal man and the finality of death.
I feel like the Bais Chana experience allowed me to walk away a more thoughtful mindful and possibly moral human being.

With the possibility of running on a much larger scale Bais Chana's positive impact can reach that much further and enrich many more.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bais Chana, specially, the snorkel and study program was one week filled with inspiration, life and beauty. Although it was just one week, it was through this short time which enabled me to not only dive into the sea, but dive into the heart of life, which is Torah.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.