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....
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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
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 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.
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.
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.