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Review for Bais Chana Women International Inc, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been listening to the Rabbi's lectures on CDs for several years and they have enriched my religious life, relationshps with friends, family and my self-esteem. I attended the retreat for adult women for the first time last summer and it absolutely enhanced my life. I am writing this 10 months later - the experience 'sticks' - it is not like a vacation to a retreat that is wonderful but resolutions end within the week of coming home. That is why I choose to support this organization financially. Rabbi Freidman has brilliant insight with individuals in addition to his reknown knowledge of Torah. He generously spoke with me one-to-one and profoundly changed my life. This is not said trivially. And it was before I made a financial committment to Bais Chana. Hinda Leah, who organizes and runs much of the programming, is one of the most sincere, kind, down to earth, intelligent, strong, competent and loving people I have ever met. She is a role model for women because she is so comfortable in her own skin. Just being around her enabled me to grow. One does NOT need to be observant to learn from her, and observant women can find in her a very strong role model for fulfilling many roles that are self-actualizing at the same time. Between the Rabbi and Hinda Leah - one can only grow in this environment. I also received wonderful warmth and friendship from Chaya Epstein who was teaching at BC last summer. Everyone there - including those not named - have one purpose - to help women self-actualize in a healthy environment. That is why I became a donor and plan to go to their retreats again.

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

my growth as an individual, as a woman in the secular world and as an observant Jew.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Donor & I help support Bais Chana because I am so impressed with how they improve the quality of women's (of all ages) lives.