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

Rating: 5 stars  

Bais Chana is an organisation that transforms one's outlook, definition and ability to live in this world as a true Jewish daughter of G-d.   From the first time I came into contact with Bais Chana - at a retreat in the Berkshires early 2005 - I was overwhelmed by the way in which I was welcomed even though I knew so little, how I was treated as though I was already a 'woman of worth', how simple everything seemingly was - but how very complex in a most soul searching and yet to be intriguing manner.   The most low-key approach to visitors, both new and old - threw me.  It was so non-threatening.  Hinda Leah - the amazing organiser, director, fundraiser, teacher and about to become friend - heads up this extraordinary organisation.  From her lead comes the young women who help with everything from room finding, general enquiries, feeding both physical and spiritual, teaching and also yet again - friendship.   But what is it that really happens - nothing - nothing except that through the amazing teaching from some of the most gifted lecturers in the Jewish world - life in its myriad of views is dissected, analyzed and put back together again in a form that enhances you.  When Rabbi Friedman teaches, he is speaking to you, and you, and you…and me. All without judgment - all with experiences given over through incredible knowledge, humility, joy and love. He touches each of us as though we are the only ones in his path.  This level of teaching is what I call a gift from G-d - allowing us an insight as to who we are, have been and may yet become.   Since then I have been an avid devotee of the Rabbi and Bais Chana and all of their superb lecturers, Freidy Yanover, Malka Touger, Rivka Slonim amongst many, many others.   I have lots and lots of stories about what this organisation does and how it affects those fortunate beings who attend one of their retreats whether they be, teenagers, students, women of all ages or even the couples.

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

Watching myself and others grow - we are taught almost through osmosis - it is an awesome experience.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & I promote the programs, help with the MANY details needed to put the programs together, and encourage people to donate.