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

Rating: 5 stars  

I went to Bais Chana, not knowing what to expect. My Rabbi and Rebitzen had been trying to get me to go to this one week program every year for the past 4 years, but there was always something stopping. This time around, I was ready. I wanted to go, to learn, to be with other women my age, hoping to find someone going through the same thing. The women there were all different- different religious backgrounds, different ages, different interests, from different places of the world...but all had one thing in common: all came to this program with an open heart and an open mind. Everyone had a story to tell, and from each girl, I learned something new, about myself, about religion, about life. One lunch, I sat down next to an older women, and we started talking. Well, to be honest, I did most of the talking...I had never met this woman before, barely knew her name, yet somehow, I found myself telling her about my inner-most worries, and my fear of the future. I could tell from her eyes that she was truly listening and taking it all in. She gave me the kind of advice that you expect from a best friend you've known for years...she told me exactly what I needed to hear, and throughout the rest of the program, made herself available to talk at any time. It turns out that Hinda Leah was *the* head of the program- and although she spent months organizing this program, when the girls arrived, she was not behind the scenes, but right there with us, at our side, ready to help. Speaking with Hinda Leah was the first step of the journey that I have been on for 6 months now. Though the program was only one week long, it changed my life. I am a better person, a stronger person, and a more confident woman, now, than I was before attending Bais Chana. I am happy to say that I still keep in touch with many girls from the program, including Hinda Leah.

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

my day to day life! I am more confident now than I was before. I have grown as an individual, as a woman, and as a Jew. I have made concrete changes to my lifestyle, and increasingly have incorporated Chassidut and Judaism into my daily routine.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make more events! Make events less expensive. Advertise to the WORLD

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how much it truly impacted my life.

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

better than I could dream of- open heart and open mind.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create even MORE programs so that every single woman could participate!

Ways to make it better...

my experience was PERFECT.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial constraints. With more donations, this organization could be even more untactful to a greater number of women!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & 1 week learning learning about women's empowerment through the eyes of the Torah.