What is Bais Chana?
Bais Chana Women International, is a Chabad 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves an international clientele of Jewish women from all walks of life, ages 15 and up, with Jewish education, enrichment and support.
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What does Bais Chana offer?
From a week-long excursion to the Florida Keys for college women to a secluded weekend created especially for single moms; from a three-week summer camp in the midwest for teen girls to women's retreats all over the country, every session is an opportunity to connect with our Jewish sisters the way only women can. It's a personal journey - shared freely - that begins with Jewish thinking, texts and traditions, and goes straight to the soul.
For teen girls 16-19
Find out more about your Jewish heritage, your people and yourself. Discover your creative side. Explore the great outdoors with your new best friends from around the world.
And ask the biggest, baddest questions you've got.
What does it mean to be a Jew today and why should I care? How should we respond to anti-semitism? What does Judaism say about love and how will I know when it's the right one? What about technology and culture? Gender issues? World peace?
With thousands of years of Jewish wisdom to tap into, it's going to be a radical few weeks at the Jewish UnCamp.
Bais Chana Women International has a history and tradition of excellence.
Bais Chana has been in the forefront of Jewish women’s education since its founding in 1971.
Inspired by the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and his avid support of education for all Jewish women, Rabbi Moshe Feller, Mindy Feller, and Rabbi Manis Friedman opened the doors of Bais Chana in its first home in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, as a place where women with little or no formal Jewish education could rediscover their heritage.
Thirsty for knowledge and sense of community, women came and Bais Chana’s popularity quickly grew. Since that time, many thousands have passed through our doors from nearly every country in the world to attend our extraordinary educational retreats all over the US.
Today as then, our warm, inclusive atmosphere and exceptional teaching staff continue to win the hearts and minds of teenage girls, stay-at-home moms and career women, students and grandmothers. And the friendships made at Bais Chana help girls and women bring the inspiration home.
Bais Chana provides the very best in Jewish education for Jewish girls and women.
Since 1991 Bais Chana has been diversifying its programs to include shorter retreat segments and daily rates that make it simple to schedule a brief getaway or a month-long immersion. We offer generous scholarship opportunities for our programs, which includes programs for Jewish college students, a Jewish summer camp for teenage girls, Women’s Study Retreat in the Berkshires, Women’s Summer Study Retreat in Minnesota, and programs for Single Jewish Moms. We offer accommodations for women attending with children, a choice of three sessions annually especially for teens, a winter break adventure for college women, and an array of venues and attractions across the country that make it easy to combine that cherished vacation break with Jewish enrichment.
In the past ten years, Bais Chana has been in nearly three dozen cities, making the experience more available than ever to Jewish girls and women who may never have considered attending because of the cost or inconvenience of travel. And Bais Chana’s new online audio library will put its remarkable Jewish study experience at the easy reach of users the world over.