What we like to talk about at Bais Chana.
What is a soul. Are women better. If G-d is good, why is there evil in the world. What's the key to happiness. How do I do Shabbat. Is Judaism spiritual. What is love. What do dreams mean. Should I use the mikvah. How can I become a better person. Where does Torah come from. What does G-d want from us. How do I know if what I believe is true. Can I learn to pray. Why do bad things happen to good people. What's kosher. Does G-d really care what we do. How do I know I'm marrying the right person. Do Jews believe in fate.
PROVOCATIVE. FUNNY. WISE.
Our Teachers Help You Live What You Learn.
Rabbi Manis FRIEDMAN
With wit and candor, Friedman will take a good hard look at everything you thought you knew about G-d, Judaism, love, family and happiness. Then he'll mine Torah's mystical teachings for the wisdom we need to live a life of purpose.
Freidy Yanover is a brilliant and provocative educator, comfortable going deep into the canon of Chassidic texts. Listen and learn as she applies that understanding to spiritual and emotional healing, dream interpretation, and living a fuller, happier life.
Leave behind everything you thought you knew about art and artists. Aizman is more coach than instructor. She wants to see you experiment and explore – not strive for perfection.
Holzkenner’s sensitivity, depth and quiet intelligence are like a magnet, drawing her students into the Bible stories she’s teaching. Or the personal stories she’s recalling. Or the mitzvot she’s describing. And that means you won’t ever want her classes to end.
Just when you're ready to jump into the deep end of Jewish learning, Kay will crack open the Chassidic holy books with enthusiasm, peel back layers of superficiality, and let you peek at the world (and yourself) through the eyes of the Chassidic Masters.
Lipskier is spirited and stand-up-comic funny but her life-lessons are profound, ready to use and always memorable. Especially when she’s talking about dating and marriage, and the serious problem of happiness.
Tzukernik looks at the human condition through the lens of Torah and see things most of us can’t: what Torah says about loyalty, motivation, addiction, defensiveness, intellectual honesty, freedom and more. Once she points it out, you’ll see through that lens too.
Sharfstein’s a passionate educator, on board for everything you ever wanted to know about faith, prayer and happiness. Because when the going gets tough, she knows you don't want feel-good Judaism. You want the truth.
Slonim takes you on a journey through Torah texts, Talmudic passages and mystical commentary, conveyed with stunning clarity and depth. She’s also the most straight-up down-to-earth Chassidic feminist you’ll ever meet.
Rus Devorah WALLEN
Wallen is multi-talented – an educator, musician and therapist – but her real gift to the Jewish People is her big heart and irrepressible energy and zest. Once she pulls out the guitar all bets are off.
If you're a Jewish woman of any age, Bais Chana is the crash course on the soul of Judaism that you've been looking for. We're the adult Jewish summer camp you missed out on. We're your deep dive into Judaism. It's time to find out more, isn't it? Tell us which retreats you want to hear more about and what you'd like to see in your inbox - and presto, it's there!