BAIS CHANA WOMEN INTERNATIONAL INC

aka BCWI or Bais Chana of Minnesota   |   Brooklyn, NY   |  www.baischana.org

Mission

We are an inclusive and supportive environment for Jewish girls and women to explore Jewish thinking, texts and traditions. We educate Jewish girls and women in their search for a positive, compelling model of womanhood; and guide them through the spiritual and moral challenges in their lives with the assistance of gifted educators and mentors, and a powerful network of their peers.

Ruling year info

1997

Principal Officer

Hinda Leah Sharfstein

Main address

383 Kingston Avenue Suite #248

Brooklyn, NY 11213 USA

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EIN

11-3310069

NTEE code info

Jewish (X30)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Bais Chana Women International

Jewish educational retreats and mentoring for women of all ages, from 15 up, run seasonally across the US, Canada, Israel and Latin America. We run customized programs for teen girls, college students, women fifty-five plus, single moms and inter-generational women, who attend from around the world. Online study participants sign up from all over the globe.

Population(s) Served

Summer camp and school-year weekends for Jewish teenage girls to explore life's big questions through the lens of Judaism and Torah. With creative arts, outdoor trips that build trust and positive risk-taking, and service that builds confidence. The empowering experience every Jewish adolescent girl needs.

Population(s) Served

Jewish college women, undergrads and grad students, from around the world explore Jewish thinking, texts and traditions, as they bond over their rich, shared heritage and are mentored by their peers. A winter break adventure in the diving capital of the world - Key Largo, Florida.

Population(s) Served

Retreats for single Jewish moms to explore Jewish spiritual teachings, get guidance about old and new relationships, learn to become better moms, get expertise on budgeting and finances, and more. All in a stress-free atmosphere, shared with moms from around the world who are divorced, widowed, single by choice, or other.

Population(s) Served
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Financials

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BAIS CHANA WOMEN INTERNATIONAL INC

Board of directors
as of 9/28/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Hinda Sharfstein

no affiliation

Sara Krinsky

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No