Bais Chana Jewish Study Retreat

S'mores & Study

For Jewish Women of All Ages

May 26-29, 2019 [Sun-Wed]
Berkshire Hills, Copake, NY


Who Comes

Jewish women like yourself who want more from life.

Women of all ages and from all backgrounds. Because when Jewish women get together, we get each other, we bond almost instantly, with no judgment, no matter the differences. You’re going to love that.


What's on the Agenda


Three days of engaging, thought-provoking Torah learning that gets right to the heart and soul of your crazy busy life.

Leave behind the maddening distractions of life in 2019, and from the minute you arrive until the minute you go home, we’ll be exploring Jewish thinking, texts and traditions to find out:

What do Jews believe? How do you live a life of purpose? How do you get past the layers of superficiality and learn to see through the eyes of the soul?

Check back for more details on specific class topics.

Because learning happens in different ways for different people, we’ve also got an art studio, an acupressure workshop, handwriting analysis with a graphologist, a fitness class, and all the hiking, boating and sun rays you can soak up in 3 days.   

Who's on Staff

Bais Chana’s A-List educators are smart, insightful, funny and only want the best for you.

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RABBI MANIS FRIEDMAN is a gifted educator, internationally acclaimed lecturer, social philosopher, author and counselor. Friedman upends our assumptions about spirituality and G-d, and gives us a deeper perspective on our most important relationships, guiding us to long-term, healthy ones. He is a master at putting our Divine mission and purpose within reach, no matter how challenging the personal circumstances are. Friedman has appeared on CNN, A&E Reviews, PBS, and BBC Worldwide, and has been the subject of articles in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Seventeen, Guideposts, Insight, Publisher’s Weekly and others. His videos are viewed by thousands on and his own

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SHIMONA TZUKERNIK began her career in thought leadership at 19 as a youth group Director of Education. She trained in Fine Arts and Linguistics at the Univ. of Witwatersrand, and furthered her studies in Israel and the US. Tzukernik created The Method based on her knowledge of Kabbalah, to help her clients live and lead from the inside out. She is a freelance writer for JLI; has spoken for the UN Staff Recreation Council; participated in The Conversation: Jewish in America; and has been featured in media, including a National Geographic documentary and “Take Me to Your Mother” for NickMom TV. Visit Tzukernik’s website to read more,


ITTY KAY is a passionate teacher who brings the spiritual concepts you need into your life right now. Get ready to jump into the deep end of Jewish learning as Kay cracks open the Chassidic holy books with enthusiasm, peels back layers of superficiality and lets you peek at the world and yourself through the eyes of the Chassidic Masters. Email to sign up for her online classes at "Jewish Home & Office."

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FREIDY YANOVER is a brilliant and engaging teacher, not one to shy away from some of the toughest material in the canon of Chassidic and Kabbalistic  writings. Despite that, she’s down to earth, very practical and wants to help you live the things you learn. You can count on her for clarity, depth and that all-too rare ingredient in education - intellectual honesty. Yanover currently lectures for Jewish organizations all over the US. She’s also a life coach for individuals, couples and families. You can watch one of her talks, From Fury to Forgiveness, on

Chani Zirkind

CHANI ZIRKIND does handwriting analysis to help people better understand themselves and the challenging situations they sometimes find themselves in. She's an incredibly intuitive person who's always warm, upbeat and positive in her analysis while staying true to what she sees in your handwriting. Zirkind will be available, for a private appointment. Don't miss her remarkable wisdom and insight.

"Bais Chana is where I go to get a mature education about Judaism."


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"Bais Chana should be a government requirement."


Chicago, IL

"Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? That's the Judaism Bais Chana is about."


New York City

I’ve been in women’s only environments but this was different. We’re connected on a much deeper level here – it’s not something I can really explain. It’s a soul thing.


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Where We're Staying

Berkshire Hills is 640 gorgeous pristine acres on a private lake.

Relax with a book in the gazebo, go on a meandering walk through the lush green fields, finish a deep conversation with new friends on a boat ride, get creative in the art studio, or hike some of the property's stunning trails.

Sleeping rooms are in cabins, private and double occupancy. See rates below.

The food is super-healthy, delicious and kosher, prepared fresh daily just for us. If you have special dietary needs, please make sure to let us know when you sign up and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.  

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Let us know if you're on a special diet, need special accommodations, can use some help making travel plans or want to bring along your little ones. We're here to help! Contact our office at 718-604-0088 or email info @ baischana. org.



Daily Rates

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Join all 3 days or come for just 1 or 2. Sign up by April 29, 2019 and SAVE!

Rates are per night and include overnight accommodations, all meals, classes and workshops over a 24 hour period.

Sign Up Fee: $50 (Required when you submit your application)

Sign Up For the GIRLFRIEND DEAL by May 6,  and You and Your Friend Both Get 15% OFF:

For a double room: $204 night/person
For a private room: $255 night/person

Sign Up By April 29, Get 10% OFF:

For a double room: $216 night/person
For a private room: $270 night/person

Sign Up After April 30:

For a double room: $240 night/person
For a private room: $300 night/person

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received more than 30 days from your date of arrival will be fully refunded. Cancellations received 30 days or less from your date of arrival, will be refunded at 50% of the total fees.

How to get to Berkshire Hills

Berkshire Hills is a 2 hour drive from NYC. 3 hours from Boston. 3.5 hours from Philly. 1.5 hours from Stamford. 2 hours from Tenafly. 1 hour from Albany. 

If you’re flying, we’re a 2 hour drive from JFK, LGA and Newark Airports. 

If you’re driving, use this address:
Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp
159 Empire Road
Copake, NY 12516

Does making travel plans give you a headache? Call or email us and we’ll help!