Yeshivacation is a learning program during winter and summer vacation from work or school located in Brooklyn, NY. The retreat includes stimulating seminars, lectures and interactive workshops, and is designed for students with a broad range of pre-existing Jewish education.
Women varied in age, occupations and backgrounds will be given an opportunity to learn Torah with others who share a thirst for knowledge, spiritual growth, self improvement and authentic Judaism. They will rediscover what it means to be Jewish on a deeper level and how to build a connection with G-d. Classes include: Chassidic Philosophy, Jewish Law & Life, Jewish Thought & Ethics, Jewish History, Prayer, Women’s Studies, Jewish Home & Tanach. In addition there will be a Chavrusa Program, Skill building courses, uplifting theme based Shabbatons and cultural tours in the community.
Jewish women from all backgrounds and learning levels come to Machon Chana Women’s Institute’s Yeshivacation programs for an adventure in learning, spiritual growth and a time of bonding, making lifelong friends, and enjoying the warm and nurturing community of Crown Heights.
Designed to coincide with school, work or family vacation, our 10-day winter and 6-week summer schedule are packed with fascinating classes, insightful lectures, hands on workshops and inspiring Shabbatons and activities !
Find the source of your spirituality. Be inspired by our knowledgeable and inspiring faculty, inspiring classes and text sources. Carve out a special time for soul knowledge that will build your self-awareness and offer new possibilities for new goals, relationships, priorities and getting closer to G-d.
What better way to spend your vacation: mother/daughter, sisters, or best friends coming to study,
Come for a week. Or three. Or six – as your time and interests allow. You’ll have access to a wide array of classes during your time with Yeshivacation, which will broaden your knowledge, ignite your spiritual fire and feed your soul.
Never Too Late Yeshiva
Did you want to go to a Yeshiva but have not had the time or resources? Or have your Judaic studies been added over the years – without a solid foundation and structure? This class will engage you in the system of Judaic studies and you’ll leave with a taste of how satisfying studying with brilliant scholars and one on one chevrusas learning can be. For both beginners and advanced learners.
The Chassidic movement places great importance that the path to be close to G-d and understand his laws and lessons must include mysticism: a soul-deep door to spirituality. This class will not only provide you with a historical overview of Jewish Mysticism, kabbalah, Chassidism, Jewish meditation and its relation to prayer, but familiarize you with the basic concepts of Chassidic Thought.
Creative Arts in Judaism
Art & Soul: Join us on a seven-part journey as we explore Judaism’s insights into the arts and how they beautify and transform our lives, one brushstroke at a time…
Artists work embodies what we want our lives to be: beautiful, meaningful, purposeful. But art is not only for artists. It’s for anyone who craves to know how to live more creatively, more deeply.
Studio time for individual expressions: drawing, painting, photography, videography poetry, music.
Jewish Feminism & Leadership
Study the unique place women have in G-d’s hierarchy of creation, the qualities and attributes of our matriarchs, prophetesses, judges and leaders: Sara, Rivka, Rachel and Leah; Tzipporah, Deborah, Naomi and Miriam and more as values in our lives as Jewish women, wives, mothers and as role models for others.
Refreshing Your Skills
Whether you are a beginner or someone with learning and practice over the years, and your skills could use a refresher course, here is what we offer this Summer:
Learn not only the what and how, but the why as well. Discover the spiritual dimension and how each Mitzva connects you to G-d in a different way.
Field trips to:
Wonderful Museums for Jewish Heritage