What is Yeshivacation?

A biannual program offered in summer and winter, each day of Yeshivacation week features a new topic of interest to the modern, intellectual woman. The daily theme is explored in depth, through Jewish history and Chasidic philosophy. Explored topics range from theory and ideology to specifics of Jewish observance and serves as a comprehensive introduction or expansion of preexisting knowledge.

Participants will also attending evening lectures from visiting speakers addressing current and pressing world issues through the lens of Jewish philosophy.


Machon Chana is located in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. A brief train ride away from the bustling business and shopping districts of Manhattan, Crown Heights, headquarters of the international Chabad Chassidic community, is also called “ a small town in the big city”.  Permeated with Chassidic warmth and the feel of “community” you’ll see people greet each other warmly in the street and shopkeepers on charming Kingston Avenue extend credit to people they know by face.


Program participants stay at our campus in Crown Heights apartments, or at the beautiful dormitory of a real women’s yeshiva located in the heart of Crown Heights. Weekday lunches and dinners are served on campus, and Shabbat meals are in part shared with local hosted families, and in part held communally. This design, provides students with a varied social experience, along with an insider’s view to a traditional Chassidic home and family.


Shabbos- a day of rest. A time for reflection and meditacion. A time also for joyful songs, feasting and “farbrenging” – gathering together to hear inspiring words of Chassidus and to say “L’Chaim”. Add to that warmth of a jewish home, the delectable smells of the shabbos meal, and more fascinating discussions on topics that are important to you, and you have the recipe for true Oneg Shabbos – the profound and lasting pleasure that is Shabbos at Machon Chana.


Yeshivacation has been involved in educating Jewish women for over 30 years. Immerse yourself in a Torah learning program the largest of its kind outside of Israel. In addition, YeshivaCation boasts many leading scholars and guest lecturers and their instruction, wisdom, knowledge, and Chassidic warmth, serve to elevate the program and ensure a truly inspiring educational experience for you.

Join us at Yeshivacation, your spark to personal transformation!