Sadly, some girls in our community do not have a place to call home. For these girls, too, Ohr Naava has stepped up to the plate. With the 2008 creation of Bnot Chaya Academy, a high school and dormitory in Brooklyn, girls from difficult family situations are now offered an exemplary high school education and a safe, supportive haven. In the warm, nurturing environs of BCA, these resilient girls—who hail from across the country—can finally thrive, receiving professional, targeted therapeutic treatment, acquiring critical life and relationships skills, and soaking up the family atmosphere they have always craved.
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Further realizing their vision to provide for all of a Jewish girl's needs—including her lifelong ambition to build a home—in 2010, Ohr Naava launched its Shidduch Initiative, a first-of-its-kind program offering personalized guidance, encouragement, and networking opportunities for single girls. Staffed with a veteran full-time shadchan, as well a team of devoted volunteers, the Shidduch Initiative hosts "meet the shadchan" get-togethers, personal appointments, and singles events, all of which offer critical emotional and practical support at this often-difficult life juncture.
Ohr Naava's trademark seminary, Ateres Naava has become one of the most popular places for young frum women to enhance their Torah education while earning a college degree and advancing their careers. Featuring an array of dynamic teachers, stimulating classes, and exciting extracurricular activities, the program offers both high-school and seminary graduates a warm, comprehensive, and engaging experience that will impact them for life.
An innovative NY and LA-based program geared to6th-12thgrade girls, GalTime was borne of a vision: inspired teenagers loving every minute of Yiddishkeit. Offering motivational programming with exciting themed activities and delectable food, GalTime provides girls from a wide range of Bais Yaakovs with a wholesome, creative outlet through which they can develop friendships, get to know mentors, and create a healthy camaraderie. Girls emerge from GalTime events feeling connected, rejuvenated, and valued.
The Hakaras Hatov Initiative is revolutionary platform that aims to create a world of positivity by training individuals to recognize the good and express genuine gratitude. Let There Be Rain, a daily study volume authored by Rabbis Zechariah Wallerstein with Shimon Finkelman, uses powerful Torah sources and stories to turn a me-generation’s worldview on its head, establishing a gratitude-centered focus that opens our eyes to see the blessing coursing through our daily lives. The Book of Remembrances, a hakaras hatov journal stunningly illustrated by Yonah Weinreb, is a powerful chronicling tool that empowers the writer to develop a thankfulness-vision, filling his weeks and months with newfound goodness.