The Hebrew translaterlation for house is Bayit ( Biyit
). this is then taken into the plural to Batim ( im = s ).
During the mid 1970's U.A.H.C. undertook an experiment program is assisting to develop
closer ties with Jewish students. In some areas, these Batim did actual outreach Jewish and Zionist student programs
within the neighboor, and during the Shabatt also did religious, and Zionist shabbtons. Moreover, they did not need
to be dependent, and found a renewed sense of their Jewish idenities maturing at the sametime.
What happened, is through these little units of Jewish expression, the Batim in everything
from a small office apartment out - side Berkley, to a large house adjacent to Boston college created their own Jewish world
as they took ownership of both their own Jewish and Zionist idenities, but those who shared their experience at
the Bayit, especially among the 8 house mates in the house adjacent to Boston College.