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Dreams, Hope, and Inspiration Take Center Stage at 2018 Annual Chai Lifeline Gala

Gala Will Pay Tribute to Guests of Honor Mayer and Chaya Rivka Fischl; Medical Achievement Award Honoree Dr. Charles Schleien; and Camp Simcha Appreciation Award Honorees Dr. Cheryl and Yitzy Book and Nicole Lieberman

Chai Lifeline will celebrate its 2018 Annual Gala on Monday, November 19, at The Grand Hyatt In New York City. Synonymous with providing social, emotional, and financial support to children and families battling pediatric illness, Chai Lifeline offers this vital assistance through its two unique medically-supervised overnight camps, Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special; insurance advocacy; counseling; after-school siblings programs; family retreats; and numerous other services for all family members at absolutely no cost.

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Achim B’Yachad Hosts Appreciation Barbeque For Over 400 Chai Lifeline Volunteers

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On Thursday, October 4, Achim B’Yachad, a division of Chai Lifeline serving the Chassidic community, recognized over 400 volunteers at their annual Volunteer Appreciation event. This year, a barbeque was held in Boro Park, with catering by Oh! Vents. Guests … Continue reading

Chai Lifeline West Coast to Celebrate 18 Years of Providing Help and Hope

Famed-photographer Davis Factor & Community Leaders Michelle and Udi Gannot to be Honored; Chai Lifeline Young Leaders Jenny and Moshe Buchman to Launch Buchman Birthday Initiative at November 5 Gala

Several hometown heroes will be on hand at The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills on Monday, November 5 at 6 p.m., as Chai Lifeline West Coast celebrates 18 years of providing social, emotional, and financial support to children and families suffering from pediatric illness or loss at its annual Legacy of Hope Gala. This vital support, in the form of professional case management, insurance advocacy, counseling, creative arts and other types of therapeutic services for all family members, comes at absolutely no cost to patients or their relatives. read full story

Rabbi Simcha Scholar Named to Algemeiner’s Jewish 100 List

Chai Lifeline Executive VP Among Algemeiner’s Top 100 People Impacting Jewish Life

Rabbi Simcha Scholar, executive vice president of Chai Lifeline, has been named to Algemeiner’s “J100” list of the top 100 individuals who have positively influenced Jewish life in 2018. read full story

Like Family, We are Here When You Call

Mrs. Naomi (Stavsky) Gorelick
Director of Hospital Services

Every family is different. So how can we say that Chai Lifeline takes care of every family’s needs?

That is precisely our strength. We have assembled a team of case managers who are assigned a deceptively simple mission: to take care of our Chai Lifeline families. Our scope of services is nuanced, just like the role of a loved one; we are simply there for our family. read full story

Chai Lifeline Lakewood is Family

Rabbi Sruli Fried, MSW
Regional Director

Chai Lifeline Lakewood was established nearly two decades ago by Rabbi Simcha Scholar, a man whose dream was to assist our community’s who families stricken by serious illness, rachmana litzlan, by enveloping them in the warmth and care for which Chai Lifeline is renowned. Rabbi Mordechai Gobioff assembled a small but determined team with an unassuming presence in an equally small and modest town. read full story

Chai Lifeline’s Annual Report Summarizes What We Do Every Day

Our 2017 Annual Report is more than a summary of numbers. In language and design, the Report clearly and succinctly describes the impact that our programs and services have on more than 5,400 children and families around the world.

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Project CHAI Retreat Gives Families, Volunteers Strength to Go On

bereavement retreatAmid the peace and tranquility of a spring weekend at Camp Simcha, 20 families came together to mourn beloved children and find strength for the days ahead during the Donald Alan Harris Healing Hearts Bereavement Retreat. read full story

Camp Simcha Prepares for Its Largest Season Ever

Camp Simcha gets ready for its biggest season ever.

Camp Simcha gets ready for its biggest season ever.

In the words of a well-known politician, “It’s going to be HUGE!”

That’s the advance word on this summer at Camp Simcha/Camp Simcha Special, the overnight summer camp designed to meet the medical and social needs of children and teens with a wide variety of serious illnesses. read full story

For Parents of Teens with Medical Challenges, Early Planning Key to Effective Transition to Adulthood

Parents of teens with chronic medical or physical challenges can help ease the shift to young adulthood through careful and early planning, according to educational and financial consultants who specialize in helping families through this transition. read full story

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