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Chai Lifeline Introduces Young Builders Society

Program will offer young professionals the opportunity to get involved and play an active role in the future of Chai Lifeline

Chai Lifeline is pleased to introduce the Young Builders Society. Designed for the next generation of lay leadership and emerging philanthropists, the program is geared towards young professionals who are committed to Chai Lifeline’s mission of bringing hope and joy to seriously ill children and their families. read full story

Chai Lifeline Helps Families Ease Their Pesach Worries

From children’s activities and cleaning assistance to meal preparation and Chol Hamoed trips, Chai Lifeline gives families living with illness Pesach “freedom”   

Shortly after cleaning out Mishloach Manos from Purim, Jews around the world start getting their homes ready for Pesach. While the frenzied cleanup, shopping and cooking can be stressful for many, it is especially challenging for families living with pediatric illness. Fortunately, Chai Lifeline is there to help, enabling those families to have a more relaxing and enjoyable Pesach. read full story

Chai Lifeline Chanukah Parties Bring Light to Children and Families Battling Pediatric Illness

More than 50,000 toys to be distributed to families worldwide at annual parties and area hospitals

Fifteen-hundred people from the greater New York area gathered to celebrate Chanukah at The Palace in Brooklyn on Tuesday, November 27, at the Chai Lifeline Annual Family Chanukah Party. Upon entering, the guests were transported into a tropical-themed paradise where they feasted on a delicious buffet dinner. The event was sponsored by Cross River Bank.

Photo credit: Shimon Friedman

The children were entertained with many Chanukah crafts projects before enjoying a concert featuring the music of Lipa Schmeltzer, who helped get the crowd into the Chanukah spirit. At the conclusion of the party, each family was given a huge box filled with toys which were selected especially for them and collected as part of the Honey Engel Toy Drive by dedicated Chai Lifeline Toy Drive volunteers. Door prizes, festive foods, cookie-decorating, and the company of beloved volunteers and Big Brothers/Big Sisters also added to the excitement. Chai Lifeline volunteer Laurie Sutton and Floral Art were responsible for the beautiful décor, while Chavie Horn lent her talents as an event planner.

Photo credit: Chani Reichenberg

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CHAI LIFELINE WEST COAST CELEBRATES 18 YEARS OF PROVIDING HELP & HOPE TO CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES  

Several hometown heroes, including LA Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, were on hand at The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills on Monday, November 5, as Chai Lifeline West Coast celebrated 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.

(L-R): LA Dodger Yasiel Puig; Davis Factor; Marilyn Sohacheski, Benefactor, Chai Lifeline West Coast, Sohacheski Family Center

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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

Young Artists Ariel and Jacob Horton’s Debut Exhibit to Benefit Chai Lifeline Southeast

Some of South Florida’s youngest artists will make their debut this Sunday, with an exhibition featuring their work at an upscale gallery in Aventura on August 26.

Jacob and Ariel Horton will debut their artwork at Gallery Art in Aventura on August 26.

Meet Jacob and Ariel Horton, two brothers from Boca Raton who have a unique talent for drawing. read full story

Chai Lifeline West Coast Families Have a Ball at Dodgers Game

Children living with serious illnesses, their families, and volunteers from Chai Lifeline West Coast Sohacheski Family Center, a health support network which provides emotional, social, and financial support to children with life-threatening or lifelong illnesses and their families, enjoyed a day at the ballpark rooting for their hometown LA Dodgers on July 30. Thanks to the generosity of the Dodgers organization, 250 children, family members, volunteers and friends filled an entire section of the stadium as they watched the Dodgers take on the Milwaukee Brewers. read full story

550 Cyclist to Ride 180 Miles for Bike4Chai August 1-2

On August 1, 550 cyclists will clip in and ride 180 miles over two days as part of Chai Lifeline’s ninth annual Bike4Chai. The bicycling event raises funds for Chai Lifeline, the international children’s health support network which provides emotional, social, and financial support to children with life-threatening or lifelong illnesses and their families. read full story

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

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