When the snow clears in Glen Spey, and the leaves on trees begin to bud, the Camp Simcha season begins with a rush of activity. Cottages and buildings are cleaned, stocks of supplies are laid for the summer months, and the lawns are reseeded for the summer. read full story
Restaurateur and caterer Levana Kirschenbaum, renowned for her healthy and delicious meal offerings, found herself at a loss when her husband Maurice was in treatment for cancer. His appetite was depressed, and the gourmand was unable to eat. When his physician suggested a commercial meal supplement, Levana looked at the ingredients and felt sick herself. She entered her kitchen and got busy.
It´s hard to believe, but this is the 10th time I have led this trip. I think I have finally run out of adjectives to properly describe what this trip means for the 14 teenagers and the moms and dads who join them.
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Even when things are going perfectly, preparing for Passover can be stressful. It’s a perfect storm of shopping, cooking, cleaning, and possibly entertaining or being on one’s best behavior as a guest. It’s no wonder that parents in the midst of medical crises sometimes feel like they are walking a tightrope. read full story
Ten years ago, Chai Lifeline created Achim B’Yachad, a separate division of Chai Lifeline to serve the Chassidic communities of Brooklyn and Rockland County. Today, Achim B’Yachad, though limited in geography, is the fastest-growing part of the organization.
Demographic studies, including the well-regarded Pew Report, documented the astounding growth of Chassidic communities, whose birth rate eclipses that of the rest of the Jewish community. read full story
Four recent events highlighted the strength and support of Chai Lifeline throughout the world.
The Midwest region celebrated the 18th Hartman Family Foundation Wish at the Wall Israel excursion and the ongoing work of the region at Chai for Chai. read full story
Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox
Director of Intervention and Community Education, PROJECT CHAI
Dam. Tzefardaya…Shechin, Dever….Choshech, Makas Bechoros.
Our Torah readings at present depict for us the miraculous signs and wonders which afflicted our captors during the exile in Mitzrayim. read full story
It’s the Chai Birthday for the Hartman Family Foundation Wish at the Wall, Chai Lifeline’s celebration of life for teens who have either completed treatment for cancer or who are living with serious chronic illnesses or disabilities.
This year Wish at the Wall will bring 14 chronically ill teens to Israel. Each participant is invited to share the journey with a parent. read full story
It’s not just the big things about Chai Lifeline. It’s the little things also.
When my daughter was in treatment, we were in the (pediatric oncology) clinic every single every other week for two years. She stopped talking. She stopped walking. read full story
The Annual LH Financial Winter Retreat is often called “the weekend that people wait for all year.” This year’s event, held at the beautiful Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park, lived up to its reputation.
Chai Lifeline’s professional staff had seen to every detail. read full story