Achim B’Yachad Brings Chai Lifeline to Chassidic Communities

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


Wish at the Wall Goes on 18th Trip

febcl2_lIt’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

Chai Lifeline Touches 10,000 Lives at Chanukah

chanuka16The story of Chanukah is a tale of how a small number of people can change the lives of a geometrically expanding group. And in many ways, that is also the story of Chai Lifeline’s Chanukah programs: within a few weeks, they have impacted the lives of 10,000 children and their families around the world, bringing light to lives that have been darkened by the presence of illness, loss, or trauma. read full story

Finding enjoyable outlets -- like Chai Lifeline's Family Camp Adventure-- is one way that parents can refresh their minds and bodies.

6 Ways To Take Care of Yourself When Parenting a Sick Child


From the moment you wake up until the time you rest your head upon your pillow at night, your day is filled with the responsibilities of caring for your sick kid (or sick children!), and their brothers and sisters. Treatment, therapy, medical appointments, or school issues, not to mention the day to day necessities of taking care of a home and making a living. As you haul that last load of laundry up the stairs or fall into bed at night, you find yourself wondering, “When is it time for ME?”
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