Chai Lifeline Delivers Simcha to Thousands This Purim

While every family looks forward to celebrating Purim, the work involved in preparing for the joyous holiday can oftentimes be stressful. For families living with pediatric illness, particularly during the current COVID-19 pandemic, this time of year can be especially challenging. Chai Lifeline, the international children’s health network, offers a variety of programs and services to help its nearly 6,000 children and families with their everyday needs and truly enjoy their Purim.

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Jack Tabbush Named Director of Camp Simcha Without Borders

Chai Lifeline welcomes Jack Tabbush as the inaugural director of Camp Simcha Without Borders. Launched during the COVID-19 pandemic, Camp Simcha Without Borders was developed to safely and innovatively deliver the magic of Camp Simcha to children and communities across the country. 

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This Purim, Send Something Meaningful, Convenient, and Safe

With Purim fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about mishloach manos. This year, Purim falls out on Erev Shabbos, February 26. No doubt, we will all be busy getting the kids into their costumes, running to megillah leining, preparing for the seuda, and so much more. In addition, this year we are confronted with celebrating Purim during a pandemic.

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Chai Lifeline Southeast Welcomes Matthew Weisbaum as New Director

Chai Lifeline is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Weisbaum as director of its Southeast Region. Weisbaum, who previously served as the director of the Florida chapter of Yachad – The National Jewish Council for Disabilities and as managing director of Jerusalem U, brings a track record of proven success in the nonprofit world.

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Chai Lifeline Shines Bright This Chanukah

While the COVID-19 pandemic has made the past year extremely difficult, children—and the children of Chai Lifeline in particular—have had to confront their own set of challenges. For many, that meant a rough and tumultuous year of lockdowns, quarantines, Zoom school, and socially distanced activities. Chai Lifeline made sure that our kids and their families would finish 2020 on a much brighter note, with an incredible, smile-filled, action-packed Chanukah season.

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David Blaine Headlines December 8 Chai Lifeline Global Gala

Chai Lifeline invites you to take part in its first-ever Global Gala on Tuesday, December 8. The pre-Chanukah virtual event will support the children and families of Chai Lifeline, the Jewish community’s leading children’s health support network. World-renowned magician and endurance artist David Blaine will headline the exciting program, which will include inspirational videos and a special musical performance.  

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2020 Vision

Chai Lifeline 2019-2020 Impact Report Showcases Dedicated Staff and Volunteers; Highlights Challenges and Opportunities

As Chai Lifeline’s recently published Impact Report shows, 2019 was a year of significant growth and accomplishment for the organization. Dedicated staff and volunteers across Chai Lifeline’s 12 regional and international offices provided more than two-dozen year-round programs and services to nearly 6,000 children and families living with pediatric illness or loss—all free of charge. When 2020 began, and along with it a global pandemic, Chai Lifeline pivoted. While unprecedented health and economic crises seemed to bring the world to a screeching halt, Chai Lifeline charged forward. Families battling pediatric illness, more vulnerable than ever before, needed Chai Lifeline’s support.

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A Summer of Simcha Across the Globe

Over 1,200 Chai Lifeline Children Take Part in Camp Simcha Without Borders Initiative

Just a few short months ago, many parents around the world weren’t sure how their children would spend their summer break. Cancelations and closures of camps due to COVID-19 meant children would be left with limited options. For families confronting serious pediatric illnesses, those options were even fewer.  

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Changing Gears: Bike4Chai 2020 Rides into Uncharted Territory to Benefit Children of Chai Lifeline

On Thursday, August 13, nearly 500 cyclists will ride more than 50,000 combined miles as part of Bike4Chai. Now in its 11th year, the annual cycling event raises funds for Chai Lifeline, the international children’s health support network which provides emotional, social, and financial assistance to children with life-threatening and lifelong illnesses and their families.  

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