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Renowned Photographer Davis Factor Introduces “Faces of Hope” Exhibition

Portraits Depict Power of Chai Lifeline, Celebrate Hope in The Face of Challenge

The Museum of Tolerance is proud to present Davis Factor’s Faces of Hope: Portraits Celebrating Hope in the Face of Challenge. This exhibition presents artworks comprising of over 70 stunning photographs depicting the power of Chai Lifeline, an organization that strives to transform the lives of seriously ill children by encouraging them to keep dreaming.

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Tour de Simcha Cyclists Set Sights on World’s Greatest Finish Line

Hundreds to take part in annual all-women’s ride to benefit Chai Lifeline

On July 16, more than 200 women will clip in and ride 100 miles as part of Tour de Simcha. The annual, all-female cycling event benefits Chai Lifeline, the international children’s health support network which provides emotional, social, and financial support to children with serious illness and their families. 

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Chai Lifeline Celebrates Launch of Young Builders Society

On May 29, 125 young professionals crowded Rumi Event Space in New York City for the launch of Chai Lifeline’s 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 and eager to play a significant and active role in the growth of the organization. read full story

Chai Lifeline Takes on Measles Outbreak

As the United States battles the worst measles outbreak in 25 years, Chai Lifeline has taken several steps to protect the health and safety of its clients and their families, employees, volunteers, and greater community. In consultation with its medical staff, Chai Lifeline has instituted guidelines and policies requiring documentation of MMR vaccinations for all employees, as well as their family members, and volunteers who interact with clients in any way—be it camp staff and visitors, transportation, or respite volunteers, etc. read full story

Grandchildren in Crisis

Chai Lifeline presents “Grandchildren in Crisis,” a discussion with Rabbi Lipa Geldwerth, Rov of Khal Kol Torah in Brooklyn, and renowned psychologist Dr. David Pelcovitz. The wide-ranging talk will examine the role of grandparents with grandchildren undergoing traumatic experiences—such as addiction, serious illness, bereavement or their parents’ divorce—through a hashkafic, halachic and psychological lens. read full story

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 Warriors Meet the Mets

This week, New York Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen hosted a group of Chai Lifeline Warriors at a game for an experience they’ll never forget.

⚾️ Meet the Mets!General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen hosted a group of Chai Lifeline Warriors at a recent New York Mets game for an experience they'll never forget. Special thanks to Chuteplus and former NBA player Jamel Thomas.

Posted by Chai Lifeline on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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CHAI LIFELINE PROVIDES CRISIS INTERVENTION, SUPPORT IN AFTERMATH OF POWAY SYNAGOGUE ATTACK

Continuing her legacy of caring for others, family of Lori Gilbert-Kaye z”l establishes Memorial Fund at Chai Lifeline  

Chai Lifeline mourns the tragic loss of Lori Gilbert Kaye z”l, who was murdered in the horrific April 27 attack at Chabad of Poway Synagogue, and prays for the speedy recovery of all those injured.

Lori Gilbert-Kaye z”l

“Chai Lifeline stands in solidarity with the Jewish community of San Diego during this difficult time and we express our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all impacted,” said Rabbi Simcha Scholar, Chief Executive Officer of Chai Lifeline. “This heinous act of violence and anti-Semitism has shaken our community, and we encourage anyone in need to avail themselves of Chai Lifeline’s resources.” read full story

In The Immediate Aftermath of the Poway Chabad Synagogue Attack

Addressing the Horror and Tragedy of the San Diego Synagogue Shooting with Students, Children, and Among Ourselves

Guidelines from Project Chai, the crisis intervention, trauma and bereavement department of Chai Lifeline

Death, under any circumstance, is a painful and troubling event to face. Willful, hate-filled terrorism, in our cities, in our sacred places which are dedicated to worship and outreach, is beyond horrifying. A gunman has opened fire, murdering and injuring innocent people, as the world looks on and as the Jewish world is frozen in shock and agony. 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

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