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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Camp Simcha Without Borders Kicks Off Summer with Rocking Drive-in Concert

1,000 Chai Lifeline children and families watch thrilling performances by Beri Weber, Avraham Fried, Yeshiva Boys Choir and Yoni Z   

Children with serious illnesses and their families enjoyed a much-needed night out from the comfort and safety of their cars at Chai Lifeline’s Summer Kickoff Concert in Monsey, NY on July 1. The concert was the first in a series of programs and events for “Camp Simcha Without Borders,” Chai Lifeline’s new initiative to bring the magic of Camp Simcha to communities across the country this summer. 

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Chai Lifeline Unveils Camp Simcha Without Borders for Summer 2020

After months of quarantine, lockdown, and isolation, children with serious illnesses will have an exciting summer to look forward to thanks to Chai Lifeline’s new Camp Simcha Without Borders initiative. Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, Chai Lifeline’s flagship summer programs for children with cancer, blood disorders, and all forms of chronic illness, will bring the magic of Simcha to communities across the country.  

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Simcha Campers Stay Connected Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

It’s 5:00 p.m. and 14-year-old Lea is logging on to Zoom for that evening’s virtual Camp Simcha activity. On this particular evening, it’s a baking demonstration. Lea prepared the ingredients beforehand so that she could join along. “It’s the highlight of her day,” Lea’s mother shared. “She’s counting down to 5 o’clock from when she wakes up.” 

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Chai Lifeline Launches COVID-19 Lecture Series

Chai Lifeline has launched “Going Through It, Growing Through It: Torah Perspectives and Mindful Coping in the Age of COVID-19,” a lecture series offering divrei chizuk, psychological, and practical guidance during the current health crisis. The series will include video and audio recordings of renowned rabbanim, speakers, and mental health experts, as well as members of Chai Lifeline’s crisis intervention team, Project Chai. 

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Businesses Partner with Chai Lifeline Corporate Coalition to Help Community’s Most Vulnerable

FROM PPE DISTRIBUTORS TO E-COMMERCE, MEDIA TO MARKETING, FASHION TO FINANCE, COMPANIES ARE BUYING INTO A NETWORK FOR LIFE

Like the rest of us, businesses big and small have been shaken by the Coronavirus crisis. The global economy has been upended. Stimulus packages have been rolled out. Yet there is nothing quite as stimulating as helping a child in need.

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