V’Samachta B’Chagecha: Chai Lifeline Spreads Joy and Hope to Communities Across The Country 

Yom Tov is a time for families to come together, connect and immerse in the simcha of the new year. For families with seriously ill children or who have recently experienced trauma or loss, the holidays can often be filled with struggle or pain. Chai Lifeline has worked tirelessly to restore a sense of normalcy, deliver happiness, and provide respite and support to these families during the Yom Tov season. Staff and volunteers in the, New York, New Jersey/Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southeast, and West Coast regional offices of Chai Lifeline have been actively involved with a variety of projects to benefit families and communities across the U.S.

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The Boro Park community turned out in full force to celebrate the grand opening of the Chai Lifeline Family Center on Sunday, September 10. Hundreds gathered to watch the beautiful kevias [affixing] mezuzah ceremony led by the Stuchiner Rebbe, Reb Lazer Yudkovsky, and enjoyed balloons, games, and an ice cream truck, as they marked the momentous occasion.

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Chai Lifeline recently offered families with children battling childhood illness an extraordinary end-of-summer retreat that delivered hope, comfort, and a meaningful vacation. One mother in attendance shared how “being in and out of the hospital the last few months has prevented her family from having any time together. This gave us time to be a family and enjoy summer.” The end-of-summer family retreat provided a much-needed break, offering an opportunity to create cherished memories at Camp Simcha in Glen Spey, NY.

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Chai Lifeline Welcomes Rav Reuven Feinstein to Camp Simcha

Chai Lifeline had the distinct privilege to welcome HaGaon HaRav Reuven Feinstein shlita to the Camp Simcha grounds in Glen Spey, NY, on Thursday, August 4. Rav Feinstein, the Rosh Yeshiva of the Yeshiva of Staten Island, received a warm and enthusiastic welcome from the campers and staff as he made his entrance into the dining hall, where he delivered words of chizuk and bracha.

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Record Number of Bike4Chai Riders Unite to Support Chai Lifeline

More than 675 cyclists with one shared goal are gearing up for the largest Bike4Chai experience to date. The renowned, premier cycling event benefitting Chai Lifeline will set out from Kalahari Resort in the Poconos to “The World’s Greatest Finish Line” at Camp Simcha in Glen Spey, NY. Riders will celebrate their 165-mile journey with campers, staff, family, and friends.

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HaRav Yitzchok Lichtenstein, Rosh Yeshiva of Torah Vodaas, Visits Camp Simcha

HaRav Yitzchok Lichtenstein, Rosh Yeshiva of Torah Vodaas, paid a special visit to Camp Simcha, Chai Lifeline’s medically supervised summer program for children with cancer and other serious illnesses in Glen Spey, NY, on Thursday, June 29. The visit was a highlight for the campers and staff as they begin another summer of Simcha.

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Training the Next Generation of Jewish Leaders: Chai Lifeline Launches Lubeck Fellowship in Jewish Nonprofit and Communal Leadership

Chai Lifeline, the international support network, is excited to announce a new initiative dedicated to cultivating the future leaders of the Jewish community. As part of its Pam & Joe Lubeck and Family National Volunteer Leadership Initiative, Chai Lifeline presents the Lubeck Fellowship in Jewish Nonprofit and Communal Leadership.

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