Chai Lifeline Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Jersey Center

On Sunday, June 2, Chai Lifeline marked a significant milestone with the groundbreaking of its New Jersey Center, set to open in September 2025. This state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to enhancing support for children and their families confronting serious health challenges in New Jersey and beyond.

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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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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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Chai Lifeline Mid-Atlantic Coordinates Unforgettable Community Bar Mitzvah for Hospitalized Boy

For Yaakov* and his family, planning for his bar mitzvah celebration had been an effort long in the making. The date and shul had been booked and the food had already been ordered. But as his family recalled, “Hashem decided He had other plans,” and Yaakov would have to mark becoming a bar mitzvah as a patient in Johns Hopkins Medical Center.

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Chai Lifeline Midwest Strengthens Chicago Crisis Response Team

Chai Lifeline Midwest recently conducted a series of comprehensive training seminars for the newest members of its local crisis and trauma response team. The sessions, led by renowned expert Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox, Director of Chai Lifeline’s Crisis Services, saw the participation of thirty dedicated men and women volunteers from across Chicago’s Jewish community. The group trainings were generously hosted by Yitzy Weiss at the WiFi Professional Building in Skokie, Illinois.

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Englewood Community Hosts Inspiring Chai Lifeline Shabbaton 

The Englewood community hosted Chai Lifeline’s annual Friends and Fun Shabbaton on May 5-6, bringing together over 63 girls impacted by pediatric illness and a dedicated group of local volunteers. The uplifting Shabbaton was organized by committee members Lori Schlakman, Deborah Berger, and Jodi Cohen and featured a packed schedule of speakers, activities, and delicious meals.  

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Chai Lifeline Crisis and Trauma Team Expands its Support Across South Florida

Chai Lifeline’s crisis and trauma response team continues to grow and expand its network of support in South Florida. In recent weeks, Chai Lifeline Southeast presented a series of lectures, workshops, and events for local rabbis, educators, mental health professionals, and community leaders on various trauma-related topics.

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Chai Lifeline Names Drs. Scott Moerdler and Joe Oved as New Co-Medical Directors of Camp Simcha

Following a nationwide search of leading physicians, Chai Lifeline, the leading children’s health support network, is pleased to announce the appointment of Drs. Scott Moerdler and Joe Oved as the new Co-Medical Directors of Camp Simcha, Chai Lifeline’s world-renowned summer program for children with cancer and other blood disorders.

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Team Lifeline Celebrates 18 Years of Inspiration and Impact at Miami Marathon

When 16-year-old Rivka Shotkin of Passaic, NJ, crossed the finish line at the 2023 Miami Marathon, she did so to the cheers of hundreds of supporters. Paralyzed from the chest down after a ski accident in 2021 that left her with broken bones, punctured lungs, and a severed spinal cord, Rivka was surrounded by family and friends running alongside as she pushed her wheelchair to the encouraging chants of her teammates.

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