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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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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Chai Lifeline’s Camp Simcha Without Borders to Support More Than 600 Children in Communities Across North America

Three years after its initial launch during the heart of the COVID pandemic, Chai Lifeline, the international children’s health support network, is once again preparing to bring Camp Simcha Without Borders to more than 600 children living with serious illnesses across North America.

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