Parenting in a Quarantine: FAQs for Coping

Schools in communities across the world are closing their doors as part of precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19, and many parents find themselves in new and unfamiliar territory. Parents must now face the challenge of keeping their children occupied and educated, all while balancing their professional and financial responsibilities with potential personal and spiritual anxieties. 

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Chai Lifeline Launches Coronavirus Arts & Crafts Drive for Quarantined Children

Chai Lifeline has launched an arts & crafts drive to help families across North America with hospitalized or homebound children during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  

“Though current precautionary measures limit Chai Lifeline’s ability to fully serve our clients in the usual manner, we remain committed to providing them with the best care possible,” said Rabbi Simcha Scholar, Chai Lifeline CEO. “This includes finding new ways to deliver our trademark joy to isolated children in hospitals, quarantines or homes. We hope this initiative brings children and their families some comfort and shows them that they are not alone in this time of crisis.” 

Chai Lifeline asks that only new arts & crafts projects (suitable for children of all ages) are shipped to, or dropped off at, any of its regional locations: 

  • Chai Lifeline New York, 151 West 30th Street, Seventh Floor, New York, NY 10001 
  • Chai Lifeline NJ / PA, 106 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701 
  • Chai Lifeline Mid-Atlantic, 600 Reisterstown Road, Suite 508, Baltimore, MD 21208 
  • Chai Lifeline Southeast, 2699 Stirling Road Suite B303, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 
  • Chai Lifeline Midwest, 6600 N. Lincoln Avenue, Suite 300, Lincolnwood, IL 60712 
  • Chai Lifeline West Coast, 475 South Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211 
  • Chai Lifeline Canada 300A Wilson Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M3H 1S8  
  • Chai Lifeline Montreal 1090B Pratt, Montreal, Quebec, H2V 2V2 

Chai Lifeline is a leading international children’s health support network, providing social, emotional and financial assistance to children with life-threatening or lifelong illnesses and their families. Email with any questions or for sponsorship opportunities. 


By Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox

Our understanding of illness and disease, through the perspective of Torah, is that events which occur in life are not without cause or reason. The Torah consigns to humanity the right to engage in healing, and our hishtadlus – our personal steps to engage in the management of illness through seeking and complying with professional expert help – is in no way a contradiction to our firm faith that HaShem is the only One who determines health, life and wellness.

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Chai Lifeline West Coast Celebrates Legacy of Hope Gala March 8

Program Will Pay Special Tribute To Lori Gilbert Kaye z”l

Chai Lifeline West Coast presents its Annual Legacy of Hope Gala on Sunday evening, March 8, at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. The event will honor Los Angeles residents Faigie and Ari Brecher and Dana and Pedram Labib, and will pay special tribute to the legacy of Lori Gilbert Kaye z”l, a longtime supporter of Chai Lifeline and sister of Chai Lifeline West Coast Director Randi Grossman.

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Nearly 150 people turned out to watch the Chiefs take on the 49ers at Chai Lifeline’s Father-Son Super Bowl Party in Urban Air, Avenel, NJ. Participants enjoyed delicious food by Carlos & Gabby’s and a rocking halftime show with Mendy J and Yiddel Breuer. The event space was generously provided by Ari Moses and Mike Karlewicz of Urban Air. 

“The game was great, but sharing it with my son and all these other families was really special,” said one father.

Chai Lifeline Southeast Celebrates Annual Gala March 18

Chai Lifeline Southeast presents its 2020 Annual Gala on Wednesday, March 18, at Dezerland Park in North Miami. Synonymous with providing joy and hope to children with serious illnesses and their and families, Chai Lifeline Southeast has been providing vital social, emotional and financial support to Florida’s Jewish community for over 33 years through its various programs and services.

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After Surviving Cancer, Chai Lifeline Teens Embark on Trip of a Lifetime to Israel

From January 29 through February 9, Chai Lifeline will send a group of 12 inspiring teenagers to Israel as part of the annual Hartman Family Foundation Wish at the Wall program. The trip is Chai Lifeline’s celebration of life for those who have completed treatment for cancer. Each participant is invited to share the memorable journey with a parent.

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