Chai Lifeline Announces New Advisory Board to Lead Mid-Atlantic Region

Chai Lifeline, the leading children’s health support network, has announced the formation of an advisory board to help provide strategic guidance and leadership to its Mid-Atlantic region.  The new members of the board include Eliezer Abramson, Dovid Barer, Bill Galkin, Sharon Galkin, Gamliel Hakerman, Daniel Ketabian, Eli Portnoy, Michal Seidemann, and Dovid Weinberger. 

“I look forward to working with the board to ensure every child and family living with illness in our community gets the critical support they need,” said Eliezer Abramson.   

The Mid-Atlantic region is home to more than 80 active Chai Lifeline families living with serious pediatric illness. 

Rabbi Simcha Scholar, CEO of Chai Lifeline, said “I am delighted to welcome the advisory board to the Mid-Atlantic region. These talented and dedicated individuals live in the Baltimore community, understand the needs of our families, and are committed to strengthening and furthering our mission.” 

Chai Lifeline Mid-Atlantic is currently under the advisory of Rabbi Yaakov Hopfer and Rabbi Yosef Berger, and is supported by rabbanim across the community, including Rabbi Moshe Heinemann, Rabbi Pinchas Gross, Rabbi Yissoscher Dov Eichenstein, Rabbi Jonathan Seidman, and Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz.  

“Throughout the year, our staff and volunteers are on the ground, in the hospitals, and in the community, providing unparalleled support services to help local children and families during the most difficult of times,” said Nechama Miller, senior case manager for Chai Lifeline Mid-Atlantic.  

Those programs include case management, counseling, insurance advocacy, emergency financial assistance, hospital support services, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, crisis intervention, Camp Simcha summer programming, and more. 

To learn more about Chai Lifeline Mid-Atlantic, visit  

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