Chai Lifeline NJ/PA “Take My Hand” Campaign to Benefit Lakewood Children and Families 

July 26 program will honor community members, medical professionals 

Lakewood, NJ, May 25, 2022—Chai Lifeline New Jersey/Pennsylvania will culminate its annual dinner campaign with a program on July 26 at 8:00 PM. The campaign theme, “Take My Hand,” highlights the dedication, impact, and powerful work of Chai Lifeline NJ/PA in the Lakewood community.  

In the past year, Chai Lifeline NJ/PA provided support to 1,367 families in the Lakewood area. 136 local children took part in Camp Simcha summer programs, more than 86,000 meals were delivered, 3,591 rides were provided to medical appointments, nearly 300 bereavement and crisis interventions were conducted following traumatic events, and more than 572 families stayed at the Chai House accommodations near Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

“Baruch Hashem, Lakewood and its surrounding communities have experienced tremendous growth in recent years,” said Chai Lifeline NJ/PA Director Rabbi Sruli Fried, MSW. “Our dedicated staff and volunteers are always there to lend a hand to families in need, now we need the community to lend a hand. This campaign will ensure Chai Lifeline can continue to grow along with our community and expand our support services to meet the needs of our children and families.” 

The program will pay tribute to Rabbi and Mrs. Yehoshua Brodsky, who will receive the Hakaras Hatov Award in recognition of Rabbi Brodsky’s dedication on behalf of Chai Lifeline families as Director of Family Services. Mr. and Mrs. Yirmi Jakobovits will serve as Guests of Honor and Dr. Elizabeth Rand of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will receive the Medical Achievement Award. The program will also feature a special address by Rabbi Uri Deutsch, Mara D’Asra of Forest Park. 

To learn more about the program or to make a donation, visit www.chailifelinenjpa.org or call 732-719-1700. 

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