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.
The event will pay tribute to Legacy of Hope Award winners Anna and Alan Kipnis, Chai Builder Award recipients Eva and Jason Saka, and Young Leadership Awardees Aliza and Avi Feinstein. The Gala is chaired by Neomi and Michael Dezer, Danielle and Jared Lustman, Ben Rozsansky, and Stephanie and Joshua Stern. Internationally acclaimed comedian MODI will join Chai Lifeline in celebrating this year’s Gala theme, “An Evening for the Kids.”
“At Chai Lifeline, we are driven by the simple belief that kids, regardless of their medical circumstances, should be able to just be kids,” said Rabbi Simcha Scholar, Chief Executive Officer of Chai Lifeline. “This year’s gala will pay tribute to our kids—the heart of Chai Lifeline—as well as our dedicated staff, volunteers, and distinguished honorees who reflect our commitment to helping families battling pediatric illness.”
Anna and Alan Kipnis of Hallandale Beach are longtime Chai Lifeline supporters and are involved in numerous philanthropic causes.
Eva and Jason Saka of Aventura are active volunteers in the organization, with Eva serving as a hospital volunteer delivering meals to Chai Lifeline families and patients.
The Feinsteins’ relationship with Chai Lifeline began when Avi served as a staff member of Camp Simcha and as a Chai Lifeline Big Brother when he lived in Phoenix, Arizona. Together the couple are active supporters in Miami Beach where they currently live.
To register for the gala visit www.chaigala.org.