Chai Lifeline, the international support network, announces the dedication of the i-Shine Like Esti afterschool program in Boca Raton. This unique initiative is named in loving memory of Esti Markowitz a”h, a remarkable young girl who touched countless lives with her smile and spirit and is a tribute to her legacy of laughter and love.
i-Shine Like Esti is designed to meet the unique needs of children in Boca Raton who are facing the challenges of illness or loss. The program offers a safe, supportive, and fun environment for these children after school. Each participant is paired with a high school mentor and engages in a variety of activities including homework help, tutoring, games, and recreational pursuits. This comprehensive approach aims to help children build friendships, find inner strength, and shine brightly, embodying the spirit of Esti. The program is run by Chana Gibber, coordinator of all 3 i-Shine locations in the Southeast region.
The program was formally dedicated by Esti’s parents, Rabbi Phillip and Arielle Moskowitz, of the Boca Raton Synagogue.
“We are grateful to the Moskowitzes for their support and leadership, and for serving as a beacon of hope to the most vulnerable in our community,” said Esther Leah Sandhaus, director of Chai Lifeline Southeast. “We are committed to carrying on Esti’s legacy by providing these children with the opportunity to experience joy and companionship in a nurturing setting.”
Chai Lifeline invites the community to join in supporting this vital initiative, either through volunteering or donations, to help bring light and hope to the lives of these deserving children.
For more information about the i-Shine Like Esti program or to learn how you can contribute, please visit www.chailifeline.org/esti.