Chai Lifeline welcomes Jack Tabbush as the inaugural director of Camp Simcha Without Borders. Launched during the COVID-19 pandemic, Camp Simcha Without Borders was developed to safely and innovatively deliver the magic of Camp Simcha to children and communities across the country.
Camp Simcha Without Borders operates day camps and hosts special events in cities across the United States and across the globe, providing children who are unable to travel the opportunity to enjoy Simcha in their own hometowns.
In 2020, more than 1,200 children took part in the inaugural summer of Camp Simcha Without Borders. Camps, programs and special events took place in Baltimore, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Lakewood, Monsey, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Philadelphia, Canada, England, and Israel.
Tabbush has been part of the Camp Simcha family since 2014, when he first joined as a specialty staff member. In 2016, he was named division head for both Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, Chai Lifeline’s respective summer programs for children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses.
“Jack brings experience, excitement, and energy to this unique role,” said Nachman Maimon, director of Camp Simcha. “His creativity and passion will help Chai Lifeline continue to grow and strengthen the Camp Simcha Without Borders initiative to reach more children and impact more lives than ever before.”
Throughout the year, Tabbush volunteers with the children and families of Chai Lifeline. He resides in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife, Patricia, and their two children.
To learn more about Camp Simcha, visit www.campsimcha.org.