Chai Lifeline’s Army of Volunteers Confront Global Jewish Trauma, Rising Antisemitism

In the face of the deadliest attack in Israel’s history and the surging increase in antisemitism across the globe, Chai Lifeline’s Crisis and Trauma Services team has risen to the challenge, confronting hate and terror with compassion and healing. The volunteers, comprised of more than 200 paraprofessionals, are providing critical psychosocial support to the worldwide Jewish community—one phone call at a time.

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Chai Lifeline Launches Inaugural Lubeck Fellowship in Jewish Nonprofit and Communal Leadership with 23 Exceptional Participants

Chai Lifeline has announced the launch of its inaugural Lubeck Fellowship in Jewish Nonprofit and Communal Leadership, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at shaping the future leaders of the Jewish community. The program recently kicked off with an outstanding cohort of 23 dedicated and passionate participants, who have embarked on a transformative journey of leadership and community engagement.

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Chai Lifeline Presents Evening of Unity with Israel on December 4

Event will highlight Israel crisis response, honor Rep. Ritchie Torres.

Amidst the most significant crisis to face Israel and the Jewish people in our generation, Chai Lifeline will present a special “Evening of Unity” on Monday, December 4, at Pier Sixty in New York City.

Since the outbreak of the war, Chai Lifeline has mobilized its global network of staff, volunteers, and trauma specialists to assist children and families in coping with an unprecedented array of challenges – both in Israel and in Jewish communities across the globe. 

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Chai Lifeline Opens Dedicated Crisis Line for Israel’s English-Speaking Community

In response to the devastating situation in Israel, Chai Lifeline, a leading international support network, has expanded its Crisis Services team to help those impacted by the worst civilian massacre in the country’s history. Chai Lifeline has announced the opening of a dedicated 24-hour crisis line to cater to Israel’s Anglo community, English-speaking students attending yeshivas and seminaries, as well as English-speaking parents of students in Israel.

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Battlefronts: Tools for Countering the Horror in Eretz Yisroel Within The Home and Classroom

The stunned sadness that is circulating throughout the Jewish world right now has left us with an aching wound. The images, the statistics, and the timing of the attacks on our loved ones, our brothers and our sisters in the Holy Land, are painful to envision and are very frightening. As the rest of the world looks on from a safe distance and forms its opinions, the Jewish people are, collectively, right there in Eretz Yisroel in our hearts, our minds, and in our souls. A discerning adult will pause, look inward, connect with their thoughts, their emotions, their visceral reactions, and their spiritual strife.

We adults must also formulate a discerning and sensitive response to our young ones, our children, and our students.

Please consider and utilize the following tools and pointers in addressing children, because it is most important to speak with them, to model for them your best wholesome responses, and to guide them through their own reactions.

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V’Samachta B’Chagecha: Chai Lifeline Spreads Joy and Hope to Communities Across The Country 

Yom Tov is a time for families to come together, connect and immerse in the simcha of the new year. For families with seriously ill children or who have recently experienced trauma or loss, the holidays can often be filled with struggle or pain. Chai Lifeline has worked tirelessly to restore a sense of normalcy, deliver happiness, and provide respite and support to these families during the Yom Tov season. Staff and volunteers in the, New York, New Jersey/Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southeast, and West Coast regional offices of Chai Lifeline have been actively involved with a variety of projects to benefit families and communities across the U.S.

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The Boro Park community turned out in full force to celebrate the grand opening of the Chai Lifeline Family Center on Sunday, September 10. Hundreds gathered to watch the beautiful kevias [affixing] mezuzah ceremony led by the Stuchiner Rebbe, Reb Lazer Yudkovsky, and enjoyed balloons, games, and an ice cream truck, as they marked the momentous occasion.

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Chai Lifeline recently offered families with children battling childhood illness an extraordinary end-of-summer retreat that delivered hope, comfort, and a meaningful vacation. One mother in attendance shared how “being in and out of the hospital the last few months has prevented her family from having any time together. This gave us time to be a family and enjoy summer.” The end-of-summer family retreat provided a much-needed break, offering an opportunity to create cherished memories at Camp Simcha in Glen Spey, NY.

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