Inspiring program features Chef Wolfgang Puck and Musical Performance by Yishai Ribo
Providing further hope that the social world we once knew is returning to a degree of normalcy, one of the Jewish fundraising calendar’s most sought-after events took place this week as over 800 people gathered in support of the work of Chai Lifeline.
Chai Lifeline ends off the year with a series of weekend retreats for families impacted by pediatric illness and volunteers of Chai Lifeline. Hosted on Chai Lifeline’s beautiful Camp Simcha campus in Glen Spey, NY, the retreats help recharge participants for the year ahead.
“Connection is vital during illness, no person or family should go through sickness alone,” said Chai Lifeline Director of Volunteer Services Faige Yudkofsky. “Our retreats allow parents and kids to connect with people just like them to form a vibrant community of support.”
While tens of thousands of runners prepped and waited for the NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 7, one runner, 28-year-old Jonah Adelsberg, looked forward to a special milestone just three days later.
November 10 marked 20 years since Jonah was diagnosed with non-Hodgins lymphoma at age 8, and when he began mentally training for a marathon.
Now managing a music studio in Brooklyn, NY, Jonah dedicated his marathon run to raise funds for Chai Lifeline, the international health network that provides a network of support services for children and families facing serious illness and other challenges. Over the years he and his father ran numerous half-marathons with Team Lifeline, Chai Lifeline’s endurance training program, raising over $100,000 for the organization that he credits with helping him get through his personal health crisis. This was Jonah’s first full marathon, and where better to run it than at the famed NYC Marathon, a bucket list item for Jonah and millions of others.
Among the thousands of runners in the New York Marathon, there are countless stories of courage and motivation that bring them to the starting line. But for 24-year-old Yitzi Teichman, the path to this moment has been nothing short of miraculous and motivated his run with the Chai Lifeline team, the organization that he says helped him get through his personal ordeal.
Benefit will feature one-of-a-kind kosher culinary experience presented by Wolfgang Puck and musical performance by Ishay Ribo
Chai Lifeline will celebrate its 2021 Annual Gala on Tuesday, November 16, at Pier Sixty in New York City. The program, titled “An Evening on the Hudson,” will highlight the critical work of Chai Lifeline, the Jewish community’s leading children’s health support network, and benefit families living with serious illness, crisis, and loss.
On Tuesday, October 19, Governor Phil Murphy visited the Chai Lifeline New Jersey offices in Lakewood, where he met with children and families supported by the international children’s health support network, as well as staff and volunteers. The governor was presented with a special Chai Lifeline shirt signed by the children of Chai Lifeline.
More than 1,100 Chai Lifeline children and families were treated to an exciting day at Hershey Park on Thursday, September 23, Chol Hamoed Sukkos. Participants from Chai Lifeline’s New York, New Jersey/Pennsylvania, and Mid-Atlantic regions enjoyed rides, entertainment and delicious snacks courtesy of Chai lifeline.
What does it take to bring 500 students from six different schools together? An exciting trip — and an amazing cause.
On June 7, the grounds of Adventurer’s Park in Brooklyn were filled with girls. Different uniforms, different schools, all there for the same reason. Each had joined Kids4Chai, a program encouraging kids to raise money for Chai Lifeline.
As the country reopens following more than a year of COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, people are ready to hit the road… for a good cause. On July 29, a record 600 cyclists will ride close to 60,000 miles to support children with serious illnesses as part of Bike4Chai. Now in its 12th year, the annual cycling event raises funds for Chai Lifeline, the international children’s health support network which provides social, practical, and financial assistance to children with life-threatening and lifelong illnesses and their families.