Chai Lifeline, the leading Jewish pediatric health support network, in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), is excited to announce an upcoming webinar titled “An Evening of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Very Early Onset IBD (VEO-IBD) Education.” This informative event will feature expert speakers from CHOP and provide an in-depth look at IBD, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and disproportionately affects Ashkenazi Jews.read full story
With the opening of CHOP King of Prussia, a new branch of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Chai Lifeline opened a new, fully-stocked Kosher Pantry to meet the needs of families in the hospital. On the day the King of Prussia hospital first opened its doors, the kosher pantry was ready and inviting with an assortment of delicious food, drinks, and other amenities, to ensure that families have everything they need during their stay in the hospital.
“Plans for the King of Prussia pantry were in motion for months,” said Rabbi Aharon Koslowitz, Director of Chai Lifeline NJ/PA Community Services. “The careful thought that was put into the food options, additional items, and layout of the pantry has resulted in a true haven for families in the hospital. “
Dozens of families have already benefitted from the comfortable and inviting room, taking advantage of the oasis of calm in the hectic hospital setting to eat a wholesome meal and recharge for a short while before returning to their children’s bedside.
“Positive feedback from community members who have visited CHOP King of Prussia has been pouring in,” said Mrs. Nataly Weiss, Chai Lifeline Director of Leadership Development. “They’re grateful to know that no matter the CHOP location, they can always rely on Chai Lifeline’s kosher pantry for nourishment.”
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Main Campus Kosher Pantry and the CHOP King of Prussia Kosher Pantry are both fully stocked and available to all families in the hospital requiring kosher food. For any questions about the pantry, sponsorship opportunities, or to get in touch with a CHOP case manager for other services available in the hospital, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-719-1700.
As a family-oriented organization, we recognize the importance of forging strong connections with like-minded families. Two of our most valued relationships are with others fighting the same battle against illness in our community: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. read full story