On May 29, 125 young professionals crowded Rumi Event Space in New York City for the launch of Chai Lifeline’s Young Builders Society. Designed for the next generation of lay leadership and emerging philanthropists, the program is geared towards young professionals who are committed to Chai Lifeline’s mission and eager to play a significant and active role in the growth of the organization. read full story
As the United States battles the worst measles outbreak in 25 years, Chai Lifeline has taken several steps to protect the health and safety of its clients and their families, employees, volunteers, and greater community. In consultation with its medical staff, Chai Lifeline has instituted guidelines and policies requiring documentation of MMR vaccinations for all employees, as well as their family members, and volunteers who interact with clients in any way—be it camp staff and visitors, transportation, or respite volunteers, etc. read full story
Chai Lifeline presents “Grandchildren in Crisis,” a discussion with Rabbi Lipa Geldwerth, Rov of Khal Kol Torah in Brooklyn, and renowned psychologist Dr. David Pelcovitz. The wide-ranging talk will examine the role of grandparents with grandchildren undergoing traumatic experiences—such as addiction, serious illness, bereavement or their parents’ divorce—through a hashkafic, halachic and psychological lens. read full story
From children’s activities and cleaning assistance to meal preparation and Chol Hamoed trips, Chai Lifeline gives families living with illness Pesach “freedom”
Shortly after cleaning out Mishloach Manos from Purim, Jews around the world start getting their homes ready for Pesach. While the frenzied cleanup, shopping and cooking can be stressful for many, it is especially challenging for families living with pediatric illness. Fortunately, Chai Lifeline is there to help, enabling those families to have a more relaxing and enjoyable Pesach. read full story
More than 19,500 supporters from across the globe came out in full force to Enlist for Chai during Chai Lifeline’s 48-hour “Join the Fight” campaign on March 12-14. The crowdfunding initiative will help Chai Lifeline keep pace with the annual double-digit growth among its pediatric illness population. read full story
48 Hour Crowdfunding Campaign Will Provide Critical Services to More Families Than Ever Before
Chai Lifeline, the international children’s health support network, will launch a 48-hour “Join the Fight” campaign March 12 at noon EST. In the last year, Chai Lifeline provided critical support to more children with life-threatening and lifelong illnesses than ever before—a 15% year-over-year increase. This campaign will help Chai Lifeline meet the rapidly-growing need for its essential services in the community. read full story
The Chai Lifeline Annual LH Financial Winter Retreat held this year on December 27-29 at the beautiful Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park, NJ, brought together 500 family members, rabbinic figures, mental health experts, volunteers, and staff for an extended weekend of professional and peer support, educational programming, respite and relaxation, and inspiration.
Several hometown heroes, including LA Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, were on hand at The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills on Monday, November 5, as Chai Lifeline West Coast celebrated 18 years of providing social, emotional, and financial support to children and families suffering from pediatric illness or loss at its annual Legacy of Hope Gala.