Chai Blog: Mordechai Rothman

Making Dreams Come True As the summer season ends, I look toward the new year and would like to take the opportunity to speak about a few of the programs we ran this summer at Chai Lifeline Canada. Since Chai Lifeline Canada celebrated its 10th anniversary this past March at our annual concert, I would … Read more

Chai Blog: Craig Fried

I had the privilege of taking my family to visit Camp Simcha last month and wanted to reflect on our experience. As we approach the Jewish New Year, it provides for an opportunity to look back and truly consider and evaluate all aspects of one’s life and how we have traversed the landscape this past … Read more

Chai Blog: Natasha Koss

When your child gets diagnosed with a critical illness it’s easy to feel like the unluckiest family in the world.You feel alone, lost and afraid. If that is how I feel as an adult can you imagine what a child must feel? Chai Lifeline Canada came into our lives when we really needed hope, love … Read more

ChaiSpotlight: Taly Shewchuk

Camp Simcha is a remedy for happiness. Being a single mother, working full time, with 2 teenage kids, is hard enough. Having to deal with my daughter Kayla’s Thyroid Cancer only adds more challenges to daily life. Kayla was looking forward to Camp Simcha. As soon as we received the email, Kayla was literally jumping … Read more

ChaiSpotlight: Rachel Brown

Hi, My name is Rachel Brown, and I would like to share a bit about how Camp Simcha and Chai Lifeline Canada have successfully impacted me in an immeasurable way. I’ve been involved in Chai Lifeline Canada over the past few years, but last summer I had the chance to go to the happiest place … Read more

ChaiSpotlight: Heidi Wilk

For me and my three children, Father’s Day has morphed into a different kind of celebration. Let me put this into context: Two years ago, my husband Matthew passed away, leaving us heartbroken, hurting, and despite the fact that his prognosis was no surprise, left us devastated. Last year was the first Father’s Day without … Read more

ChaiSpotlight: Nechama Markovic

“The best times in life are usually completely spontaneous.” – Author unknown A few weeks ago, we got a call from an affiliate program of Chai Lifeline New York called ‘Sibs Club’, a program which exclusively services siblings of kids with illness. They were planning a trip for teenage girls to tour Niagara Falls. We … Read more

ChaiSpotlight: Heidi Wilk

I was a widow at 38 years of age. I lost my husband, Matthew after a 7 year battle with brain cancer.  I lost the love of my life and had assumed the role of single mother to my three young children, Brooke now 10, Zachary now 6 and Joshua now 4. Suffice it to … Read more

ChaiSpotlight: Orly Davis

Their motto is Run. Ride. Inspire. and nothing could be more incredibly accurate. We all have busy lives so we make everyday tasks, like exercise, priorities so they find a slot on our daily agenda. Chai Lifeline uses our desire for activity as a tool to get like-minded individuals together in support of a great … Read more