ChaiBlog: Milestones

People ask me how I find the courage to go on after Matthew passed away. Sometimes, it’s easy for me to get caught up in the everyday routine. We’ve had a wonderful summer,  the kids loved camp and hanging out with friends. But I woke up the other day with a heavy heart, and I … Read more

Chai Blog: Linsday Frieberg

At Chai Lifeline, we know that family comes first. We offer a holistic approach to supporting our kids, because we know that in a crisis, every member of the family suffers alongside their brother, sister, or child. So, we offer services to serve every member of the family, and each service is unique and tailored … Read more

ChaiBlog: Riki Drazin

I had a remarkable opportunity the other week. Sarah is 11 years old, and had never been to camp before. She’s fighting cancer, and when I broached the subject of Camp Simcha, her parents were skeptical. “Leave us for 2 weeks? You must not know Sarah! She still sleeps in our bed! There’s no way … Read more

Chai Spotlight: Heidi Wilk

My husband Matthew and I worked next door to each other and we often took the subway together, it was our alone time as a couple. We would catch up, vent about delays, or laugh at the often-ridiculous characters that inhabit the TTC. But one ride I will never forget is the one after we … Read more

Montreal Volunteer Appreciation

Chloe told me that volunteering with Chai Lifeline is one of the better decisions she’s ever made. She’s a leader in the Big Sister program, and keeps finding new things that she shares with Maya, her Little Sister. “We’re both really energetic, and love the outdoors, so there’s never a dull moment when I’m with … Read more

Meet our Summer Interns

Welcome to our Toronto Interns (left to right), Dov Sitnik, Zack Babins, Renee Lurie and Levana Ouanounou!

Zack is our PR intern. He loves talking about stories and telling them. His favourite bagel is a Montreal-style sesame seed, and (somewhat) proudly hails from North of Steeles.

Renee and Levana are interning with our Case Management team. Renee is going to medical school in September. She says that working with Chai Lifeline’s families is a great way to prepare for daily life in Pediatrics.

Levana’s favourite city to visit is Jerusalem. She lived there for the last two years and wants to work at Chai Lifeline after volunteering here and seeing the smiles on our families faces.

Dov is our Development intern and is inspired by all the kids he’s met as a Chai Lifeline volunteer. His favourite colour is orange.


ChaiSpotlight: Mordechai Rothman


My name is Mordechai Rothman and I am privileged to be the executive director at the Donald Berman Chai Lifeline Canada. I would like to utilize Chai Lifeline’s new blog to highlight the important work we do here at Chai Lifeline but also to use the various expertise we at Chai Lifeline have cultivated throughout … Read more