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: Rabbi Mordechai Rothman

One of the main reasons Chai Lifeline Canada started a blog is to take the expertise that exists within our organization and make it relevant to the general community. With that in mind I would like to share an idea that I think is profound and is directly related to my responsibilities as executive director. … Read more

Thank You for Being Our Guest

Last week in Montreal, we held an advanced screening of the new Beauty and the Beast movie. Over 30 of our families came out, in the snow, to see Disney’s remake of the classic musical. It really was an amazing program; we treated our families to Pizza, Popcorn, Soda and as a final touch, each … Read more

ChaiSpotlight: Riki Drazin

Hi my name is Riki Drazin and I am the case manager at Chai Lifeline Canada’s Montreal office. As I am not the first blogger on this page, I am sure you all know about the great work Chai Lifeline does for others. Today I would like to take this opportunity to introspect and recognize … Read more

ChaiSpotlight: Nechama Markovic

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Hi! I’m Nechama and I am one of the Volunteer and Event Coordinators at the Toronto office. A question I often hear from well meaning members of the community, usually goes something like this. “I know Chai Lifeline is an amazing organization, but what do you guys ACTUALLY do?”. So, I’ve decided to dedicate my … Read more

ChaiSpotlight: Chevy Freund

Hi, I’m Chevy the Montreal Volunteer Coordinator. This blog is for each and every one of my volunteers because without them there would be no me!! Volunteers are the heart of Chai Lifeline, they are the ones that make everything we do possible, they choose to give of their time their love and amazing energy, … Read more

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