11 Jan Chai Blog: Miriam Leibowitz

[caption id="attachment_3254" align="alignright" width="460"] Team Alt 2017 from Left to Right: Sonya Kaplan, Mordechai Rothman, Executive Director of Chai Lifeline Canada, Eli Leibowitz, Team Captain, Gitta Leibowitz, Miriam Leibowitz, Aviva Leibowitz and Yona Leibowitz[/caption] As Team Lifeline Canada's Program Manager it so humbling for me to...

Read More

04 Jan Chai Blog: Sara Blum

If Music be the food of love, play on - William Shakespeare People who plan events for a living have specific skills needed to keep it all running smoothly – the organization, attention to detail, the calm demeanor, ability to multitask, even the vision…As it turns...

Read More

21 Dec Chai Blog: Riki Drazin

As we put away our menorahs and finish the week of Chanuka, we can all agree that this time of year is beautiful. Whether it's the delicious food we ate, the parties we attended, or just the joyous feeling in the air, there is definitely...

Read More

18 Dec The Faces of Hope

Chai Lifeline Honours Dr. Michael Apkon, President & CEO of SickKids, Toronto [caption id="attachment_3164" align="aligncenter" width="800"] From L-R: Rabbi Simcha Scholar, Dr. Michael Apkon MBA, MD, PhD & Rabbi Mordechai Rothman MA[/caption] The partnerships that Chai Lifeline builds with hospitals around the world provide crucial support that...

Read More

14 Dec Chai Blog: Teddy Lubimzev

We all know the miracles of Chanukah; the military victory of the Maccabees and the miracle of the oil that should have lasted one day but stayed burning for eight. But there was another miracle not many people know or talk about that took place...

Read More

11 Dec Chai Blog: Stu Guttman

We all know the miracles of Chanukah; the military victory of the Maccabees and the miracle of the oil that should have lasted one day but stayed burning for eight. But there was another miracle not many people know or talk about that took place...

Read More

04 Dec Chai Blog: Finding Peace

Finding Peace I finally feel at peace. It has now been 2 and a half years since I lost my husband Matthew to cancer. This past month is always one of the hardest, as we would have celebrated our 12-year wedding anniversary. Of course, I miss him...

Read More

13 Nov Chai Blog: Maureen Leshem

I didn’t find Chai Lifeline…. Chai Lifeline found me. In different places, by a host of different characters over a period of several years, I heard this name Chai lifeline, mentioned, praised and discussed, without giving much thought to what it even meant. Until one day...

Read More

06 Nov Chai Blog: Jen Gelberger

The Toronto branch of Chai Lifeline Canada has four case managers (including myself), who each carry a full caseload. Every day one of the case managers goes down to Sick Kids to visit our clients, whether they are inpatient, in for outpatient chemo/treatment or in...

Read More

23 Oct Chai Blog: Dina Benayon

This summer I had the opportunity to chaperone our 4th annual Penina's Helping Hand trip to Disney World. Penina’s Helping Hand is the division of Chai Lifeline Canada dedicated to kids of parents who are critically ill or who have passed away. Although the trip...

Read More