Season 2

In order to know where you’re going, you need to know where you’ve been. In this season 2 opening for On Air with Chai, we speak with Craig Fried, the former Chai Lifeline Canada Development Director and Mordechai Rothman Executive Director of Chai Lifeline Canada about how it all began.

Rabbi Korobkin’s faith is tested when his child is diagnosed with a brain tumor. How does he continue to lead his community? Through an awe-inspiring conversation, he shares his transformative journey, offering insights into his steadfast belief and newfound perspective.

Camp Simcha & Camp Simcha Special, led by Ari Dembitzer and Rivky Schwartz, create unforgettable summer experiences for children battling chronic illnesses. Non-stop activities, camaraderie, and the joy of singing and dancing. They foster independence, boost self-confidence, and provide a haven for dreams and hopes.



When Maya was diagnosed with the rare 1:1,000,000 syndrome, Axenfeld Rieger syndrome, her mother Jana Popliger found herself in uncharted territory. With no one to turn to, Jana became an expert in her daughter’s condition. Maya’s story is truly awe-inspiring as she embraces life.

From being diagnosed with Hodgkins disease at 22, attending Camp Simcha and  becoming a Dr in Psychology, Dr. Cheryl Book is now the Director of Family Services in New York, helping families get through the hardest times of their lives. 


When facing a health crisis, it’s very easy to give up and fall apart. In this case, Sisi stated, “I was just born positive.” So positive that when she was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 3, Sisi and her mom Galit turned this negative into a positive. Running through Philadelphia, eating lots of great food and even crashing a wedding photo session. Listen today to hear this uplifting story.


 In this enlightening conversation with Dr. James Whitlock from SickKids Toronto, we explore the current landscape of cancer treatment for children and discover groundbreaking research that is revolutionizing pediatric oncology. 

Embark on an inspiring journey with Rivka Buchbinder, a beacon of resilience who triumphed over cancer not once, but three times, starting at the tender age of 12. Rivka’s unwavering determination and transformative mindset shift in the face of adversity are an awe-inspiring testament to the indomitable human spirit. Listen today!

Discover the profound impact of play therapy on children’s emotional well-being in a captivating episode of “On Air with Chai.” Join us as we delve into the invaluable insights shared by Yossi Turpin, a skilled Play Therapist from Chai Lifeline Canada.

Delve into an engaging episode of “On Air with Chai” and explore the inspiring journey of Karen and her daughter, Jessica, as they navigate the challenges of a Low grade glioma-astrocytoma brain tumor diagnosis. Join us as we delve into the transformative power of accepting help during times of crisis.

Mental health has garnered significant attention, especially since the onset of COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns. We aim to explore the contributing factors to mental health challenges, effective strategies for managing them, and the support available for those in need.