Issue 2  I  April 2016
Chai Notes
Our quarterly newsletter to keep you informed and updated about Chai Lifeline Canada.

We're very excited to announce a new addition to our team. Rick Todd has joined our Board of Directors and will be leading our outreach and fundraising initiatives. With a career in marketing and sales, we're sure Rick will make a huge contribution in 2013 and beyond.

We're very excited to present to you our second edition of Chai Lifeline Canada's newsletter Chai Notes. Exciting things have been happening at The Donald Berman Chai Lifeline Canada. We recently kick started our building  campaign at this years Sing for the Children benefit concert. 

On behalf of Rabbi Mordechai Rothman the staff and Board of Directors of Chai Lifeline Canada, we'd like to wish you and your family and very Happy and Healthy Passover. 
Sing for the Children 9
"Let the music flow to our hearts and enriched our soul" 
Courtesy of Kayla Boyle Photography
Our 9th annual Sing for the Children concert was a smashing success and we are continuing to receive 5 star reviews. With over 1600, in attendance we laughed and cried reminiscing of childhood favourites that warmed our soul, whic left memories to last us for quite sometime. 

To see our full video presentation honouring Rabbi Korobkin, please click here.
To see more pictures from our concert album, please click here
Camp Lifeline, a safe haven for kids with fragile immune systems and complex medical needs.
 
Camp Lifeline is back for its second summer! Camp Lifeline is a Chai Lifeline Canada program born out of a recognized need for local specialized daytime programming for clients who could not attend regular summer camps due to complex medical needs or due to an increased risk of contracting infection.

For two weeks a year Camp Lifeline aims to provide a unique camping experience filled with much needed opportunities to play, laugh and grow in a supportive environment tailored specifically for them.  With increased infection control measures, one to one staffing and onsite medical supervision- campers aged 4-6 years old are provided with the chance to create long lasting childhood memories and generate meaningful community experiences in the summer along with their siblings and peers. 


Chai Lifeline Canada Welcomes Sara Blum
Sara Blum - Case Manager
We're very excited to announce a new addition to Chai Lifeline Canada.   Sara joins the  Chai Lifeline  team bringing many years of experience working with children and their families in Israel and the United States.  Her background as an art therapist and educator have made the transition to Case Manager a seamless one.  Her passion for guiding children towards a fulfilling, purposeful and satisfying life, and her creative use of recreational projects, have made her popular with our kids and parents alike.  "I'm humbled and honored to be able to meet these children and their families at the most difficult time of their life, and to be welcomed in and trusted to be a partner in their journey and healing", said Sara. We here at Chai are honoured to have Sara on board and we're sure Sara will make a huge contribution and impact in 2016 and beyond.



Chai Lifeline Canada is excited to announce our new partnership with ECHOage! ECHOage is an online invitation platform with a charitable twist. Click the image to read more. 

Why ECHOage?

1)  Because the perfect gift is hard to find (now matter how hard you try).

2) Because it's easy, effortless and takes almost no time to set up.

3)  Because giving back feels great!                        


We're currently in the planning stages of our Annual Fall Event. This has historically been one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, and we could always use more help. To learn more about how you can volunteer, please email Rick Todd at email@constantcontact.com.