By Avrohom Wagner
I Came to Support but I was Uplifted
When I was invited to attend Chai4ever's Chol Hamoed Pesach Day of Fun and Adventure at The Funplex in Mount Laurel, NJ, I thought it would be a waste of my time. As a close friend of a Chai4ever family, I am well acquainted with the great work Chai4ever does for families suffering from parental illness, and I know all about the events they hold for them; what could I possibly gain from actually seeing one?
From the moment I walked through the door I began
“I wanted to thank you, even though it's hard to thank you enough for such an awesome day! Unlimited rides and games is every kid's dream and that dream became a reality today!! Cancer adds a lot of worries to life but one thing I didn't have to worry about was planning a fun Chol Hamoed trip. I didn't even have to worry about taking enough food. You took care of everything and it was absolutely amazing!! It was a day we will all always remember. Thank you,”I wanted to thank you even though
For hundreds of families overburdened with the troubles of parental illness and treatment, making Pesach seems impossible. Chai4ever has taken the load of preparing for Yom Tov away from them, making Pesach happen for families with a mother or father suffering from a serious illness. "Simply cleaning and preparing is not enough. At Chai4ever, we strive to make every family feel like kings and queens, despite living with illness,” says Mrs. Leah Nadler, a Chai4ever Case Manager. Chai4ever carries out chores with as much enthusiasm and joy as they devote to their world-class Pesach
Seriously ill patients and their families enjoyed an Adar to remember with Chai4ever’s joyous and spirited Purim programming. “Adar can be a time of despair and isolation for families who can’t embrace the joyous spirit of Purim,” explained Rabbi Shmuel Zaks, Executive Vice President and Founder of Chai4ever. “Our goal during this time was not only to relieve our children and families' pain, but to bring back the simcha and energy that leads to emotional and physical healing.”
Hundreds of children kicked off an exciting Purim season at Chai4ever's spectacular Pre-Purim Carnival. Amidst the frenzy
New York – Emotions ran high Sunday at the Inspirational Evening to Celebrate and Benefit Chai4ever as hundreds of members of the Monsey community, led by their rabbonim, came together in support of this vital organization. The event, held at the home of Warren and Amy Katzman, was attended by community leaders from every Monsey neighborhood. Attendees enjoyed a high-end wine tasting from Baron Herzon Wineries and an exclusive performance by singer Mendy J.
Rabbi Shmuel Zaks, Executive Vice President and founder of Chai4ever, explained the unfortunate reality that families face when a parent is