Chai Lifeline Lakewood is Family – by Rabbi Sruli Fried, MSW, Regional Director

Chai Lifeline Lakewood was established nearly two decades ago by Rabbi Simcha Scholar, a man whose dream was to assist our communities whose families are stricken by serious illness, rachmana litzlan, by enveloping them in the warmth and care for which Chai Lifeline is renowned. Rabbi Mordechai Gobioff assembled a small but determined team with an unassuming presence in an equally small and modest town.Today, the dream remains the same. However, Lakewood’s extraordinarily explosive growth has led to a corresponding increase in the kehilla’s needs. Chai Lifeline is now tasked with preserving our vision as we expand to meet the constantly changing demands of the country’s fastest-growing frum community and the nation’s largest pediatric hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.Like all families, ours has grown considerably over the course of many years. Like all families, we strive to keep our members closely linked as our numbers and services multiply.A family requires housing, and that’s Chai Lifeline’s newest mission: to provide Lakewood families with a state-of-the-art center to accommodate developing needs like therapy and counseling, after-school programming, special activities, daycare, educational centers, music, and art that mitigate the impact of illness and crisis.While we plan for the years to come, we daven that our services will no longer be needed with the imminent arrival of Mashiach, b’meheira biyameinu.——————————An open letter from a Chai Lifeline parent:את אחי אנכי מבקש בעד המוסד הקדוש חי lifeline. הנה באתי בשורות אלו להביע קצת מעומק הלב מאותם הימים של גם כי אלך בגיא צלמות כאשר החושך יכסה לבנו וערפל יכסה עינינו ואז בקע אור שדחה הרבה מן החושך ואין לתאר עלי גליון גדול המעשים הנשגבים אשר הם עושים לסייע בעת צר ומצוק ואין דבר גדול או קטן למעלה מהם והם נותנים חיים ומנוחה בעת אשר הים זועף וסוער והם כפשוטו ממש lifeline . It is impossible to put on paper and to explain the help and assistance that this organization does for a family during its most difficult times.It will be a great חיזוק for myself and the many other families who unfortunately got to see firsthand the היילעגע work that Chai Lifeline does, by attending their Dinner at Ateres Chana tonight at 8:30.Yosef Aryeh Stein———–The Chai Lifeline Annual Reception will be taking place tonight, Wednesday, July 11th at Ateres Chana Hall (Bais Faiga). Buffet dinner 8:30pm followed by program at 10:00pm. For Men and Women.


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There are 2 Comments to "Chai Lifeline Lakewood is Family – by Rabbi Sruli Fried, MSW, Regional Director"

  • Beloved friend says:

    Reb Yosef aryeh is mamish a good yid and he told me the stuff that chai lifeline did for him is while his kid was sick is amazing and any family going thru a hard time shld look at r Yosef aryeh who also went thru a hard time and is still a happy strong person!! To all those yidden going thru tough times stay strong

  • Tov Shachein Karav says:

    R’ Yosef Areye and the mishpcha are taka true role models for all in any matzav.
    Thank you for the heart full and well written bakashas ishus above.
    May Klal Yisroel only share in besuros tovos.
    A beneficiary of a true shochen tov.

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