Arizona, California, Colorado,
Nevada Oregon and Washington
“CHAI LIFELINE SAVED MY DAUGHTER’S LIFE”
CHANA BOGATZ NEVER KNEW WHAT
NORMAL CHILDHOOD WAS LIKE.
Chana’s life when the girl’s health took a turn for Throughout this
the worse. Yehudis and Chana returned to Palo Alto process, Chai Lifeline
Born with a serious renal disease, she received her for several months. As volunteers looked for ways to
ﬁrst kidney transplant before she was a year old. brighten the lives of mother and daughter, Yehudis was our family. We
The transplant wasn’t completely successful, but it got the devastating news that Chana’s kidney was never felt like we
gave the infant precious time to grow and the hope failing. In order to survive, she would need another were in the hands of
for a better life. transplant. Worse, the high percentage of antibodies
Chana’s illness was so rare that few specialists in her system would make ﬁnding a compatible strangers.
had the expertise to care for the young girl. When donor almost impossible. Her only chance was to
the Bogatz’s found the right doctor, Yehudis and ﬁnd someone who was a perfect match to donate a
Rabbi Mordechai moved their entire family halfway healthy kidney to the girl. When a compatible donor
around the world, from Israel to California. There was not found within her family, Chana’s parents
they met the people who became their second decided to make their search public.
family: the staff and volunteers of Chai Lifeline’s Chai Lifeline’s support during this process
Sohacheski Family Center. proved invaluable to the Bogatz’s, who freely
The Bogatz family ﬁrst settled in Palo Alto, admitted that they could not have navigated the
where Chana received treatment before their move worlds of publicity and medicine without the
to Los Angeles. They became part of the Chai support of regional director Randi Grossman,
Lifeline family immediately. Chanukah and Purim case manager Samantha Sherr and the legions of
were even more joyous now that they were spent volunteers who helped each member of the family
with volunteers and staff who cared about each through the long ordeal.
member’s well being and with new friends also The Bogatz’s were thrown into a medical world
living with illness. The children looked forward they barely understood as the nephrologists caring
to the Chanukah presents and everyone loved the for Chana debated the best course of treatment. Ms.
mishloach manot and other Chai Lifeline touches Grossman and Ms. Sherr, along with staff members
that seemed to say “We’re with you.” from the national ofﬁce, became advocates for
Chai Lifeline became critically important in Chana and her family. “Chai Lifeline accompanied
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9233 w. pico boulevard
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Rabbi Simcha Scholar
executive vice president of chai lifeline
310.274.6331 | 877.374.6331 WITH ITS INTIMATIONS OF FUN and freedom from the rigors of schoolwork,
fax 310.274.6447 summer has always been a special time for our children. Yet, less than twenty years ago,
children with cancer spent their summers remembering how great camp used to be
randi grossman, m.p.h. instead of enjoying it themselves.
Camp Simcha, and later, Camp Simcha Special, returned the magic of summer to
rabbi nachum sauer seriously ill children and teens. This year, four hundred boys and girls from all over the
world had the chance to forget about illness and spend some much-needed time in the
— company of loving counselors and peers living with similar challenges.
national office I am delighted that many of our campers hail from the West Coast. But I am prouder
151 west 30th street of the fact that when they return, the Sohacheski Family Center assures that they and their
new york, ny 10001 families are able to live as normally and happily as possible while ﬁghting the effects of
212.465.1300 | 877.chai-life illness.
fax 212.465.0949 In six years, Chai Lifeline West Coast, Sohacheski Family Center has changed the lives
of hundreds of children and their families for the better. The Center’s many achievements
www.chailifeline.org are possible only because of the time, dedication and contributions of our many friends,
rabbi simcha scholar supporters and volunteers. On behalf of our families, I thank you for all that you’ve done
Executive Vice President and continue to do to bring smiles and joy to children who so dearly need them.
rabbi avrohom cohen
rabbi mordechai gobioff
Director of Client Services
— message from
Chai Lifeline West Coast, Sohacheski Family
Center, is a regional ofﬁce of Chai Lifeline, the Randi Grossman, mph
leading international children’s health support director of chai lifeline west coast
organization, provides emotional, social and
ﬁnancial assistance to seriously ill children and ONCE AGAIN, Chai Lifeline West Coast, Sohacheski Family Center experienced
their families. Its wide network of services includes tremendous growth in the past year. During 2004, more than 900 children and adults
more than two-dozen, free year-round programs received assistance, an increase of 50 percent over 2003.
that provide professional case management, These families came from major cities and small towns, from California and as far east
insurance support services, emotional support, as Colorado. They spanned the socioeconomic index, and the range of their needs was just
social and recreational programs for the entire
about as broad.
family and a variety of family retreat programs.
Chai Lifeline also operates two acclaimed
What they had in common were children who had been born or diagnosed with
camping programs on the Jack and Moishe Horn serious illness. That simple fact has irrevocably changed their lives.
Campus in Glen Spey, New York. Camp Simcha, We at Chai Lifeline also come from many walks of life. What we have in common
named in memory of Dr. Samuel Abraham, and is our desire to help families get past the pain and isolation and learn to live with
Camp Simcha Special, named in memory of Zvi serious illness in its midst. Chai Lifeline could not exist without the extensive network
Dovid Obstfeld, offer extraordinary overnight of volunteers who give so much of themselves to make sure that our patients and their
camp experiences to children with life-threatening families have whatever they need to make it through the long months and years of illness.
or lifelong illnesses. The campus is also the home
of the Stella K. Abraham Family Center. Chai
In that spirit, this issue of Heartbeats is dedicated to everyone who has made our
Family Centers, community-based counseling children a priority in their lives.
centers, Chai House, a “home away from home”
for families of children undergoing treatment If you would like to be part of the magic of Chai Lifeline,
at major medical centers, and an association of
regional ofﬁces and international afﬁliates bring
call (310) 274-6331 or (877) 374-6331 to learn about
Chai Lifeline to families around the corner and sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.
across the globe.
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VOLUNTEERING CHANGES LIVES OF THOSE WHO SERVE
THEY ARE YOUNG AND OLD, parents and Rachel spent several summers at Camp Simcha,
students, men and women. They do everything working in a number of positions. Deborah is in
from driving patients and their parents to medical touch with her campers, and recently saw four of
appointments to bringing happiness into hospitals her young friends at the Sohacheski Family Center’s
through their visits to Chai Lifeline patients. recent Beauty Day, an annual event for seriously ill
Though they come from every walk of life, they girls and their sisters.
have one thing in common: their lives have been “It’s great to see them getting older and growing Volunteering
enhanced by the hours they have dedicated to being up,” Deborah commented. “It’s very inspiring
Chai Lifeline volunteers. to watch my campers develop friendships with made me more
Linda Abraham ﬁrst heard about Chai Lifeline one another. They are not intimidated by their sensitive to others
when her son, Joshua, was ill. Though there was not differences. Instead, they learn from one another
yet a Chai Lifeline ofﬁce on the West Coast, Linda and help each other out.” and grateful for
and her husband, Mark, soon found themselves Aliza Greenbaum, who also served as a volunteer
enveloped in Chai Lifeline’s warmth from afar. coordinator in high school, also cherishes the my own health
Chai Lifeline’s support during Joshua’s illness and memories of her Chai Lifeline days. “Our school
through their bereavement following his death in emphasizes voluntarism and supports our efforts,”
1997 convinced them of the need for a West Coast she said recently. Among the many ways she and
base for Chai Lifeline. Linda and two friends, her fellow volunteers brightened the lives of Chai
Helena Kornwasser Usdan and Marilyn Sohacheski, Lifeline patients was making birthday parties,
worked together to make the dream of Chai Lifeline complete with pizza, presents and homemade
West Coast a reality. birthday cards and being Big Sisters for children
Once Chai Lifeline was established, the entire who needed a bit of extra love and attention to
Abraham family became volunteers and leaders. thrive. Her hospital visits have not only cheered
All ﬁve Abraham children have given untold pediatric patients but allowed parents a few needed
hours to Chai Lifeline’s young patients and their hours of respite.
families. Deborah, Rachel, Raﬁ and Avital Abraham The Abrahams and Aliza were unanimous
organized volunteers in their high schools to act in their declaration that they received much more
as counselors, Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Their than their pediatric charges. “Volunteering with
older brother, Shlomo, is the designated “schlepper.” Chai Lifeline made me more sensitive to others and
He’s delivered food to families, driven families to grateful for my own health, asserted Aliza. “I felt so
appointments and is always ready to make sure good being able to bring joy into children’s lives.”
that event supplies get where “Volunteering has been a very positive
they need to be. experience for all of us. We’ve met
Deborah wonderful people that we would
and never have known. The process
of helping others can be
satisfying,” Mrs. Abraham
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Throughout the Year,
Family Support Brightens
Days & Enhances Lives
Seasons of Respite Completes Third Series
Mothers from across Southern California took some needed time for themselves
four times in the past year when they joined other Chai Lifeline moms for this
year’s Seasons of Respite series.
With its emphasis on body, mind and spirit, Seasons of Respite covers all the
bases. Each of the four days combines discussion and art groups led by Esther
Dreyfuss-Kattan, Ph.D., a psychologist and art therapist, extreme pampering and
a relaxing environment.
Purim Gala Brings “Some mothers drive long distances to attend,” noted Randi Grossman. “The
program not only gives them some much-needed time off but encourages them to
Families Together make time for themselves. Many of the moms have been able to make signiﬁcant
changes in their lives as a result of the program.”
If it’s Adar, this must be Purim. And if it’s Purim,
that means it’s time for the Sohacheski Family
Center’s annual Purim Celebration.
Over 200 Chai Lifeline children and their
Beauty Day Lifts Spirits of
families had a great time at Kanner Hall, which was Moms and Daughters
transformed into a festival of color and mishloach A gaggle of girls (thirty, to be exact) were pampered
manot by Chai Lifeline volunteers studying at Bais to the max during the Sixth Annual Beauty Day in
Yaakov. The festivities included face painting, arcade Beverly Hills.
games, arts and crafts and an inﬂatable basketball Once again, Debbie Bair of Tipperary Children’s
game. Everyone enjoyed the antics of “Kinderbell” Hair Salon opened her business and her heart to our
the Clown, the music of Brad Schacter and an patients, sisters and moms. Delighted giggles could
engaging juggling performance. With lunch donated be heard from the salon, where the youngsters were
by The Pizza Station and a special mishloah manot decorating mirrors and enjoying the attentions of
prepared by the 4th grade students of Pressman volunteer counselors. While the girls had their hair
Hebrew Academy, everyone went home ﬁlled with straightened, braided and coifed, the mothers took
food, laughter and lots of good memories. the opportunity to relax with old and new friends.
Baseball Lifts Spirits at Dodger Day
One hundred Chai Lifeline children, parents and siblings enjoyed a great day at
the ballpark during the Sohacheski Family Centers’ annual Dodger Day last July.
As families gathered in the section reserved exclusively for their use, they were
greeted by the savory odor of scrumptious hot dogs cooked to perfection by Jeff’s
Gourmet Sausages, who once again donated the repast. Following dinner, Chai
Lifeline volunteers passed around goody bags, compliments of Chai Lifeline and
the Los Angeles Dodgers, who also provided the evening’s tickets.
“This is much more than a ball game for our families,” explained Randi
Grossman. Dodger Day is an opportunity for families to catch up and support one
another while making great family memories.”
The evening wound down with the exalted triumph of the winning Dodgers.
Ms. Grossman laughed, “No doubt the cheers of our families spurred our team to
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Circle of Friends
Chai Lifeline West Coast is fortunate to have an exceptional group of community leaders committed to enhancing the lives of our children
and their families. Their generous contributions of time, talent and resources help make the Sohacheski Family Center a leader in providing
innovative programs and services that impart love and hope to our most vulnerable children.
The Circle of Friends currently includes the following families:
Anonymous The Harwit Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Amir Rahaminov
Anonymous Ms. Chavi Hertz Dr. & Mrs. Steven Rothman
Mr. Aaron Abecassis Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Julis Mr. & Mrs. David Salomon
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Abraham Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Kin Mr. & Mrs. Lee Samson
Mr. & Mrs. Allan Dalfen Mr. & Mrs. Igor Korbatov Mr. & Mrs. Sunny Sassoon
Mr. Eric Deutsch Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Kornwasser Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Sassover
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Dorfman Mr. & Mrs. Mark Kornwasser Mr. & Mrs. Alan Schneider
Mr. Simon Elhiani & Mrs. Rita Lewkowicz Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Lubin Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Schlesinger
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Fallas Mrs. Helen Mars Mr. & Mrs. Jaime Sohacheski
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Finder Mr. & Mrs. Gary Mozer Mr. & Mrs. Allan Stern
Mr. & Mrs. Len Fisch Mr. Gary Packman Mr. & Mrs. Steven Usdan
Mr. Robert Flaxman Mr. Jerald Ptashkin Mr. & Mrs. David Zeffren
Emek Hebrew Academy Family Day
Continues Tradition of Giving Brings Hundreds Together
The middle school girls of Emek Hebrew While it may be true for some that people usually don’t visit
Academy-Teichman Family Torah Center in tourist attractions in their own backyard, Chai Lifeline families
Sherman Oaks keep raising the bar for success in eagerly await the opportunity to enjoy Knott’s Berry Farm with
Chai Lifeline’s national Parshathon program. the organization every year.
During last year’s Parshathon, the girls raised The annual Joshua Abraham Memorial Family Day,
almost $35,000 to help send seriously ill children sponsored in memory of a sweet and special boy by his parents,
from our area to Camp Simcha and Camp Sim- Linda and Mark Abraham, was held in late October. While
cha Special, Chai Lifeline’s two amazing summer the park itself is an exciting attraction, families agreed that
camp adventures for seriously ill children. Their the real action took place during lunch. There, munching on
eight-year total has surpassed $200,000. giant subway sandwiches donated by Pico Kosher Deli, the
“The enthusiasm of these girls is group danced with park mascots Snoopy and Charlie Brown
unbelievable,” marveled Randi Grossman. “They to the spirited music of Brad Schachter. Children’s activities and
put more than one hundred percent of themselves drawings by a caricaturist kept young ones happily busy while
into this project. Their chesed and spirit are felt by parents spoke to one another and to Chai Lifeline’s caring staff
our children around the world.” and volunteers.
As they get ready for this year’s Parshathon, “It was lovely to watch the children engaged and happy
and to see parents connecting with others who share similar
we can only say Mazel Tov and good luck to
experiences. Our new families in particular were strengthened
Debbie Eidlitz, Emek’s campaign coordinator,
by the counsel and friendship they received from our veteran
and to the girls of Emek Hebrew Academy.
moms and dads,” said Randi Grossman.
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us to all the meetings. They would drop everything to be a perfect match. Within weeks after Michelle,
to go to the hospital,” said Yehudis. “They helped us a remarkable young woman whom the Bogatz’s
understand what was happening and explained all considered their lifesaver, was found, the transplant
the possibilities.” was performed.
The Bogatz’s created a website to coordinate “Throughout this process, Chai Lifeline was our
the search for donors. Chai Lifeline supplied family. We never felt like we were in the hands of
information to the newspapers and broadcast media strangers. We felt that we were ﬁghting together to
eager to learn more about the little girl, her illness save her life,” Yehudis emphasized.
and her family’s efforts to save her life. CBS News At ﬁve and a half years old, and several months
took a special interest, eventually producing two past her surgery, Chana is a happy little girl catching
stories about the search for kidney donor. up on all she had missed in her young life. She is
Still, a compatible donor could not be found, and learning to eat, something she was never able to do,
Chana’s mother took her daughter to Minneapolis, and her mother reports that she loves taking baths.
where a different transplant team offered hope “With tubes and catheters, she was never able
and a new approach. Yehudis marveled, “We knew to play in her bath. We had to be so careful. Now
nobody in Minneapolis, but Chai Lifeline was when the tub ﬁlls with water, Chana says, ‘All done
there all the time. Someone stayed with us during dialysis.’ She is beginning to see what it is like to be
the evaluation to give us the support we needed.” normal.
Behind the scenes, Chai Lifeline helped ensure “Chai Lifeline did this for her, and for us.
that paperwork was ﬁled, deadlines were met and They understood the medical, the social and the
insurance coverage available. emotional turmoil. They helped everyone in the
CBS News in Minneapolis produced a third family and always kept Chana’s interests at heart.
story on Chana, prompting dozens of phone calls. “Chai Lifeline will always be part of our family.”
This time, one of the proposed donors turned out
Sun Shines on Sukkos Family Extravaganza
AS IF ON CUE, days of cloudy weather gave way to chairs who
bright sunshine for the Sohacheski Family Center’s inspired all
fourth annual Sukkos Family Extravaganza. with their
Over twenty-two hundred Chai Lifeline friends energy and
and supporters from all areas of Southern California dedication.
poured into Scandia Amusement Park, taking “People
advantage of chol hamoed school vacations and the commented
promise of another year of fun for the entire family. about how
Twenty rides for everyone from the youngest children much they loved having the
to the most adventurous thrill-seekers, games opportunity to participate in a wonderful, family-
arcade, batting cages and miniature golf options, friendly activity while supporting Chai Lifeline at
were only the beginning. The sounds of laughter the same time.”
and excitement ﬁlled the park as groups of children The Sukkos Family Extravaganza was
eagerly made their way from ride to ride, munching sponsored by Joseph and Chana Kornwasser in
on cotton candy, chocolate dipped bananas and other memory of Avraham Shmuel Shmaye, a’h; Mark
fun kosher snacks along the way . The music of and Sonia Kornwasser; Aaron and Corinne Kin;
Naftali Finkel of the Shira Orchestra, Brad Schachter Jerry Ptashkin; Twin-Med and Steven and Helena
of Nefesh Music and Ariel Louk in the picnic area Usdan. Corporate sponsors included Custom Quick
set the tone and enhanced the simcha of the day. Sign, R-Bag by Markoff Industries Inc., Sieger
The sights of Sukkos were all around as well: Sieger Sukkahs, and Western Kosher. The Sohacheski
Sukkahs ringed the food court, and participants Family Center thanks the volunteers of Hatzolah,
were continually entering to eat their lunches, relax the Chai Lifeline volunteer coordinators for
and converse with neighbors and friends. this event (Daniel Meir Heyman, Moshe Dov
“It was really the perfect day,” said Helena Hershberg, Daniel Krich, Ari Trainer and Adina
Kornwasser Usdan and Corinne Kin, event co- Altschuler) and the many volunteers who devoted
their time and energy to make this event possible.
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Chai Lifeline Programs & Services
HELPING THE CHILD, THE FAMILY AND THE COMMUNITY
When serious illness strikes a child, the entire family is aﬀected. Chai Lifeline’s extensive
network of free programs and services is designed to help every member of the family cope
during this time of crisis. For assistance, call (310) 274-6331 or (877) 374-6331.
the child t h e Fa m i ly
CAMP SIMCHA CHAI FAMILY CENTERS
IN MEMORY OF DR. SAMUEL ABRAHAM Community-based counseling centers
LOCATED ON THE JACK & MOISHE HORN CAMPUS assist children and parents dealing
The foremost kosher summer camp for youngsters with serious illness in the
with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. immediate family.
CAMP SIMCHA SPECIAL ADVOCACY AND CASE
IN MEMORY OF ZVI DOVID OBSTFELD MANAGEMENT
LOCATED ON THE JACK & MOISHE HORN CAMPUS Immediate help, information
A magical, medically supervised camping and support to locate physicans
experience for children with serious chronic and and appropriate treatment centers.
STELLA K. ABRAHAM
ARI ADLER ADVENTURES IN ART
A new way for children to use art to acknowledge
LOCATED ON THE JACK & MOISHE HORN CAMPUS
t h e c om m u n i t y
and express their feelings about living with illness. A physical and emotional “time-out” from PROJECT CHAI
the grueling routine of serious illness for families. (CHIZUK, HEALING & INTERVENTION)
H.E.L.P. — HOMEBOUND EDUCATIONAL Community-based teams of professionals and
LEARNING PROGRAM ANNUAL WINTER RETREAT trained volunteers assist families, schools, camps
In-home and in-hospital tutoring in Jewish studies Three days of peer and professional support and community groups during the first hours, days
for children, ages 5-18. and renewal for parents and children. and weeks following a tragedy, crisis or the death
INSURANCE SUPPORT SERVICE of child or young parent.
HEART-TO-HEART This service assists patients in the processing THE COLBURN & SOBEL FAMILIES
“Big brothers” and “big sisters” maintain ongoing of health insurance claims and reimbursements. CHILDREN’S FUND
relationships with seriously ill youngsters. A very special initiative to maintain and expand
GIFT OF SUNSHINE FUND ongoing Chai Lifeline programs.
THE HARTMAN FAMILY
FOUNDATION WISH AT THE WALL A program to provide children and their families BRYNA FERTIG VOLUNTEER
A project of Chai Lifeline Midwest. A spiritually with “a gift of sunshine and hope” while they TRAINING PROGRAM
reinvigorating trip to Israel for teens who are at fight illness and despair. Special workshops and training sessions introduce
least one-year post-treatment. new volunteers to Chai Lifeline goals, practices
BERNICE RIMBERG “OUR SIBS”
(SPECIALLY IMPORTANT BROTHERS AND SISTERS) and philosophies
MEMORIAL LENDING LIBRARY OurSibs activities give brothers and sisters the
extra attention they need to thrive in a difficult MARY AND MORTIMER GREENSTEIN
Books of Jewish interest are provided to MEMORIAL FUND
hospitalized and homebound children and to environment.
A new initiative to help Chai Lifeline meet the
Camp Simcha’s library. DONALD ALAN HARRIS HEALING challenges of caring for the growing number of
JOAN & SHAEL BELLOWS FAMILY DAY HEARTS BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM families who need assistance.
A project of Chai Lifeline Midwest. Kids and Healing Hearts encompasses several innovative
families spend an exciting day at Six Flags Great approaches to help parents and siblings cope with
America amusement park. the loss of a beloved family member.
SHIMMY GOLUB GRANT-A-WISH/ ANN & PINKY SOHN FUND
WEINGARTEN WISHATHON FUND This special fund helps alleviate the financial
The wishes of seriously ill children are burden of catastrophic illness by providing
granted through these two programs. money for a wide variety of non-
medical expenses resulting from
DISNEY WORLD TRIP a child’s illness.
SPONSORED BY THE OHR MEIR DAVID J. & DINA LIPINS
FOUNDATION HONEY & DAVID BERGER PUBLICATIONS
Each year, a group of seriously ill FUND Chai Lifeline publications include children’s
children spend four days A critical safety net that enables families magazines, collections of prayers for times of
in America’s most famous to function despite the financial strain illness, a volunteers’ manual, manual for educators
wonderland. caused by a child’s illness. and Heartbeats, Chai Lifeline’s news publications.
THE JOSEPH & ELSIE BERNARD & LUCILLE KATZ 6XCHAI VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
LISTHAUS CHAILINK CHAILINE TELEPHONE Six ways for volunteers to make a difference in the
PROGRAM SUPPORT GROUPS lives of children and families.
Video-teleconferencing links Parents find support and
counseling via telephone support HONEY ENGEL SPECIAL TOY DRIVE
hospitalized or homebound Community toy drives collect toys to distribute to
children to classrooms, groups that connect them with
other parents of seriously homebound and hospitalized children during the
teacher and friends. Chanukah season.
ill children and a qualified
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Helping the Child, the Family and the Community
SOHACHESKI FAMILY CENTER
9233 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035
151 W. 30th Street, New York, NY 10001