Chaiyanu’s Mission

Since 1999, Chaiyanu’s mission has been to restore the light of childhood to children whose innocence ended when life-threatening or lifelong illness was diagnosed.

Through innovative programming, Chaiyanu addresses the emotional, social, and financial needs of seriously ill children, their families, and communities. This enables the restoration of normalcy to family life, and better enables families to withstand the crises and challenges of serious pediatric illness.


Your generous donation has a direct impact on the services, programs and financial support that each child and their family receive from Chaiyanu. May your kindness and sensitivity be a blessing for you and your family for the best of health and long life.



Activities to support the children

  • Volunteers with the child whenever needed
  • Tutorials
  • Computer technology to assist with a wide range of needs
  • Birthdays
  • "Camp Simcha" ̶ two weeks of recreation in the United States

Activities to support the parents

  • Legal counsel
  • Medical and emotional counseling
  • Group and individual support
  • Family fun days
  • Adult Volunteers “Parents For Parents”

IN the Spring of 1999, Rabbi Yaakov Pinsky was asked to find funding to send 50 Israeli children to Camp Simcha in New York for two weeks. These children had been given the frightening diagnoses of cancer and Camp Simcha would provide them with the summer fun and excitement they desperately needed, while tending to all the details of their medical needs.

After a spectacular time, where the children were able to temporarily forget about their fears, Rabbi Pinsky was distressed by the realization that these children, and close to 400 others and their families, are alone in their battle with cancer for the remaining 50 weeks of the year. These families are suddenly overwhelmed and find it exceedingly difficult to continue in their daily lives in light of the devastating news.