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Activities for the children of Chaiyanu and their families Activities and fun days 

 

Throughout the year, we produce various events for the children and their families. In the next section, you can keep up to date with all the existing activities.

Stay updated in the ‘EVENTS’ section on specific event dates and details or check with our coordinators and our National Service volunteers. 
The hope tour

The hope tour

An exhilarating trip to South Africa for 11 crazy days full of attractions, adventures and endless gifts and treats!  

A winter camp in north of Israel

A winter camp in north of Israel

A XNUMX day trip up north where days are filled with adventures, excursions, visits to tourist centres, a trip to Mount Hermon and more!

Fun days on Jewish holidays

Fun days on Jewish holidays

A XNUMX day trip up north where days are filled with adventures, excursions, visits to tourist centres, a trip to Mount Hermon and more!

Camp Joy USA

Camp Simcha in the USA

Every year Chaiyanu sends more than 50 children from Israel to Camp Simcha in the mountains of New York for an unforgettable experience

The Big Brother/Sister Program

The Big Brother/Sister Program

The Big Brother/Sister program lends a loving hand and an attentive ear whenever needed. Volunteers stay in frequent contact with the child assigned to them and also serve as a vital link between the child and the Chaiyanu organization.

Queen for the day

Queen for the day

Chaiyanu has developed a unique program for our heroic mothers! ‘Queen for a day’ is a carefree day to enjoy some relaxation and pampering – an emotional facelift so that you can deal with difficult challenges ahead.

Illuminating a wish - Hanukkah operation

Illuminating a wish - Hanukkah operation

Operation Hanukkah: As Hanukkah approaches, the volunteers of Chaiyanu spread out amongst all the oncology departments in Israel’s hospitals filling in present requests with all the sick children – each child requests whatever he or she desires.

The Jerusalem Marathon

The Jerusalem Marathon

the volunteers and children of Chaiyanu run in the Jerusalem Marathon and raise money to help and support the children of Chaiyanu and their families.

Special wigs

Special wigs

The Chaiyanu Association provides beautiful, personalized wigs to all its children who suffer from illness or treatments that cause them to lose their hair.

Melava Malka

Melava Malka

During the winter months, a weekly musical evening where the volunteers get together and go to one of the childrens houses and play music and sing until the early hours of the morning with the family.

Timeout

Timeout

Experienced volunteers are willing to take your place, day or night, any day of the week, over Shabbatot or Chagim to stay bed-side with your child in the hospital or at home when you need a helping hand.

Hospital Visits

Hospital Visits

A special unit of volunteers visit the childrens ward of Israeli Hospitals every week equipped with games, arts and crafts and a variety of fun activities. Volunteers distribute fresh fruit and home baked cookies to the children, their parents and the medical staff to illicit smiles, hope and breath life into the department.

Additional activities Among our services you will also find

Counseling Services for Parents and Family Members:

In these difficult times, support and counseling services will be available to you via phone or Chaiyanu’s community based counseling centers. Experiences psychologists and health care professionals will help you cope with the situation and provide you with ongoing support and encouragement.

Family coordinators

Each family is assigned an experienced and professional family coordinator who serves as a liaison to Chaiyanu. The family coordinator will organise for you to receive Chaiyanu’s various services as well as assist you in obtaining additional community based services.

Financial Support:

Chaiyanu runs a support fund to finance travel expenses for trips to hospitals, treatment centers and medical clinics. In addition, the organization helps fund non-medical expenses incurred by the child’s illness.

Frank Kotnicki's Chess Corner

Chaiyanu invites you to participate in an amazing project to enrich hospital visits with chess lessons and tournaments.

Learn more about the project

To support the project

Game room

Chaiyanu has created a place where the sick children and their siblings can escape their troubles and play for hours with advanced gaming technology in their own room which also includes pool, ping pong and soccer tables. There is also a Jamboree for ages 6 months and older.

Loan Library:

Chaiyanu helps organizing the loan of video players, books and computers for children that are bedridden at home or at the hospital for entertainment. Educational and story-telling tapes can also be obtained in a variety of subjects for viewing and listening.