In an historic announcement, two exceptional chesed organizations have entered into a partnership for the future operation of “Chaiyenu”.
Chaiyenu is a renowned and respected organization that is involved with the well-being of children from challenged homes. It creates an environment where these children can get together in an atmosphere of joy and happiness; something which is often missing from their lives. The Chaiyenu staff works with these children to put a smile on their faces and contentment in their hearts. The Chaiyenu program gives specialized attention to these children through exciting afternoon and weekend group activities. On Chol Hamoed and during other special occasions, they offer fun, yet structured and nurturing activities, such as special gatherings and trips. The counselors at Chaiyenu give these children a feeling of security that there is someone who cares about them.
Chaiyenu was founded and funded under the auspices of Mishkan Yecheskel, an umbrella organization for numerous chesed endeavors run by the noted askan Reb Yecheskel Kauftheil.
Bikur Cholim of Boro Park is a long-established and respected organization and has a variety of programs that assist the heimishe community, including its Family Crisis Intervention Program, which deals with some of the same issues as Chaiyenu by enhancing the lives of children from families that are in crisis.
In an effort to grow and enhance the Chaiyenu program, and to utilize Bikur Cholim’s expertise in this field, Mishkan Yecheskel and Bikur Cholim have agreed to partner in the future development of Chaiyenu and coordinate its activities with similar activities at Bikur Cholim.
“This is an unbelievable opportunity for Chaiyenu to grow to greater heights and to continue to help those children in our community who desperately need this type of assistance”, according to Reb Yecheskel Kauftheil.
“We are thrilled at this partnership and we believe that the children of Boro Park will be the ultimate beneficiaries. Both Chaiyenu and Bikur Cholim will immeasurably benefit from this relationship. We are looking at additional potential opportunities of this sort”, said Chaim Schoenblum, President of Bikur Cholim.
(YWN Desk – NYC)