Avrahom Joseph, a board member of Yeshiva Meon Hatorah, maintains an active presence in his Lakewood, New Jersey community. Avrahom Joseph supports a wide array of community and charitable organizations, including Chai Lifeline, an organization that helps children who are seriously ill have the happiest and most normal childhood possible.
Chai Lifeline offers a wide range of free family-centered programs and services to the communities it serves. Camp Simcha is just one of Chai Lifeline’s many programs. Every summer, 400 children are welcomed to Camp Simcha, a medically supervised overnight camp designed for children who are battling blood disorders or cancer. The organization also operates Camp Simcha Special for children with debilitating chronic conditions.
Camp Simcha is located on 125 acres in New York’s Catskill Mountains, and children and teens in all treatment stages are allowed to attend. Campers can participate in activities such as talent shows, helicopter rides, arts and crafts, and adaptive sports. Every camper has their own counselor to make sure they get the most out of their time at Camp Simcha and away from hospital rooms.