Forever Chai Foundation
The Forever Chai Foundation of Canada’s mission is to give children and their mothers in crisis, the hope and promise of a brighter future by providing funds to assist with their care.
Incorporated, November 16th 2009, the Forever Chai Foundation of Canada (FCFC) is the former ”Canadian Friends of the Shabtai Levi Home” and is a charitable organization with the flexibility to meet changing needs. FCFC reflects both the lifetime responsibility we take upon ourselves as adults to care for future generations, as well as the long-term impact on the life of each young mother and abused, neglected or abandoned child.
The Forever Chai Foundation has a website, www.foreverchai.org and its directors Ellen Goldstein, Marya Grad, Esther Michaels, Cynthia Small and their committee and friends, proudly support the Shabtai Levi Home (SLH)-a non-denominational Emergency/Residential Centre, in Haifa Israel.
On December 4, 2002, the sixth night of Chanukah, the lives of the children at the SLH were made brighter when an evening was arranged by Ellen Goldstein and Joann Gold. Gathered in the beautiful home of Freema and Joe Trager, guests heard the award winning filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici share stories about his success in the film industry and the importance of rescuing Jews worldwide, whether from Ethiopia or the children and mothers at the Shabtai Levi Home.
That evening, Bible studies teacher, Channa Sargon introduced her good friend Nitza Bendor, Director of the Shabtai Levi Home. Channa then shared, with her students and friends, stories of the wonderful work Nitza and her team were providing for the many physically and emotionally abused children in their care, resulting in the launch of the Canadian Friends of the Shabtai Levi Home (CFSLH). Nitza briefed the attendees on the many successes they have had but also her frustration on how much more could be done, if only they had the funds to expand on their dreams.