Community, civic leaders Robin and Elliott Broidy to chair Chai Lifeline West Coast ‘Legacy of Hope Gala’

Chai Lifeline event honors Beverly Hills Unified School governing board member Lisa Korbatov, CAA movie agent Stuart Manashil and Nir Seroussi of Sony Music U.S. Latin
(PR NewsChannel) / December 10, 2012 / LOS ANGELES 

Elliott Broidy Chai Lifeline West CoastCivic and business leaders, Robin and Elliott Broidy, will chair the “Legacy of Hope Gala” honoring three outstanding community leaders in the Los Angeles area.

“Chai Lifeline West Coast is fortunate to have the involvement of Robin and Elliott Broidy as dinner co-chairs for our Legacy of Hope Gala,” says Randi Grossman, Chai Lifeline West Coast Director. “They have been supporters since our inception and have enabled our region to grow and help more families every year.”

Since 1987, Chai Lifeline has been restoring normalcy to family life and better enabling families to withstand the crises and challenges of serious pediatric illness. Chai Lifeline programs address the emotional, social and financial needs of seriously ill children, their families, and communities,

“Our goal is to help families make it through a child’s illness, no matter how long that child is sick. We focus on the totality of their needs… the everyday things like food when a child is hospitalized. The need for recreation and fun so that families can have a semblance of life the way it was before illness. Or respite for parents and visitors for children,” says Grossman. “Parents sometimes say that we knew what they needed before they did. That’s how we know we are doing our job.”

The Gala will be held January 16, 2013 at The BookBindery, 8870 Washington Blvd. in Culver City.

The Chai Lifeline West Coast ‘Legacy of Hope Gala’ Honorees

Legacy of Hope Award: Lisa Korbatov, Beverly Hills Unified School District governing board member

“Lisa is the person who runs to help. She is the busiest person I know, yet she is the one who says “Yes” even before she is asked. Every organization needs a Lisa Korbatov to fulfill its mission.”

Distinguished Service Award: Nir Seroussi, General Manager Sony Music U.S. Latin

“When Nir first heard of Chai Lifeline, his response was “What can I do to help?” It is unusual to find someone with so much compassion and love in his heart. There’s no artifice, just a genuine desire to make sick children happier.”

Guest of Honor: Stuart Manashil, movie agent for Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

“Stuart has jumped into this campaign with his whole heart. He is a new friend, but a strong friend. We are building a partnership for the future.”

Dinner Chairs: Robin and Elliott Broidy, Marilyn and Jaime Sohacheski, Helena and Steven Usdan.

Dinner Co-Chairs: Laura Aflalo, Steve Brown, Selma and Len Fisch, Shira Genauer, Chavi Hertz, Ruthie and Hillel Kellerman, Hana and Joseph Kornwasser, Ann and Lee Samson, Janet and David Suber.

“One of our clients said that Chai Lifeline is the yin and the yang of illness. The doctors take care of the child’s medical needs and Chai Lifeline makes sure the spirit is healed. That’s really what we do…make sure that illness doesn’t destroy families,” says Grossman. “Every family is different. That’s why we have a huge toolbox of programs and services to offer.”

For more information about the Chai Lifeline West Coast Legacy of Hope Gala, please visit

Chai Lifeline West Coast  is a regional office of the New York City headquartered, volunteer-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which has affiliates in Canada, England, Israel, and Belgium. Chai Lifeline ensures that ill children are minimally affected by their illness, and brings happiness to their tough childhood. It also creates programs for families so that the child doesn’t feel the impact when a parent or sibling is ill. Chai Lifeline eases the financial burden of devastating illnesses by offering all types of free services to stricken families. Among its signature projects: Camp Simcha, a summer camp for children battling cancer and other hematological illnesses. There’s also Camp Simcha Special, for children with debilitating chronic conditions.

Project C.H.A.I. Crisis Intervention program from Chai Lifeline ensures that children, their parents, teachers, clergy and communities can properly deal with traumatic events. Chai Lifeline often partners with organizations such as Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Arizona’s Aleinu program and Misaskim.

Randi Grossman, MPH
Chai Lifeline West Coast Director
9701 West Pico Blvd., Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA  90035
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