Chai Challenge

What is The Chai Challenge?

Are you ready to make a difference?

The Chai Challenge is The Fellowship's one-of-a-kind fundraising adventure committed to feeding, mentoring, and providing clothing for Israel's most vulnerable people!

The Challenge is not a run, not a race, not an obstacle course. The Chai Challenge is about self. It is about challenging your personal faith journey. It is about challenging yourself, with others to make a difference in the lives of needy children. Are you ready to make a difference?

Here are two ways you can sign up to participate:

1. As an individual
   a. Sign up on the Chai Challenge website as a Virtual Participant
2. As a team
   a. Decide if you will lead a group as a Team Captain. or if you will be participating as a Participant of a team.

   *Note: If you have a large team of more than 10-15 people (ie. a church or school), you can set yourself up as an Ambassador. where you will then designate Team Captains to their teams. This is great for youth groups or ministry groups to set up multiple teams to compete.

After registering your role as an individual or as part of a team, now you simply ask people to support you! Get online, spread the word on your social media platforms and raise funds for those who desperately need our help.

Our Work - How We Will Change Lives!

Backpacks - Including Clothing Cards


Over 1.7 million Israelis live below the poverty line. And almost a quarter of these are children!

For families who face the daily struggle to make ends meet, items like new clothes, backpacks, school supplies, and sport activities are considered "luxury items". You can change all this by setting a Chai Challenge goal to raise funds and save lives.

Join us in raising vital funds for clothing cards and backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need throughout the Holy Land.

Let's Get Started

Register Online

Register an Event

Be an Ambassador by organizing a Chai Challenge at your school, church or workplace!

Join or Form a Team

Team Captains and Participants

Register as a Participant

Unable to join an event or team? No problem. Sign up today as a Virtual Participant

If you have already registered as a participant but would like to become a Team Captain, please send an email with your name and TEAM NAME. We will send you a notification when complete.

Make It Your Own

Pick the program you are going to fundraise for.
If you need help, be sure to check out the resources below.

Campaign Progress




$3,460.00 Raised so far!

Change Champions

In Hebrew, the word "chai" (pronounced "hi") means life. Becoming a "Change Champion" with the Chai Challenge tells others that your faith supports life. It tells others you want to become a change agent. By becoming a "Change Champion" you are demonstrating your gratitude for life by sharing what you well as challenging others...for those who have far less.

Are you ready? Together, along with 1000's across Canada – Let's Change Lives!

Top 10 Participants

  1 -  Mark Climie-Elliott ($1,800.00)
  2 -  Gayle Webster ($850.00)
  3 -  John Hayward ($360.00)
  4 -  Sara Brown ($350.00)
  5 -  Jacqueline Gotwalt ($100.00)
  6 -  Jordanna Hayward ($0.00)
  7 -  Jordanna Hayward ($0.00)
  8 -  Sabrina Wong ($0.00)
  9 -  Carrie Holden ($0.00)
  10 -  Rochelle Hayward ($0.00)

Top 10 Teams

  1 -  Cantastic ($2,250.00)
  2 -  Gayle's Team ($850.00)
  3 -  Team Archdut ($360.00)

Tools & Resources

Boost your fundraising with these easy tips and tools


For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact John Hayward at

About Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

rabbi Yechiel

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, president and founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews® of Canada, has devoted the past 27 years to building bridges of cooperation between Christians and Jews and together supporting Israel and Jews in desperate need throughout the world. He is recognized as the world's leading Jewish authority on evangelical Christians.

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