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Ride 4 Ouri

Jacques Cohen | NEW YORK, NY

Jacques Cohen

This summer, I am riding Bike4 Chai in Ouri's memory for the one year comemoration of his passing.
Ouri Yaakov Yedidia Ben Chasiba Joelle, My Brother In-law, (Rakel's brother) was born after hours of difficult delivery and lack of oxygen. This resulted in him being a special need child and then a special need man. He suddenly passed away the night of the 20th of Tamuz two weeks ago at age 26 after living all his life at his parents home and in their care with mesirus nefesh, my in-laws Rabbai and rebbetsten Ephraim Sabbah.

I though it would be very meaningful to ride in his memory and raise money in his memory for this wonderful organization. Although he lived in Jerusalem and has never directly benefitted from Chai lifeline programs, many hundreds of challenged children and families benefit every year from their wonderful work.

Bike4Chai is an exhilarating 100-mile cycling event benefiting the children and families of Chai Lifeline. Every mile I ride and every dollar I raise will help support more than two-dozen essential programs for more than 6,000 children and families confronting pediatric illness, crisis, and loss. These services include counseling and case management, meals delivered to hospitals and homes, transportation to medical appointments, emergency financial assistance, insurance advocacy, i-Shine afterschool programming, Big Brothers/Sisters, Project Chai crisis intervention, and Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, Chai Lifeline’s flagship medically-supervised summer programs.

Life for a child with cancer, disability, or other serious illness is grueling. From the moment of diagnosis, Chai Lifeline’s dedicated staff and volunteers are there to provide joy, hope, and unparalleled care throughout the turbulent medical journey.

My objective is to raise $50,000, and I hope you will help me reach this goal. All donations are 100% tax-deductible. 

Please contribute generously to this important cause by clicking on the donate button now.
On behalf of the children of Chai Lifeline, thank you for your support.

Jacques Cohen

PS. For more information regarding this ride please visit

Rider Map


Ouri a couple of weeks before his passing

What a climb!


raised of $50,000 goal


1. Jacques And Rakel Cohen
In memory of Yaakov Yedidia ben Chasiba Joelle Leilui Nishmaso
2. Mary Gerdts
3. Daniel Erber
4. Sander And Tracy Gerber
5. Mark Casaburi At Your Service Staffing
Jacques- Way to go!!!!! Best of luck raising money for the children of Chai Lifeline.
6. U Street Parking, Inc.-Yared Tesfaye
Member of

Team Lakewood


Fundraising History

Total Amount Raised since 2021
raised in 2021
32 donors