Chai Lifeline Announces Appointment of Lakewood’s Harav Doniel Neustadt as Morah D’asrah

Chai Lifeline today announced the appointment of HaRav Doniel Neustadt shlita as the official Morah D’asrah and Posek of the organization.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Rav Neustadt to the Chai Lifeline family,” said Rabbi Simcha Scholar, CEO of Chai Lifeline. “Rav Neustadt brings years of experience and insightful halachic expertise to this role and will serve as a valuable resource to our staff, volunteers and families.”

Rav Neustadt is the Rav of Pine River Village in Lakewood, and previously served as the yoshev rosh of the Vaad Harabbonim of Detroit and as the morah d’asrah of Bnai Israel-Beth Yehudah in Oak Park, MI. Prior to that, Rav Neustadt was the rav of Young Israel of Cleveland Heights and the principal of Yavne Teachers College in Cleveland, OH. Currently, the Rav also serves as the Rav Hamachshir of Chelkas Hakashrus of Zichron Yaakov (Lakewood).

Rav Neustadt succeeds Rav Elimelech Bluth z”tl, who served as Chai Lifeline’s Posek for close to 20 years and passed away in September.


A leading children’s health support network, Chai Lifeline provides critical assistance to children with life-threatening or lifelong illnesses and their families, through more than two-dozen, free year-round programs. Learn more at

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