Bikur Cholim is a beautiful moral and spiritual obligation of all Jews to be mindful of and helpful to sick people in our communities. The Talmud teaches us that just as G-d visited Abraham when he was sick, so shall we visit those who are ill or homebound.
The initial services that Adath Israel’s new committee of volunteers will provide are:
- Calls to homebound and isolated congregants
- Calls to connect with those who are ill
- Support for families of those who are ill
- Visits to homes which can include grocery store or prescription pick-up
Our mission is to reach out and build a healing connection with our fellow congregants who can benefit from a call, a visit or reassurance of others. We want everyone to feel the care and support of our Adath community.
For questions, to alert us that your loved one could benefit from our services, or to volunteer, please contact:
Beverly Rubman at email@example.com
Glenda Mendelsohn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbi Adler at 609-896-4977
Dear Friends: The Bikor Cholim Committee is up and running. Committee members made phone calls to members of the congregation before the High Holidays and also made arrangements for rides to services. Since that time, Glenda and I have been actively involved in providing help to other Adath members experiencing health problems. And Glenda, Stephanie Loesberg (chair of the Chesed Committee and a member of Bikor Cholim) and I have been meeting to iron out the details of how Bikor Cholim will function. We also have created note cards that we will use as another means of keeping in touch with Adath members.
We hope to be ready by Hanukah–to make phone calls and possibly home visits to those in need and to get ready for the winter months ahead.