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Bikur Cholim translates from Hebrew to visiting the sick and our mission is to connect congregants in need with those who want to extend their kindness. The act of Bikur Cholim is a mitzvah and by fulfilling it, we enrich each other’s lives. Here is some of what our volunteers do:

  • We support Temple members and their families during times of illness, loss and isolation by providing visits, phone calls, soup or meals.
  • We bring Temple members together through outreach programs that build community connections and support fellow members through activities such as Soup Night.
  • We help Temple members know they are important to our community and can be supported during times of need.

Our volunteers have a range of involvement allowing for either a brief or ongoing commitment. We are always looking for:

Phone Callers to check in with senior members who may be isolated and in need of outreach.

Visitors who are able meet fellow members in their homes or in residential facilities. The aim is to be a smiling face to those in need of company.

Meal Providers who, on an as needed basis, can prepare a meal for a Temple family dealing with illness or loss.

If you are interested in getting involved or if you know of someone who is in need of a visit, please contact Rabbi Michael Satz or Pam Hamovitch at [email protected]

Volunteers can find out our registration form here

If you know someone who is ill, or if you are ill yourself, please click here to email us at Bikur Cholim.


Bikur Cholim Stories

January 24, 2018 - The mitzvah of Bikur Cholim

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August 8, 2016 - Help us welcome our HBT Syrian Refugee Families!

We are asking for your words in helping to welcome these families... Read more »

December 24, 2014 - Creating Challah Covers

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Bikur Cholim Committee invites you to create Challah Covers in Temma’s studio. Due to the success of the previous Challah Cover Events, another one has been scheduled! Artist-in-residence Temma Gentles will conduct a stencil-printing workshop in her HBT studio that will turn table napkins into Challah Covers. These... Read more »

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