Support During Illness
For BJ members undergoing or recovering from illness our Bikkur Holim volunteers provide support and resources by:
- Visiting people in hospitals, nursing homes, or in their own homes
- Making phone calls to congregants who are homebound
- Performing practical tasks such as shopping or running errands
- Calling those whose names are on the MeSheberakh list for healing prayers on Shabbat morning
- Helping congregants who are experiencing illness or facing surgery with person-to-person support
Let us know if we may visit you at home or in the hospital or help in any other way. We will contact you to plan together how we can best assist you.
The Bikkur Holim Committee
In addition to coordinating the volunteers who offer direct service assistance to BJ members, the committee does a number of other things, such as organizing one-time special events (such as a holiday party at a nursing home) and educating the BJ community about the message of Bikkur Holim. Learn more about becoming a Bikkur Holim volunteer!
The Mi Sheberakh (Blessing) List
Every Shabbat and holiday, we recite the Mi Sheberakh blessing, a prayer for those who are in need of healing. Our Mi Sheberakh list is refreshed twice a year on Hanukkah and Shavuot. We ask that you provide, if possible, the full Hebrew names of the person who is ill. Contact Billie for more information.