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Bikur Cholim

MDSC takes pride in the closeness of our community. We strive to be responsive and helpful when our members experience difficult times. Chesed (loving-kindness) is a value we work hard to create and sustain. Bikur Cholim (visiting the sick) is at the core of this effort.

Bikur Cholim provides comfort and companionship to members who are ill, and to elderly or physically impaired persons in need to help with day-to-day tasks. There are few mitzvot that can bring greater joy to the giver, as well as to those who receive this sincere and loving attention.  For some individuals, members of the MDSC group can be their only connection to the outside world.

Volunteer members perform activities such as:

  • Visits to patients in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities or nursing homes
  • Preparing fruit and gift baskets 
  • Visits to homebound elderly or chronically ill
  • Driving patients to and from doctor appointments
  • Grocery shopping and other errands
  • Helping with children when a parent is temporarily hospitalized
  • Maintaining regular phone contact with ailing or isolated persons
  • Helping elderly patients communicate with children, grandchildren and caregivers

If you'd like to be a part of our helper team, please contact one of our Bikur Cholim Coordinators -- 

Jacob Elbaz (

Rami Levi (

Thu, June 13 2024 7 Sivan 5784