The purpose of the Bikur Cholim committee is to provide comfort and support to people that are ill, homebound, isolated and/or otherwise in distress. Bikur Cholim can include such activities as visiting people in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes or in private homes. It may also include taking people who are ill or impaired on errands or field trips and providing telephone contact and reassurance.
Committee members communicate the needs of members to the congregation through the weekly announcements. The committee has also initiated programs such as Tips on Visiting the Sick and Community Resources for the Elderly. In addition, the committee also maintains the Misheberach List and suggests policies regarding this list.
The Bikur Cholim committee meets on a monthly basis to discuss policies and how to best meet the needs of our congregation. There is also an “extended committee” which is a group of volunteers who are contacted if there are specific issues and needs to address (frequent rides, meals, etc.). If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact the CBTBI office and someone from the committee will call you back.