Bolstering the Sick (Bikkur Cholim)
Our mission at Monroe Temple is to enhance and nurture the spirit of community within our congregation by addressing the emotional and/or special needs of all of our congregants. We do this through acts of loving kindness (gimmilut hasadim). Such acts can include supporting them when they are ill through the Bikkur Cholim Committee (see information on this page). For a wonderful article on the meaning of gimmilut hasadim (acts of loving kindness) click here.
Bikkur Cholim Committee
As Jews we are commanded to do the mitzvah of Bikkur Cholim – “visit the sick”. The Monroe Temple Bikkur Cholim Committee is the heart of our congregation – a community that cares for each other from the very young to the elderly. Committee volunteers provide all congregants and their families with a genuine sense of caring during times of sickness and stress. They visit ill congregants in their homes, in hospitals, and in nursing homes, help out with transportation, cook and deliver meals, provide support for the families of those who are ill, send get well cards, and make reassuring phone calls to those in need.
If you know someone who is ill, please inform the Temple office, so that the Bikkur Cholim Committee may be of assistance.
We urge one person from every family to volunteer ONCE A YEAR to do the mitzvah of Bikkur Cholim.
Our tradition teaches us that to ”VISIT THE SICK” is an “Obligation Without Measure”.