The goal of Bikur Cholim is to provide support to those congregants dealing with serious illness, injuries or issues of continuing care
With direction from the clergy, a team member contacts congregants and offers support. Through an initial conversation we try to learn the needs of the congregant and how we can help.
In many cases we ask to make a visit and deliver a TLC comfort bag. In this bag are things selected to bring comfort: Shabbat candles, a special TBE mug, a soothing CD by Cantor Sufrin and some delicious chicken soup made by our youth caring community.
At High Holiday time, a jar of honey is delivered to all congregants who have had a serious illness or injury during the year.
If appropriate, a referral is made to Lev Echad.
Volunteers sign up for one month during the year, and there are 2 volunteers per month to share this mitzvah.