Comforting the Sick (Bikur Cholim) 

The goal of Bikur Cholim (Comforting the Sick) 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.   Most importantly, we want each congregant to know their TBE family is there to support them.  

Volunteers sign up for one month during the year, and there are two volunteers per month to share this mitzvah.

Bikur Cholim is part of Temple Beth Elohim's nationally recognized Caring Community.    

If you or someone you know is in need of the support of the Illness Team, or if you would like to volunteer, contact: Sandy Goldstein (781) 235-3417, [email protected] or Amy Fleming, [email protected] 

Click here to download the Bikur Cholim Handbook

Click here to download The Conversation Project's free step-by-step guide that helps individuals and families have “the conversation” about their preferences for end-of-life care.

Click here to download The Conversation Project's kit to Help Families and Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Forms of Dementia