Hashem visited Abraham after his Brit Milah. The kindness that Hashem displayed has inspired the Jewish people over the centuries to show kindness to those who are ill. This significant mitzvah has always been a part of the Jewish heart and soul.
The Bikur Cholim of Great Neck was established in 1988. Our members bring comfort, hope and understanding to the sick and/or elderly. We often shop for them and at times take them to their physicians. Sometimes volunteers will shop with the disabled or depressed patient. During the holidays, our volunteers blow shofar for shut-ins and help the sick perform religious obligations during Succot and other holidays. When possible, we help the patients prepare for Shabbat. We are members of the Coordinating Council of the Bikur Cholim of Greater New York, devoted to “compassionate care for the sick, frail and homebound.” If you wish to volunteer or need help yourself or for a loved one, please call the Synagogue office. We welcome your participation and look forward to hearing from you.