Bikur Cholim of Cleveland
Bikur Cholim of Cleveland is dedicated to serving all members of the Jewish community by providing assistance to improve health and well being.
Rabbi Aryeh Leib Joseph, Executive Director
Established in 1988, Bikur Cholim is dedicated to serving all members of the Jewish community by providing assistance to those experiencing health-related problems. We strive to help young and old, from within Cleveland and beyond, by offering comfort, shelter, and support through a variety of services.
We accomplish this through the coordinated effort of dedicated volunteers who selflessly perform the mitzvah of “bikur cholim” – literally “visiting the sick” – with all of the nuances of care and concern that this community embraces. Bikur Cholim sees its duty to stand with individuals and their families during times of medical crisis in accordance with Jewish tradition, as are the practices of the organization.
Specific services include:
- Kosher hospitality rooms at Ahuja Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, Hillcrest Hospital, University Hospitals, MetroHealth Severance
- 5 Guest Houses
- Visits to hospitals, the homebound, and homes of the aged
- Transportation to medical appointments
- Medical referrals
- Women’s health department
- Kosher hot meals
- Senior Women’s Program
- Community Health Education
- Shabbat boxes in hospitals
- Medical equipment loan
Bikur Cholim Guest House
Bikur Cholim Guest House is available to all out-of-town Cleveland hospital patients and their caregivers.
Bikur Cholim Gila Social Program
Gila Social Program, under the auspices of Bikur Cholim of Cleveland, sponsors this monthly group for Jewish senior women.
Bikur Cholim Hospital Visitation
Bikur Cholim of Cleveland volunteers visit the sick during hospital stays and short term care facilities.