Bikur Cholim of Toronto is a volunteer-driven social service organization that provides resources and support to vulnerable individuals and families. We provide a wide range of services, including hospital and home visitation, meal delivery, community programming, and case management. Many of our services are designed to meet the unique cultural needs of the Orthodox Jewish community.
The heart and soul of Bikur Cholim is our team of over 500 dedicated volunteers. These remarkable individuals carry on a proud tradition of selfless devotion for the benefit of others. For over sixty years, Bikur Cholim of Toronto has served as the conduit through which countless thousands have benefited from the kindness of others.
Bikur Cholim’s offices are located a few blocks south of the Bathurst-Lawrence intersection in Toronto. Bikur Cholim is a CRA Registered Charity (133048645RR0001).
The Bikur Cholim Movement
The Hebrew words “Bikur Cholim” literally mean “visiting the sick”. This act of kindness has a vaunted tradition in Jewish history, and serves as the archetype for a wide range of kind and charitable acts that have been at the foundation of Jewish life since its origin.
For centuries, an essential component of Jewish community life has been the organization of societies to perpetuate these ideals-Bikur Cholim societies. While visiting the sick has always been at the core of Bikur Cholim work, many of these societies grew to encompass other activities-different activities depending on the community, but all in furtherance of their shared goal-to ameliorate the suffering of others with devotion, loving-kindness, and charity.
This noble tradition lives on today in Jewish communities all over the world. The name Bikur Cholim is synonymous with the ideals of caring, compassion, and generosity. Bikur Cholim of Toronto is proud to be a part this movement, and is dedicated to fulfilling its timeless values in the Toronto community.
Bikur Cholim Around The World
Bikur Cholim of Toronto is one member of a world-wide community of chesed and kindness. Bikur Cholim societies exist all over the world, providing comfort, assistance, and relief to all those in need. Below is a partial list of some international Bikur Cholim societies.
|BELGIUM||Antwerp Bikur Cholim||0 11 32 336000|
|BRASIL||Bikur Cholim Brazil||55 11 3315 9093 or 1 718 208-4314|
|CANADA||Bikur Cholim Toronto||416 783 7983|
|Montreal Bikur Cholim||514 735-6704|
|CHINA||Chabad of Hong Kong||852 2523-9770|
|Jewish Community of Shanghai||86 21 6279-7164|
|ENGLAND||Bikur Cholim of London||020 8802 5032|
|FINLAND||Bikur Cholim Helsinki||358 9 58603 121 (or 122,123,124)|
|GERMANY||Berlin Bikur Cholim||49 30 212 808 30|
|USA||Bikur Cholim of California||310 852-1900|
|Bikur Cholim of Baltimore||410 999-3700|
|Chicago Mitzvah Campaign||773 764-8872|
|Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington||202 331-4881|
|Beth Israel Hospital||212 420-2000|
|Boro Park Bikur Cholim||718 438-2020|
|Columbia Presbyterian||212 305-1000|
|Cornell Hospital||212 606-1000|
|Mt Sinai Hospital||212 241-6500|
|Sloan Kettering Memorial||212 639-2000|
|Crown Heights Bikur Cholim||718 467-4727|
|Lakewood Bikur Cholim||732 923-7512|
|West Side Bikur Cholim||212 877-0306|
|Cleveland Bikur Cholim||216 321-1476|
|Bikur Cholim Miami Beach||305 531-5351|
|Ahavas Chesed of South Florida||954 434-3333|
|Duke University in North Carolina||919 682-5223|
|Bikur Cholim of Philadelphia||610 668-1183|
|Houston – Chabad||713 271-1180|
|Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society||718 722-2002|
|VENEZUELA||Hogar Jabad Del Este||011 58212 2647011|