About Us – Bikur Cholim

About Us

Mission Statement 
It is the mission of Bikur Cholim to provide assistance to the ill, infirm and vulnerable of our community, and help people in family and health crises.

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, meals, community programs, and case management. Many of our services are designed to meet the unique cultural needs of the Jewish community.

The heart and soul of Bikur Cholim is our team of over 700 dedicated volunteers. These remarkable individuals carry on a proud tradition of selfless devotion for the benefit of others. For over sixty-five 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 C.R.A Registered Charity (133048645RR0001).

The Bikur Cholim Movement

The Hebrew words “Bikur Cholim” literally mean “visiting the sick”. This act of kindness is a valuable 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 who 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 through 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.

AUSTRALIA

Beit Raphael

0 421 408 522

BELGIUM

Antwerp Bikur Cholim

011 323 233 3435

BRAZIL

Bikur Cholim Brazil

55 113 315 9093
718 208 4314

CANADA

Ontario

Bikur Cholim Toronto

416 783 7983

Quebec

Montreal Bikur Cholim

514 735 6704

Montreal Lubavitch Bikur Cholim

514 733 3374

CHINA

Chabad of Hong Kong

852 2523 9770

ENGLAND

Bikur Cholim D’Satmar 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

MEXICO

5255 52 91 63 21

USA - Arizona

Arizona

Phoenix

602 492 4989

Scottsdale

480 998 3412
480-998-1410

Arkansas

Little Rock – Hildy Tepper Bikur Cholim Society

501 217 0053

California

Bikur Cholim of Los Angeles

323 852 1900

Ateres Avigail

323 937 8300

Colorado

Bikur Cholim of Denver

303 297 9955

Connecticut

Cong. Bikur Cholim Sheveth Achim

203 387 4699

Florida

Ahavas Chesed of South Florida

954 434 7977

Bikur Cholim Miami Beach

305 531 5351

Illinois

Chicago Mitzvah Campaign

1866 697 2224

Refoenu of Chicago

773 761 4005

Massachusetts

Boston Rofeh Organization

617 566 1900

Maryland

Bikur Cholim of Baltimore

410 999 3700

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington

202 331 4481

Minnesota

Bikur Cholim in the Twin Cities

952 927 9666

Nebraska

Nebraska Bikur Cholim

402 330 1800

New Jersey

Lakewood Bikur Cholim

732 905 3020

Passaic NJ Yad Bassya Ezras Cholim

973 779 1888

Rariton Valley Bikur Cholim

732 572 7181

Teaneck Bikur Cholim

201 579 3066

New York

Ahavas Chesed Medical & Emergency
Lifeline of Crown Heights

718 221 2424

Bederech Kovod

845 517 4959

Belle Harbour Bikur Cholim

718 474 2009

Bnos Chayil

718 338 4897
718 758 9152

Bikur Cholim D’Bobov Pesha Elias

718 871 8606

Boro Park Bikur Cholim

347 992 1862

Boyaner Bikur Cholim

718 853 5223

Brain Injury Society Bikur Cholim

Catskill Bikur Cholim (Summer Months)

845 354 3233

Chesed of New Square

845 354 2627

Columbia Presbyterian

212 305 1000

Bikur Cholim in Columbia Presbyterian

212 927 0110

Crown Heights Bikur Cholim

718 467 1661

Ezras Cholim Satmar

718 427 6480

Five Towns Bikur Cholim

718 327 5989
516 371 9662

Flatbush Bikur Cholim

718 253 3119

Great Neck Bikur Cholim

516 487 3859

HILF Support Network (Williamsburg)

718 388 8088

Kew Gardens - Queens

718 380 7433

Klausenburg

718 782 6337

Kosenier

718 436 2228

Long Beach Bikur Cholim

516 431 7420

Lower East Side Bikur Cholim
(Beth Israel Hospital, NYU)

212 420 9414
212 533 7454

Menuchas Hanefesh Heim in Sea Gate

718 449 1186

Merrick-Bellmore Bikur Cholim

516 867 6027

Mt Sinai Hospital

212 241 6500

Munkatch Bikur Cholim

718 557 7700

N’shei C.A.R.E.S.

212 363 8940
718 759 4402
718 851 3191

Pupa

718 387 1423

Rifka Laufer Bikur Cholim

718 692 4486

Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society

718 722 2002

Satmar – Boro Park

718 854 5900

Satmar - Monroe

845 783 4500

Satmar - Williamsburg

718 387 7749

Sea Gate Erholings Heim

718 714 0028

Sephardic Bikur Cholim

718 787 1100

Sloan Kettering Memorial

212 639 2000

Staten Island Bikur Cholim

718 494 4343

Zichron Shlomo Refuah Fund

718 438 5856
718 438 9355

North Carolina

Duke University in North Carolina

919 684 3214

Ohio

Cincinnati

513 469 1188

Cleveland Bikur Cholim

216 320 1771

Pennsylvania

Bikur Cholim of Philadelphia

610 668 1183
610 668 2104
215 342 1254

Bikur Cholim of Washington Heights

212 927 0110

Bikur Cholim of Rockland County

845 425 7877