About Us

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

Our Mission Statement

It is the mission of Bikur Cholim to provide assistance to the sick, homebound and vulnerable members of the Toronto community, and to provide support to families in crises

 
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