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B'kur Cholim

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,

but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou


B'kur Cholim translates from the Hebrew as ”visiting the sick.” It refers to the mitzvah – the commandment to visit and extend aid to the sick. This is considered an aspect of Gemilut Chasadim… benevolence, selflessness and loving-kindness.

Jews traditionally recite prayers for healing such as the Mi Shebeirach prayer in synagogue, and Psalms (especially Psalm 119) on behalf of the sick.

Congregation Eitz Chaim is a caring community, and our B'kur Cholim group is available to our congregants to offer support. We make calls, send cards, shop, provide rides, invite people to our homes and/or to synagogue events, and recite prayers for recovery, healing and well being.

If you or anyone you know needs help alleviating stress, overcoming adversity, and returning to function at the highest capacity, please email us: All information will be kept strictly confidential.

With loving support,

Beth Marks

Wed, May 29 2024 21 Iyyar 5784