BCC’s Caring Community
Bikkur Cholim ביקור חולים means to visit the sick or those in need of healing, comfort or connection. Bikkur Cholim also refers to the mitzvah the Jewish religious commandment and opportunity to visit or extend aid to those who are ill and those who assist them. Caring for those in need is an aspect of gemilut chasidim, an act of selfless and loving kindness. If one is in need of healing you might recite prayers for peace and wholeness such as the Mi Shebeirach.
BCC’s Caring Community (Bikkur Cholim) hopes to coordinate outreach to other BCCers in times of need. It turns out several BCCers already take part in activities meant to encourage and bolster others. The hope is to broaden such activities in the coming year.
Join Estaire for a Yom Kippur afternoon Table Talk: arts & crafts, making cards and healing bags.
Benefits of touch and contact (both virtual & physical) are myriad. We want to tap into those. We expect to build on the fact that BCC has played an historical and vital part in Bikkur Cholim through the years.
Anyone who would like to participate as we rebuild our outreach is welcome to contact our point people:
In case of a pastoral emergency ——
To reach Rabbi Alyson Solomon please call (323) 931-7023 x200. You’re welcome also to send her an email. Indicate “Urgent” in the subject line.