Bikur Cholim of Dallas is dedicated to serving the needs of the Dallas Jewish community and those who visit Dallas to receive treatment in its world-class hospitals. Our community is lucky to have a number of communal institutions and professionals who serve the community and perform some of the functions of Bikur Cholim through their communities or institutions. We aim to bring these services together as part of a single organization, a single point of contact for the community's needs. Working with partners across the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, Bikur Cholim of Dallas seeks to channel the chesed of the Dallas Jewish community to support patients and their families from near and far.
Our goal is to lighten the burden on families experiencing medical and health-related challenges by providing meals, transportation, visitation, respite, kosher hospitality rooms in area hospitals, a dedicated apartment for out-of-town cholim, free-loan medical equipment, and other services.
אָמַר רַבִּי אַחָא בַּר חֲנִינָא כׇּל הַמְבַקֵּר חוֹלֶה נוֹטֵל אֶחָד מִשִּׁשִּׁים בְּצַעֲרוֹ
Rav Aḥa bar Ḥanina said: Anyone who visits an ill person takes from him one-sixtieth of his suffering
אָמַר שְׁלֹשָׁה סִימָנִים יֵשׁ בְּאוּמָּה זוֹ הָרַחְמָנִים וְהַבַּיְישָׁנִין וְגוֹמְלֵי חֲסָדִים רַחְמָנִים דִּכְתִיב וְנָתַן לְךָ רַחֲמִים וְרִחַמְךָ וְהִרְבֶּךָ בַּיְישָׁנִין דִּכְתִיב בַּעֲבוּר תִּהְיֶה יִרְאָתוֹ עַל פְּנֵיכֶם גּוֹמְלֵי חֲסָדִים דִּכְתִיב לְמַעַן אֲשֶׁר יְצַוֶּה אֶת בָּנָיו וְאֶת בֵּיתוֹ וְגוֹ׳ כֹּל שֶׁיֵּשׁ בּוֹ שְׁלֹשָׁה סִימָנִים הַלָּלוּ רָאוּי לְהִדָּבֵק בְּאוּמָּה זוֹ
David said: There are three distinguishing marks of this nation, the Jewish people. They are merciful, they are shamefaced, and they perform acts of kindness. They are merciful, as it is written: “And He will give you mercy, and have mercy upon you and multiply you” (Deuteronomy 13:18); not only will God have mercy upon you, but He will bestow the attribute of mercy upon you. They are shamefaced, as it is written: “And that His fear shall be upon your faces” (Exodus 20:17), and the fear that is on one’s face is his shame. They perform acts of kindness, as it is written: “For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of the Lord, to practice righteousness and justice” (Genesis 18:19), i.e., to perform acts of kindness. Whoever has these three distinguishing marks is fit to cleave to this nation.
Nedarim 39b & Yevamos 79a
Services We Offer
Shabbos Meals and Care Packages in Hospitals
Providing kosher food and Shabbos Boxes/Care Packages in hospitals. We work with the JCC Dallas Kosher Certified Kitchen. Meals are packed and sealed and delivered to homes and hospitals for our clients.
This is an ongoing service supported by our generous donors, many times sponsoring in honor or memory of loved ones.
The Sarah Shannahoff Memorial Medical Equipment Gemach
Medical equipment gemach providing home health care equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, and non electric medical equipment. If you have medical equipment to donate, please call the number below.
For medical equipment only
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Housing for Shabbos and Out of Town Stays
Housing for Shabbos and Out of Town guests and their families seeking medical treatment. Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Currently on a case by case basis.
Driving clients to and from medical appointments and treatments or helping to arrange transportation
*Currently on a case by case basis.