Our Mission

Founded by Holocaust survivors more than 50 years ago, Bikur Cholim of Manhattan is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which funds urgent and expensive medical appointments and treatments, health insurance premiums, therapy services, psychological evaluation and counseling sessions, medical equipment and homecare for needy individuals in our community and beyond. Bikur Cholim of Manhattan also provides volunteer services and support to the elderly and those suffering from illness. BCM underwrites a significant portion of the expenses of the Mount Sinai Hospital Bikur Cholim room which provides copious food and other hospitality for family members of hospital patients. In 2018, through the support and sponsorship of generous benefactors and volunteers, BCM commenced underwriting all of the expenses of renting, furnishing and servicing two beautifully refurbished apartments in a full service building near Mount Sinai Hospital for use by family members of hospital patients.

We are a volunteer based organization with few overhead expenses; almost every dollar donated to BCM is disbursed to fulfill our core activities and benefit those in need.


Financial Assistance


Bikur Cholim of Manhattan offers monetary assistance to needy individuals in our community and beyond for:

  • Urgent medical appointments and treatments
  • Medical supplies
  • Therapy Sessions
  • Psychological Evaluation and Counseling
  • Health Insurance Premiums
  • Homecare
  • Transportation to Appointments and Treatments

Volunteer Services


Bikur Cholim of Manhattan offers many services to individuals and their families. These services include:

  • Visits to patients in local hospitals and nursing facilities.
  • Visits to home bound elderly.
  • Delivery of home-cooked meals to hospital patients and the home bound.
  • Transportation to and personal support at medical treatments and appointments.
  • Temporary respite for family members at the bedsides of hospital patients.

Mount Sinai Hospital
Apartments


In 2018, through the support of visionary and generous benefactors, Bikur Cholim of Manhattan commenced underwriting all of the expenses of renting, furnishing and servicing two graciously appointed apartments in a beautiful full service, doorman building in close proximity to Mount Sinai Hospital. This highly successful initiative is filling a dire need for emergency housing for families of Mount Sinai patients and occupancy has been close to 100 percent since inception.

If you know family members of a Mount Sinai Hospital patients who are in need of emergency housing near Mount Sinai, please contact us

Mount Sinai Hospital
Bikur Cholim Room


Bikur Cholim of Manhattan funds a significant portion of the expenses of the Mount Sinai Hospital Bikur Cholim Room. The Bikur Cholim Room, familiar to and appreciated by anyone who has spent time at the hospital, is an invaluable resource which provides copious food, drink, refrigeration, microwave and coffee equipment, reading material, Seforim, Shabbos candles and warmers and other forms of hospitality for family members of hospital patients.

Rosh Chodesh Luncheon for Seniors

In celebration and honor of Rosh Chodesh, Bikur Cholim of Manhattan volunteers host a luncheon each month which enables senior women to enjoy warm community, good conversation, delicious food, engaging and stimulating speakers and uplifting entertainment. Each luncheon, including personal invitations, transport and escort, table arrangements, food service and entertainment is coordinated to the last detail by our volunteers and is highly anticipated by our participants.
 
If you would like to volunteer or know someone who may enjoy attending the luncheon, please contact us.


Annual Fundraiser

Our next fundraiser will I"YH take place on Sunday, December 16 , 2018. Click here for more information.


Volunteer Services

Bikur Cholim of Manhattan offers many volunteer based services to individuals and their families including:

  • Visits to patients in local hospitals and nursing facilities
  • Visits to home bound elderly
  • Delivery of home-cooked meals to hospital patients and the home bound
  • Transportation to and personal support at medical treatments and appointments
  • Temporary respite for family members at the bedsides of hospital patients
If you would like to volunteer, please contact us.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions, are interested in volunteering, or if you or someone you know need our support, please feel free to contact us by filling out the form. Someone will reply as soon as possible.