Serving those in need at
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital • St. Peter’s University Hospital • JFK Medical Center • ProCure Proton Therapy Center • Highland Park / Edison, New Jersey
About Us
Services
Hospitals
Volunteers
Resources
Contact Us

The mitzvah of Bikur Cholim obligates the community to take care of the worldly concerns of the patient and to promote and to provide essential peace of mind. – Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh De‘ah 335

Bikur Cholim means “visiting the sick.” Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley, under the guidance of the Vaad Harabonim of Raritan Valley, is an all-volunteer organization founded over 20 years ago. We are based in the Highland Park/Edison community across the Raritan River from New Brunswick, NJ. Our volunteers:

  • prepare and deliver kosher home-cooked meals to patients in our local hospitals and to families with illness in the home;
  • lend out medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and nebulizers;
  • provide transportation to appointments in the hospitals and doctors’ offices;
  • visit Jewish patients in the local hospitals and nursing homes, as well as those who are homebound.

We stock kosher food pantries at the hospitals and arrange for shofar blowers, seder plates, megillah readers and lulav and etrog. We also help with referrals for accommodations near the hospitals and with other arrangements needed when there is illness in the home.

Please do not hesitate to call us: 732-572-7181

We are here for you.