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Bikur Cholim Annual Event 2018

Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley held its Annual Event breakfast at The Pines Manor on February 11, 2018.

This year’s event celebrated the opening of the Bikur Cholim Guest Residence. The fully furnished apartment, which Bikur Cholim has secured, is designated for patients and their families who travel from abroad for medical treatment at ProCure Proton Therapy Center or one of the area hospitals.

Bikur Cholim had the pleasure of honoring two very special couples for their years of service to Bikur Cholim and the community. Moshe and Debbie Schneider were the distinguished Guests of Honor and Shalom and Yardena Cohen were the well deserving Gomlei Chesed awardees. Mr. Mitch Rottenstreich served as MC, Rabbi Efrayim Unterman of the Young Israel of East Brunswick gave the Rabbi’s message and Rabbi Ephrayim Eliyahu Shapiro was the inspirational guest speaker.

The Annual Event is an important source of funding for the activities of Bikur Cholim. Over 300 people attended the event.

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2018-02-20T05:47:46+00:00February 11th, 2018|News|

Rededication of Suri Granek a”h plaque

Suri Granek a”h was a driving force for the Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley. Suri served in many capacities for our organization, in addition to being co-president of Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley from 2007-2009. On Sunday, January 7, 2018, a ceremony was held at our Bikur Cholim Room in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to rededicate a plaque in Suri’s memory.

Before the Bikur Cholim Hospitality Room came into being in the summer of 2016, Bikur Cholim served the Jewish patients and their families through our “locker,” a well-used closet that housed a small fridge, some cabinets and shelves, all stocked to the max. The fridge and cabinets held kosher snacks, salads and drinks, and the shelves were home to seforim, current Jewish newspapers and books and games for children. Our locker was truly a blessing for the many families that relied on it for many, many years. It was with much gratitude that the Bikur Cholim locker was dedicated to the memory of our beloved Suri Granek, who worked tirelessly on behalf of Bikur Cholim.

We recall our hakarat ha-tov to all that Suri did as we hang a new plaque in her memory in our new Bikur Cholim room. May Suri’s memory and legacy be an inspiration and a blessing to all those whose lives she touched through her devotion to Bikur Cholim and our community.

2018-01-07T22:46:48+00:00January 7th, 2018|News|

Guest Residence Mezuzah Ceremony

Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley launched its official opening of the Bikur Cholim Guest Residence by having a mezuzah ceremony at the new apartment.

In attendance were many members of the local Vaad of Raritan Valley, including Rabbi Reuven Drucker, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Eichenstein, Rabbi Hillel Feldman, Rabbi Gedaliah Jaffe, Rabbi Eliyahu Kaufman, Rabbi Yaakov Luban, Rabbi Steven Miodownik and Rabbi Efrayim Unterman. Also in attendance were many of Bikur Cholim’s Board members.

2018-01-17T06:27:45+00:00December 31st, 2017|News|

Memorial Plaque Dedicated to Rabbi Hilsenrath

For 50 years, Rabbi Yakov Hilsenrath ZT”L visited the sick at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. This past Monday, Rabbi Hilsenrath’s family, volunteers for Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley, and members of the local community gathered in RWJ’s new Bikur Cholim hospitality room to remember Rabbi Hilsenrath’s extraordinary commitment to the mitzvah of bikur cholim.

Attending from Rabbi Hilsenrath’s family were Rebbetzin Devorah Hilsenrath, Rabbi Baruch and Mrs. Sima Hilsenrath, Chaya Heuman, Aviva Rappaport, and Philip and Rochelle Goldschmiedt. The presentation on behalf of Bikur Cholim was made by Nitza Adler, Rahel Baruh, Dawn Botnick and Marcia Freedman.

May Rabbi Hilsenrath’s memory be a blessing for the many beneficiaries of his devotion to the mitzvah of bikur cholim.

2017-07-28T17:47:09+00:00July 27th, 2017|News|

Bikur Cholim Annual Event 2017

Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley held its Annual Event breakfast at The Pines Manor on March 5, 2017.

Bikur Cholim had the pleasure of paying tribute to three families for their many years of service to the organization and the community. Harry and Dalya Chefitz and family were the distinguished Guests of Honor and the well-deserved Gomlei Chesed awardees were Leon and Sharon Glaser. The Morris Family received special recognition with the Keter Shem Tov award for their commitment to making the Bikur Cholim room at Robert Wood Johnson a reality.

Mr. Mitch Rottenstreich served as MC, Rabbi Mykoff of Congregation Poile Zedek gave the Rabbi’s Message, and Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser was the guest speaker.

Over 300 people attended, including representatives of the Pastoral Care offices at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, St. Peter’s University Hospital and JFK Medical Center.

The Annual Event is an important source of funding for the activities of Bikur Cholim.

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2017-07-31T02:33:49+00:00March 15th, 2017|News|

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at RWJUH

On September 7, 2016, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital threw a party for the new Bikur Cholim room.