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.