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October 26, 2016

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September 2016

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A Jewish ‘Home Away From Home’ At America’s Research Hospital
Bikur Cholim House to open its doors near the National Institutes of Health.

October 26, 2016
Steve Lipman

Bethesda, Md. — An offhand comment by a Jewish cancer patient from Boca Raton will soon help dozens of hospitalized men and women who come here for treatment at the National Institutes of Health.

Moshe Applebaum, a transportation company owner who has driven to NIH from Florida three times in the last two years to take part in the institution’s life-saving medical studies, has gotten housing each time – typically an unused basement apartment in the home of a Jewish family who lives in the area – and other forms of physical and spiritual help from the Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington (, a 19-year-old, independent chesed organization. “I could not afford a hotel.” Click to read more

Off-campus housing to open for Jewish patients, caregivers The New York Jewish Week
September 2016

In 2017, an off-campus home run by the non-profit organization Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington will open at full capacity for Jewish patients being treated at the NIH Clinical Center, along with their family members and caregivers.

The Bernard Creeger Bikur Cholim House, which is located just steps from the Center Drive NIH entrance on Old Georgetown Road, will help patients and family members who either cannot stay in The Children's Inn at NIH or the Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge due to extended stays or whose religious needs cannot be completely met in other types of lodging. Click to read more

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