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Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington


Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington provides for the needs of the ill, the elderly
in the Jewish community with compassion and loving kindness as guided by Torah law

We are here to try and minimize the stress accompanying hospital stays. We can provide the hospital with an explanation of religious needs. We can help with communication with doctors and staff members. Below is a sample of the ways we offer support.

Please contact us at with any special concerns or requests.

The Bernard Creeger Bikur Cholim House
A Jewish home away from home for patients and their families seeking lifesaving treatment at the National Institutes of Health & and area hospitals. Click here to submit request.
J Peter and Shoshana Lunzer Food Program
BCGW delivers store bought and home cooked meals to hospital patients and their families and the ill and homebound.
We also provide Emergency Bags at local hospitals.
Meir l' Olam Fund dedicated in memory of Mel Rishe A"L
We maintain kosher pantries at Children's National Medical Center on the third floor off of the Cardiac Care Unit and Children's Inn at NIH in the C kitchen.
BCGW offers local educational workshops on topics ranging from aging in place to halachic living wills. Please check the events calendar for dates and times.
Friendly Visitors Program
BCGW encourages and facilitates regularly scheduled in person and phone visits to the homebound and patients in local hospitals.
Equipment Loan
BCGW provides free short-term loans of medical equipment to the local Jewish community or those visiting from out of town.
Ronnie Lipman Hospitality Service
BCGW maintains an apartment and arranges housing for out of town patients and their families who travel to the area to seek medical treatment. Click here to submit request
BCGW provides limited free transportation for patients who need to be driven to medical appointments.
Modest hospital gowns available for loan
email to request a gown

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