Spread Joy this Purim!

Pick up cards from our office at 506 Coldstream Ave, or at the following retailers:


  • Bathurst Village Cleaners
  • Israel’s Judaica (Clark)
  • Israeli Source
  • Kosher Food Warehouse
  • Tov Li North


  • Aleph Bet Judaica
  • Allegria
  • Amazing Donuts
  • Arthur Weitz
  • Bubby’s Bagels (Both Locations)
  • Chocolate Charm
  • Chocolate Moose
  • Crown Judaica
  • Friedman’s Fish
  • Hartmans (Savours)
  • Haymishe Bakery
  • Hermes Bakery
  • Israel’s Judaica (Eglinton)
  • Kitchen Art
  • Kosher City Plus
  • Kosher Gourmet
  • Miriam’s Judaica
  • Pantry
  • Richmond Bakery
  • Savours
  • Shaynee’s (South)
  • Slice N Bites
  • Tov Li South
  • Toronto Kosher
  • Underwraps

Save Time! Bikur Cholim will send your Purim cards for you.

Rosh Hashana


Shofar blowing will take place during morning prayer services at approximately 10:30am. Shofar blowing in individual rooms will take place approximately between 1:30 and 2:30pm.

Hospital for Sick Children / Mount Sinai Hospital / Princess Margaret Hosptial / Toronto General Hospital / Toronto Rehab 
Baalei Tikiah will visit individual patients upon request. Page Rabbi Schulman by calling Mt. Sinai locating at 416-586-5133.

Humber River Hospital
Baalei Tikia will visit individual patients upon request. Contact the Bikur Cholim after-hours line at 416-831-6757.

Mackenzie Health
Shofar blowing will take place on both days of Rosh Hashana at approximately 4:30pm in A wing, room 517.

North York General Hospital
Thursday – Baalei Tikiah will visit individual patients upon request.
Friday – Shofar blowing will take place in Auditorium 1 at 5pm. Baalei Tikia will then blow Shofar in individual patient rooms.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Baalei Tikiah will visit individual patients upon request. Contact the Bikur Cholim after-hours line at 416-831-6757.

For more extensive Halachic issues that come up on Yom Tov please refer to A Reference Guide to Shabbos in the Hospital.

Wishing everyone a beautiful Yom Tov filled only with health and happiness and a כתיבה וחתימה טובה!

Rosh Hashana Cards

Make volunteering a goal this year,
and see how helping others, helps you.
It only takes a little time to be a model of chesed to your family.

Sending Bikur Cholim Rosh Hashana cards are a wonderful way
to recognize family and friends at this special time,
while supporting our organization.

Cards are available in packages of 4 for $36,
or arrange a card to be sent directly to the recipient
by calling the office at 416.783.7983.

volunteer guidelines

Bikur Cholim’s recent professional development evening for volunteers who visit patients in hospital was a great success. The program highlighted Bikur Cholim’s commitment to further hone and develop our volunteers’ expertise and ensure that their visits have the best positive impact on the patients. Providing the necessary resources, Bikur Cholim is determined to facilitate our volunteers’ desire for growth. In this way, the quality of all services, and in particular hospital visits, will be strengthened.

The program featured an animated video presentation of the many important points involved in hospital visitation. We were privileged to have R’ Avromi Friedberg as the evening’s presenter, who shared his experiences and advice on a range of topics regarding hospital visitation. The event concluded with a dynamic question and answer session.

This event was sponsored by the Irwin Burns Volunteer Training Fund. We look forward to facilitating more training sessions for all volunteer categories.

Symposium Background

Many individuals in our community are blessed with supporting elderly family members while maintaining balance in their own lives. The past two symposia presented practical and valuable resources and information to assist family caregivers in providing the highest level of care. If you missed our previous symposia, please call our office at 416-783-7983 to purchase a video recording.

If you would like to attend the upcoming session, please R.S.V.P below and send in questions you would like to be addressed at the Q and A after the program.

The third session will be held Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Barbara Frum Library. The program will begin promptly at 9:45am.

– Mrs. Frances Grunwald, R.P.H, B.C.G.P, B.P.H.A.R.M (LON)

Halachic Perspectives in Eldercare
– Rabbi Mordechai Ochs, Toras Emes Congregation

Financial and Legal Matters for the Elderly
– Leo Grunwald C.P.A, C.A, A.C.A (LON)

Navigating the Medical Maze
- Anna Grinberg, R.N, B.Sc.N, G.N.C
R.N Coordinator, Community Day Centre for Seniors, Baycrest Hospital

R.S.V.P Here

Presenters R’ Mordechai Ochs, Toras Emes Congregation and Dr. Uri Wolf, MD F.R.C.P.C, Geriatric Psychiatrist Presenters R’ Mordechai Ochs, Toras Emes Congregation and Dr. Uri Wolf, MD F.R.C.P.C, Geriatric Psychiatrist