Hospital Visitation

If you or a loved one are in the hospital and 
require assistance, or would like for a Rabbi to visit you, 
 please call us at 347-410-0785.

Kosher Foods
Most hospitals and clinics make provision for kosher meals on request. Feel free to make a request for kosher meals.

Prayer by the Torah
If it has not yet been done, please share your Hebrew name and mother’s name with us so that the Mi Sheberach Prayer may be recited at the Synagogue service.

The mitzvah of tzedakah is especially appropriate at this time. Obviously, this must be done in accordance with each individual’s personal circumstances. Traditionally, this is done in multiples of ‘chai’ (18). It is also advisable to have a tzedakah Box at the patient’s bedside. Even one coin every week day is a worthwhile mitzvah. To donate to Chabad of Downtown,
  click here.

This very important mitzvah can be performed daily, even in a hospital bed. If you require assistance, please do not hesitate to call us.

Shabbat Candles
Ladies who are in the hospital over Shabbat or holidays may light candles in their rooms or nearby with permission of the hospital staff. Don’t be shy. The Shabbat candles will bring a warm glow to you and those around you.

Gomel Blessing
Upon recovery, it is customary to come to Synagogue and express one’s gratitude to G‑d with a thanks giving blessing (Gomel). For gentlemen, this is done at a service when the Torah is read.