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But there’s a very simple mantra that has been
                 the guiding credo for our volunteers and staff     the way we want our service to the community
                                                              to be.
                 since we began packaging tuna sandwiches in a
                 tiny bi-level 29 years ago:
                                                              When there’s illness in Lakewood, there’s
                                                              Bikur Cholim.
                 We help in any way and every way we can.

                 There’s food, transportation, hospitality and   The only thing that stands between the cholim
                                                             of Lakewood and the help they desperately
                 sleeping accommodations, medical equipment,
                 medical advocacy and referrals, and support,   need is funding. Funding for our food pantries
                                                             and hospitality, funding for our medical
                 care, and heart at every step of the way.
                                                             advocacy program, funding so that we can
                                                             continue our lifesaving work.
                Although some of our work is widely known,
                we take great pride in our patients not knowing
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                everything we do. We support our patients
                through intensely vulnerable moments, with
                                                             This January, Bikur Cholim is
                tragedy, illness, and desperate need the
                                                             turning to you.
                backdrop to everything we do.
                                                            It’s your city. Will you take your place and say,
                When our patients are reeling from hearing,
                                                            “I want to be a part of the empire of chesed
                “You-need-this-test-now,” or “This-specialist’s-
                                                            that has supported Lakewood residents
                next-appointment-is-in-seven-months,” or
                                                            through decades of triumph and tears?”
               “You-need-this-drug-that’s-not-FDA-approved,”
                                                            Will you be there for your city?
               it is often too diffi   cult for them to navigate the
               medical complexities they now face. Bikur
               Cholim does it for them.                     “Im Hashem lo yishmar ir, shav shakad shomer”

                                                            May the true Shomer Ir watch over and protect
               We pull in the connections. We jump through
                                                            us as we wait for the day when our services are
               the hoops. We put in the hours. And all our
                                                           no longer needed,
               patients hear is, “We got you the appointment
               for tomorrow.”  “We fl  ew the drug in from
               for tomorrow.”  “We fl  ew the drug in from
                                                           Yehudah Kaszirer
                                                           Yehudah Kaszirer
                                                           Yehudah Kaszirer
               abroad.”  “We arranged for the second opinion
               abroad.”  “We arranged for the second opinion
              now.”  They will never know the wrangling with
              now.”  They will never know the wrangling with
              insurance agencies, the search for the only lab
              insurance agencies, the search for the only lab
                                                           Rabbi Yehudah Kaszirer
                                                           Rabbi Yehudah Kaszirer
              in the United States that does this test. That’s
              in the United States that does this test. That’s
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