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Hospital visitation 

We realize how frightening, overwhelming or simply lonesome being in the hospital can be, and that's why we put such emphasis on visiting people in the hospital showing them we care. Beit Mitzvah and its volunteers have visited numerous hospitals and senior homes bringing joy to many patients. Most importantly, the patient is given the message that they are not alone.

If someone you know is hospitalized and would appreciate a visit, please contact us at

Prayer by the Torah 

Please see that the Rabbi to be informed about you have your Hebrew name and mother’s name so that the Mi Sheberach Prayer to be recited by the Torah.

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’ - life (the numerical value of 18). It is also advisable to have a Tzedakah Box at the patient’s bedside.

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 Yom Tov 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 your face and those around you.

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

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