Several years ago, while my kids were in elementary school, I think they came home with a "Bikur Cholim" behavior guide. It was designed mainly for kids, but certainly can apply to adults.

The guide began with an overview of the mitzvah of Bikur Cholim (visiting the infirmed / homebound) and then listed some behavior guidelines such as:

  • When / how often to visit
  • What to o rnot to bring as a gift
  • How to behave in the room
  • How long to stay

and other useful advice and tips. The guide covered hospital, home, and nursing home environments.

I couldn't find anything like this on-line. Does anyone know of anything downloadable on this topic?

2 Answers 2


See The Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim and The Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim Part 2.

  • This seems better than the one I recall my kids bringing. Thanks for the links. I esp. appreciate the brownie advertisement at the end of part 1. I'm hungry ;-)
    – DanF
    Aug 18, 2015 at 18:30

Or you could try the Training Manual For Bikur Cholim Volunteers put out by The Rabbi Isaac N. Trainin Bikur Cholim Coordinating Council, http://www.bikurcholimcc.org/.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .