Chicago Mitzvah Campaign, Inc.

Beis Heh
Phone NumberCall 866­-697-2224

Medicine isn't the only thing that can help you feel better!

Chicago Mitzvah Campaign, Inc.

Beis Heh
Phone Number866­-697-2224

Medicine isn't the only thing that can help you feel better!

Welcome to Chicago Mitzvah Campaign

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Chaplaincy Services for the Sick and Elderly

The Chicago Mitzvah Campaign was developed to provide help and support to members of the entire Chicago Jewish community. We offer our services when people need them most, at times of frailty, illness, infirmity, and loss.

Our programs assist individuals with information, social support and material aid, and avail them of spiritual counsel, Jewish traditions and observances.

Jewish Hospital patients and their families

Every hospital provides kosher “TV dinner” meal trays at the patient’s request. In addition, under the CMC’s sponsorship, the hospital’s kosher TV dinner trays are also available for the patient’s family members and caregivers at bedside. To order call the hospital’s food service department.

The CMC offers special catered Shabbat and holiday meals for patients and their families at bedside. To order, call the CMC office.

Many hospitals now have available small “desk top” refrigerators for patients who want to keep additional refrigerated food nearby. Call the hospital’s pastoral care office or the CMC to obtain your “bedside refrigerator.”

The CMC recently donated sets of tallit and tefillin to a number of local hospitals. Contact the hospital’s pastoral care office or the CMC if you would like to avail yourself of a tallit, tefillin or siddur while in the hospital.

On Fridays, Jewish patients at the hospitals are treated to a delightful Shabbat care package, courtesy of the CMC. The beautifully designed package contains a bottle of grape juice, two special challah rolls, and a caring get-well wish with an inspiring message.

The CMC recently donated sets of tallit and tefillin to a number of local hospitals. Contact the hospital’s pastoral care office or the CMC if you would like to avail yourself of a tallit, tefillin or siddur while in the hospital.

The CMC has made arrangements for Shabbat & holiday accommodations that are adjacent to some local hospitals. Family members may take advantage of these accommodations in order to be near a patient over Shabbat or a holiday. Call the CMC for more details.

Services Discharged Hospital Patients

When recovering after a hospital stay patients may still need assistance with transportation. The CMC provides medicar transportation for ill and elderly members of the community to be able to attend medical and other appointments of a significant nature.

Trying to get back on your feet after injury or illness can be difficult enough. If you need assistance with kosher food preparation or home-delivered meals, call the CMC.

An emergency alert system may be a lifesaver for seniors or recovering patients. A button that is worn on a pendant, either as a necklace or a bracelet, can be pushed to create an immediate phone connection with an emergency call center. The CMC offers medical alert systems for short or long-term usage. Subsidized rates are available for those who qualify. Call for details.

The CMC’s telephone reassurance program maintains contact with seniors and post-hospital patients. Regular phone calls monitor patients’ well being, and are indispensable in identifying their changing needs and the way in which such needs can be met.

The CMC offers stimulating and uplifting Torah classes on a regular basis to groups of patients recovering at rehabilitation facilities.

At times, family members require a more constant watchful eye for a patient in crisis. The CMC may be contacted to provide personnel for around-the-clock monitoring.