"In 1974, we started with a small group of people meeting in a private home. We would get the names of our community members that were in the hospital and we would visit them. We would bring them a plant and try to cheer them up to speed up their recovery. Each week we would come together and share with each other how the hospital visits went. We talked among ourselves and inspired ourselves to go out again the next week to try and make a difference in the lives of sick people.
As time went on, we started to visit people at their homes after they were discharged from the hospital to see how they were doing. In many cases, when we visited homes we found that there wasn't enough food in the house, their children were neglected, that many families weren't functioning normally.We then came together and began to give after care support. And, to make a long story very short, after a number of years, we have become a full social service agency. We help the poor with food, with housing, with mental and medical care. We help all needy people that come to us with whatever help they need to improve the quality of their lives. We have hundreds of volunteers working in the far corners of the community, reaching out and touching thousands of people. "
-Joseph Beyda - Past President
Bikur Holim means visiting the sick.
SBH refers to Sephardic Bikur Holim
SBH HAS A STRICT POLICY OF CONFIDENTIALITY - Board members, staff, and volunteers all follow the strictest standards of privacy. This allows clients of SBH, and community members who are seeking advice or utilizing our services to do so with dignity.
SBH is a non profit 501c3 organization