Baruch Rofeh Cholim was founded in 1992 by Rabbi Maier Solomon in order
to provide medical services to the people in the Neve Yaacov neighborhood of Jerusalem. In
the past eight years Baruch Rofeh Cholim's reputation has spread far beyond
the immediate Neve Yaacov area, and its volunteers have been called upon to help in many
other Jerusalem communities, as well. Emergency first aid is but one of the activities
offered in the chain of services encompassing the activities of Baruch Rofeh
- Since our inception, over 8000 people have been helped by our volunteers . Many
of these people owe their lives to these dedicated volunteers.
- Our volunteers - first aid'ers, EMT's, & Paramedics - are on call 24 hours a day, 7
days a week, 365 days a year. A central switchboard and dispatching is maintained at all
times, so crucial help can be sent whenever and wherever necessary.
- Volunteers equipped with the latest communications devices are spread throughout the
neighborhood. Each volunteer has first aid equipment, as well as an oxygen tank and
"C.P.R." apparatus. The cost of the equipment for each volunteer is
approximately two thousand dollars.
- We also operate a state-of-the-art off-hours clinic in Neve Yaacov.
- We operate a Gemach for the free loan of medical equipment. Wheel chairs,
inhalation devices, vaporizers, walkers, and crutches are among the items loaned to
families in need of these items saving them thousands of dollars a year in rental fees.
Our volunteers also operate a Gemach for medicines.
- Arrangments are made for volunteers to help in the homes of sick people who are unable
to care for themselves. By cleaning their homes, preparing meals for them, taking children
out to play, a ray of light and warmth is brought into these homes which for quite some
time only knew of worry and sadness.
- Post-partum care is offered to new mothers where volunteers are supplied both to help
the new mother rest by taking on some of her responsibilities with housework and care of
the other children.
- Hot meals are sent to home bound invalids as well as to families where the mother has
just given birth. The new mother does not have to prepare family meals for a few days, so
she can rest to regain her strength.
- To help Avreichim concentrate on their Torah studies, expectant fathers are given
the free loan of cellular phones, so that they can be in touch with their wives due to
- Preventive care is an important part of our work. Lecture series are given by the
volunteers to educational personnel as well as to parents. These lectures explain the
importance of safety prevention in the home and the schools.
- Basic first aid courses, teaching resuscitation and standard first aid are offered by