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Ezras Cholim of Phoenix

An organization dedicated to support the sick, needy, and welfare of the general Phoenix Community.

6516 N 7th Street Suite #100 Phoenix, AZ 85014

About us

About us

Our Mission

Ezras Cholim of Phoenix a project of Ezras Cholim of Arizona was started in 2015 by a group of dedicated volunteers to serve the needs of people facing illness in the Greater Phoenix Jewish community.

What We Do

What kinds of things do Ezras Cholim of Phoenix visitors do? Ezras Cholim visitors are involved in manifold ways of helping — either as an individual, in an “army of one,” or as part of a coordinated team effort. There are so many ways one can help, caring gestures include:

  • Visit a patient in the hospital/nursing home, or visit the home bound.
  • Call a home bound senior before Shabbos.
  • Bring food to a family with a new baby.
  • Drive someone to a doctor’s appointment.
  • Help a child, whose parent is hospitalized, with homework.
  • Say psalms together or on behalf of the ill.
  • Take someone’s car to be filled with gas.
  • Bring gift certificates from places which deliver food, so a family can make its own food choices and not feel dependent on what others cook for them.
  • Call when you are at the store, and say “I am here. What can I pick up for you?”
  • Share your hobbies, such as baking, singing or writing.
  • Smile.
  • Listen.

Staff & Volunteers

Yecheskel Friedman

President & Founder

Elchonon Gross

President & Founder

Billy Flowers

Transportation Coordinator

Oksana Avelarde

Secretary & Community Organizer

Melanie Silverman

Volunteer Food Pantry & Fundraiser

Rabbi Ariel Shoshan

Rabbinic Advisor. Rabbi Ariel Shoshan is the founding rabbi of Ahavas Torah: The Scottsdale Torah Center.

Julie Almosino

Volunteer Food Coordinator

“Yecheskel, I want you to know that my parents arrived back in Mexico, and BH, everything went well. Thanks for all your attentions, Tizke Lamitvots!!!!!!”
On August 7, 2015 my wife and I were involved in a serious car accident in Scottsdale. My wife was hospitalized at Honor Health, Osborn St. for 3 weeks and I was more fortunate, being released in 4 days. The Bikur Cholim led by Yecheskiel Friedman came to our rescue arranging wonderful housing for me with families in both Scottsdale and Phoenix. In addition, I was provided with comfortable personalized and timely transportation to an from the hospital almost on demand...And I can't forget the amazing home cooked Shabbos meals for both of us! The efforts of the Ezras Cholim of Phoenix made the challenging time for both of us much easier to deal with. We will always be grateful. Sincerely, Alan Kasloff
Alan and Peshie Kasloff