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Hebrew Institute of Riverdale - The Bayit

Do you have a Rav Avi & Toby story?  Please share it with us!

Click here to share a brief story about your relationship with Toby and/or Rav Avi. Stories will be gathered in a book and presented to Toby & Rav Avi at the Annual Journal Dinner on June 7th. 

To join us at the dinner make your reservations here.


Join us for a classical concert in honor of Rav Avi & Toby Weiss. Featuring an 18 piece orchestra. The concert will be conducted by Maestro Samuel Marder. Register @


Join our Free Communal Dinner every Friday Night at the Bayit!

See which Shabbatot are available for sponsorship and choose your week at



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Please join us in dedicating a Sefer Torah and Megillat Esther for the Bayit in honor of Rav Avi and Toby!


We invite everyone in the extended Bayit family to participate in this project to recognize and thank Rav Avi and Toby for their more than 40 years of service to the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale and Jews everywhere.

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The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale – The Bayit – is an open Orthodox synagogue
serving the entire Jewish community by warmly embracing all Jews, regardless of affiliation, commitment, orientation or background.  It is affectionately known as the "Bayit," which is a home; a place of love and welcome. The HIR is known nationally for bringing spirituality into the synagogue; activism; youth and teen engagement; learning programs; and work on behalf of the elderly, the homebound, and those developmentally and physically challenged.
Tue, 26 May 2015 8 Sivan 5775