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Hebrew Institute of Riverdale - The Bayit

Please say a special prayer for the members of the IDF who are recovering from injuries. 

To read Rav Avi's full diary of his time in Israel during Operation Protective Edge, please click here.



We look forward to your joining us at our many and diverse services and programs.  The HIR is committed to providing a warm, welcoming and safe environment for anyone who wishes to join us. 








New to Riverdale? We want to get to know you better!

Please email so we can invite you to share a meal as part of the 
Bayit family!

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.

To learn more and/or participate please visit

Visit for High Holiday schedule, seat reservations, childcare signup, laws and customs and more.

NEW FOR THIS YEAR, children in grades 3+ who are enrolled in childcare are eligible for a free seat next to a parent/guardian in either the Social Hall or Learning Service at no additional charge. Visit for details and to register.

Help us update our database.  Visit to update your email, phone number, birthday, and bar/bat mitzvah parsha!




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

NEW: We now offer an online sign-up for sponsorship.

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


We’d love to help you learn Torah! Visit for help finding a study partner!

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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 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 program; and work on behalf of the elderly, the homebound, and those developmentally and physically challenged.
Tue, 2 September 2014 7 Elul 5774