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Hebrew Institute of Riverdale - The Bayit

Snow Storm Update

In anticipation of the heavy snowfall anticipated please be aware of the following:

  • Mincha/Maariv will take place as scheduled both tonight and tomorrow evening.
  • There will be ONE Shacharit tefillah on Tuesday morning at 8:15am
  • There will be no classes Monday night or Tuesday.
  • The HIR office will be closed on Tuesday. 

Please exercise caution when navigating the streets and roads over the next few days.  Your safety is more important than attendance at teffilah. 

Please check in with any neighbors who may be home-bound or have limited mobility.

If you need special assistance please contact a member of the Rabbinic Staff. 



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!


Click here to view and print our Fall Programming Brochure.

Click here to view our programming for Jan 2015.

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


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

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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 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.
Mon, 26 January 2015 6 Shevat 5775