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For all Bayit Classes available online, click here.

Click here*** to join the virtual tefillah or sign up below to reserve a seat to join in-person tefillot at the Bayit.

  • To sign up for Teen Tefillah (Middle and High Schoolers welcome) click here!  
  • To sign up for weekday tefillot from April 11th - 16th - click here!
  • To sign up for Shabbat tefillot Parshiot Tazria-Metzora/April 16th - 17th - click here!

Advance registration with health self-screening is required. Attendees are required to wear masks that cover both the mouth and nose while at the Bayit.

 *7:50am Shacharit is Zoom only. All other tefillot are livestreaming our in-person services.
In these colder months more of our services are indoors. To learn more please reach out to a member of the rabbinic team.
***The password for all Zoom meetings was distributed by email. New users - please email to request the password. 

COVID-19 Information

Visit for the latest updates on how to get vaccinated.

Please click here to read our communications about Covid-19 and its effect on our community and shul. Please  click here to see our Covid-19 Resources page - mental health, financial, community and more.


Many in our community are especially vulnerable to even the slightest interruption in their income. If you are in a position to offer assistance, please click here to make a donation to the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund.

The office staff is working remotely. To facilitate communications please use the following direct phone #'s instead of the main switchboard:

  • Richard Langer: 732-626-5902,

  • Phyllis Newsome: 201-503-4923,

  • Shuli Boxer Rieser: 929-269-2892,

  • Yael Oshinsky: 201-503-5562,

To connect with other Bayit staff go to

Local small businesses are especially hard hit by social distancing measures. While many have closed their doors temporarily, some are offering new or modified products and services. Check out the classified ads at




The Bayit (home in Hebrew) is more than just a synagogue. Please join us and find your way to connect through Tefillah, Torah Study, Chessed, Youth Activities, Inclusion Programs, Israel Advocacy and more.

 Click to learn about all the ways you can connect at the Bayit.

Parasha Recordings


The Bayit is delighted to announce the launch of The Parasha Project, an online repository of audio recordings of the entire Torah, arranged by Parasha and Aliyah, featuring our exceptional Ba’al Keriah Bernie Horowitz. The site also includes a guide to each trop (cantillation note) and to Hebrew pronunciation. Dedication opportunities available for every Parasha.
Visit to listen and learn more.

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Sponsored by Joe Guttman in Memory of Henry and Goldie Guttman z"l 
Join our Free Communal Dinner every Friday Night at the Bayit!
See which Shabbatot are available for sponsorship and choose your week at

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

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.

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