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COVID-19 Information

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.


Daily Tefillah Live and on Zoom! Shacharit - Sunday 8:30am; Mon/Thu: 6:40am & 7:50am* , Tue/Wed/Fri: 6:45am & 7:50am*; Mincha/Maariv 7:45pm.  Shabbat: Shacharit: 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:00am; Mincha: 6:15pm

Click here to join the virtual tefillah or sign up to reserve a seat to join teffilot at the Bayit.

  • To join weekday Tefillot August 9th - 14th - click here!
  • To join Tefillot on Shabbat August 14th/15th - click here!

Tefillot are outdoors** with limited seating to maintain social distancing. Advance registration and health screening is required. Attendees are required to wear masks while at the Bayit.

 *7:50am Shacharit is Zoom only. All other tefillot are livestreaming our in-person services.
**In case of rain, tefillah will be in the Main Sanctuary. The 8:30am service on Shabbat is in the Main Sanctuary.

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.


Bayit Playground Open for Individual Household Signup Use!

After consultation with our Reopening Committee, we are pleased to be able to open our Bayit playground for use on a sign-up basis, one household at a time. 45 minute slots beginning on the hour will be available Sunday-Friday, 9am-5pm.  Signups for the following week will open the previous Wednesday/Thursday - check the Bayit homepage.
Sign up here:, and be sure to read the safety notes and follow them. 
Enjoy the playground!

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 Manor-Oshinsky: 201-503-5562,

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




New York City recycles hard plastics, cardboard, metal and glass as well as collecting organic waste for composting. Now you can bring your soft plastic to the Bayit for recycling as well.  Drop off your clean plastic bags & other approved plastic items in the TREX Collection Box in the coatroom. Check out the list of recyclable plastic on our new posters. Help us meet our goal & win a free bench made of recycled plastic products.
For questions or comments contact the Green Team 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

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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.

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