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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 hte elderly, the homebound, and thos developmentally and physically challenged.

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The Bayit is led by Senior Rabbi Steven ExlerPresident Gillian Steinberg and Executive Director Richard Langer. They are supported by an incredible team of associate clergy, lay leaders and professional staff. Click on the links below to meet the rest of our team.

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