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Bayit Coronavirus Email #6 - Online Support Space 9pm Tonight, Purim Thank-Yous, Community Errands Support, Adar Video #3 and More

03/10/2020 07:15:17 PM


Dear Bayit Family,

Purim sameach!  It has been amazing to see all of us striving to do our best to create a joyous and connective Purim atmosphere in so many different ways today.  We continue to pray for the health of those who have been infected with the Covid-19 virus and the recovery of those who are ill as a result of their infection.  This email contains various updates and resources for our community - please read it thoroughly and carefully and utilize it as appropriate.

1) Local Outbreak Information
2) Bayit-led Online Support Space at 9pm Tonight on Zoom
3) Purim Thank-Yous
4) Final Matanot Levyonim
5) Daily Adar Video #3 and Quarantined Households WhatsApp group!
6) Bayit Quarantine Errand Support System Continues
7) Bayit COVID-19 Information Repository


1) Local Outbreak Information: We continue to watch the news evolve and change daily.  We will continue to share regular updates as we hear any Riverdale-specific news.

2) Bayit-led Online Support Space at 9pm Tonight on Zoom: We will have online Zoom support space for those wishing to connect and process this experience together.  Tonight's group, open to all, will be facilitated by Bayit member and clinical psychologist Dr. Barbara Gochberg.  The Zoom video chat space will be open from 9:00pm-9:45pm (click here for Zoom or dial-in audio at +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 373 071 966).

3) Purim Thank-Yous: our deepest gratitude to the Bayit community for making a wonderful Purim.  Thanks to our building staff and administrative and programming team for working so very hard, to our co-Youth Directors and clergy team, to all of our Megillah readers, to Avi Bloom for tech support for such a "Zoom-based" Purim, and to so many others who helped make this very unusual and challenging Purim a special and joyful one.

4) Final Matanot Levyonim: Please visit to donate online. The money collected will be divided between Rabbi Moshe Fuchs, who will distribute to the needy of the Pelham Parkway Jewish community, and our Israel charities: Carmei Ha’ir, a soup kitchen and Rabbi David Cohen, who distributes food and money to Israeli needy.

5) Daily Adar Video #3 and Quarantined Households WhatsApp Group!: Our rabbinic team is sending daily Adar videos to add cheer to those in quarantine and their families - and for all of us!  Please click here - Rabbanit Bracha's Adar video will be posted soon!  To join a WhatsApp group for quarantined individuals where rabbinic team will post these videos and messages of chizzuk, please click here.

6) Bayit Quarantine Errand Support System Continues: Reminder: an amazing group of Bayit (and beyond!) volunteers is now deployed to assist with running errands for those in quarantined households.  They have helped many people in Riverdale and Westchester!  Submit your requests here and someone will respond within a couple of hours.  Please share this resource - our community is here to help!

7) Bayit COVID-19 Information Repository: All the emails, including Mishloach Manot guidelines, that we are sending about Covid-19 are posted to our website at

Purim Sameach,

Rav Steven, Rav Ezra, Rabbanit Bracha, Rabba Sara and Rav Avi
Richard Langer, Executive Director
Daniel Feit, President


Mon, November 23 2020 7 Kislev 5781