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Bayit Coronavirus Email Tue 4/28/20: Today's Schedule including 7:45pm Communitywide Yom Haatzmaut Tefillah/Celebration, Today's Ways to Help, and More

04/28/2020 05:31:37 AM


Dear Bayit Family,
Today is the 19th day of the Omer - two weeks and five days.  May we connect to the deep importance of Yom Hazikaron - Israeli Soldier Memorial Day.
1) Today's Schedule and Links - Tuesday, April 28
2) Town Hall Meeting Followups
3) Today's Ways to Help
4) Upcoming Events - Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut
5) Covid-19 Resources Page
6) Closing Message

1) Today's Schedule and Links - Tuesday, April 28
• 6:45am: Shacharit -
• 7:30am: Daf Yomi - - or dial-in audio at +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 613 613 3702.
• 7:50am: Shacharit -
• 10:00am - 
Lecture In Honor of Israel's 72nd birthday: A Zionist Perspective with Rav Avi or dial-in audio at +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 470 341 910.
• 11:00am - Midrash HaShavua with Rav Ezra - or dial-in audio at +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 470 341 910.
• 1:00pm-1:45pm: Breath-Body-Mind with Shira Gordon. RN, MS, MPH, certified Breath-Body-Mind Teacher. Movement and breathing for anxiety reduction and resilience - or dial-in audio at +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 613 613 3700.
• 7:00pm: First Responders, Health Care Workers & Essential Workers Clap
• 7:30pm: Mincha -
• 7:45pm-9:10pm: Yom Haatzmaut Communal Celebration - - details below (please note the third square with requests of white top, photos to bring, and Israeli food to bring):
2) Town Hall Meeting Followups - Video Links, Senator Biaggi Information, and Bayit Connects
Thank you to all who joined our Town Hall meeting on Sunday night.  The full town hall can be viewed here.  Rav Steven's final message of the town hall can be viewed here.
Senator Biaggi Information: We were honored to have Senator Biaggi and we thank her for her clear presentation and her office for all of their work.  You can receive the Senator’s COVID19 daily emails by clicking here.  Old emails are archived here.  If you are in need of assistance obtaining services, please reach out to the office by emailing or by calling 718-822-2049.  On Wednesday, April 29th, from 5:00-6:00pm, the Biaggi office is hosting a town hall with New York City Health Commissioner Barbot, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Phillip Thompson, Bronx Education Superintendent Meisha Ross Porter. RSVP and submit questions here:
Bayit Connects: We want to help our Bayit hevra connect with each other - and us.  Grab a group of around 10 friends and be in touch with a member of the clergy.  We will set up a Zoom room for you on the evening of your choosing, and join if you wish to learn a little Pirkei Avot (or any other text you choose), and then stick around for some virtual hanging out or leave the space open for you to do so.  Please contact any member of the clergy team to make this happen.
3) Today's Ways to Help
If you would like to suggest a way to help for the daily email, please send it to  You can find all of these ways to help collected on our Covid-19 Resources page here.
Helping New Bronx Covid-Positive Parents
Montefiore doctors have seen a great need for basic baby supplies, especially for those born to Covid-positive mothers.  They have created care packages with the most-needed supplies.  An Amazon wishlist has been created for these essential items here. You can support this effort by going to the wishlist and purchasing these necessary items that can make a huge difference for Bronx families.
Shopping Buddies
As we continue to adhere to social distancing, we become aware of more members of our community who need assistance with groceries and essential supplies.  We want to discourage “extra” errand running, and are looking to match up shopping buddies with others in their building or neighborhood.  When you plan an online order (preferred) or a shopping excursion, you would check in with your shopping buddy, and see what they need.  We need more volunteers.  If you can help, or want to learn more, please email
4) Upcoming Events - Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut
• Wed 4/29 8:15am: Musical Hallel with Rabbanit Bracha & The Bayit Community (Shacharit begins 7:50am) or dial-in audio at +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 613 613 3700
• Wed 4/29 10:00am: Zoom With Olim: Meet and Connect with Bayit members who have made Aliyah. Listen and Learn about Israeli experiences and identity.  or dial-in audio at +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 613 613 3703
• Wed 4/29 Global events:
• 11:00am-5:00pm: Yom Haatzmaut online celebration will be broadcasted from The Jewish Agency FB English page: For schedule click here.
• 2:00pm: Global Hallel with Mizrachi/Religious Zionists of America - click here
• All Day Programming with Shalom Hartman Institute - click here.  
5) Covid-19 Resources Page
6) Closing Message
Today is Yom Hazikaron L'Chalelei Tzahal - Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers of the IDF, and a day in which we remember victims of terror in Israel.  In the midst of everything around us, it may take an extra stretch to turn our attention to those 23,000+ victims across the decades.  But this year should be no different than any other.  The sacrifices and commitment those soldiers made allows us to have the Medinat Yisrael we cherish and depend on today.  Let it be a day in which we step out of our current moment as often as possible and plug in - learn about fallen soldiers, and carry their names, gifts and legacies with us.
Reminder to all to take good care of ourselves and each other.  Try to do something specific today that strengthens you, and something else that strengthens someone else.
May it be a good day,
Rav Steven, Rav Ezra, Rabbanit Bracha, Rabba Sara and Rav Avi
Richard Langer, Executive Director
Daniel Feit, President
Staff Contact Info: Richard Langer: 732-626-5902,  /  Phyllis Newsome: 201-503-4923,  /  Yael Manor-Oshinsky: 201-503-5562,  /  Shuli Boxer Rieser: 929-269-2892,
All the emails we are sending about Covid-19 are posted to our website at Coronavirus Email #39
Thu, June 4 2020 12 Sivan 5780