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Bayit Email Sun 5/10/20: 9:30am Youth Havdalah, Three Kosher Food Distribution Opportunities (Including This Morning), 8:45pm Open Process Space and More

05/10/2020 05:31:29 AM


Dear Bayit Family,
Today is the 31st day of the Omer - four weeks and three days of the Omer.  
1) Today's Schedule and Links - Sunday, May 10
2) Today's Way to Help
3) Free Food Distribution in Our Community - Three Opportunities
4) Covid-19 Resources Page
5) Closing Message

1) Today's Schedule and Links - Sunday, May 10
• 7:30am: Daf Yomi - or dial-in audio at +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 613 613 3702
• 8:30am: Shacharit - or dial-in audio at +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 613 613 3700
• 9:30am: **NEW** Virtual Havdalah for Bayit Youth: Join us as we welcome a new week through Havdalah. This Sunday experience will allow us to start our week with the virtual embrace of friendship. Hope to see you there:
• 7:00pm: First Responders, Health Care Workers & Essential Workers Clap
• 7:50pm: Mincha/Maariv -
• 8:45pm-9:30pm: Open Support and Process Space with Dr. Hillary Lewin Tuvia - or dial-in audio at +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 373 071 966
2) Today's Way 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.
Volunteer Packers at the Riverdale Y
As we expand our communitywide meal pickup and delivery programs, the Riverdale Y is packing shelf-stable breakfast and dinner foods for delivery for seniors who need.  A few more volunteer packers are needed for Wednesday and Friday afternoons.  Please reach out to
3) Free Kosher Food Distribution in Our Community - Three Opportunities
1) OU-Kosher Dinners Available for Pickup from the Bayit Today: 750 OU-kosher meat dinners in single serve packages that should be consumed by Monday night will be available in the Bayit driveway this morning, Sunday, May 10th starting at 11:30am.  They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please wear a mask and wash your hands/wear gloves.  Please bring your own bag and wait in line 6 feet behind the person in front of you.  The line will form on the right hand side of the driveway; please leave the left hand side clear for those who already picked up their meals to leave.
2) Kosher Meals from Get Food NYC: The Riverdale Y is partnering with Get Food NYC to provide kosher meals for seniors in the community. If you already receive Kosher Meals on Wheels, you may not apply for this program. Beyond the Riverdale Y's capacity, they will now be able to refer your name to Get Food NYC so you can receive the kosher meals. For more info call: Lydia Ecker at the Riverdale Y - 347-913-4391.
3) Kosher Grab-and-Go Meals in Riverdale: NYC will open the first Kosher Grab & Go Meal site in the Bronx at P.S. 24 Spuyten Duyvil (660 West 236 Street, Bronx, NY 10463) on Monday, May 11. Starting Monday, three free OU-kosher grab & go meals will be available daily for anyone in need. Meals are available for children and adults Monday through Friday. Serving children and families from 7:30am-11:30am and adults from 11:30am-1:30pm.  No one will be turned away at any time; all adults and children can pick up multiple meals at once. No registration, ID, or documentation required.
4) Covid-19 Resources Page
5) Closing Message
Shavua tov - a good week. As we begin another week of constraint and limitation, sheltering at home, I want to share a powerful definition of freedom that we find in the beginning of this coming week's parashah – Behar-Behukotai. Describing the Jubilee year, the Torah tells us, וקדשתם את שנת החמשים שנה וקראתם דרור בארץ לכל ישביה - "you should sanctify the fiftieth year, proclaiming freedom and release throughout the land for all its inhabitants." יובל הוא תהיה לכם - "this is what the Jubilee year should be for you." And what is that freedom? The pasuk continues, ושבתם איש אל אחזתו ואיש אל משפחתו תשבו - "every person returning to their ancestral holdings and returning to their family." Being at home poses challenges and limitations in different ways for each of us. My invitation this week is to find in that being at home a piece of freedom: freedom to connect with something or someone in our homes, freedom to connect with ourselves, freedom to connect with our families, or something beyond - and to proclaim that freedom this week.   (You can see this closing message in video format here.)
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 #47

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