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Bayit Email Mon 5/11/20: Two Kosher Food Distribution Opportunities, 8:45pm Open Process Space and More

05/11/2020 05:31:34 AM


Dear Bayit Family,
Today is the 32nd day of the Omer - four weeks and four days of the Omer.  
1) Today's Schedule and Links - Monday, May 11
2) Today's Way to Help
3) Free Kosher Food Distribution in Our Community - Two Opportunities
4) Covid-19 Resources Page
5) Closing Message

1) Today's Schedule and Links - Monday, May 11
• 6:45am: Shacharit - 
• 7:30am: Daf Yomi - or dial-in audio at +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 613 613 3702
• 7:50am: Shacharit - or dial-in audio at +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 613 613 3700
• 9:30am - Talmudic Tales *in Hebrew* with Rabbanit Bracha or dial-in audio at +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 470 3
41 910.
• 10:30am - Intermediate Talmud - Avodah Zarah with Rav Ezra - or dial-in audio at +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 470 341 910.
• 11:30am - Halacha Chaburah with Burt Nusbacher - 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
• 7:50pm: Mincha/Maariv -
• 8:30pm-9:30pm: Rav Jeff Fox's Advanced Talmud Shiur - Mesechet Yevamot (Special Link:​​​​​.
• 8:45pm-9:30pm: Open Support and Process Space with Dr. Barbara Gochberg - 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.
Combat Bullying - Knit, Crochet, or Help Support Hat Not Hate!
As we spend time at home, we can put our craft skills to work to make a difference.  Knit or crochet blue hats or support the work of Hat Not Hate, an anti-bullying organization.  In October, National Bullying Prevention Month, the hats are distributed to schools across the country for students to wear, empowering them to stand up to bullying.  The goal for this year is 100,000 hats!  For more information, click here.
3) Free Kosher Food Distribution in Our Community - Two Opportunities
1) 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.
2) 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) beginning today, 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
As we pass the midpoint of the month of Iyyar, I'm thinking about the fact that the Book of Kings, Sefer Melakhim, Chapter 6, tells us that this was the month in which King Shlomo began to build the Beit Hamikdash, the First Temple – in one sense a continuation of the Mishkan, the Tabernacle, which came before it, and in another sense, a totally new building and experience. Although it took seven years until its completion, no doubt from the very beginning Shlomo was thinking about what he wanted those first moments and days inside the new Beit Hamikdash to be like. Even though we're not ready to reopen our Bayit, and even though its reopening will certainly proceed in phases, we're already thinking about what we want that re-entry to be like and feel like – in what ways will be profoundly different and in what totally contiguous with the times we've spent there until now. I wonder what you’re looking forward to first time you re-enter our Bayit. Let us know, and have a wonderful day.   (You can see this closing message in video format here, and we'd love to hear your thoughts.)
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 #48

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