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Bayit Email Wed 5/13/20: 8:30pm Kumsitz with Rav Avi and More

05/13/2020 05:31:34 AM


Dear Bayit Family,
Today is the 34th day of the Omer - four weeks and six days of the Omer.    
1) Today's Schedule and Links - Wednesday, May 13
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 - Wednesday, May 13
• 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
• 11:30am - Talmudic Tales *in English* with Rabbanit Bracha 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-9:15pm: Kumsitz with Rav Avi in Honor of Lag BaOmer: - or dial-in audio at +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 839 2123 7080
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.
Fighting Covid-19 in the Developing World - AJWS
In 19 of the neediest countries around the world, American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is working with its nearly 500 on-the-ground partner social change organizations to protect the most vulnerable people on earth from COVID-19. Learn more about their work 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: The Kosher Grab & Go Meal site in the Bronx is at P.S. 24 Spuyten Duyvil (660 West 236 Street, Bronx, NY 10463).  Each day, three free OU-kosher grab & go meals will be available  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
I’m writing this message with the entrance to our Bayit, our shul, right outside my window, lit up, prompting me to share with you the teaching of the Seforno on this week's parasha. Commenting of the pesukim in the beginning of Behukotai, envisioning a better world ahead, Seforno notices the juxtaposition in two consecutive pesukim of the phrases, ונתתי משכני בתוככם – “I will place my Tabernacle in your midst”, and והתהלכתי בתוככם – “I will walk about in your midst.” Seforno says that this describes two simultaneous realities. Yes, God will dwell in the Tabernacle, but also, says Seforno, God will be הולך אנה ואנה – “walking about” amongst us. ויראה כבודי בכל מקום שתהיו שם – “My glory,” says God, “will be seen wherever you are.” So while we can't be in our Bayit, may we do everything in our power to make God's presence be felt in the walls of our homes, where we dwell. Have a wonderful day!    (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 #50

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