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Bayit Bulletin - Parshiot Behar - Bechukotai

05/15/2020 11:43:20 AM


Hebrew Institute of Riverdale - the Bayit

21 - 28 Iyyar

May 15 - 22

Behar - Bechukotai

To view & print the full bulletin  click here.  The bulletin has new information as well as highlights of what we shared in multiple emails during the week.

We encourage everyone to join in "Tefillah B’yichud B’yachad" and pray at home at the times we normally pray together (listed below). 

Shabbat Schedule

Kabbalat Shabbat (Zoom) with Reb Elli: 6:45pm - click here to join (audio-only dial-in option: 646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 6136133700#)
Please join us using the same link for an early Mincha at 6:20pm

Candle Lighting: 7:49pm

Mincha: 7:00pm   In the spirit of Tefillah B’yichud B’yachad, if you cannot join us on Zoom earlier, 7:00pm is our regular Mincha/Kabb. Shabbat time.

Shalom Bayit: 7:00am 

Shacharit: 8:30am

Sof Zman Kriat Shema: 9:14am  |  Latest time for Shacharit:  10:27am

Mincha: 7:30pm 

Maariv/Shabbat ends: 8:53pm

Motzei Shabbat (Zoom) Melave Malke 9:00pm:  click here to join (audio-only dial-in option: 646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 6136133703#).  

Youth Department Sunday Morning Havdalah: Join us on Sunday at 9:30 am 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:

Resources For Shabbat

Tefillah and Torah Reading Guide:  Click here for a list of tefillot, torah and haftorah readings with page numbers for the RCA Artscroll, Koren -Sacks and Artscroll Transliterated siddurim and the Stone and Soncino chumashim.

With the recognition that so many of us will be spending Shabbat on our own, we've put together a document on Finding Connection and Combating Loneliness on Shabbat - click here

Recordings of Parashat Hashavua:

The Official Tot Shabbat with Morah Devorah Video! (viewable anytime) - click here to view

Rabbi Linzer's Parashat Hashavua: Click here

Sam Weingard's Parasha Comic: Parashat Behar: Click here  Parashat Bechukotai: Click here


BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE YIZKOR BOOK: 2020 - 21: Our annual Book of Remembrance - Yizkor Book - DEADLINE IS TODAY! Please register online at Deadline is today, Friday, May 15th. You must submit this form each year to have a listing in the book. For assistance, please call Phyllis Newsome at 201-503-4923 or email We hope to deliver a copy of the book to each member before Shavuot.


A Shavuot Reader - Call for Submissions

Given that we will be home for Shavuot this year -- we still want to have the opportunity to learn together and share in our community's Torah. The Bayit will produce a "Shavuot Reader" -- filled with community contributions.

All individuals connected with the Bayit are welcome to submit.

Prompt: How do you imagine the receiving of the Torah?

Submit one: Essay, Drawing, Poem, Photograph, Short-Story, Memory, Illustration, Painting, Comic which responds to the prompt above — (Creativity Encouraged!)

Guidelines: Written Submissions should be less than 1000 words. Images should be e-mailed as a high quality .jpeg.

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 15th.   Extended to Sunday, May 17th at midnight! All works should be submitted to - with the subject line: Shavuot Reader Any questions or want to get involved?




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