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Bayit Bulletin - Shabbat Bereishit

10/16/2020 07:57:33 AM


Hebrew Institute of Riverdale - the Bayit

28 Tishrei - 5 Marcheshvan

October 16 - 23

Parashat Bereishit - Shabbat Mevarchim

Signup for Weekday Tefillah @ the Bayit:

There are seats remaining for  tefillot @ the Bayit this Shabbat.  Complete the health screening and reserve a space at before 3:00pm if you would like to join us. Reminder: Anyone who is not on the list will be turned away at the door. No Exceptions. If you registered, but your plans have changed please reply to this email as soon as possible so that we can release the seats to those on the wait list.

Youth Activities: Tot Shabbat @ 11:30am tomorrow has a capacity of 17 participants. Visit to sign up. If all spots are taken, please add your name to the wait list.

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 who is not able to join tefillah in person to embrace "Tefillah B’yichud B’yachad" and pray at home at the times we normally pray together (listed below). 


Zoom Kabbalat Shabbat w/Reb Elli & Adinah Kranzler: 5:00pm. Click here to join (audio-only dial-in option: 646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 6136133703#). 
Everything we achieved together in-person and virtually this season - and always - is made possible by our devoted, tireless and inspiring beloved facilities team: our Facilities Manager Bryan Cordova, and our incredible team members Geo, Elmer and Chico. This is our chance to say thank you as a community. Please join us for words of appreciation and a 1-minute standing ovation at the conclusion of Kabbalat Shabbat (approx. 5:40pm)
Mincha: 5:45pm (in person and via Zoom @ The livestream will be turned off at the end of Lecha Dodi

Candle Lighting: 5:55pm

Shacharit: 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:00am, 10:15am

Tot Shabbat: 11:30am

Mincha/Maariv:  5:45pm

Havdalah: 6:57pm

Zoom Havdalah & Melave Malkah:  7:15pm:  click here to join (audio-only dial-in option: 646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 6136133703#). 

 Resources For Shabbat & Yom Tov:

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.

Rabbi Linzer's Devar Torah: Click Here 

Sam Weingard's Parasha Comic: Bereishit

Social Action Committee Devar Torah:  By Wendy Zierler: Click here!

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

High Holidays Appeal

Dear Bayit Family,

 Your support matters. Your participation matters. You matter.

 Whether you participate in person, on Zoom or over the phone, you are part of our Bayit, and you matter to us.

 Together, we made the most of this challenging Tishrei season, holding firm to our commitment to reopen safely while continuing to connect with those at home. Our upcoming fall and winter programming will focus on deepening community connections, expanded youth programming and opportunities for tefillah, learning, chesed, activism and outreach.

 We have been overwhelmed by your expressions of gratitude for the hard work of staff and the willingness of laity to serve in new ways. And now we need your financial support to face the challenges and seize the opportunities ahead.

 In a typical year, High Holiday income accounts for 25% of our operating income. This year we must also overcome substantially reduced income from room rentals and other fundraising activities.

 Each gift of $18 or more is being matched with a $50 donation by a generous Bayit family.  For those who have given already, thank you. With your help, we are almost 65% of the way to our goal of $400,000, and your 360 gifts are matched by another $18,000. Your continued giving means so much to us.

 If you have not made a High Holiday gift, let now be the moment.  Help us achieve 100% participation, at whatever your capacity is. Thank you in advance for giving generously. Click the link above or visit to make your gift today.


Gillian Steinberg, Rav Steven Exler, Richard Langer




Wed, October 28 2020 10 Marcheshvan 5781