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pURIM @ The Bayit

Join us as we celebrate and honor NYC Essential Workers: Strength, Hope, Community!

Click here to view the Laws and Customs of Purim.

Matanot L'evyonim
Click here to fulfill the mitzvah of Matanot L'evyonim by donating online.

Tefillah and Megillah Reading
Click here to sign up for  in-person Tefillah and Megillah Reading. If there are no spaces available please add your name to the wait list. We will add additional readings if needed.

To join on Zoom click on each tefillah link below or dial-in audio at +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 613 613 3700.

Thursday • February 25, 2021 • Ta’anit Esther (Fast of Esther) & Purim Night:

Fast Starts - 5:24am   •   Shacharit - 6:20am, 7:50am   •   Mincha - 5:15pm   •   Fast Ends - 6:24pm

Tefillah & Megillah Reading at The Bayit: (Advance sign up & health self-assessment required for all in-person tefillot)
* Outdoor - Mincha - 5:15pm (in-person and on Zoom) 

* Indoor - Maariv and Megillah Reading - 6:15pm (in-person and on Zoom)

* Outdoor - Maariv and Megillah reading - 6:15pm (in-person)

Outdoor - Megillah reading - 7:15pm (in-person)

* Indoor - Megillah Reading - 9:30pm (in-person and on Zoom)

Experience Megillah in person or on Zoom with your Bayit family as we honor all the essential workers during this pandemic! This is your chance to show appreciation to your local hero: be it a health care worker, a firefighter, a police officer, a USPS / UPS / FedEx employee, a teacher, a retail cashier or whomever is your personal essential worker hero - come in costume! 

Virtual Comedy Night with Standup Comedian Eli Lebowicz: 8:00pm
Eli Lebowicz started performing standup comedy while at YU, where he won the Last Comic Standing contest in 2009. He now lives in Riverdale and performs at communities all over the country, but these days pretty much from his apartment over Zoom.
Suggested Donation $10. Register at Click here to join on Zoom or dial-in audio at +1 646 558 8656; Meeting ID: 613 613 3703.

Friday • February 26, 2021 • Purim Day:

* Indoor - Shacharit and Megillah reading - 6:00am and 8:00am (in-person and on Zoom)

* Outdoor - Shacharit and Megillah Reading - 8:00am (in-person)

* Outdoor - Shacharit and Megillah Reading - 6:00am, 8:00am (in-person)

* Outdoor - Megillah Reading - 10:30am (in-person)

* Indoor - Megillah Reading - 10:30am (in-person and on Zoom)

* Purim Fun Youth Activities - 12:00pm - 2:00pm 
Check your email or visit to register for our socially distant and safe "mini-carnival."

* Virtual Concert with Dafna of Shir Fun (ages 3-6) - 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Shir Fun is the record label, producer and publisher of Hebrew music-based content and programs, created by, based on and featuring the artist Dafna. Join us in costume to celebrate Purim with song and dance. To learn more about Shir Fun visit

* Virtual Magic Show with Elliot Zimet (ages 4 and up) - 1:15pm - 2:00pm
A long time favorite show of Bayit kids is Elliot Zimet's magic show! Elliot was a magician act in Season 1 of America's Got Talent. Elliot's innovative approach provides audiences with mind-blowing magic featuring a unique blend of heart pumping illusions, exotic birds, mentalism, humor and more! 

* Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat in the Main Sanctuary - 5:35pm (in-person and livestreamed on Zoom until Shabbat begins)


Purim Pushka Project: We raised over $3,100 in loose change and small bills since we started the Pushka Project!
Still have a pushka at home? Reach out to to arrange pickup. Throughout February until Purim (February 26) we will come to your home, lobby, or driveway for a masked, socially distant pickup. 
Thank you the Pushka Team: Rabbi Moshe Edelman and Nancy Stern Scholem for continuing this program! 

Megillah Reading for the Homebound: Do you know someone who may need the Megillah read for them at home? Can you offer to read the Megillah for someone in need? If so, please contact Rabbanit Bracha at

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