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                                  Purim 5777 @ The Bayit

Taanit Esther and Purim - Laws and Customs

Purim Laws and Customs. Click here 

Esther Aloud: Expanding Our Communal Voice. Click here


To fulfill the mitzvah of Matanot L'evyonim you can donate online by clicking here.

Volunteer opportunities are available. To help decorate, sell or serve food on Purim Night or volunteer at the Purim Carnival click here.


Thursday, March 9th - Ta’anit Esther (Fast of Esther)


Fast Starts - 5:06am                   Shacharit - 6:20am and 8:00am
Mincha/Maariv - 5:30pm                       Fast Ends - 6:36


Friday March 10th at 11:00am: Handing Out Purim Goodies

Spread Purim cheer with the HIR rabbinic staff! They will be in costume on Johnson Ave. handing out mishloach manot to Riverdale residents. Interested in volunteering with your children? Let us know.


Saturday Night, March 11th: Maariv & Megillah Readings in the Bayit:     

Main Sanctuary - 7:30pm

Come in costume! Bonus for matching our Purim in a Galaxy Far Far Away theme!  During the reading, we’ll project the text of the megillah onto a screen enabling the hearing impaired to follow along with the megillah reading and participate in  the Purim celebration. Come see our special Purim Puppets as they perform during the reading!

Minyan Shachar - LL Beit Midrash - 7:30pm

Join Minyan Shachar for a lively Megillah reading: every character will be read by a different reader - men and women readers. Reading followed by light refreshments.

Beth Aharon Megillah Reading - 2nd FL Beit Midrash - 7:30pm

Food Court and Purim Shpiel - 8:45pm

          “Avi Road” - A Beatles Parody Revue.  Written by: Mark Davis.  Directed by: Gillian Steinberg.

Additional Megillah Reading - LL Beit Midrash - 9:30pm


Sunday, March 12th  - Purim Day                                                                   

  • Shacharit Followed by Megillah Reading - Main Sanctuary - 8:30am
  • Beth Aharon Shacharit Followed by Megillah Reading - LL Beit Midrash - 8:00am
  • Megillah reading at the ATRIA - 10:30am

                   Come spread Purim cheer to the residents before and after the reading.

  • Additional Megillah Reading - LL Beit Midrash - 11:00am
  • Teen Purim Carnival - 11:30am
  • Youth Purim Carnival - 12:30pm - Register online at!
  • Early Mincha - 2nd Floor Beit Midrash - 2:30pm                                                                                             
  • Mincha/Maariv - LL Beit Midrash - 6:45pm


Purim Chesed Opportunities:

Shake It Up For Purim:

In the spirit of Purim, please bring a small (but noisy!) box of pasta or rice (boxes only, no bags) to use as a grogger, and after megillah reading they will be donated to the Food Pantry of the Bronx Jewish Community Council.  Please drop off items in the boxes located in the coat room until Mar. 13th. To make donations contact Niti Minkove at 917-693-3084 or

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?  Please let Rav Ari know (


Mishloach Manot Matching Program:

Would you like to deliver Mishloach Manot on Purim Day to a Bayit community member who would enjoy your company?  Please contact Chaya Gorsetman at to receive the contact information of your match.


Wed, November 22 2017 4 Kislev 5778