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Taanit Esther begins on Thursday, March 21st, at 5:44am and ends at 7:50pm. Click here to learn more.

Tefillah & Megillah Reading 5784 | 2024

Motzaei Shabbat, March 23rd | Sunday, March 24th
(Shabbat, March 23rd: Youth Mini-Megillah Reading)
   Purim Schedule 

This year the Bayit is joining other tefillot in expanding the custom of reciting pesukei geulah (verses of redemption) aloud as a congregation during Megillat Esther. In addition to the four verses traditionaly read aloud, we will be reciting two more, verses 2:7 and 9:32, which introduce Esther and celebrate her long-lasting impact on the holiday of Purim.  The megillah readers will pause before those two verses, as they do before each of the other four, to allow the Kahal to joyously recite them before they repeat them. For more information about this custom, please see Rav Steven's short analysis here. We look forward to raising our voices in expanding the narrative of redemption on Motzaei Shabbat and Sunday morning. 

Laws & Customs of Purim 5784 | 2024


Questions?  Please email Rabbanit Bracha: rabbanitbracha@thebayit.org

Mitzvot Purim
Send Mishloach to fellow Bayit Members
We are encouraging all members to participate in the Bayit’s Purim campaign for Mishloach Manot. Please email richard@thebayit.org to receive link to registration forms.
Matanot L'evyonim
Fulfill the Mitzvah of Matanot L'evyonim, please please go to thebayit.org/matanot.
Parshat Zachor
On Shabbat March 23rd, there will be additional readings of Parshat Zachor after mussaf and 10 minutes
before Mincha


Machatzit Hashekel
Machatzit Hashekel will be available on Thursday, March 21st (Taanit Esther) and Sunday,
March 24th (Purim day).
Rabbinic team members can collect personal Matanot L'Evyonim throughout Purim.
Chesed Opportunities
Calling All Megillat Esther Readers!
The Bayit is offering in-person and Zoom options for hearing Megillat Esther on Purim. However there are still those who are homebound and cannot access Zoom easily. If you are able to read Megillah for others; if you or someone you know needs a home reading, please reach out to Rabbanit Bracha at .


Mishloach Manot Matching!
We are continuing a beloved Bayit tradition to deliver Mishloach Manot packages to our friends and neighbors who are homebound and would appreciate some extra Purim cheer. If you would like to be matched with one or more recipients, please reach out to office@thebayit.org.
Youth Purim Celebrations
Oznei Haman Youth Baking • Sunday, March 17th • 3:30pm
Calling all children age 4 and older: Join Elianna Mitnick to bake Oznei Haman in the Social Hall. Every participant makes their own Oznei Haman! Filling will be dairy free. Cost: $10/child. 
Youth Pre-Purim Party and Mini Megillah Reading • Shabbat, March 23rd • 4:30pm
On Shabbat we will gather in the Sanctuary to celebrate and hear a mini megillah reading. This program is geared towards children 7 and younger, and older siblings are welcome!
Youth Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 24th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm. $20/child • $55/family • $12/children 3 and younger. Register @ thebayit.org/carnival.
Children with Sensory Sensitivities are invited to join us from 12:00pm - 12:30pm to enjoy rides without loud music and with fewer children.
Handing out Mishloach Manot • Friday, March 22nd • 12:00pm
Spread Purim cheer with the HIR rabbinic team! They will be in costume on Johnson Ave. handing out
mishloach manot to Riverdale residents. Interested in volunteering with your children?
Email yael@thebayit.org to let us know.





Fri, June 21 2024 15 Sivan 5784