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    Welcome to the HIR    
 
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WHAT IS THE H.I.R.?
The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale is an Orthodox Synagogue which serves the entire Jewish community. The Hebrew Institute is a synagogue that warmly embraces all Jews regardless of affiliation, commitment or background. It is affectionately known as the "Bayit", which is a home - a place of love and welcome. The HIR is known nationally for bringing spirituality into the synagogue, for its activism, its learning programs, and its work on behalf of the elderly, homebound, and the mentally and physically challenged. (click for more...)

    What's Happening

RAV DOV LINZER'S
DAF YOMI INSIGHTS
CLICK HERE
for Rav Linzer's enlightening comments on the daf yomi as well as many other daf yomi resources.


TO VIEW RABBI WEISS' LECTURE: - on youtube.com
OPEN ORTHODXY:
A MODERN ORTHODOX RABBI'S CREED - PART 1:
by Rabbi Avi Weiss. March 5, 2011,
CLICK HERE

TO VIEW PART 2:
Recorded March 26, 2011,
CLICK HERE

OR VIEW FIRST 15 MINUTES CLICK HERE



HIR'S YOM HASHOAH SEDER ON JEWISH FUNK -
Sun., May 1, 2011
A clip of our annual Yom Hashoah Seder commemorating the Holocaust is available on Jewish Funk. Please click on the link below to see Aaron Herman interview Rav Avi and Rabba Sara about this unique and important program, and to experience some of the meaningful moments of this Seder. CLICK HERE


TO HEAR RABBI WEISS' SHABBAT HAGADOL DRASHA: ELIJAH AT THE SEDER - FROM ZEALOUS ANGER TO REDEMPTIVE PEACE - 4.2011.MP3
CLICK HERE



SIGN UP NOW FOR A PHOTO SESSION FOR MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY:
We're Excited About Our NEW HIR Membership Photo Directory - Appointments available - sign up NOW!

The HIR Membership Committee is pleased to announce an exciting new initiative - a photo membership directory. You will have the opportunity to have your family photographed professionally (and you get a FREE 8" X 10" photo!) and be part of our directory that will be distributed to all members of HIR in time for Rosh Hashanah. You may choose to purchase additional photos, but you are under no obligation to do so.

To reserve a time for your photo session (times available May 1, 3, 4 & 5, and July 10, 11, 12 & 13), please sign up at http://tinyurl.com/BayitDirectory.  When you schedule your photo shoot appointment online using this link, you'll receive a $10 discount coupon good towards any photos you choose to purchase.

If you prefer NOT to schedule online, please call Edith Wolff at 718-796-8527, and she can schedule your appointment. PLEASE NOTE - if you call and schedule a photo shoot appointment by phone, you will NOT receive a $10 discount coupon.

Our directory will include a photo of your choice from your photo session and your contact information AS YOU WISH (i.e., you can choose who from your family will be included in the photo and what contact information you would like listed in the directory).  To address security and privacy concerns, directories will be distributed only to members and BY HAND.

We're very excited about this new initiative to help our members connect with one another - sign up now for your photo - http://tinyurl.com/BayitDirectory




INSPIRING SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP
TALK BY RABBI AVI WEISS AT MECHON MEIR IN ISRAEL, JANUARY, 2011 CLICK HERE


TO HEAR RABBI WEISS' PIRKEI AVOT CLASSES
CLICK HERE



TO HEAR RABBI WEISS' EARLIER PIRKEI AVOT CLASSES CLICK HERE


TO BECOME AN HIR YOUTH MEMBER PLEASE CLICK HERE


PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ
RAV AVI'S YOM KIPPUR DRASHA: IT'S NEVER TOO LATE


RABBI WEISS WITH THE NEW YORK BOARD OF RABBIS HUMAN CHAIN IN PROTEST AT UNITED NATIONS
The youtube clip
is here: Please click here



RABBI WEISS' RECENT INTERVIEW ON NPR!
Click here
to listen to Rabbi Weiss' recent interview on the National NPR show "On Point": Imam, Preacher, Rabbi on Islamic Center Near Ground Zero

Excerpts and Archival Version Click here


Click here TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE TISHA B'AV PRAYER SERVICE AT THE ISAIAH PEACE WALL


RALLY IN SUPPORT OF ISRAEL!

Click here to view Rabbi Avi
Weiss' speech from our
Riverdale Rally on Sunday, June 6


DAF YOMI AUDIO
For audio from our Daf Yomi shiur with Rav Dov Linzer (Fridays with Michael Wachsman), please click on the following link: Click here


HIR'S YOM HASHOAH SEDER ON YOUTUBE
A clip of our annual Yom Hashoah Seder commemorating the Holocaust is available YouTube. Please click on the link below to see Aaron Herman from the Jewish Week interview Rav Avi about this unique and important program,
and to experience some of the many meaningful moments of this Seder. Click Here



RABBI WEISS' COMMENTS ON RABBA, MARCH 6, 2010
Click here for an edited version of the talk Rav Avi delivered on Shabbat afternoon, March 6, 2010, on the recent events in our community surrounding the title change from Maharat to Rabba.





RABBI WEISS' RESPONSE TO THE
RECENT TERROR PLOT:
AS PUBLISHED BY THE DAILY NEWS

RABBI WEISS INTERVIEWED ON PBS:
Click on the link below to watch Rav Avi's revent interview on the PBS show "Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly"
LINK HERE


REFLECTIONS FROM MEDINAT YISRAEL
To read the moving personal reflections of Israeli identity from three Israeli members of the Bayit, Tomer and Efrat Grossman and Ariel Freidenberg, delivered Shabbat morning, April 25, 2009, please click here.



NEWSWEEK NAMES HIR ONE OF THE TOP 25 MOST VIBRANT SYNAGOGUES IN THE UNITED STATES! 
click here for article

RESPONSA AND CERIFICATE FROM MAHARAT SARA HURWITZ'S CONFERRAL CEREMONY
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Sara Hurwitz's speech given at conferral ceremony, March 22 2009
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Rabbi Joshua Maroof's speech,
March 22 2009

Click Here


FEAR, COURAGE, RESPONSIBILITY - A DIARY OF RABBI AVI WEISS' TRIP TO VENEZUELA (click here)




Click below to listen to HIR's Divrei Torah for Rosh Hashana 5767:
Habayta: Bringing Our Soldiers Home

When Rosh Hashana Falls on Shabbat The Great Shofar is Sounded

The Power of the Second

God's Unconditional Love of His People

Musical Selichot led by our very own Dr. Elli Kranzler, Sept. 16, 2006



RABBI WEISS' RECENT INTERVIEW ON NPR!

Click here to listen to Rabbi Weiss' recent interview on the National NPR show "On Point": Imam, Preacher, Rabbi on Islamic Center Near Ground Zero, Recorded: 8.25.10


Click here to listen:
RABBI AVI WEISS: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON THE SITUATION IN ISRAEL (51 min.)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2006

Click here to listen:
RABBI WEISS' EXPERIENCES WHILE IN ISRAEL: INTERVIEW ON ISRAEL NATIONAL RADIO (10 min.)
MONDAY, JULY 24, 2006

Click here to listen:
RABBI WEISS INTERVIEW ON: 1010 WIN RADIO (1 min.)
MONDAY, JULY 24, 2006

Click here to listen:
RABBI WEISS INTERVIEW WITH: JM in the AM: NACHUM INTERVIEWS RABBI AVI WEISS (17 min.)
TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2006
INTERVIEW CAN ALSO BE SEEN AT:www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/19818/


Click here to listen:
Rabbi Avi Weiss debates Arab American News Columnist Neal Abunab "What Next for the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process?"
BBC News 01/30/2006






Read Rabbi Weiss's Divrei Torah



           









































  
  
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