In observance of Tisha B’Av, a community-wide observance and service will take place on Saturday, August 10, at Congregation Beth Shalom, 14200 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park. The evening begins at 9:45 p.m. with a Tisha B’Av MA’ARIV service and will be followed by a D’var Torah and reading of Eicha. This is a meaningful service with beautiful, mournful melodies, some engaging teaching, and a time for communal reflection on both painful times of our past and hope for our future. Participating in this observance are Rabbis David Glickman, Rabbi Beryl Padorr, Rabbi Jonathan Rudnick and Hazzan Tahl Ben-Yehuda.
The community Tisha B’Av observance will continue on Sunday, August 11 at Kehilath Israel Synagogue. The movie, “The Long Way Home” will be shown at 5:00 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion with rabbis. A Mincha service will begin at 8pm led by Rabbi Moshe Grussgott, a ten minute Torah lesson from Rabbi Grussgott, and ending with a Maariv service. Conclusion of fast will take place at 8:51pm and will be followed by a light break fast.
These observances are sponsored by the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City. To indicate your attendance at both observances, register online at kcrabbis.org.