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Community Tisha B’Av Observances
August 6 @ 9:15pm - 10:30pm
In observance of Tisha B’Av, a community-wide observance outdoor service will take place on Saturday, August 6 at Congregation Beth Shalom. If inclement weather, the evening will be held in indoors at the congregation. Outdoor seating will be available and those who wish may bring blankets to sit on.
The evening begins at 9:15 p.m. with schmooze and singing and will be followed by Havdalah and a Tisha B’Av MA’ARIV service beginning at 9:30 pm. The observance will include study and the chanting of Eicha with English summaries from the Book of Lamentations which details the destruction of Jerusalem through song and poems. 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. Planning this year’s observance are Rabbi Larry Karol, Rabbi Jonathan Rudnick and Hazzan Tahl Ben-Yehuda.