Tisha B’Av Commemoration

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August 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Congregation Beth El
422 Shirley Avenue
Tisha B'Av Commemoration @ Congregation Beth El

Tisha B’Av – Day of Memorial Commemorations

Saturday, August 10th at Beth El

Sunday, August 11th at Temple Israel


Saturday evening, August 10th – 7:30 pm – Dinner and a special program followed by services and the chanting of the Book of Lamentations.


Schedule for Saturday program:

7:30 pm – Seudat Shelishit, the traditional third meal of Shabbat as well as the traditional last meal before a fast.  Dinner will be pizza and salad.  Gluten-free and vegan options will be available.  Please let us know if you will require a gluten-free pizza crust when you RSVP.

Dinner is $10/person; RSVP by August 2nd required.

8:15 pm – A discussion led by Rabbi Ezring and Cantor Wendi

8:45 pm – Maariv, the evening service, including the reading of the tragic Megilat Aichah, The Book of Lamentations


Sunday morning, August 11th – 8:00 am – At Temple Israel

Sunday evening, August 11th – 5:45 pm – At Temple Israel


Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the Jewish month of Av, is the day that Jewish tradition holds that both the First and Second Temples were destroyed. We commemorate them with special services that include the reading of the dramatic Book of Lamentations as well as with a major fast day. The fast begins after the meal on Saturday evening and ends at 8:50 on Sunday night.