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Tisha B'Av Community Event

Saturday, August 10, 2019 9 Av 5779

8:00 PM - 9:30 PMBeit Shalom Synagogue

Tisha B'Av:  What is the root (shoresh) of mourning? 

Community Open Event

Saturday, August 10 @ 8:00-9:30 pm.  

Tisha B'Av in Jewish tradition is the calendar day on which both the first and the second temple were destroyed. It has also been paired with many later events in Jewish history, such as massacres in the crusades, event of the Spanish inquisition, and even the deadly bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in 1994. It is often called the saddest day of the Jewish Calendar. We read the book of lamentations which is the story of faith in the midst of a broken world, a poem of afflictions and hope.

On this Tisha B'Av we join together as a community for a meditative evening service (15-20 mins), and an evening of conversation about everything that is shattered and everything that can be rebuilt. For those that wish to stay, we will also have a short talk on the Book of Lamentations, and read it in Hebrew. 

*  This night is an open invitation for any and all members visitors and friends to share short pieces, presentations, or poems (aim for three to five minutes or less) on

  • Why we mourn
  • Events in Jewish History
  • Remembrance and  Healing
  • Your own feelings of mourning and hope, or 
  • What it is the Driving Force to Repairing the World (Tikkun Olam)

Sign up here if you would like to present a piece, or say a poem or prayer.

Or just come and be present.


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