Tisha B’Av Community Service
Tisha B’Av Service
7:30 p.m. Community gathering with light refreshments
8:00-9:30 p.m. Havdalah and Tisha B’Av service
Tisha B’Av is the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Av, observed as a communal day of fasting and mourning, in remembrance of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. Over time, the solemnity of Tisha B’Av has allowed Jews to reflect thoughtfully on the painful times of challenge and danger throughout history. This powerful day is still relevant to Judaism 2000 years later. Rabbi Andrew Oberstein and Cantor Alicia Stillman will lead our candle-lit service with soft singing, discussion, and the chanting of the book of Lamentations, the anguished recounting by Jeremiah of watching his beloved city burn. If you cannot join us onsite in the Temple Israel garden, you can join us online at 8:00 p.m. for the service.
The Tisha B’Av service is sponsored jointly by Temple Israel of Boston, Temple Sinai, and Temple Ohabei Shalom. Join in this Jewish moment with us.
To learn more about Tisha B’Av, please join us for Tisha B’Av 101 on August 4, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., online.