Tisha B'Av (the 9th of Av) is an annual fast day which commemorates the anniversary of a number of disasters in Jewish history, primarily the destruction of both the First Temple by the Babylonians and the Second Temple by the Romans. The tradition is to read from Megillat Eichah (the book of Lamentations) and to recite special psalms of mourning (kinot).
This year (2019/5779), KNM will be observing Tisha B'Av with St Albans Masorti Synagogue (SAMS). Service times are as follows:
Saturday 10 August
Venue: SAMS, 9 The Dencora Centre, Campfield Road, St Albans, AL1 5HN
Sunday 11 August
Shacharit, including Torah reading, Haftorah and Kinot
Evening services and breaking the fast