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 (2020/5780), KNM will be observing Tisha B'Av with St Albans Masorti Synagogue (SAMS), Edgware Masorti Synagogue (EMS), Elstree & Borehamwood Masorti Community (EBMC), and Hatch End Masorti (HEMS). All events will be on Zoom (here).
Wednesday 29 July
Dirge Deep Dive @ 8.30pm
Join Rabbi Joel, Rabbi Natasha, Rabbi Danny, and Rabbi Adam for two sessions exploring the kinot of Tisha B'Av.
Maariv, Eichah, and Kinot @ 9.30pm
Thursday 30 July
Shaharit @ 9.30am
Music For a Time of Mourning@3pm
Join Michael Marx from Mosaic Masorti for a presentation exploring how music can help mark our mourning
Minchah @ 6pm
All sessions on Zoom, here