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 (2023/5783), Tisha B'Av starts on Wednesday 26th of July, and continues through Thursday the 27th.
Wednesday 26th July
This year, we will hold a Tisha b'Av evening service in person at the Jack Block Building, starting with a small Seudah Mafseket to begin the fast. Please do join us.
7:30 pm – Seudah Mafseket
8:00 pm – Learning from Jay Schlesinger
9:00 pm – Ma’ariv, kinot and Megillat Eicha
We'll finish by around 9:30 pm.