Tish’ah Be’Av 2023 – Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27
Everyone is invited to dim their lights and join us in person to observe Tish’ah Be’av, commemorating the Destruction of the First Temple (in 586 BCE) and the Second Temple (in 70 CE) in Jerusalem, and the exile of the Jewish People.
This solemn day reflects the greatest tragedies of Jewish history (including the Holocaust), but also serves as a reminder that the Jewish tradition of renewal is alive in Israel and in America.
Wednesday, July 26 – Sanctuary
8:00 p.m. – Minhah/Ma’ariv and Reading of Eicha (bring a flashlight)
8:16 p.m. – Fast Begins
Thursday, July 27 –Sanctuary
7:30 a.m. – Shaharit and Kinot Poems (mournful poems)
8:00 p.m. – Minhah/Ma’ariv (with tallit and tefillin)
Fast Ends at 8:50 p.m.