Monday, July 31 @8:00pm | MJE West
Recognizing, Accepting, and Coping with Sadness
(+ All Day Programming Tues, Aug 1)
An Explanatory Reading of Eicha, MJE WEST
Throughout the Jewish year we celebrate holidays together, we self reflect and relax on Shabbat, we learn Torah together, and we are happy as a community. A community is also defined by celebrating together and being together during challenging times. Tisha B’Av is a day that we recognize our hardships, it is a day we should accept our losses, and a day to learn how to cope, in a Jewish way, with sadness.
On Tisha b’Av, we commemorate tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, many of which occurred on the ninth of Av. At MJE, we will gather to read Eicha (the Book of Lamentations) and to discuss and reflect upon the themes of the day with classes, prayer, and films.
The program is dedicated in the memory of the members of the Salomon family murdered in last week’s Halamish terror attack. Anyone interested in donating to the Salomon family, please contact Yudi Hercenberg for more info (firstname.lastname@example.org).
COMPLETE TISHA B’AV SCHEDULE
Monday Night, July 31
Night program of Eicha, Discussions, and Songs
Tuesday, August 1
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT TISHA B’AV CEREMONY
- Tisha B’av is a fast day, commemorating the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. The fasting starts 8:12 pm, so eat and hydrate before coming!
- It is customary not to wear leather shoes on Tisha B’Av
- All seating will be on the floor. If you have a medical or other needs for a chair, please let us know in advance and we will provide.
- EVERYONE will be asked to remove their shoes before sitting down on our mats so they do not get damaged
- The program will conclude by 11:15pm.
PREPARE WITH CLASSES
Next Level Class Series: Understanding the Three Weeks, Nine Days, & Tisha B’Av with Rabbi Mark Wildes
Wednesdays @8pm | MJE West | MORE INFO
July 26 | From Destruction to Redemption 2
- Orthodox Union – “The Three Weeks”
- Chabad – “Tisha B’Av and the 3 Weeks”
- Aish – “9AV”
- My Jewish Learning – “The Three Weeks”
- Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Shifchi Kamaim – Song
- “Ani Ma’amin” (I Believe) – Song
- Book by Erica Brown – “In The Narrow Places”