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Tisha B’av

August 13, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - August 14, 2016 @ 11:30 pm

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Saturday, Aug 13 @9:00pm | MJE West

(+ All Day Programming Sun Aug 14)

An Explanatory Reading of Eicha, MJE WEST
Free Admission
Brought to you by MJE & JICNY

Please join us on Tisha B’av as we come together in communal reflection of and healing for the destruction of the Temple.  Our theme this year is “Beyond Labels.”  Members of the Jewish community celebrate together and mourn together, whatever our beliefs, religious practices, or background.  Too often we create divisiveness within our communities, where there should be unity.   This is a day for the entirety of the Jewish people to come together and observe this day, each in our own way.

Saturday evening we will be having a spiritual kumsitz, singing circle, an explanatory reading of the book of Eichah (the book of Lamentations), and a closing ceremony for the evening.  Everyone is welcome.  You are also invited to participate in any part of our all-day Tisha B’av program on Sunday, including services in the morning, learning throughout the day about the destruction of the Temple, special movies commemorating the day in conjunction with the Jewish center, and kinnot, explanatory words and poetry to help us cope with the mourning.  Mincha will be with the Jewish Center in the afternoon.

Brought to you by:
mje red & jicny red

7:57 pm
Fast begins
8:39 pm
Shabbat ends

9:00 – 11:00 pm


Explanatory reading of the Book of
Lamentations (Eicha) followed by Tisha B’av songs and a moving multimedia presentation
10:00 am
Minyan Madness – Morning services @ MJE (10th floor)

11:00  1:30 pm


Discussions and Dialogue on Tisha B’av Themes (10th floor), and recitation of Kinot (special Tisha B’av prayers)

1:35 pm
Early Mincha (put on tefillin)
2:30 pm

Two Special Film Screenings with The Jewish Center

Number 4 Street of our Lady
Tells the story of Francisca Halamajowa, a Polish Catholic woman who hid 15 of her Jewish neighbors during the Holocaust.

Two brothers uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family, their village and their nation.

6:00 pm
Special class with Rabbi Wildes
“AGREEING TO DISAGREE: The Story of the Temple’s Destruction and its Implications for Conflict Resolution in These Highly Divisive Times”
7:35 pm
Afternoon service with the
Jewish Center
8:26 pm
Fast Ends



  1. Tisha B’av is a fast day, commemorating the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. The fasting starts 7:56 pm, so eat and hydrate before coming!
  2. It is customary not to wear leather shoes on Tisha B’Av
  3. 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.
  4. EVERYONE will be asked to remove their shoes before sitting down on our mats so they do not get damaged
  5. The program will conclude by 11:15pm.


Next Level Class Series: Understanding the Three Weeks, Nine Days, & Tisha B’Av with Rabbi Mark Wildes
Wednesdays @8pm | MJE West | MORE INFO

July 27 | From Destruction to Redemption 1 (Join Rabbi Wildes for his birthday!)
August 3 | From Destruction to Redemption 2 (with substitute)
August 10 | From Destruction to Redemption 3




August 13, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
August 14, 2016 @ 11:30 pm
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