Saturday evening, August 10, 8:00pm-9:30pm
Congregation Dorshei Tzedek
60 Highland Street, Newton
The 9th of Av marks the deepest day of mourning on the Jewish calendar: a fast day when we remember the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem, as well as other moments of loss and exile in Jewish history. It is traditional to chant the book of Lamentations, and recite special poem-songs of loss and sadness. Tisha b’Av is also a turning point in the Jewish calendar, for immediately afterwards we begin counting seven weeks to Rosh Hashanah – weeks of comfort and preparation for renewal. At this evening program, we will hear portions of Lamentations, sing contemplative songs, and explore together the brokenness in our hearts and in our world as we prepare for the work of tikkun, repair.
On Sunday afternoon, August 11, rabbis and cantors from across Greater Boston will lead the second annual Tisha B'Av action for immigration justice. Mark your calendar now! Details to follow.