Service Schedule

Tisha B’Av 5778

Tisha B’Av, the Fast of the Ninth Day of Av, is a day of mourning to commemorate the many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people. This day is traditionally observed through fasting, mourning rituals (not wearing leather) and reading Eicha, the Book of Lamentations.

Saturday, July 21
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Summer potluck. Please contact BI Office for location and details.
8:17 p.m.: Tisha B’Av fast begins. Shabbat ends at 9:08 p.m.
9:00 p.m.: Ma’ariv and chanting of Eicha in the Library. Bring your own flashlights and candles

Sunday, July 22
8:15 a.m.: Shacharit service in the Chapel with Torah and haftorah reading and Eicha. No tallit or tefillin.
2:00 p.m.: Mincha service in the Chapel. We wear tallit and tefillin at this service.
7:00 p.m.: Ma’ariv service in the Chapel.
8:53 p.m.: Fast ends

Weekday Minyan

Sunday and Secular Holidays: 8:15 a.m.; 7:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m.; 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:15 a.m. at Eisenberg Assisted Living, 631 Salisbury Street. Join us in the 2nd floor Chapel/Community Room.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday Evening: 6:00 p.m.

On the first Friday of most months, Minyan Mishpacha begins with a snack at 5:45 p.m., followed by a family friendly Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:00 p.m. See Calendar of Events for details.

Shabbat

Saturday Shacharit (Morning Service): 9:00 a.m.
Saturday Mincha (Afternoon Service): By request

For Shabbat Ma’ariv (Evening Service), please contact the BI Office or rabbi@bethisraelworc.org with any questions, or if you need to arrange a minyan. Saturday night events are often preceded by Havdalah. See Calendar of Events for details.

Candle Lighting Times | Havdalah

For Worcester, Mass., times, please click here.