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
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.
Friday Evening: 6:00 p.m.
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 email@example.com 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.
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