Schedule of services for the Fast of Tisha B’Av 5778/2018
Led by Rabbi Spitz in the main sanctuary
This 25-hour period is dedicated to remembering the collective loss and suffering experienced by the Jewish people over the last 2500 years.*
Saturday, July 21
Followed by the reading of the Book of Lamentations by candlelight
Sunday, July 22
We continue our solemn fast-day observance for Shaharit, Torah reading, chanting from the Book of Lamentations and the recitation of Kinot (special poetry composed for Tisha B’Av).
Join us for the Tisha b’Av afternoon service. This is the only time of the year when tallit and t’fillin are worn during minha.
*Traditional observance is to abstain from eating, drinking, bathing, wearing perfume, wearing leather shoes, and engaging in physical intimacy from Saturday night until Sunday night. Some people also do not greet others during this time.