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Tisha B’Av

The fast of TISHA B’AV 5776/2015

Mourning customs* are observed as we begin this 25-hour period dedicated to remembering the collective loss and suffering experienced by the Jewish people over the last 2500 years.

Saturday, August 13 at 8:00pm

A tribute to Elie Wiesel followed by the reading of the Book of Lamentations read by candlelight in honor of Tisha B’av.

Sunday, August 14

Shaharit: 9:10am at CBI in the main sanctuary
We continue our solemn fast-day observance joined by members from Temple Beth Emet and Temple Beth El for Shaharit (without tallit and t’fillin), Torah reading, chanting from the Book of Lamentations and the recitation of Kinot (special poetry composed for Tisha b’Av).

Minha: 5:00pm at Temple Beth El
in the Sidney Eisenberg Chapel
2A Liberty, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Congregation B’nai Israel and Temple Beth Emet will join Temple Beth El in Aliso Viejo for the Tisha b’Av afternoon service. This is the only time of the year when tallit and t’fillin are worn during minha.  Please join us.

*It is traditional to abstain from eating, drinking, bathing, wearing perfume, wearing leather shoes (many people wear crocs or flip flops), and engaging in sexual relations from Saturday night until Sunday night.  Some people also do not greet others during this time.