Sun, July 22, 5:45 pm – 9 pm at Temple Beth Am
On Tisha b’Av, Jews remember the greatest tragedies of our history. We fast for 25 hours from sundown to nightfall and retell the story of the suffering of our people through the chanting of Eikha, the Book of Lamentations. At the end of a day of fasting and mourning, we step out of our collective darkness with a renewed sensitivity to loss, and belief in the possibility of healing. We join with other local communities honor the past, feel the tragedies of the present, and commit ourselves to a vision of a more just and peaceful future.
Community prayer, learning, and reflection with IKAR, Temple Beth Am, B’nai David-Judea, and Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills.
Minha: 5:45 pm
Program: 6:30 pm – המקום ינחם: Finding Comfort as Individuals and as a Nation
Keynote Speaker: Gabrielle Birkner of Modern Loss and My Jewish Learning
Rabbi Matt Shapiro: The Spirituality of Giving and Receiving Comfort
Rabbi Adam Kligfeld: The Deep Meaning of the Root “Nachem”
Rabbi Sarah Bassin: Seven Weeks of Comfort: When Prophets Stop Chastising
Ma’ariv: 8:15 pm (fast ends: 8:32 pm)