Tisha b’Av Observance

Tisha b’Av, the ninth day of the month of Av, is the day Jews commemorate the destruction of the first and second Temples thousands of years ago. Over the generations, other events of collective trauma have been incorporated into the meaning of the day.


Join Rabbi Ellen and Karen Levine for an exploration of Eicha, the Book of Lamentations, which is traditionally read on Tisha b’Av. We will chant, read, and take some time to reflect on communal and personal tragedies and grief. This is a commemoration best observed in community.


Here are some additional ways to commemorate Tisha b’Av online.

Saturday night, July 17, starting at 11:59pm, study the book of Eicha (Lamentations) for its content and also as poetry:

Pardes Institute has several learning sessions starting at noon on Sunday, July 18.
Click “Schedule” to see the descriptions and times:

Hadar Institute has a full day of programming, including both study and services, ending with a concert by Joey Weisenberg.