Erev Tisha B'Av: Ma'ariv and Eicha Reading


August 10, 2019 - 9:15pm


Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, at 805 Columbus Ave on 100th Street

Join Kehilat Hadar for Ma'ariv and a reading of Eicha on Saturday night, August 10 at 9:15 PM. We will provide be booklets for Ma'ariv and Eicha.

We are not holding services on Tisha B'Av morning, Sunday, August 11.
Hadar Institute invites the KH community to join them for their morning program, taking place at 190 Amsterdam Avenue. Shacharit will begin at 9AM, followed by kinnot and learning, and the program concludes with Mincha at 1:40PM. Babysitting will be available from 9AM-2PM for those who resister by August 7.

Halachic Notes:

  • The fast begins at 8:00 PM on Saturday evening (before the end of Shabbat) and ends at 8:33 PM on Sunday.
  • Davening is done quietly, without nusah, and with the lights off. Feel free to bring a flashlight (no candles) and a siddur.
  • We will be sitting on the floor, with chairs available for those who need.
  • As a sign of mourning, it is customary not to greet people on Tisha B'Av.

Giving Tzedakah on Tisha B'Av:
We are told in the Torah to turn our suffering as in Egypt into empathy for the vulnerable. We enact this on Tisha B'Av, the day we remember all our sufferings, by collecting donations for the following organizations:

  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) protects unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone to ensure that no child appears in court without an attorney.
  • The Association of Ethiopian Jews advances equitable policies to close gaps, change prevailing attitudes and improve the quality of life of Israelis of Ethiopian descent on every level: with the community, municipal and state decision-makers, the media and civil society.

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