Tisha B'Av: Ma'ariv and Eicha Reading


July 29, 2020 - 8:30pm


via Zoom conference (register to receive the conference link)

Join Kehilat Hadar and Shaare Zedek for Ma'ariv services and a reading of Eicha. Since we can’t be together in person to form a minyan right now, no barechu or kaddish will be recited, and we will use an alternative prayer instead of mourner's kaddish for people to acknowledge the loss of a loved one. 

The service will be held via Zoom. The Zoom conference information will be provided in the registration receipt. 

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Halachic Notes:

  • The fast begins at 8:14 PM on Wednesday and ends at 8:47 PM on Thursday.
  • Davening is done quietly and without nusah.
  • If we were davening together in person, we would be sitting on the floor with the lights off and davening by flashlight.
  • 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 making charitable donations. Since we will not be able to collect tzedakah on as we normally would at Tisha B'Av, we encourage you to make donations directly to the following organizations:

  • City Harvest, New York City’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables. From March through the end of June, they have rescued and delivered 35 million pounds of food, 61% more than the same period last year, to meet the increased need during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Robin Hood Foundation's COVID-19 Relief Fund is helping New Yorkers by supporting the nonprofit organizations on the frontlines. 100 percent of donations will provide emergency support through food, housing, job security and more.
Tisha B'Av Day
We are not holding services on Tisha B'Av day, Thursday July 30. Hadar Institute invites the KH community to join them for their daytime program, also taking place via Zoom. Shacharit will begin at 9AM, followed by kinnot and learning, and the program concludes with Mincha at 2PM. From 3-9PM they plan to offer additional learning with Hadar Institute faculty, alumni, and members of the Hadar Kollel. Fill out their interest form to receive registration details. 


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