Our rabbis taught that one of the reasons for the destruction of the Temple was “sinat hinam,” senseless hatred amongst Jews. Our rabbis also taught that the Messiah will be born on Tisha B’Av—suggesting that out of this destruction, there is also the potential of redemption, and reconciliation.
8:44pm Beginning of Fast (at sunset)
9:00pm Shabbat Ends
9:00pm Ma’ariv, Aicha and Lamentations by candlelight sitting on the Sanctuary floor
7:15pm Mincha: Torah reading, Haftarah, Tallit & Tefillin
Special Inter-Community Tisha B’Av Program – We are honored to be joining with many organizations for this event.
8:00pm Learning and Singing
9:15pm Ma’ariv and Havdalah
9:23pm Break Fast
It is traditional on Tisha B’Av to refrain from eating, drinking, engaging in sexual relations, bathing and wearing leather shoes. The study of religious texts is limited to those which enhance and reflect the day’s mood such as the books of Lamentations and Job and other texts referring to the destruction of Jerusalem. Going to work, using money, driving and other restrictions applicable to Shabbat and festivals are not applicable to Tisha B’Av.
Join us for a potluck dinner and Kabbalat Shabbat in the park.
CBS provides the main course and paper goods. Everyone is encouraged to bring sides, desserts, and beverages to share! You may also wish to bring your own reusable plates, cups, and utensils.
Singles, Couples, Kids, Adults. All are welcome!
Michael Ramos serves as Executive Director of the Church Council of Greater Seattle. The Church Council collaborates with partners from all faiths throughout King and South Snohomish Counties to address homelessness and low-income housing, work for economic justice and uphold and affirm the rights and dignity of all immigrants.
Most recently, he has helped convene congregations for rapid response and the creation of just immigration policies in the spirit of the Sanctuary Movement of which he took part in the 1980s in Seattle. A native of New York City, he received his Master of Divinity degree from Seattle University.
This event is a part of the Immigration and Sanctuary Project of Beth Shalom, a project of Social Action Committee has formed a Google Group to keep members, friends, and allies informed of educational opportunities and action items related to this project. Anyone interested in joining may send an email to Kayla Weiner to be added to this group.