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Tisha B’Ab Services & Lecture 5783

July 26, 2023 - July 27, 2023    
5:30 pm - 8:44 pm

Join Us for a Meaningful Tisha B’Ab

Wednesday night, July 26 – Thursday, July 27
In the Main Sanctuary
See below for the full Tisha B’Ab schedule

Rabbi Soloveichik’s Tisha B’Ab lecture will follow the reading of Eikha on Wednesday night, July 26.

Shearith Israel’s uniquely dramatic service tells of the tragedy of the destruction and sings the dirges of mourning for the Temple. Our Spanish & Portuguese service’s rich musical tradition for the service on this day may go back to the time of the Spanish Expulsion, the anniversary of which is also observed on this date.

For Tisha B’Ab, the Reader’s Desk and Holy Ark are draped in black. The evening and morning services are conducted from a special table – also draped in black – rather than from the Reader’s Desk. The synagogue lights are dimmed, so that congregants follow services with small flashlights. Our morning Kinot service also features beautiful somber melodies. You can preview the liturgy and melodies here.

Please join us to share in this powerful experience.


Tisha B’Ab Schedule

Eve of the Fast, Wednesday, July 26

Minha…………………………………………………………………………5:30 pm
Fast Begins………………………………………………………………….8:19 pm
Doors Open on CPW for members………………………………….8:15 pm
Doors Open at 2 W 70th for non-members……………………..8:15 pm
Tisha B’Ab Arbit, Eikha, & Rabbi Soloveichik’s Lecture……8:30 pm

Tisha B’Ab Day, Thursday, July 27 

Morning Services………………………………………………..7:05 am-12:15 pm

Screening of “Those Who Remained”…………………Doors open 5:15 pm, Film begins 5:30 pm

Minha (with tefillin)…………………………………………………….7:30 pm
End of Fast …………………………………………………………………8:44 pm

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