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Tisha B'Av Saturday & Sunday

Tisha B’Av Ritual: A Lament for Immigrant Detention and Family Separation, Saturday, July 21, 8:30 pm, ICE Building, 4310 SW Macadam Ave

Led by Rabbi Ariel Stone, Rabbi Debra Kolodny, Rabbinic Intern Davina Bookbinder, and Rabbi Benjamin Barnett. As Jewish tradition tells it, on the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av (Tisha B’Av) our People suffered the destruction of both the First and Second Temples, as well as several other catastrophes. Jews gather each year on this day to commemorate these tragedies, chanting the book of Lamentations and singing mournful yet beautiful melodies. In response to the catastrophes being perpetrated right now upon thousands of individuals and families entering our country, we will gather in front of ICE headquarters for prayer, reflection, and ritual, opening our hearts to this current destruction, and turning our spirits toward insuring safety and dignity for all who enter this land. Please note: SW Bancroft is closed by DHS at Macadam, so the easiest way to the site is to enter the south waterfront from the north end, off Naito.

Tisha B’Av: Drawing Strength Amidst Tragedy and Suffering, Sunday, July 22, 10:00-11:30 am, Havurah Shalom

As tradition tells it, on the ninth day of Av the Jewish People suffered the destruction of both the First and Second Temples, as well as several other catastrophes. Jews gather each year to commemorate those tragedies. In response to our troubled times, in addition to the traditional rituals this year we will make room to voice concern and even despair, drawing strength from each other and our tradition. Through ritual, reflection, and listening, we will open our hearts to today’s destructions, and turn ourselves toward working for healing and security for all beings.

Thu, August 16 2018 5 Elul 5778