Our Tisha B’av services went well this year, with approximately 20 people at evening services. In the evening, we had an intimate candle lit reading of Eichah (the Book of Lamentations), and in the morning we were able to read the prescribed Torah and Haftarah portions to the day. Special thanks to Jerry Jacobs, Rabbi Bash, Mike Stein, and Alan Savada for reading Eichah. In addition, thanks to Mike Stein for reading the day’s Torah and Haftarah portions. Tisha B’av is a somber day, and one where we’re lucky to be able to gather together as a community.
There’s nothing quite like Tisha B’av in our calendar, with its especially sad overtones. However, if you’re looking for an intimate davening experience, check out our Thursday Morning Minyan. We have bagels! Also, keep an eye out for the upcoming Selichot Service on Saturday, September 16 at 8:00pm, which is another chance to gather as a community, though in a far more festive manner.