Join the East Bay Renewal community for our annual observance of Erev Tisha b’Av, with R. Shifrah Tobacman, R. Michael Lerner, Sophie Miron, and friends at Kehilla Community Synagogue, in the Sanctuary, 1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont, 94610
Cosponsored by the Aquarian Minyan, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Beyt Tikkun and Chochmat HaLev.
Tisha B’Av marks a time in the Jewish calendar that begins the preparation for the High Holy Days by bringing us in contact with those places which need healing and renewal. The fast commemorates the destruction of both the First and Second Jerusalem Temples. This year, we turn our attention to the destruction of all places desecrated by our collective inaction, inattention or active participation: from Jerusalem in ancient times to Charleston today, from the Earth itself to the holy depths of our own hearts. Tisha B’av is a day of mourning when, traditionally, one fasts from sundown to sundown and begins the holy day with the reading of the Book of Lamentations – Megilat Eicha.
8:00pm – Gather in low light for symbolic pre-fast “meal” and chanting to set our intention. (Not an actual meal.)
8:30 – Havdallah and brief Ma’ariv (evening service)
9:00 – Reading from Megilat Eicha in Hebrew and English, with kavanot to bring our consciousness to places in need of healing.