Monday, July 31, 2017 – 8:30-9:45pm
The Traditional Brief and Meager “Meal of Separation”
followed by a Candlelight Tisha b’Av Service with
Rabbi Goldie Milgram and Leyners
Tisha B’Av reveals something believed to be inseparable that became separated. The Meal of Separation consists of a glass of water, a piece of bread, and hard-boiled egg dipped in ashes and is a traditional prelude to this day of mourning,and fasting for those who are able. We will continue with this day’s traditions within the Jewish cycle of spiritual healing with a contemplative service by candle light which includes chanting of Eichah, the Book of Lamentations.
Suggestions: Fasting? Have your regular dinner before arriving. Bring something for sitting upon the floor and a flashlight to read by. Dress simply.
Chairs will be available for those who need them.
CoSponsors: Chochmat HaLev & Kehilla Community Synagogue
Rabbi Goldie Milgram is a specialist in the fields of Jewish experiential and spiritual education. She is best known as the “rebbe-on-the-road,” for her travels world-wide as a seeker and teacher of Torah, Jewish spiritual practices. “Reb Goldie” founded (2000) and heads the 501C3 non-profit Reclaiming Judaism, serves as editor-in-chief for Reclaiming Judaism Press, and in 2014 founded a three-year distance-learned training program for Jewish educators titled Jewish Spiritual Education (JSE): Maggid-Educator Training.
Her publications are numerous, beginning with Reclaiming Judaism as a Spiritual Practice: Holy Days and Shabbat (Jewish Lights Publishing.)
She last visited the Aquarian Minyan in 2005, and we are very excited to welcome her back.