TISHA B’AV

Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas will hold its annual Tisha B’AV service at CBS-CS on Saturday, August 10, the beginning of the 9th of AV, at 9:10 pm. Participants will begin with a solemn evening service, including a HAVDALLAH without wine or spices (which are added at the end of Tisha B’AV the next day), and then sit on the floor or BIMAH steps (if able) to read the book of EICHAH, also known as Lamentations, by candlelight. The custom at CBS-CS has been that each participant take a turn reading or chanting a verse in either English or Hebrew in EICHAH. Also included will be some of EICHAH read in English with EICHAH trope, a distinctive trope system used for this day. The third chapter of EICHAH is a triple acrostic and is chanted with a special melody. Following the reading of EICHAH, participants will sing the traditional KINAH (lament) ELI TZION.

On Sunday, August 11, at 9 am, CBS-CS and Temple Adath Yeshurun will hold a joint morning service for Tisha B’AV, which is done without the usual melodies and singing. Services will include a Torah reading, Haftarah (also done in EICHAH trope), and the book of EICHAH again, which will be done in the same fashion as the night before, with everyone taking turns with one verse. Since CBS-CS Rabbi Andrew Pepperstone will be at Camp Ramah for Tisha B’AV, Hanita Blair and Joan Bordett will coordinate the Saturday evening service, and Temple Adath Yeshurun Rabbi Yehoshua Zehavi will help lead the Sunday morning service. For more information, contact the CBS-CS office at 315-446-9570 or manager@cbscs.org or the TAY office at 315-445-0002.

On Saturday, August 10, Temple Adath Yeshurun will hold Tisha B’AV services, beginning with a teaching at 8:40 pm, followed by services at 9 pm.

On Sunday, August 11, at 9 am, CBS-CS and Temple Adath Yeshurun will hold a joint morning service for Tisha B’AV at CBS-CS. The service is done without the normal melodies or singing; but they will include a Torah reading, Haftarah (also done in EICHAH trope), and the Book of EICHAH again as well, which will be done in the same fashion as the night before, with everyone taking turns with one verse. Since CBS-CS Rabbi Andrew Pepperstone will be at Camp Ramah for Tisha B’AV, Hanita Blair and Joan Bordett will coordinate the Saturday evening service, and Rabbi Zehavi will help lead the morning service. For more information, contact the CBS-CS office at 315-446-9570 or manager@cbscs.org or the TAY office at 315-445-0002.

Sha’arei Torah Orthodox Congregation of Syracuse will hold Tisha B ‘AV services, followed by EICHA on Saturday, August 10 at 9:30 pm. Sunday, August 11 services with KINOT will begin at 8:30 am. Rabbi Evan Shore will hold an afternoon of learning, “Five Classes,” on Sunday, August 11, starting at 3:15 pm.

For more Information, contact the STOCS office at 315-446-6194 or info@stocsyracuse.org.

Temple Concord will hold Tisha B’AV services on Saturday, August 10 at 8 pm. For more information, contact the TC office at 315-475-9952 or office@templeconcord.org.