Tisha B'Av at Congregation Beth Sholom
"Rabbi Lew z"l wrote: Tisha B'Av commemorates the fall of the first and second Temples in Jerusalem and, by extension the whole gamut of disasters that have befallen the Jewish people. Tisha B'Av is not about victimization. Both as individuals and as a people, we are called by Tisha B'Av to acknowledge the dark side of our existence and to take responsibility for it as well.
As such, it makes an excellent starting point for our High holidays preparations, Tisha B'Av is about our estrangement from God, from ourselves and from others. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, which begin exactly seven weeks after Tisha B' Av, are about reconciliation, atonement and teshuvah. On the deepest level, Tisha B'Av and the High Holidays are part of the same process. [R.Lew z"l 7/2004 Cong. Beth Sholom newsletter.]"
Saturday, August 10
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Shabbat morning services in the Sanctuary
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Tot Shabbat in GFC
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Community Kiddush in Koret Hall
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Shabbat Mincha Minyan in GFC
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Tisha B’Av Makor Or Meditation in Makom Shalom
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Tisha B'Av Shiur led by Marilyn Heiss in Board Room
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 pm | Tisha B’Av Book of Lamentations and Ma'ariv service in GFC
Sunday, August 11
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Minyan in GFC
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Makor Or Silent Retreat in Makom Shalom
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Tisha B'Av Mincha Minyan in GFC