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Tisha B’Av Today: Contemplating Our Tragedies

  • Peninsula Temple Sholom 1655 Sebastian Drive Burlingame, CA, 94010 United States (map)

This program will be held at Peninsula Temple Sholom, Burlingame
Facilitated by Rabbi Molly Plotnik of PTS and Rabbi Lisa Kingston of PTBE with
support from  Reform CA.

Tisha B’Av, or the 9th of Av, commemorates many tragedies in Jewish history, most
notably the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 586 BCE and again in 70 CE.
As a community we mourn the occasion when Jews were cast out of our land and
spread into the diaspora of countries around the world.

This year, we will dedicate our contemporary observance of Tisha B’Av to remembering not
only what happened to us, but what happens every day to those who are in physical,
spiritual, and emotional exile in the 21st century.

Our evening will begin with a study session from Reform CA that will help us transform
the mourning of our Temple’s destruction and the societal ills that led to the destruction
into a call of action with our hands, feet, and hearts to repair the wrongs in today’s society.
We will conclude with an evening prayer service and a modern chanting from Eichah,
the Book of Lamentations.