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Tisha B'Av Programming 5780

We're coming together as a community this Tisha B'Av, even if we have to do it apart. 

Due to COVID-19, this year's Tisha B'Av is going to be more challenging than usual. To enable the participation of those people who can't come to shul, both our evening and morning services will be zoomed live (see details below) and the special Tisha B'Av texts will be displayed in both English and Hebrew. I hope everyone chooses to take advantage of the opportunity to come together on Tisha B'Av as a community, especially since one of the root causes of Jewish misfortune is disunity.  


Tisha B'Av Observances:

As of 8:20 pm Wednesday night, we do not:

  • eat or drink
  • wear leather footwear
  • bathe or wash ourselves (hands are washed only until the knuckle)
  • apply ointments/creams
  • engage in marital relations or any form of intimacy
  • sit on a normal-height chair until chatzot (1:16 pm Thursday)
  • study Torah (except for the “sad” parts)
  • send gifts
  • greet one another (though you may respond to greetings)
  • engage in outings, trips, or similar pleasurable activities
  • wear fine/festive clothing.

If any of these practices pose a problem for you and you don’t want to compromise the spirit of this day, please contact me for advice on how to resolve the issue.

Tisha B'Av Z’manim:

Wednesday, July 29
Erev Tisha B'Av

8:00am     Shacharit
6:30pm     Mincha
8:20pm     Fast Begins
9:05pm     Ma'ariv/Eicah (Zoomed Live)

Thursday, July 30
Tisha B'Av

9:00am     Shacharit/Kinot (Zoomed
1:16pm     Midday
7:45pm     Mincha
8:52pm     Fast Ends

Friday, July 31
7:45am    Shacharit 
1:16pm    End of Nine Days Observances

Adath Israel Tisha B'Av Zoom Classes

Wednesday, July 29, 9:05 pm

Ma’ariv and Kinot  

Meeting ID: 881 6316 8927

Password: 580806.

Phone Number: (669) 900-6833    

Thursday, July 30, 9:00 am

Shacharit and Kinot  

Meeting ID: 835 5087 4962

Password: 667160

Phone Number: (669) 900-6833      

Thursday, July 30, 1:30 pm


Produced by and narrated by Ben Kingsley, Miriam Margolyes, Patrick Stewart, Jean Boht, and Whoopi Goldberg. Liberation tells the dramatic story of the battle waged on two fronts during World War II – the Allied campaign to liberate Europe and Hitler’s genocidal campaign against the Jews. The documentary uses film footage, radio broadcasts, and period music gathered from archives around the world. Interwoven throughout the film are the compelling stories of the Jews of Europe – unforgettable stories of tragedy, courage, resistance, and survival

Meeting ID: 848 6168 7736

Password: 108359

Phone Number: (669) 900-6833

Thursday, July 30, 5:00 pm

The Long Way Home

Produced by - Academy Award Winner – Best Documentary 1997. Narrated by Morgan Freeman the film combines rare archival films and stills with new interviews and interweaves historical narrative with stories, anecdotes, and recollections of Jewish refugees. The film opens in 1945. Germany has been defeated by the Allies and the war in Europe is officially over.  American and British authorities set up "Displaced Persons Camps" to house the refugees, often on the same sites as former concentration and death camps. With thousands of Jewish refugees still languishing in DP camps, Jewish resistance groups in Palestine unite to form a resistance movement to oppose the British. The film takes an in-depth look at how most of the world was either indifferent or unwilling to deal with the plight of the Jewish refugees, but at the same time acknowledges the efforts of those who did support the survivors in their attempt to make new lives for themselves.

Meeting ID: 835 3045 4521

Password: 051232

Phone Number: (669) 900-6833    

 Additional Tisha B'Av Programming:

Besides fasting and davening, how can we make our Tisha B'Av productive and meaningful?



May next year's Tisha B'Av be a day of rejoicing!