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Tisha B'Ab Services 5777

Arbit and Eikhah begin at 8:30 pm. Members are invited to enter through the Portico on Central Park West beginning at 8:00 pm. General entry for all attendees will be from the 2 West 70th Street entrance at 8:15 pm. There is no reserved seating.

 

New York fire Regulations do not permit standing or sitting in the aisles, furthermore it is our minhag to sit on the pews on this solemn day.  We ask that all guests respect our tradition.  

In order to ease the flow, we ask you not to bring large bags or unnecessary items.  Expect to be inspected by security on entry.  


  

Fast of (the 9th of) Ab
Tish`a BeAb
Eve of the Fast, Monday, July 31st
Monday Afternoon Minhah...........................5:30 pm
Monday Evening Sunset (Fast Begins)............8:13 pm
Eve of the Fast Arbit Service............................8:30 pm

Fast of Ab, Tish`a BeAb, (cont’d)
Tish`a BeAb Day, Tuesday, August 1st
Morning Service............................6:30 am-11:30 am
Tuesday Minhah & Arbit............................7:00 pm
Tuesday Evening Sunset............................ 8:12 pm
End of Fast ............................8:38 pm

The Fast of (the Ninth of) Ab, three weeks after the Fast of Tammuz, commemorates the breaching of the Temple Mount fortifications and the dates of destruction of both the First and Second Temples.

 

First Mill Street Synagogue

The little synagogue on Mill Street was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America. 

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Chatham Square Cemetery

The oldest of our extant cemeteries is known as the Chatham Square Cemetery.  It is located in Chinatown at 55 St. James Place.  The land was originally purchased in 1682 by Joseph Bueno de Mesquita. 

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