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Tisha B'Ab Services 5778

Arbit and Eikhah begin at 9:20 pm. Members are invited to enter through the Portico on Central Park West beginning at 8:50 pm. General entry for all attendees will be from the 2 West 70th Street entrance at 9:05 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, Saturday, July 21st

Saturday Afternoon Minhah...........................3:30 pm

Saturday Evening Sunset (Fast Begins)............8:22 pm

End of Shabbat (no Habdalah service).............9:04 pm

Motzaei Shabbat Arbit & Eikha........................8:30 pm

Lecture by Rabbi Soloveichik...........................Following Eikha

 

 

Fast of Ab, Tish`a BeAb, (cont’d)
Tish`a BeAb Day, Sunday, July 22nd

Morning Service............................8:00 am-12:15 pm

Minhah & Arbit..............................7:30 pm

Sunday Evening Sunset..................8:22 pm

End of Fast & Habdalah (recited on wine only)......8:49 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.

 

Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue

1829
Liberty Bell Rimonim

These Rimonim, modeled after the American Liberty Bell, were commissioned by the Congregation in honor of Judge Edgar J. Nathan Jr.

1961