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This year, with the help of the American Sephardi Federation, we will stream the evening service, together with a special lecture by Rabbi Soloveichik, live from the sanctuary, as well as Kinot on Tisha B'Ab morning. And although there will not be large crowds of people at the synagogue, we hope you will be able to experience a small degree of the unique beauty and drama of these special services. 

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Tisha B’Ab, the most solemn day of the Jewish calendar, commemorates the destruction of both the First and Second Temples in ancient Jerusalem. Over the years, this day has also come to remind us of other historic tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people. Join us for our world reknowned Spanish & Portuguese Tisha B'Ab service as well as our many educational opportunities surrounding this solemn day.

Tisha B’Ab at Shearith Israel

Tisha B’Ab, the most solemn day of the Jewish calendar, commemorates the destruction of both the First and Second Temples in ancient Jerusalem. Over the years, this day has also come to remind us of other historic tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people.

Tisha B'Ab Services 5780

Due to COVID-19, our services will of necessity be conducted differently, with increased safety precautions.

Tisha B'Ab Liturgy

Listen to some of the Tisha B'Ab prayers chanted by Hazzan Rabbi Ira Rohde in our Spanish & Portuguese Minhag.

Tisha B'Ab Public Lecture

Following the reading of Eikha, Rabbi Soloveichik will deliver a lecture.  

Rabbi Ira Rohde's Three Weeks Series

Rabbi Ira will deliver a 4-part virtual series leading up to Tisha B'ab. 

Q & A: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Tisha B'Ab at Shearith Israel

 Join our Shamash, Z. Edinger, on Wednesday night July 26 as he teaches about our unique Tisha B'ab customs.

 

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.

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Choral Music of Shearith Israel
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