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Tisha B'Av

Here is the schedule for Tisha B'Av at Beit Chaverim.
See below for links to special Tisha B'Av resources


Saturday, August 6

Shabbat Chazon, Erev Tisha B'Av



Shabbat services at 9:30 am, followed by kiddush and mincha.


Have  a substantial seudat shlishit at home, and begin the fast at sundown. 


Fast begins at sundown, 8:02 pm

Shabbat is over at            8:48 pm

After 8:48, change to non leather shoes, and recite

"Baruch Hamavdil bein kodesh l'chol"

While havdala is pushed off until after the fast, we do make the blessing over the havdala candle. We will do that in shul before Eicha.


You may now use electricity and drive to shul.

Maariv/Eicha                    9:15 pm


Sunday, July 18
Shacharit and Torah Service  9:00AM
followed by Kinnot and explanations/discussion
11:00 AM Live stream of Tisha B'Av programming from YU, the OU, and Israel
12:30 PM   Film:BUILDING YOU 2.0
 A 40-minute exploration into the meaning and history of this sad holiday, featuring Rabbi Leiby Burnham of Detroit and Rabbi Pinchas Landis of Cleveland.


 1:30PM Mincha
2:00 PM  Making Art to Reclaim our Sense of Loss with
Maggidah Chana Stein
"Mizrach" - a hands on creative text exploration and
art making opportunity.
Despite the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE and the dispersion of most Jews, the Land of Israel has remained a primary focus of Jewish identity. A commonly felt, deeply rooted bond to the Land of Israel and the hope of all Jews to return eventually to it have been important unifying factors. One expression of this intense bond is found in the practice of facing toward Jerusalem during prayer. For Jews in the West, this direction is east, and the custom developed of placing a decorative plaque on the eastern walls of homes and synagogues to indicate the direction of worship. Such a sign came to be known as a mizrach, Hebrew for "east." Mizrach is also an acronym composed of the initial letters for the Hebrew phrase " Mitzad Zeh Ruach Chaim, from this side the spirit of life."
reservations required (so we have enough supplies) 
3:30 PM Film: Son of Saul
October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Saul (Géza Röhrig) is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.
5:00 PM Film: Operation Thunderbolt
In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much debate, the Israeli government sent an elite commando unit to raid the airfield and release the hostages. This movie is based on the true facts and follows the events since the flight's take-off and until the hostages' return to Israel.
Maariv 8:00 pm
Fast ends 8:36 pm
Tisha B'Av resources:

When Tisha B'Av falls on Shabbat

Normally, the final meal before Tisha B’Av (“Seudah Mafseket”) is eaten in "mourning", sitting on the floor, eating a piece of bread and a hard boiled egg with some ashes. When Erev Tisha B’Av is Shabbat, however, these

practices do not apply since no mourning is allowed on Shabbat. A proper “Shabbat” meal should be eaten at Seudah Shlishit, and this meal may even include meat and wine.

This meal should take place after mincha, and care must be taken to complete this meal, including birkat hamzon, before sunset. To accommodate this, mincha Shabbat afternoon this week will be scheduled earlier than usual,

giving people the opportunity to return home, have Seudah Shlishit there, and then return to shul after the conclusion of Shabbat (see below).

Since one cannot drink the wine of Havdala on Saturday night (because of the fast), Havdala is NOT made immediately after Shabbat. Instead, only the blessing on the candle (האש מאורי בורא – Borei me’roei ha’esh) is made. After the fast ends Sunday evening, Havdala is recited over a cup of wine. At that time, the opening verses of Havdalah, beginning with Hinei E-l yeshu’ati…, as well as the blessing over spices, are omitted.

In addition to Havdalah, another distinction exists regarding the end of the fast (Sunday evening) this year. Generally, the restrictions of the 9 days continue in force until mid-day the next day, reflecting the historical fact that the Temple burned through the 10th of Av. However, in a year in which Tisha B’Av is a nidcheh (postponed from Shabbat), the date of the fast day is already the 10th of Av. On such a year, all the restrictions of the 9 days end with the fast itself, with the exception of the restriction on meat and wine which remain in force till the next morning. (One may, however, drink the wine of Havdalah as mentioned above.) Thus, one may do laundry, bathe, swim, take a haircut, shave, listen to music, etc. all beginning Sunday night immediately after the fast.


If you have any further questions regarding the customs of this Shabbat or Tisha B’Av, please feel free to email or call.

Fri, June 9 2023 20 Sivan 5783