12 2024

Tisha b'Av Gathering at Temple Israel Portsmouth

8:00PM - 9:30PM  

Temple Israel 200 State Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Contact Heather Tomlinson

Please join congregants of Temple Israel Portsmouth for a Tisha b’Av Gathering in the Chapel. On the fast day of Tisha b’Av (the ninth day of the Hebrew month Av), we recall the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and we grieve for the many losses endured by the Jewish people throughout the ages and through to this very moment.

In commemoration of Tisha b'Av, Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman will lead us in songs and readings, including chanting from the book of Lamentations as we come together in community to find strength in our collective grief.

It is customary to sit on the floor/ground and read these texts by candlelight. Please bring a flashlight or cell phone and a cushion to sit upon. Chairs will also be available for anyone who prefers. Kindly register via the temple website calendar to receive updates.