TC to hold Tisha B’Av event on July 29

Temple Concord will hold a virtual, interactive Tisha B’Av commemoration on Zoom on Wednesday, July 29, at 8 pm. Rabbis Barbara Goldman-Wartell and Rachel Esserman will lead the program. Those interested in attending can contact the temple office at for the link via e-mail or use the following link:

“In a few weeks on July 29-30, Jews around the world will gather together on the ninth of the Hebrew month of Av (in Hebrew: Tisha B’Av) for a day of mourning,” said organizers of the event. “Tisha B’Av is a major public fast day that commemorates manifold Jewish national tragedies. Among the events traditionally associated with the ninth of Av are God’s punishment of the Israelites with 40 years of wandering, the failure of the Bar Kokhba rebellion, the declaration of the Crusades, the beginning of deportations from the Warsaw Ghetto and, most prominently, the destruction of the First and Second Temples.”

The organizers noted that “this year, we also mourn for the losses suffered during the pandemic. Our lives have been changed, many people have died, and our congregations and communities have had to learn to do things differently. Join us as we commemorate past and current events.”