Thursday, April 2, 2015 Nisan 13, 5775
Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El
free - everyone is invited


8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
The Little Shul with the Big Heart. A Conservative congregation – traditional and egalitarian – dedicated to perpetuating Judaism by supporting the religious, spiritual, educational, social, and cultural life of our community.

Tisha B' Av Services

July 16, 2013 6:45 AM

Join us as we commemorate the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem by chanting the mournful liturgy of the Book of Lamentations. Prayers will also be offered for the State of Israel.

Tisha B’Av

Monday evening, July 15, 2013 at 7:45 p.m.
Tuesday morning, July 16, 2013 at 6:45 a.m.

Join us for Torah Reading and recitation of “Kinos” Elegiac Hymns
On Monday Evening, July 15, 2013 at 7:45 P.M. the setting sun will usher in the ninth day of the month of AV – Tisha B’Av, the saddest day of the Jewish year.
This day is a symbolic commemoration of the pain and suffering that have befallen the Jewish people throughout history. According to Jewish Tradition, the following occurred on Tisha B’Av.
The Babylonians destroyed the First Temple in 586 BCE.
The Romans destroyed the Second Temple in 70 CE.
Bar Kochba and his followers were crushed in the city of Bethar, 135 BCE
Assyria’s defeat of the Northern Kingdom of Israel in 721 BCE
The expulsion of Jews from England by King Edward I in 1290.
The expulsion of Spanish Jewry from Spain in 1492.
The beginning of the Nazis mass deportation of Warsaw’s Jews to the concentration camp at Treblinka.

It is the only major fast day of the Jewish year, other than Yom Kippur.
Erev Tisha B’Av observant Jews sit in the synagogues on low stools or on the floor and chant the mournful liturgy of the Book of Lamentations. Lights are dimmed, the ark may be draped in black, and the crowns are removed from the Torah scrolls.
The services for the day, marked by the chanting of “Kinos”, or dirges, are dedicated to the memory of all Jews who have died for the sanctification of G-d’s name.
The three weeks preceding the Holy Day are considered a time of mourning, during which Jews are prohibited from marrying, cutting their hair, or holding celebrations.

More Events from Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El

Fri. Apr 17
6:00 PM-10:00 PM
J.J. Goldberg and Jonathan Tobin to Clash (Respectfully) During Scholar-in-Residence Weekend, April 17 and 18, at Elkins Park Synagogue
Sat. Apr 18
12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Saturday at noon, April 18, J.J. Goldberg, editor-at-large of the Jewish Daily Forward, will examine Israel’s internal conflicts as major contributors to Israel’s safety concerns.
Sat. Apr 18
8:30 PM-10:15 PM
At 8:30 p.m. Saturday evening, Tobin and Goldberg’s conflicting viewpoints will spark the final event of the Scholar-In-Residence Weekend:  “Arguing for the Sake of Heaven?

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Katz Jewish Community Center Cherry Hill
10:30 AM-11:15 AM
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The Narberth Havurah
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
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