Tisha B'Av

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 • 9 Av 5777

All Day


Tisha B'Av begins THIS Monday night, July 31st. Please join us at 8:00 PM for Mincha and Maariv followed by the reading of Megillat Eicha (Also, click here for Rabbi Bellino's fasting tips).

Please join us again on Tuesday, August 1st, for a full day of Tisha B'Av programming.


Shacharit & Selected Kinot

7:30 - 9 AM

Continued Kinnot Recitation & Study

9 AM


1:00 PM

Mincha I

1:40 PM

Midrash Study with Rabbi Bellino

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Class with Rabbi Aviad Bodner:
Changes to the Nachem Prayer

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Tisha B'Av Film (Paper Clips)

6:00 PM

Mincha II

7:40 PM


8:11 PM

Fast Ends / Havdalah

8:45 PM

  May those who mourn Jerusalem merit to see its rejoicing.



Paper Clips is an inspiring 2004 documentary about a consciousness-raising project that blossomed into something beautiful at a rural Tennessee school. When the principal of Whitwell Middle School sought a program that would teach diversity to a predominantly white, Protestant student body, focusing on the Holocaust--specifically Hitler's extermination of six million Jews--seemed like an obvious way to go. But understanding what "six million" looks like became a challenge. Thus was born the idea of collecting that number of paper clips at Whitwell as a visual reference.

In this moving film, one sees Whitwell students dig into research on Germany's genocidal campaign, solicit clips from a variety of leaders and celebrities, and make a name for themselves on the national news. In time, the world comes to Whitwell's doorstep, via unsolicited donations of clips from people around the world, and in a tearful meeting of students and Holocaust survivors. The dimensions of the project, the lessons about prejudice and intolerance, are stunning to watch grow beyond anyone's wildest expectations.

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