Tisha B’Av Observance for the Entire Community

Tisha B’Av (the fast day that is on the ninth of the Hebrew month of Av) is a period of fasting, lamentation and prayer to remember the destruction of the First and Second Temples of Jerusalem and other major disasters and tragedies that Jewish people experienced throughout history.

In observance of Tisha B’Av, a community-wide observance and service will take place on Saturday, July 21, at Congregation Beth Shalom, 14200 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park.

The evening begins at 8:15 p.m. with a Tisha B’av Ma’ariv service and will be followed by a D’var Torah and reading of Eicha.

This is a meaningful service with beautiful, mournful melodies, some engaging teaching, and a time for communal reflection on both painful times of our past and hope for our future.

The fast will end at 9:30 PM Tuesday evening.