Jewish Community Center of Paramus / Congregation Beth Tikvah

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Tisha B’Av Services 2017~5777



The Fast begins on Monday evening at 8:13 PM

The Fast concludes Tuesday evening at 8:58 PM

Please join us on Monday evening, July 31st at 8:00 PM as we begin the observance of Tisha B’Av, the saddest day of the year in the Jewish calendar. Tisha B’av, The Fast of the Ninth of Av, is a day of mourning to commemorate the destruction of the first and second Temples, as well as many other tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people.

Our service will include the Ma’ariv service and chanting of the Megillat Eichah (Lamentations) by Cantor Weiss and JCCP/CBT members Arthur Abrams, Judy Jaffe, Dr. Richard Winters, and Dr. Raisy Weiss.

Tuesday morning, August 1, 2017 at 7:00 AM

The morning service for Tisha B’Av is unlike any other morning service of the year.  Following the tradition of Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg of the 13th century, we do not wear Talit or Tefillin at the Shacharit service.  We mourn for the martyrs of our people on this day reciting special prayers after the morning service known as Kinot.


Tuesday afternoon, August 1, 2017 at 1:30 PM

A special early Mincha Service will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon.  During the Mincha Service, Talit and Tefillin are worn, signifying the waning of the intense sorrow of the day.

Please join us for the observance of this significant day in the calendar, so that we may make real the words of our Sages, who taught that “…those who mourn the destruction of Jerusalem will one day be granted the merit to see its glorious redemption.”