Lament: A Tisha b’Av Service About Racist Violence and Destruction

Join us in this communal Tisha b’Av service as we mourn the attacks on Black communities and the loss of Black lives. On Tisha b’Av, we mourn acts of destruction and systemic violence against the Jewish people. Recently and throughout our history we have seen many acts of destruction and systematic violence against Black people and Black communities. Our multi-racial Jewish communities cannot separate out the destruction of life in the targeting of Jewish communities and communal institutions from the destruction of life in the targeting of Black communities and communal institutions. This Tisha b’Av we join our mourning together: Eicha - how can this be. How can this be what is still happening in our world today?
The services will include prayer, the chanting and reading of Eicha - Lamentations, statements of mourning from attacks on Black people and communities over the past year, and Mourner’s Kaddish. The space created will be a solemn time of communal vigil, mourning and reflection.
Co-Sponsored by Jews for Racial and Economic Justice [JFREJ] and Kolot Chayeinu.
About Tisha b’Av
On Tisha b’Av - the 9th of the month of Av - Jews gather together in mourning for the many tragedies that have fallen on our people on this date: the destruction of the Temples, the Bar Kochba Rebellion, the razing of Jerusalem, the start of the Final Solution, and the deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto.