Tisha b’Av, the Jewish Day of Mourning

Tisha b’Av, the Jewish Day of Mourning

The Saddest Day in the Jewish Calendar

Tisha b’Av, the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av, is a fast day and a day of mourning for tragedies that occurred in Jewish history, including the destruction of the First and Second Temple, about 2,000 years ago.

Har Zion commemorates Tisha b’Av with two services: Ma’ariv and a service of mourning on Erev Tisha b’Av, and as an addition to the Morning Minyan on morning of Tisha b’Av.

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Aug 12 2024


8:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Temple Har Zion and Zoom only
Streaming on Zoom and in person at 1040 North Harlem Avenue, River Forest IL 60305

Hourly Schedule

Erev Tisha b'Av, August 12

8pm - 9pm
Tisha b'Av Mourning Service

Tisha b'Av, August 13

8am - 9am
Morning Minyan
with Tisha b'Av