Festivals and Holidays

TISHA B’AV OBSERVANCE

Monday, July 31, 7:30 pm | Tuesday, August 1, 8 am

Tisha B’Av, is a period of lamentation and prayer to remember the destruction of the First and Second Temples of Jerusalem.  It is a sad day that observes other major disasters and tragedies that Jewish people experienced throughout history, including the expulsion from England in 1290 and from Spain in 1492, as well as the mass deportation of Jewish people from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.

Let’s gather together on Monday evening, July 31st at 7:30 pm in the ballroom of the synagogue for a *pre-fast dinner and program in preparation for the High Holidays. The evening service and the reading of the Book of Lamentations will follow.

Tuesday morning August 1st, Shacharit services will begin at 8:00 am and will include the reading of Lamentations.

*Dinner is complimentary for members –  $36 for guests.  Reservations are required. Contact:  212-593-3300 or sps@spsnyc.org