Temple Israel hosts community Tisha B'Av service
A community Erev Tisha B’Av service will be held at Temple Israel at 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, in the Rein Sanctuary. Temple Israel is at 50 S. Moss Road, Winter Springs.
Congregants from Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Ohev Shalom and Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation will join members of Temple Israel for the service. Anyone else in the community who wishes to attend is cordially invited.
Tisha B’Av is the Jewish national period of mourning. The “three weeks” between the 17th of Tammuz and Tisha B’Av have historically been days of misfortune and calamity for the Jewish people. During this time, among other things, both the First and Second Temples were destroyed. Consequently, there is a reason to minimize joy and celebration. No weddings are held, there is no music, nor are there haircuts or shaving. As on Yom Kippur, Tisha B’Av is a day of fasting. The synagogue service begins after sundown with Ma’ariv followed by the reading of the Book of Lamentations.
The community observance of Tisha B’Av will be continued the following morning with services at the community minyan held at 7:45 a.m. at the Jewish Academy of Orlando.
For more information or to get directions, contact Temple Israel office personnel at 407-647-3055 or go to http://www.tiflorida.org.