Upcoming Events

Tisha b’Av: Writing and Reading Lamentations

Wednesday, July 29th
6:30 – 7:30 pm:  Writing Lamentations, a creative ritual with Rabbi Leora
7:45 – 9 pm: Reading Lamentations – a ritual reading of Eicha

On erev Tisha b’Av (the 9th day of the month of Av), we gather in mourn in community.  From 6:30 – 7:30, Rabbi Leora will lead a creative ritual of writing our own lamentations – opening ourselves, through writing, to the deep laments of our hearts.  We will take a short break for anyone who wants to eat before the fast begins.  At 7:45, we will gather again to chant Eicha, the haunting Book of Lamentations, and sing Kinot, mournful songs.

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For These Things We Weep: A Tisha b’Av Black Lives Matter Vigil

Thursday, July 30th, 5:30pm, Amory Park, 45 Amory Street, Brookline

We will gather in the final hours of Tisha B’Av for a vigil led by Black Jews as we cry out in grief, mourning and outrage against the violence of anti-Black racism and white supremacy in our world and in our communities.  On this day of collective weeping for us as a Jewish community, we will lament together the chorban – destruction – of Black lives through police murder, systemic racism and anti-Blackness.  We will read selections from the book of Eicha (Lamentations), share prayer and lament, listening to the voices of Black Jewish leaders and their accomplices in our fight for racial justice within and beyond our multiracial Jewish communities.

COVID-19 health and safety precautions for our gathering:

*Please remain socially distant (6-10 feet) from others who are not in your household/pod.

*Please wear a face mask for the duration of the gathering. *There will be no communal signing. There may be singing from the speakers, who would remain socially distant from one another.

*Limited seating will be available for anyone who needs. We will not be marching/collectively moving during the gathering.

*Street medics available with first aid supplies, face masks, hand sanitizer and water to support anyone experiencing dehydration, fatigue, etc.

*Anyone who has any COVID-19 symptoms, has tested positive, or lives with anyone who has tested positive in the last two weeks is asked to remain at home and join us via Facebook Livestream

Please be in touch with Ida at spirituality@kavodhouse.com with any questions or accessibility needs.