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Tisha B’Av Vigil and Rally

Sunday, August 11, 2019 10 Av 5779

7:00 PM - 8:00 PMMarshall Park, 800 E. 3rd St.

On Sunday, August 11th, we will observe Tisha B’Av which is considered the saddest day of the Jewish year. Jews around the world remember some of the worst tragedies of our people’s history: the destructions of the first and second Temples in Jerusalem, the crusades, the expulsion of Jews in England, France, and Spain, and the orders for the “Final Solution” during the Holocaust. All of these tragedies were perpetrated on the 9th of Av. Jews fast and mourn for the millions of lives that have been lost.  

Because of these experiences, Jews have historically been refugees fleeing persecution and seeking shelter in safe lands. We will observe our day of mourning by standing together as community to learn, sing, and speak out against cruel treatment of asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants, including the conditions that children are experiencing at the detention camps.

Temple Beth El will join with Carolina Jews for Justice, the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice, and community partners for a Tisha B’Av vigil and rally at 7 pm on Sunday, August 11. We will gather at Marshall Park to read Lamentations, mourn, and demand an end to any inhumane treatment of God’s children.

There will be a donation collection at the Holocaust Memorial in Marshall Park which will be collected for the Migrant Assistance Project. Please bring items such as drawstring backpacks, medicines (such as Advil, Pepto-Bismol, and Children’s Pain Reliever), toothbrushes, toothpaste, snacks (such as cheez-its, peanuts, cookies, and crackers), and children’s activities (such as crayons and coloring books).

For more information, contact Temple Beth El, Carolina Jews for Justice, or the Stan Greenspon Center.

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