Torah Connections has for more than 30 years organized All-Day long Tisha B’Av Programs in Brooklyn where men and women (separate seating) can in-between davening listen to powerfully inspiring lectures and divrei chizuk on how to best utilize this day of mourning for the major national tragedies of the Jewish people and transform this day in a joyous Yom Tov that will celebrate the long-awaited Geulah.
The program to be held at the Yeshiva of Brooklyn (Boys Division, 1200 Ocean Parkway, corner of Avenue L) will begin this Motzei Shabbos, August 13th with Maariv at 9:30. Participants are asked to bring their own Siddur and Sefer Eicha, after having recited “Baruch Hamavdil bain kodesh l’chol.” After the Maariv service and reading of Eicha and Kinos, Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, Rav of K’hal Bnai Yitzchok will at 10:30 P.M. speak on the “Hidden Journals of Courage and Hope.” There will be no admission fee for the Motzei Shabbos program.
On Sunday morning, the Torah Connections Tisha B’Av Program will begin at 8 A.M. with Shachris and participants are again requested to bring their own Siddur and Kinos. At 9 A.M. Kinos will be recited with an introduction and explanation by Rabbi Ephraim Levine.
On Sunday afternoon, lectures and divrei chizuk will be offered by Rabbi Tzvi Mordechai Feldheim, Menahel of Yeshiva Toras Chaim in Denver at 1 P.M.; Rabbi Daniel Glatstein, Rav of Kehillas Ahavas Yisroel in Cedarhurst at 2:45 P.M.; Rabbi Yosef Viener, Rav of Kehillas Shaar Hashamayin in Monsey at 3:30 P.M.; Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Lieff, Rav of Agudath Israel Bais Binyomin at 4:20 P.M.; Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Klein, Director of Pubications at Torah Umesorah at 5:10 P.M.; Rabbi Eliyahu Meir Klugman, Rav of Bais Medrash L’Torah U’Tefilla in Yerushalayim at 6 P.M.; Rabbi Shmuel Dishon, Menahel of Mosdos Yad Yisroel, Karlin-Stolin at 6:50 P.M. and Rabbi Fischel Schachter, Maggid Shiur at Yeshiva Torah Vodath at 7:50 P.M. Times and speakers are subject to change.
There will be two Minyanim upstairs for Mincha at 2 P.M. and 6:50 P.M. Maariv is scheduled for 8:40 P.M. to be followed by havdallah, Kiddush Levanah (weather permitting) and refreshments to break the fast. Admission on Sunday regardless of how many lectures you come for is $12 per person or $35 per family. If you are watching this online, please send tax deductible contributions to help pay for this program by mailing to Jewish Mobilization, 1421 East 10th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11230 or pay online with either Paypal or credit card. The online programming is sponsored in part by Hindy & Kevin Chorney and Mr. & Mrs. Simcha Ezra Valberg. For more information or to learn about dedication opportunities please call (718) 998-5822.