Join together with the Greater Boston Jewish community to pause and reflect as we mourn all those lost during the COVID-19 pandemic thus far. Our 15 minutes together will include personal reflections, ritual and the dedication of a new community memorial.
We chose the 17th of Tammuz, Shivah Asar B’Tammuz, because this date is already a day of mourning in our tradition. The 17th of Tammuz is a minor fast day that marks the beginning of the three-week mourning period leading up to 9th of Av, Tisha B’Av. We recognize this time in the Jewish calendar as we mourn and remember the many calamities upon calamities that have befallen the Jewish people.
Welcome and Kavannah
Rabbi Suzanne Offit
Palliative Care Chaplain
Chanting of Psalm 23
Rabbi Rebecca Weintraub
B’nai Jeshurun, New York
Rabbi Karen Landy
Chaplain, Hebrew SeniorLife
Ritual and Dedication of Community Memorial
Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts
Chanting of El Maleh Rachamim
Rabbi Ebn Leader
Faculty, Hebrew College
Rabbi Neal Gold
President, Massachusetts Board of Rabbis
Rabbi Rebecca Weintraub
Co-sponsored by Hebrew College, Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis.+ More... - Less...
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