The Ninth of Av (Tisha b’Av) is a solemn date on the Hebrew calendar, marking the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem and the loss of an ancient and sacred civilization. A stunning and historic site, Green-Wood’s grounds will provide us a unique entry into the meaning of this holy day and the sacredness of life.
Traditionally a day of fasting and reciting the Book of Lamentations, Lament at Green-Wood will feature traditional and contemporary meditations on mourning, remembrance and hope.
The event, led by Rabbi Dan Ain, will include music contributions by Jeremiah Lockwood and Shoko Nagai, meditation led by Yael Shy, poetry selected by Green-Wood’s Death Educator Amy Cunningham, and a walk through a portion of the historic grounds where Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ebbets and Jean-Michel Basquiat are buried.
$25; To find out more information or to make online reservations, call 718-210-3080 or visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents.Reservations are recommended.