Tisha b’Av, known as the saddest day of the Jewish year, is a holiday of collective mourning. This Tisha b’Av we are mourning the overwhelming violence against Black people in this country and committing to working to transform the systems and institutions that uphold and perpetuate this violence. In observance of Tisha b'Av we will be protesting unjust policing and violence against people of color in our communities.
Join Bend the Arc Jewish Action: Greater Ann Arbor for a protest that is also a Tisha b'Av service, with lay-lead rituals and readings connecting our Jewish mourning with calls to #DefundthePolice. No knowledge of the holiday or the Jewish ritual is needed, explanations will be provided. If you have them, we encourage you to wear kippot and/or tallit. Note that a tradition of this holiday is sitting on the ground.
A livestream will be available for those who are unable to attend in person. This event is in east Ann Arbor, exact location to be shared closer to the date.