Welcome to Beth Israel 

A member of the OU - the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations - Beth Israel strives to perpetuate the legacy of Torah Judaism in the modern world and provide a home for those who wish to learn about and observe halacha, Jewish law. Beth Israel Synagogue welcomes all persons of the Jewish faith to join, and accepts the diversity of practice and thought among its members.

Tisha B'Av - Drawing Light from Darkness - July 31 & August 1

Monday, July 31
8pm - Mincha
8:41pm - Fast Begins

9:15pm  - “Understanding Eicha - What Are We Really Mourning?”.
Tuesday, August 1
7am - Shacharit
8am - Kinnot
9am - Class with Rabbi Shlomo
10am - Kinnot, continues
7:30pm - Mincha, followed by “Rebuilding the Temple”
9:05 pm - Maariv
9:19pm - Fast Ends

Tisha B'Av, a day of fasting, mourning and repentance, is a day we recall the destruction of the First and Second Temples and other tragic events in Jewish history which took place.   Tisha B’Av will the observed at Beth Israel Synagogue the evening of July 31 and throughout the day and evening on August 1.

Rabbi Shlomo Abramovich, Beth Israel’s Scholar-in-Residence, will be leading Tisha B’Av activities.  “At this time of the year we mourn the destruction of the Temple, on the 17th of Tammuz and at Tisha B’av,” shares Rabbi Shlomo.  “It seems that today it is difficult to relate to those times and to feel that something is missing without the Temple.  Coming together on Tisha B’Av is a way to connect and focus on different aspects of the Temple and talk about its holiness and the closer connection to G-d we could have if it were here.”

Rabbi Ari Dembitzer agrees and adds that “The Hebrew months of Tammuz and Av are the time we focus on the pain in our lives. We remind ourselves of the destruction of the Temples that was brought about through in-fighting and sin. This is the time to fix that past and to focus on what unites us, not what divides us.”

Life and Legacy - Make your commitment today

How do you express your commitment to your community? How do you support the Jewish organizations that are important to you?  What can you do for future generations to ensure that they are well-served by the Jewish organizations you support?  You can leave a legacy.

Life & Legacy is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and coordinated in Omaha through the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation. Through Life & Legacy, Omahans are continuing to express their passion for sustaining the many Jewish programs and services by making a legacy commitment. The gift that you make today will ensure the financial stability of the Omaha Jewish community for generations to come. 

Please make your commitment to the future of Beth Israel Synagogue through the Life & Legacy program. For information on the Life & Legacy program, please contact the synagogue office at (402) 556-6288.   Additional information is also available on the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation's website by clicking here.

Todah Rabah to the generous Life & Legacy partners
committed to the future of Beth Israel Synagogue.

Sun, July 23 2017 29 Tammuz 5777