Lament at Green-Wood: The Ninth of Av

Monday July 31, 7PM @ Historic Green-Wood Cemetery

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.  

Green-Wood is sacred ground for the hundreds of thousands of souls interred here. We are proud to open our gates to Rabbi Ain and Because Jewish, for the first time, to help mark one of the most sacred days on the Hebrew calendar. We look forward to future collaborations and to sharing our mutual respect for tradition and culture.
— Richard J. Moylan, President of Green-Wood

The event, led by Rabbi Dan Ain, will include ringing of the funeral bell, haunting music on the chapel floor from Jeremiah Lockwood and Shoko Nagai; meditation led by Yael Shy; Death Cafe's Amy Cunningham; and a walk through a portion of the historic grounds where Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ebbets and Jean-Michel Basquiat are buried.

As with all Because Jewish events, Lament at Green-Wood is open to people of all backgrounds, traditions and faiths.