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August 4, 2022

8 Av, 5782

Parshat Devarim

Erev Shabbat - August 5


6:50 pm

Earliest Candle Lighting

7:05 pm

Latest Candle Lighting

8:20 pm

Shabbat Hazon - Erev Tisha B'av - August 6 

Latest Shema

9:33 am


9:45 am


8:10 pm

Fast Begins

8:35 pm

Maariv and Eicha 

9:50 pm

Shabbat Ends

9:29 pm


  1. Bring Tisha B'Av shoes to shul either before before Shabbat or after Shabbat
  2. Eat a proper meal before fast begins
  3. No regular Havdalah. Only blessing over candle.
  4. At 9:29 pm recite "Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh L'Chol" or "Blessed is he who seperates between the holy and the weekday."

Tisha B'av - August 7 

Shacharit - No Talit and Tefillin

9:00 am


1:15 pm

Mincha - Yes Talit and Tefillin

7:45 pm

Fast Ends - Recite regular Havdalah over wine. No candle or spices

9:12 pm

Laws and Customs of Tisha B'Av


This year, Tisha B'Av occurs on Shabbat. Therefore we delay our observance of this day until after Shabbat. All overt mourning observances are forbidden on Shabbat (however, private mourning practices apply).

  1. On Shabbat day, one may eat, including meat, until sunset at 8:35 pm. We do not eat the traditional Erev Tisha B'Av meal on Shabbat, nevertheless, the last meal we do eat should not be a feast with company.
  2. When we daven (pray) Maariv, we should already be wearing non-leather shoes, which we wear throughout Tisha B'Av.
  3. Saturday night, we only make the Bracha (blessing) over the Havdalah candle. The regular Havdalah over wine (no spices) is recited Sunday night after the fast.
  4. We sit on the floor, or low chairs, etc. until midday on Sunday, 1:15 pm.
  5. When we awaken Sunday morning we only wash our fingers until the knuckles (the same applies when we use the bathroom). You may also rinse your eyes in the morning.
  6. Follow the instructions in your Siddur for what is said on Tisha B'Av and what is omitted.
  7. We do not wear Tallit and Tefillin for Shacharit; only for Mincha.
  8. We do not greet each other on Tisha B'Av.
  9. Only after midday are we permitted to prepare food to break the fast or to perform work that involves concentration.
  10. Torah study that gladdens the heart is prohibited on Tisha B'Av. It is permitted to study the Book of Job, Eicha, the Medrash on Eicha, and select parts of the Talmud.
  11. After Maariv Sunday night, we wash our hands properly (like we do every morning), wash our face, rinse our mouths, and put on shoes. Havdalah is then recited followed by Kiddush Levana.
  12. This year, all the restrictions of the Nine Days are permitted Sunday night except eating meat and drinking wine.

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schedule and Tisha B'Av info

This Week's Kiddush:

Sponsored by Mushka and Nissan Kornfeld In honor of Fraida Temma Kornfeld on the occasion of her 1st Birthday!

If you'd like to sponsor a Kiddush CLICK HERE




Dr. Risa Wolk & Remi Korenblit

Julie Hirsch

In honor of the birth of baby, Violette.

Shannon Winters

Janet Rochon 

In honor of Janet's cousin Shannon Winterson in honor of his birthday while in Seattle!

Rabbi Kornfeld's Classes:

Practical Halacha

 Monday - Friday @ 9:00 am 

The Laws of Shabbat

Text: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch

Location: Only on ZOOM

Talmud Class

Weekly class: Thursday @ Noon

Location: In Library or on ZOOM

Shacharit Schedule

Sundays @ 8am, Monday - Friday @ 7am. Talmud to follow.  

Please call or Text Rabbi Kornfeld @ 206-679-9117 to confirm your participation and to confirm the service will be happening.  

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Save the Date for the 2022 Annual Meeting

This year's annual meeting will be held on Sunday Aug 28th at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary at Island Synagogue and you can also attend on Zoom.


Candidates who are interested in joining the board can send an email to president@islandsynagogue.org at least 14 days before the meeting. The names of all candidates for board and officer positions will be sent out to the congregation at least 7 days before the meeting.

Bylaws for the annual meeting can be seen by clicking here. Please see sections 5.5 and 5.7 for details on the Annual Meeting and voting procedures.

Note that Washington State RCW 24.03.075 permits online meetings. Those attending via Zoom may vote using procedures which will be announced at the meeting, or may grant a proxy by emailing secretary@islandsynagogue.org at least 7 days before the meeting.

Thank you,


Jon Newman

President, Island Synagogue

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