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Tisha B’av Service at the Great Salt Lake

July 26, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 9th day of the Hebrew month of Av (Tisha B’Av), has traditionally  been marked as a day of Jewish collective grief. What began as a day commemorating the destruction of Jerusalem – an event signifying a profound estrangement from the Divine, is rapidly becoming a day for focusing on urgent social/ environmental issues. For many of these injuries can be traced to a deep rupture between ourselves, our communities and our precious Earth. These ruptures are indeed a source of grief.

Join us as we gather together at the Great Salt Lake– a vital part of our shared landscape – to grieve its  precarious state, and by committing  to conserving this precious, sacred  entity, reach towards hope.

You needn’t be Jewish to participate – this impending loss affects all of us.

Service Leaders:  Maeera Shreiber, Professor at the U of U, and Rabbinic Intern of CBY along with renowned author and photographer, Steve Trimble will lead an interactive service as we learn more about this extraordinary place, and explore what it means to us – individually and collectively – to face, and to mourn this ever- darkening place in which we all stand, together.

When: July 26 7-8 pm

Where: Great Salt Lake Black Rock Site 

Directions: drive a half-hour west of the city on I-80. Take the Saltair exit and follow the signs to Great Salt Lake State Park and Marina. As you approach the marina, the road bears right. Instead, bear left and follow the sign to Black Rock Historic Site. One mile further on a bumpy paved road you’ll come to a gate. Lots of parking here, though we encourage carpooling. Black Rock is a ten minute walk down the (smooth! flat!) pavement. Bring water— and a camp chair, if you wish.


July 26, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm