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This is the Night Of Lament

This is the night of lament.

Churches burn down south and the last nightingale sings in the Warsaw Ghetto. Zen monks ponder suffering, an exiled Russian queer activist tells her story, and a 2,000 year old Temple is mourned.

We gather to listen, learn, grieve and grow.

On July 25, the Ninth of Av, the Museum of Jewish Heritage will open its doors for the first time ever on a Saturday night. Join us. Be a part of history.

Preceded by Lamentations on the Lawn. Details below.


Learn more about 2 of the incredible presenters:

Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist who is the author of seven books, including the international bestseller The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin (Riverhead, 2012). Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The New York Review of Books, and many other publications. Read her full story here.

DARSHAN is a wholly unique blend of artistic elements bringing together the soul-stirring melodies of Shir Yaakov Feit and Basya Schechter (Pharaoh’s Daughter) with the spine-tingling rap/poetry of Eden Pearlstein (ePRHYME). Listen and learn more.


Lamentations on the Lawn

Just before NINE, join Amichai, Naomi, and the Lab/Shul team directly behind the Museum of Jewish Heritage for a very special Lab/Shul style reading-singing-chanting of the Book of Lamentations. With stories, heart, and intention we will enter into this sacred and auspicious time together as a community.

Please note, attendance at NINE is not required.


July 25th, 7:30-9:00pm

Map with Exact Location


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