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Do you do Tisha b’Av?

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torahmarks/item/do_you_do_tisha_bav_20120723

I began my career as a Jewish educator one summer at Camp CHI, a retreat center and camp in Wisconsin sponsored by the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago. I was the Jewish educational specialist and assigned the task of creating a meaningful Tisha b’Av observance for children of all ages. I vividly recall the campers and their counselors descending upon an expansive field where we had set up “stations” to reflect the sadness and solemnity of the day. One station featured a music specialist playing a mournful melody on his guitar. A counselor read a plaintive story about communal loss at another station.

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