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Tisha B’Av

July 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

After the suicide of her daughter, Anna, in February of 1997, Mary Lou Wallner found herself faced with a spiritual journey to try to comprehend the events of their stormy mother-daughter relationship and the implications of her refusal to accept Anna’s homosexuality.

On Tisha B’Av, we sit on the ground and remember both our loss and our complicity in it. After midday, we get up off the ground and begin the work of reconciliation and recommitment.

This year, on Tisha B’Av, July 18th at 2:00 pm ET (1:00 pm CT | 11:00 pm PT), Rabbi Steve Greenberg will offer a teaching about Tisha B’Av touching on the rabbis’ sense of their own complicity in the destruction of Jerusalem.

After this short study, Mary Lou Wallner will share her story with us and describe her transformative work over the past twenty years to make meaning out of loss.


July 18, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm