I hope this email finds you well. We are gearing up for our annual Tisha B'av webcast with Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, and while we hope this year this program will not be necessary, nevertheless we have prepared this meaningful program for shuls. Rabbi Schacter's shiurim and kinot discussions will be webcast live this Tisha B'av through YUTorah and will be available free of charge for you show to your synagogue. This year's webcast will be broken into pieces so you can either show the webcast in its entirety, from 9:30am (EST) to 5:30pm (EST), or you can choose to tune in for the special afternoon shiur from 2:00-3:30pm on the topic of A Different Conception of Tisha B’Av: The Dialectic of Exile and Redemption. In addition to the webcast, we have contracted with an AV company to arrange rentals of LCD projectors, laptops and speakers at a special reduced rate if you need to rent equipment to show the webcast, and I will be available as well to walk you through the technical aspects of it. We will also have prepared flyers and posters that can be customized by you to use to promote the webcast or shiur in your synagogue, which you can see here and here, and we will be happy to include your synagogue in the list of participating synagogues on our own promotional materials and on our website. I look forward to hearing from you and I do hope you join us this year for this meaningful and worthwhile event.
Please also keep an eye out for emails about the upcoming Tisha b'av To-Go 5771 publication for your shuls shortly.
Rabbi Robert Shur
Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future
500 West 185th St Suite 413
New York, NY 10033
212-960-5400 x 5313