Over 30 Leading Rabbonim, Speakers & Singers will inspire and lead the global tefillah on Tu B’Av for shidduchim.
What is the connection between Yad L’Achim, an organization that helps rescue Jewish women and children from captivity, and Tu B’Av, the most popular day for shidduchim in Klal Yisrael?
Many years ago, when Yad L’Achim began receiving calls about Jewish women trapped in Arab villages, it established a division dedicated to their liberation, as well as to the prevention of such situations. These women are often rescued with nothing more than the clothes they are wearing at the time, and Yad L’Achim helps provide them with basic necessities to begin rebuilding their lives. With Hashem’s help, many of these women have gone on to marry bnei Torah and establish Jewish homes.
But, recognizing that this isn’t always a quick or easy transition, Yad L’Achim arranged for talmidei chachamim to daven in mekomos hakedoshim such as Amuka and Meron so that these women should merit finding their shidduch. Soon, Yad L’Achim began accepting names for tefillah from Jews across the world, who wanted the talmidei chachamim to daven for them, too. And for many years, Yad L’Achim arranged for a minyan of talmidei chachamim to daven in Amuka (the resting place of the Tanna Yonasan Ben Uziel), an auspicious place to daven for a shidduch, on Tu B’Av, an auspicious day to daven for a shidduch. There never was and never will be any donation required to submit names for tefillah through Yad L’Achim.
Six years ago, with the brachah and encouragement of Rav Chaim Kanievsky zt”l, Yad L’Achim launched Tu B’Av Together, when not only do the talmidei chachamim daven in Amuka, but Jews all across the world unite to daven for all the singles in Klal Yisrael, reciting specific kapitlach of Tehillim on Tu B’Av - Together!
There are several ways to participate in this special day.
Two inspiring, uplifting events will be livestreamed on TuBavTogether.com, both hosted by Nesanel Gantz.
The first live event will take place on the eve of Tu B’Av, Tuesday, August 1st beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST, with a full program of shidduch tips and inspiration from renowned speakers as well as musical performances from today’s leading superstars.
Speakers will include:
- Reb Ari & Reb Yossi Bensoussan
- Dr. David Lieberman
- Reb Yisroel Majeski
- Reb Yonasan Schwartz
- Reb Ben Tzion Shafer
- Reb Meir Sperling
- Reb Eli Stefansky
With musical performances by:
- Yehuda Green
- Levi Falkowitz
- Eitan Katz
- Simcha Leiner
- Shulem Lemmer
- Joey Newcomb
- Ohad Moskowitz
- Moshe Tischler
On Wednesday, August 2 the much-anticipated live Tu B’Av Together tefillah event will begin at 10 a.m. EST and continue for several hours, broadcast in real time online at TuBavTogether.com to hundreds of thousands.
Opening remarks will be delivered by Rav Yisroel Reisman, shlita. Inspiration as well as the eight chapters of Tehillim will be led by the following rabbanim shlita:
- Rav David Ashear
- Rav Shlomo Cynamon
- Rav Eytan Feiner
- Rav Dovid Goldwasser
- Rav Joey Haber
- Rav Sholom Kaminetsky
- Rav Nissan Kaplan
- Rav Paysach Krohn
- Rav Berel Lazar
- Rav David Ozeri
- Rav Fishel Schachter
- Rav Efraim Twerski
- Rav Yussie Zakutinsky
The following eight kapitlach will be recited:
ל»ב, ל»ח, ע›, פ»ב, קכ»א, קכ»ד, קכ»ז, קכ»ח - (32, 38, 70, 82, 121, 124, 127, 128)
At TuBavTogether.com, names can be submitted for tefillah for free to the minyan of talmidei chachamim in Amuka. Over the past year, Yad L’Achim has received hundreds of messages from people who got engaged since submitting their names to last year’s Tu B’Av Together tefillah. Last year, over 500,000 Jews in places as far-flung as Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Greece, and Argentina participated in the tefillah and live events.
To submit names for tefillah for free, download the chapters of Tehillim in advance, and watch the live events, visit www.TuBavTogether.com or call Yad L’Achim (24/6) at 1-866-923-5224.