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Congregation Tikkun v’Or (Ithaca Reform Temple) is a vibrant congregation that strives for a warm personal bond among its members, creative experiential education for the children, and a dynamic program for adults. We welcome those from diverse backgrounds, interfaith families, LGBTQ families, people who are newly discovering Jewish connections, as well as those with a wide range of Jewish experiences.

Our core values are best expressed by three words:

Spirit / Community / Justice

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MOST TIKKUN V’OR SERVICES, MEETINGS, PROGRAMS, and CLASSES are currently taking place online, unless otherwise listed. Join us for Tuesday morning services and conversations, and Shabbat evening or morning services, including candle lighting, singing, meditation, and Torah study. Check the calendar or ask to be added to our email list for information and links. We usually use the Mishkan Tefillah siddur, with the online Shabbat / Weekdays / Festivals flip book found here.

Rabbi Shifrah looks forward to connecting with congregants for rabbinic counseling, to discuss life cycle rituals, or just to get to know each other. Rabbi Shifrah’s regular office hours are from 2-6 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and she’s available to meet with congregants at these times. Congregants can also contact the rabbi directly if they’d like to schedule an appointment either during regular hours or at another time (such as weekday evenings or Sundays). Contact rabbishifrah@tikkunvor.org or call/text 607-229-6747. R Shifrah is generally not available on Monday and Tuesday, except in the case of an emergency.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Adult Ed with Rabbi Shifrah: Sunday February 13, 6-7:30 pm: As Above, So Below  An Exploration of the Jewish Calendar, and Living on Land with What’s Below the Frozen Surface

In 2022, the month of Adar I happens in February when the ground tends to be frozen and many fish are hibernating beneath the ice. In a sense, it’s a gift of time, an opportunity to appreciate how we as humans can draw on the wisdom of Judaism and other traditions to celebrate the life that’s protected and nourished in the cold, including our own. It might even be a time to consider how we can best share the nourishment of land and water, here and across the planet, as things thaw again in the spring. Join us for an enriching exploration.

Contact info@tikkunvor.org for the zoom link.

DIALOGUE ON A JUST AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR ISRAEL / PALESTINE, Sunday, February 20, 3 pm
Speakers Jonathan Kuttab and Yehezkel Landau, are each long-term activists for justice and understanding. Jonathan has recently published a short book Beyond the Two State Solution, and Yehezkel is a religious Zionist peace activist who has specialized in Israel/Palestinian relations and interfaith work for over 35 years.
Hosted by: Congregation Tikkun v’Or, the First Congregational Church, and St John’s Episcopal Church. 

To download Jonathan’s short book Beyond the Two State Solution: https://jonathankuttab.org/2020/11/23/beyond-the-two-states-by-jonathan-kuttab/
Yehezkel’s article “Can Zionism Be Redeemed?”- https://www.tikkun.org/can-zionism-be-redeemed/

Videos:
Jonathan Kuttab interview with Peter Beinart- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8n6LiOVnts
Yehezkel Landau “Holistic Peacemaking in Israel/Palestine” (Yehezkel begins at around 4:00) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIX8WulAHVA&t=120s

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JLE students in Bet-Zayin (2nd-7th grade ) meet on
Sunday mornings. This year, students in gan
(kindergarten) and kitah alef (first grade) are meeting
monthly on Saturdays in our new Family JLE program.
Younger children and their families are invited to join
in Family Jam programs throughout the year.
 
 
Quick links to TVO Forms:
Membership information
Dues Payment
Program sponsorship / co-hosting
Jewish Learning Experiences registration (open each spring - fall)
JLE tuition assistance Provided by IAUJC

Upcoming Events

  1. 18 Jan

    Contemplative Shabbat service

    8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Next dates: 25 Jan | 01 Feb | 08 Feb |
  2. 19 Jan

    Midweek JLE

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Next dates: 26 Jan | 02 Feb | 09 Feb |
  3. 21 Jan

    Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat)

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Next dates: 28 Jan | 04 Feb | 11 Feb |
  4. 22 Jan

    Shabbat morning service

    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  5. 23 Jan

    Jewish Learning Experiences

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Next dates: 30 Jan | 06 Feb | 13 Feb |
  6. 25 Jan

    Board Meeting

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. 26 Jan

    Adult Ed: Shmita as a Road Map

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. 29 Jan

    Shabbat morning service

    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  9. 05 Feb

    Family JLe

    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  10. 13 Feb

    Adult Ed: As Above, So Below

    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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