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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, quality 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.

TVOviewView of Cayuga Lake from Congregation Tikkun v’Or

Our core values are best expressed by three words:

Spirit / Community / Justice

HIGH HOLIDAYS 2020 / 5781: Congregation Tikkun v’Or is creating a special machzor (prayer book) specifically for the 5781 High Holidays. We chose to have a prayer book this year to minimize screen sharing and maximize seeing our community. 

Guide to the High Holidays at TVO 2020/5781

Click on the photo to view or download the Machzor:

We are committed to offering services freely to all.  Join us! To register, email newsletter@tikkunvor.org
 
*Please note that the zoom meeting times listed in the registration email may be earlier that the service start times, to allow for musicians and leaders to sign and and prepare. Participants should sign in just a few minutes before the start of service.
 
ROSH HASHANAH EVE Friday, September 18, 7 pm 
ROSH HASHANAH Saturday, September 19, 9:30 am
 
APPLES AND HONEY and TASHLICH
Saturday, September 19 (see email for details)
 
ROSH HASHANAH CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Sunday, September 20
9:30-10 am       PreK/1 
10:30-11:15       Ages 6-12   
Check out the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur virtual rooms!  Click on objects for songs, stories, videos, crafts, recipes, and more!
 
Please also know that we depend on High Holiday donations to pay for our expenses.  We ask that you contribute if you are comfortably able.
 

Add names for Yizkor  here
or email names to  silbermanp@gmail.com

Ask questions for Rabbi Shahar here
or email them to  anne@ithacabakery.com or silbermanp@gmail.com

Add  mitzvot / ways we missed the mark here
or email them to anne@ithacabakery.com or silbermanp@gmail.com

 
We are pleased to announce that our youth education program,
formerly called “Religious School” will now be called 
We hope that you and your children find our programs to be creative,
fun, hands-on opportunities for Jewish learning and living. 
Join us for JEWISH LEARNING EXPERIENCES at TVO.
You can call us “JeLE” or “jelly” if you want! Jam with us!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Congregation Tikkun v’Or is a member of the Ithaca Sanctuary Alliance.  This September, 2020 we are launching a “30 Poems in 30 Days” fundraiser to benefit the ongoing needs of the Sanctuary Ministry at the First Congregational Church as it supports the Central American family currently in residence with them, who are seeking protection and safety in the US. 
We are asking all poets anywhere in the world, (both rookie and established) who appreciate the extra motivation to write every day–while supporting the needs of an immigrant family–to email all of their friends, family members and fans, asking them to donate 50 cents, one dollar, or more for each of the 30 poems the participating poet promises to write everyday in September! Contribute at the GoFundMe page and read the poetry blog.

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The Board at Tikkun v’Or joins with the voices of the local and national groups that are outraged by the endless killing of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) in our country, most recently the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. We can never tolerate this injustice, nor can we stand in silence while our elected officials and law enforcement support White Supremacy.

Tikkun v’Or’s commitment to Spirit, Community, and Justice compels us to ask each person in our community to act in some way that voices our resistance to the status quo.

We will be continuing community conversations. In the meantime, here are a few things we can do today, from our own homes, to protest racial injustice.

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Our sages taught (Berachot 32b) that we are obligated to protect our health as it says, “take care and guard your life (nefesh)” (Deuteronomy 4:9)

ALL TIKKUN V’OR SERVICES, MEETINGS, PROGRAMS, and CLASSES are now taking place online. 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 times and links.

Upcoming Events

  1. Jewish Learning Experiences

    September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. No services scheduled

    September 25
  3. Yom Kippur Children’s Programs

    September 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
  4. Kol Nidre

    September 27 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
  5. Yom Kippur

    September 28
  6. Yom Kippur

    September 28
  7. Jewish Learning Experiences

    September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Kabbalat Shabbat

    October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm