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+ folks, 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

TVOviewView of Cayuga Lake from Congregation Tikkun v’Or


At Tikkun v’Or, we usually use the Mishkan Tefillah siddur (prayerbook), which has Hebrew, English translations, interpretations, and transliteration.  If you are joining us on Zoom, and do not have that, most of the prayers and songs we sing on Friday nights can be found here. Most of the prayers and songs we sing on Saturday mornings can be found here.


Have you joined the TVO listserve yet? Listserv membership is available to Tikkun v’Or members; their spouses/partners; and teenage children with parental permission. You will receive confirmation e-mail(s) when the moderator gives you listserv membership. To join send an e-mail to: 


Most of the Tikkun v’Or programs are currently hybrid (in-person and online), unless otherwise listed. Join us on Zoom for Tuesday morning contemplative services and conversations. Shabbat evening or morning services and other programs are usually both in person and online. Contact to be added to the email list to get links.

Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman leads services about twice a month, including the following upcoming dates:
Friday, November 17

Saturday December 2

Friday December 8

Friday January 12

Services are led by lay leaders on most other weeks.


Jewish Learning Experiences

Registration for JLE grades K-7 for the 2023-2024 school year is closed, but if you would like information,  please contact JLE students in Bet-Zayin (2nd-7th grade ) meet on Sunday mornings, with vav/zayin (6th and 7th grade) also meeting on Wednesday afternoons. Students in gan (kindergarten) and kitah alef (first grade), and their caregivers, meet monthly for Family JLE. Younger children and their families are invited to join in Family Jam programs throughout the year. The full guide to JLE for 2023-2024 is here. Tuition Assistance is available, with thanks to a grant from IAUJC.

Upcoming Events

Land Acknowlegement

We acknowledge that Tikkun v’Or / Ithaca Reform Temple is located on the unceded ancestral territory of the Gayogo̱hó:nǫ (Gayocohono) (Cayuga) Nation and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. We recognize the painful history of Gayogo̱hó:nǫ dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó:nǫ people, past and present, to these lands and waters.

We bring forward the Jewish principles of teshuva (facing the harms and taking responsibility for the past), tikkun olam (repair) and tzedek (acting for justice). We ask ourselves how we might contribute to justice and healing for Gayogo̱hó:nǫ. We seek to understand our place in history and the responsibility to educate ourselves and our children about how to live in good relation to the earth and with our neighbors.

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