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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.

TVOviewView of Cayuga Lake from Congregation Tikkun v’Or

Our core values are best expressed by three words:

Spirit / Community / Justice

Rabbi Shahar’s Rosh Hashanah morning sermon can be found here.  The Yom Kippur sermon is here.

Read/listen to some of the work Rabbi Shahar mentioned on Sunday evening:
Podcasts hosted by Chana Joffe-Walt (yes, Rabbi Brian’s daughter):
The Breathe Act  https://breatheact.org/
The quote mentioned by Denice, by poet and author Sonya Renee Taylor:
We are pleased to announce that our youth education program,
formerly called “Religious School” is now called 
Visit our virtual office and library, and explore these holiday rooms. Click on any object for stories, songs, videos, recipes, crafts, and more.


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.


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. Sun 06

    Jewish Learning Experiences

    Dec 06 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Tue 08

    Contemplative Shabbat service

    This contemplative morning service is led
    Dec 08 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  3. Wed 09

    Jewish Learning Experiences

    For registered students in kitah vav/zayin
    Dec 09 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Fri 11
  5. Fri 11
  6. Fri 11

    Kabbalat Shabbat & Chanukah Celebration

    Led by Marne Oshae and Azameira
    Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Sat 12

    Gan Shabbat

    Rabbi Tziona Szajman will be leading
    Dec 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
  8. Sat 12

    Chanukah Celebration

    Join us on Zoom for a
    Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  9. Sun 13

    Jewish Learning Experiences

    Dec 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  10. Tue 15

    Contemplative Shabbat service

    This contemplative morning service is led
    Dec 15 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am