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:

Saturday May 4
Saturday, May 18
Saturday, June 1 bmitzvah: Eli W
Saturday, June 8 bmitzvah: Aviya S
Saturday, June 19 bmitzvah: Gefen PC

Services are led by lay leaders on most other weeks.

Jewish Learning Experiences

REGISTRATION for Jewish Learning Experiences for the 2024-2025 year is now available HERE.

 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. 

Upcoming Events

Coming Soon at TVO

Here’s a quick look at some of the programs coming up. Some of these programs require registration or Zoom links. Check the calendar above, your TVO email, or contact for more information. 
Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 am Contemplative Service on Zoom  
Jewish Learning Experiences (JLE) meets on Sundays  and Wednesdays,

TvO’s Second Annual Production of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER!
Don’t miss this year’s hilarious and poignant evening of storytelling about the many aspects of motherhood. This year’s performers will include Yvonne Fisher, Kenneth McLaurin, Marina Gershon, Sue Perlgut, Ian Shapiro, Fran Markover, Barbara Lang, Alina Kim, Melanie Conroy-Goldman,  Melanie Lefkowitz, Dr Nia Nunn, and Eric Maroney.

Advance tickets and zoom tickets can be purchased for $20.
Tickets at the door will cost $30. Purchase tickets here
Proceeds will be shared between TvO and Ithaca Welcomes Refugees.

TVO Enrichment Programs Group

The mission of the Enrichment Programs Group (EPG) is to develop and effectively oversee the implementation of engaging educational, cultural, social and community-building programming at TvO. We coordinate with other committees, as appropriate, to ensure a range of programs that support the interests of current members and that target prospective members 
Upcoming programs include:
*Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Judaism … and Can Now Ask with a panel answering questions generated by members; on May 5.

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