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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

TVOviewView of Cayuga Lake from Congregation Tikkun v’Or

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.


Chanukah will be celebrated at Tikkun v’Or with a variety of programs for all ages, with a mix of in-person, Zoom, and hyrid events, and some combined with the wider Ithaca Jewish community. We hope to see you as we light candles together!

Sunday, November 28, 5-5:45pm    TVO Community Chanukah Celebration Come one, come all! Zoom in for a family friendly online gathering to kindle our menorahs and bring in the celebration of Chanukah! We’ll light candles, sing some songs, and just enjoy being together. Contact info@tikkunvor.org for the zoom link

Monday, November 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Teens v’Or at Longview. Contact naomi.wilensky@tikkunvor.org for more information.

Tuesday, November 30 Want to lead a brief online candle-lighting? Contact Naomi.wilensky@tikkunvor.org or rabbishifrah@tikkunvor.org AND

5:30 pm   PJ Library Zoom Gathering – For young children and their families. PJ Library parent, Alla Goldfeld and friends will be presenting. 
Meeting ID: 886 6738 9041
Passcode: 635396

Wednesday, December 1, 5:15-5:45 pm Chanukah with Midweek JLE class . Join us on Zoom for candle lighting and more – a combined program from TVO’s Midweek Jewish Learning Experiences and Temple Beth-El’s Felix Aber Religious School. Students will be in-person, everyone else on Zoom. Contact info@tikkunvor.org for the zoom link

Thursday December 2 Want to lead a brief online candle-lighting? Contact Naomi.wilensky@tikkunvor.org or rabbishifrah@tikkunvor.org

Friday, December 3, 7-8:30 pm Shabbat & Chanukah on Zoom and in person at TVO. Join Rabbi Shifrah for a special holiday Kabbalat Shabbat. We’ll welcome Shabbat with prayer and song (including some Chanukah melodies), acknowledge the “fuel” we need to keep going in our lives, and notice the miracles of everyday life that allow the spark of our spirits to stay lit. Plus Rabbi Shifrah will share some thoughts on how we can support sustainable clean energy for our planet. To attend in person register here. Contact info@tikkunvor.org for the zoom link

Saturday, December 4, 10-11:30 am Family JLE. In person, for registered families

AND 5-6 pm TIKKUN V’OR LIGHT-A-PALOOZA with Rabbi Shifrah!  IN PERSON Let’s make the most of the seventh night of Chanukah by lighting as many of our menorahs as we can together. Join us at the TVO parking lot (weather permitting) or in the sanctuary. BYOM (Bring Your Own Menorah). Masks and pre-registration are required. Register here.

Sunday, December 5 , 9 am – noon Regular in-person classes for registered students, with Chanukah celebrations during JLE. Bring OIL to donate to Friendship Donation Network / local pantries AND

 5-5:30 pm Family Jam Chanukah on Zoom for young children and their families. Light the candles, sing some songs, play a game, and hear a Chanukah story together. Contact info@tikkunvor.org for the zoom link

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.
Tuition assistance is provided by Ithaca Area United
Jewish Community. 
Visit our virtual office and library, and explore these holiday rooms. Click on any object for stories, songs, videos, recipes, crafts, and more.

Upcoming Events

  1. 28 Nov

    Jewish Learning Experiences

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Next dates: 05 Dec | 12 Dec | 19 Dec |
  2. 28 Nov

    TVO Chanukah Celebration

    5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
  3. 29 Nov
  4. 30 Nov

    Contemplative Shabbat service

    8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Next dates: 07 Dec | 14 Dec | 21 Dec |
  5. 30 Nov

    PJ Library Chanukah Gathering

    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. 01 Dec

    Midweek JLE

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Next dates: 08 Dec | 15 Dec | 22 Dec |
  7. 01 Dec

    Chanukah Celebration with JLE

    5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
  8. 03 Dec

    Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat)

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Next dates: 10 Dec | 17 Dec | 24 Dec |
  9. 04 Dec

    Family JLE

    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  10. 04 Dec

    TVO Light-A-Palooza

    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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