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    Tikkun v’Or at Night
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    Tashlich at Stewart Park
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    Tashlich at Stewart Park
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    Tashlich at Stewart Park
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    Bar Mitzvah
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    Simchat Torah with Rabbi Shifrah
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    Simchat Torah with Rabbi Shifrah
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    Consecration of the TVO site at Greensprings Natural Cemetery

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

Thanks to everyone involved in arranging and planning the Listen to Your Mother program.

The production team: Laurie Willick,  Sarah Rubenstein-Gillis. Sherry Altman, Christine Evans, Mitch Grossman;
Emcee: Alexi Zentner;
The crew: Sally Ezra, Sue Merkel, Joe Yavitt, Alita Howard, Rennie Smolenski, Nomi Talmi, Carol Chernikoff, Marnie Kamp, Martha Armstrong, Holly Hutchinson, Sabine Zentner;
The very talented storytellers: Alina Kim, Rachel Lampert, Marina Gershon, Bridget Meeds, Kenneth McLaurin, Lauren Korfine, Ian Shapiro, Sue Perlgut, Michelle Courtney Berry, Pamela Tan, Yvonne Fisher;
Sponsors: Halco, Ithaca Bakery, Finger Lakes Running Company, Wegmans, Alphabet Soup, American Crafts by Robbie Dien, Optivision, Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve, Fay Cokel of Warren Real Estate.


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: listserv-moderator@tikkunvor.org 


Most 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 scheduled with links and/or in-person information. Check the calendar or ask to be added to our email list for information and links.

We usually use the Mishkan Tefillah siddur. If  you are joining us online and do not have a siddur, most of the prayers we say can be found here:  Tikkun v’Or Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat on Friday Night) or Tikkun v’Or Shabbat Morning.

Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman leads services at least twice 
each month, with lay leaders for other weeks.
Rabbi Shifrah is leading on:

Friday May 26, 6 pm Shavuot
Saturday June 3, 10 am
Saturday June 10, 10 am
Saturday June 17, 10 am
Friday, July 21, 7:30 pm
Friday, August 11, 7:30 pm

Rabbi Shifrah usually leads the services both in-person and on zoom, but weekly emails include updates. Contact info@tikkunvor.org to be added to the email list.

Jewish Learning Experiences

Registration for JLE grades K-7 for the 2023-2024 school year is now available! It this is your first year registering, please contact info@tikkunvor.org 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.

Tuition Assistance is available, with thanks to a grant from IAUJC.

Upcoming Events

  1. 30 May

    Contemplative morning service

    8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Next dates: 06 Jun | 13 Jun | 20 Jun |
  2. 02 Jun

    Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat)

    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Next dates: 09 Jun | 16 Jun | 23 Jun |
  3. 03 Jun

    Shabbat Morning: BMitzvah

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. 04 Jun

    Family JLE

    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  5. 04 Jun
  6. 10 Jun

    Shabbat morning servie

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  7. 17 Jun

    Shabbat Morning: Bnai Mitzvah

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  8. 27 Jun

    TVO Board Meeting

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  9. 29 Jul

    Shabbat morning service

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  10. 04 Aug

    Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat)

    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Next dates: 11 Aug | 25 Aug | 01 Sep |
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