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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, quality 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

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TVOviewView of Cayuga Lake from Congregation Tikkun v’Or

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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 on-line. 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.
Religious School families will receive emails from Naomi Wilensky and individual teachers about the class schedules.

Services and programs this month include: 

Shabbaton with Cantor Abbe Lyons:
KABBALAT SHABBAT (Welcoming Shabbat) Friday, May 15, 6:30 pm w
SHABBAT MORNING Saturday, May 16, 10 am 
TVO MEMBERS: A CONVERSATION Saturday, May 16, 2 pm
ADULT EDUCATION Sunday, May 17, 3:30 5 pm
MEETING WITH RELIGIOUS SCHOOL PARENTS: Monday, May 18, 7 pm
 
Also: RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SIYYUM Sunday, May 17, 10-11 am
 
Services with Rabbi Brian Walt:
MORNING SERVICE & CONVERSATION Tuesday May 19, 8:30- 9:30 am The song/chant sheet is available here.
SHABBAT MORNING with Rabbi Brian, Saturday, May 23, 9:30-10:30 am
MORNING SERVICE & CONVERSATION Tuesday May 26, 8:30- 9:30 am. The song/chant sheet is available here.
KABBALAT SHABBAT (Welcoming Shabbat) and SHAVUOT
Friday, May 29, 7:30-8:30 pm
KABBALAT SHABBAT (Welcoming Shabbat) Friday, June 5, 7:30 – 9 pm
SHABBAT MORNING Saturday, June 6, 9:30-11 am

More information is on the website calendar, and links are in the TVO emails. Contact info@tikkunvor.org to be added to the mailing list.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THE COMMUNITY AS ADDITIONAL PLANS ARE CONFIRMED! 

FROM THE FREEDOM SEDER:
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Seder Readings
*From “The Plagues of Exodus and Today: Facing Our Plagues in an Earth Healing Activist Seder” by Arthur Waskow and Faryn Borella
*The Poor People’s Campaign website is here.
*Notes from the chat.

Read a letter from Rabbi Brian about the pandemic.

Click to read Rabbi Brian Walt’s High Holy Day Sermons and other messages to the congregation.

Note to the Congregation About Antisemitism December 2019 
Statement from the TVO Presidents about Charlottesville August 17, 2017
Aleinu: What Congregation Tikkun v’Or Stands For  A Letter from the TVO Board, January 29, 2017 

Upcoming Events

  1. Thu 04

    Rabbi in Residence

    Rabbi Brian Walt will be in
  2. Fri 05

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    With Rabbi Brian Walt Lomir Zingen/Lets
    Jun 05 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Sat 06

    Shabbat morning service

    (online) Led by Rabbi Brian WaltMay
    Jun 06 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  4. Sun 07

    TVO Annual Meeting

    More information coming soon!