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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


Rabbi Brian will be in residence in Ithaca on the following dates:

September 27-October 1, 2019 (Rosh Hashanah)
October 7-10, 2019 (Yom Kippur)
December 4-December 11, 2019
March 26-April 1, 2020
June 4-9, 2020

Please note: Tikkun v’Or High Holy Day services will be held this year at the First Congregational Church, 309 Highland Road in Ithaca.

Complete details can be found in the High Holy Day supplement.

ROSH HASHANAH EVENING Sunday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.

ROSH HASHANAH MORNING Monday, September 30
Morning service begins at 9:00 a.m.
Children’s Services (for ages 2-5 and 6-10) begins at 10:45 a.m.

YOM KIPPUR KOL NIDRE Tuesday, October 8, 6:45 p.m.

YOM KIPPUR Wednesday, October 9
Morning service begins at 9:00 a.m.
Children’s Services (for ages 2-5 and 6-10) begins at 11:30 a.m.
The building will be open all day for yoga, meditation, the Isaiah Challenge, discussion with the Rabbi Brian, Avodah service, and Yizkor. All are welcome to stay whether or not they are participating in services.
Closing Service begins at 6:15 p.m.
Communal Break the Fast at 7:30 p.m.
Membership and tickets are not required. All are welcome!
Childcare is available for all evening and morning services and for the Isaiah Challenge / discussion

Join us this fall for these special programs: 
Ithaca Peace Festival Sunday, September 8 at St Catherine’s of Sienna
Bridging the Divide  Sunday, September 22, 7-9 pm at TVO
Open House   Sunday, November 3, 3 pm at TVO

Message from Rabbi Brian in Response to Attack on Jews in Pittsburgh, October 27, 2018
Click to read Rabbi Brian Walt’s Sermons:

Spirit, Justice, and Ethnicity” Yom Kippur sermon September 2018, 5779
Among the Mourners of Zion and Jerusalem” Yom Kippur evening sermon, September 2018
Hesed v’Emet (Love&Truth)” Rosh Hashanah evening sermon, September 2018, 5779
“Lift Up Your Voice Like a Shofar” Rosh Hashanah sermon September 2018 / 5779

“On Antisemitism and Solidarity”  Yom Kippur Sermon September 2017 / 5778

Where Have You Come From? Where Are You Going?  Rosh Hashanah Sermon  2009 / 5770
Statement from the TVO Presidents about Charlottesville August 17, 2017
Statement from Rabbi Brian about Charlottesville August 18, 2017
Letter from Rabbi Brian to Congregation Tikkun v’Or January 29, 2017
Aleinu: What Congregation Tikkun v’Or Stands For  A Letter from the TVO Board, January 29, 2017 

Upcoming Events

  1. Wed 18

    Midweek Class

    For registered 6th and 7th grade
    Sep 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Fri 20

    Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat)

    Led by Faith Rogow
    Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Sat 21

    Selichot Serivce

    Details TBA
    Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. Sun 22

    Religious School

    Sep 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Sun 22

    Teens V’Or: Ropes Course Challenge

    All TVO teens are invited to
    Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Sun 22

    Bridging the Divide

    Ithaca Area United Jewish Community presents:
    Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Wed 25

    Midweek Class

    For registered 6th and 7th grade
    Sep 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Thu 26

    Green Olive Tours

    Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm