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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

Many TIKKUN V’OR SERVICES, MEETINGS, PROGRAMS, and CLASSES 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, with the online Shabbat / Weekdays / Festivals flip book found here.

Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman leads services at least twice each month, with lay leaders for other weeks. Rabbi Shifrah is leading on:
Friday, October 14, 7:30 pm
Saturday October 29, 10 am
Friday November 11, 7:30 pm
Saturday December 10, 10 am
Friday, December 23, 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 14, 10 am
Friday, January 20, 7:30 am
Friday, February 2, 7:30 am
Friday, February 17 at 7:30 and Saturday February 18, 10 am
Tuesday, March 7 Purim (Time TBD)
Friday, March 24, 7:30 am

Saturday, March 18, 7:30 am
Friday, March 24, 7:30 am

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.

Learn more about the upcoming SMALL SPARK: OUT THERE on Sunday, November 13, 2-4 pm.  Share your vision for TVO’s land!

Registration for grades 2-7 for the 2022-2023 school year is now closed. 
If you are interested for next year or for Family JLE, 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 on Saturdays 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.


Quick links to TVO Forms:
Membership information
Dues Payment
Program sponsorship / co-hosting
Jewish Learning Experiences registration (open each spring - fall)
JLE tuition assistance Provided by IAUJC


TVO Members: 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 

Dear TVO Community,
It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for many of us as we’ve learned of one devastating or troubling decision after another coming from the Supreme Court on issues of reproductive freedom, environmental protection, gun legislation, and prayer in schools. Like many of you, I’ve felt anger, fear, grief, and dismay. But as the quote above from the Mishnah implies, when we all do what we can — individually and collectively — we can and do make a difference, can save lives, can repair our world.
I’ve been heartened and uplifted by the many people across the country who are taking collective action and raising their voices in these troubling times. Here are a few examples of Jewish groups joining with others to address issues critical to all of us.

Environmental Protection
*Dayenu is a national Jewish climate action network that joins in campaigns to fight the climate crisis and create a just and renewable future.

*Learn about “All Our Might,” a campaign to divest from big banks and financial institutions that fuel the climate crisis. 

Reproductive Freedom
* National Council of Jewish Women, has been very active in this arena.
*Planned Parenthood of Greater NY is also recommending advocacy in New York for the Equality Amendment, which is also supported by the NCJW. 

The Religious Action Center of the Reform Movement put out this statement on the SCOTUS decision that will make it easier to carry concealed weapons in public places. The RAC had contributed an amicus brief for the Court on this case.

May each life, all life, and the life of our planet be protected and known as sacred. May we be the change we wish to see.

Rabbi Shifrah

Upcoming Events

  1. 29 Nov

    Contemplative morning service

    8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Next dates: 06 Dec | 13 Dec | 20 Dec |
  2. 29 Nov

    TVO Board Meeting

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. 30 Nov

    Jewish Learning Experiences (JLE)

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Next dates: 07 Dec | 14 Dec | 21 Dec |
  4. 02 Dec

    Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat)

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Next dates: 09 Dec | 16 Dec | 23 Dec |
  5. 03 Dec

    Torah Study

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  6. 04 Dec

    Jewish Learning Experiences (JLE)

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Next dates: 11 Dec | 18 Dec | 25 Dec |
  7. 04 Dec
  8. 04 Dec

    Ithaca No\'ar

    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  9. 10 Dec

    Shabbat Morning

    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  10. 17 Dec

    Family JLE

    10:00 am - 11:30 am
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