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+ folks, 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


At Tikkun v’Or, we usually use the Mishkan Tefillah siddur (prayerbook), which has Hebrew, English translations, interpretations, and transliteration.  If you are joining us on Zoom, and do not have that, most of the prayers and songs we sing on Friday nights can be found here. Most of the prayers and songs we sing on Saturday mornings can be found here.


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: 


Most of the Tikkun v’Or 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 usually both in person and online. Contact to be added to the email list to get links.

Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman leads services about twice a month, including the following upcoming dates:
Friday, January 12

Saturday January 20

Friday, February 16

Saturday, February 24 
Friday, March 8
Saturday, March 16

Services are led by lay leaders on most other weeks.

Jewish Learning Experiences

Registration for JLE grades K-7 for the 2023-2024 school year is closed, but if you would like information,  please contact 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. The full guide to JLE for 2023-2024 is here. Tuition Assistance is available, with thanks to a grant from IAUJC.

Upcoming Events

This Month: February 2024

February 2024: Here’s a quick look at this month. Some of these programs require registration or Zoom links. Check the calendar above, your TVO email, or contact for more information. 
Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 am Contemplative Service on Zoom  
Jewish Learning Experiences (JLE) meets on Sundays  and Wednesdays,
No JLE on Wed Feb 21 or Sundays Feb 18 and Feb 25
Fri Feb 2             7:30 pm         Kabbalat Shabbat (on Zoom only)
Sat Feb 3            10-11:30 am  Family JLE 
Sun Feb 4           2-4 pm          TVO members’ meeting
Mon Feb 5          7-9 pm          TVO members’ meeting on Zoom
Thurs Feb 8        5:30-6:30 pm Rosh Chodesh with Rabbi Lenore
Fri Feb 9             5:30 pm         Class Shabbat Dinner and service
           With Rabbi Tziona & bet/gimel (2nd 3rd grade)
Sat Feb 10           11 am – 12 pm  Torah Study with Rabbi Lenore
Sun Feb 11          1-2 pm            TVO “tour” for volunteers       
Friday Feb 16     7:30 pm           Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Shifrah
Friday Feb 23      7:30 pm          Kabbalat Shabbat with Faith Rogow
Sat Feb 24            10 am              Shabbat with Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman
Tue Feb 27           7-9 pm            Board meeting

TVO Enrichment Programs Group

The mission of the Enrichment Programs Group (EPG) is to develop and effectively oversee the implementation of engaging educational, cultural, social and community-building programming at TvO. We coordinate with other committees, as appropriate, to ensure a range of programs that support the interests of current members and that target prospective members 
Upcoming programs include:
*Why Study Torah? with Rabbi Lenore on Saturday January 27, 3 to 5 pm at TvO and streaming on Zoom
*Preparing Ourselves for the Risks of Floods in Tompkins County with Regi Teasley on Sunday, March 17 from 2-4
*The Story of Joseph with Lauren Monroe, in mid-April
*Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Judaism … and Can Now Ask with a panel answering questions generated by members; in May. 

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