High Holidays

All are welcome at Congregation Tikkun V’Or’s Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. Tickets and membership are not required.

This year 2019 / 5780, Tikkun v’Or High Holy Day services will be held at the First Congregational Church, 309 Highland Road in Ithaca.

Complete details about High Holy Day services are here

There is plenty of seating, free parking, childcare and children’s services. It is handicapped accessible and air-conditioned. We use “Wings of Awe” as our machzor (High Holy Days prayerbook), with supplemental readings from many sources.

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

Monday, September 30 ROSH HASHANAH MORNING
Morning Service begins at 9:00 am
There will be services for children (ages 2-5 and 6-10) beginning at 10:45 a.m.
All are welcome to join us for Kiddush, Apples & Honey at the end of services at 12:15 p.m., and then take a short walk for tashlich (a symbolic casting of misdeeds into the water) at 1 pm

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

Wednesday, October 9   YOM KIPPUR
Morning Service begins at  9:00
There will be services for children (ages 2-5 and 6-10) beginning at 11:15 am

The building will be open all day. All are welcome to stay whether or not they are participating in afternoon programs and services
Break 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Yoga & Meditation 1:30-2:15 p.m.

The Isaiah Challenge 3:00-4:15 p.m.
Isaiah Challenge, a lecture by a social justice leader who is devoting their life to justice. In the prophetic portion (haftarah) that is read on Yom Kippur, Isaiah calls on us to make our fast a fast for justice: “to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and let the oppressed go free.”
This year’s Isaiah Challenge: “Isaiah’s call to justice and the response of our faith communities to the moral crisis in the United States: A conversation with local Christian, Muslim and Jewish religious leaders.” Three local religious leaders will describe the way their community is impacted by the moral crisis our country and what our traditions call us to do at this moment.

Isaiah challenge 2019

Discussion with the Rabbi 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Avodah Service 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Yizkor (memorial service)  5:30-6:15 p.m.
Neilah Closing Service 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Havdalah / Shofar 7:15-7:30 p.m.
Break the Fast 7:30 p.m. Bring a dairy/veggie dish to pass

Past Isaiah Challenge speakers:
*2018/5779 Dr. Nia Michelle Nunn, Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at Ithaca College and Board of Directors President of Southside Community Center.
* 2017 / 5778 Onondaga Nation leaders Simone Thornton and Wendy Gonyea and students of the Onondaga Nation School
* 2016 / 5777 Adam Ellick, Senior International Video Correspondent for The New York Times.
* 2015 / 5776 Dara Silverman, national coordinator for Showing Up for Racial Justice 
* 2014 / 5775 Dr. Paula Ioanide, assistant professor in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity at Ithaca College
* 2013 / 5774 Marcia Fort, former executive director of the Greater Ithaca Activities Center
* 2012 / 5773 Cal Walker, co-founder and former executive director of the Village at Ithaca
Our community Break-the-Fast is always a special event.
We welcome children (and their caregivers) to services at Tikkun v’Or!
Children learn about Jewish community and worship services by participating. At Tikkun v’Or, we believe it is the joy, privilege, and responsibility of every person in our community to guide and nurture our children. Please join us in teaching our children our community’s values.
More information for families with young children is available here.