All are welcome at Congregation Tikkun V’Or’s Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. Tickets and membership are not required. For the past few years, we’ve held High Holy Day services at the Hangar Theatre (801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, next to Cass Park). 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.
Rosh Hashanah morning services are followed by tashlich (a symbolic casting of misdeeds into the water).
Yom Kippur services include Kol Nidre (evening service) as well as morning services. Throughout the day we also offer meditation, yoga, discussions, yizkor (memorial service) and the 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.”
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.