High Holidays

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

Sermons from Rabbi Brian Walt:

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

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

A highlight of our Yom Kippur services has been 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.”

Isaiah Challenge speakers:
2019/5780: Reverend David Kaden, Senior Minister, First Congregational Church of Ithaca
Mahmud Burton, President, Al-Huda Islamic Center; Co-founder, Islamic Community Outreach Services
Reverend Debbie Bennett Reynolds, Pastor, First Baptist Church
Rabbi Brian Walt, Congregation Tikkun v’Or, moderator
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 describe the way their community is impacted by the moral crisis our country and what our traditions call us to do at this moment.
*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.
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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.