High Holidays

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.”

THE ISAIAH CHALLENGE 2018 / 5779:
Yom Kippur Wednesday, September 19, 3:00 – 4:15 pm
at Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd.

This year we are honored to welcome Dr. Nia Nunn, whose work and social justice leadership has inspired so many in our community
Dr. Nia Michelle Nunn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at Ithaca College and Board of Directors President of Southside Community Center.
Wearing various head wraps in her community as an educator, scholar, activist, artist, mother, “Dr. Nia” (as she is often called) is committed to learning and engaging audiences creatively, intensely, and gracefully. Her research, teaching, and service
focuses on an anti-racist feminist pedagogy, Black Girl liberation & emancipatory learning, as well as performing arts & human rights curriculum development.
“Dr. Nia” will share her work and vision with us. Following her presentation there will be time for conversation. Please join us for an extraordinary opportunity to hear one of the social justice leaders in our community as she challenges us to refect on how we can participate in the struggle to promote an anti-racist, feminist, just and peaceful future for our community, country and planet.

Past speakers:
* 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.