Religious School

Congregation Tikkun v’Or Religious School provides progressive Reform Jewish education for children in Kindergarten through 7th grade. Our curriculum includes history, holidays, ethics, Torah, Israel, and Hebrew. Classes for all grades meet on Sunday mornings. 6th and 7th grade students also meet on Wednesdays for additional Hebrew studies and preparation for becoming b’nai mitzvah.

We welcome families from diverse backgrounds, interfaith families, LGBTQ families and children, people who are newly discovering Jewish connections, as well as those with a wide range of Jewish experiences. We are pleased to work with many different kinds of learners, including students with special challenges. We will do our best to accommodate and nurture all students “al pi darko” (“according to their ways”).

Naomi Wilensky is the Religious School Director. Our teachers are community members and college students from nearby Ithaca College and Cornell University. Middle and high school students help out as madrichim. Parent volunteers are always welcome, especially to help with our chugim (electives) — a chance for students to choose activities such as Jewish music, cooking, art, dance, and more. We use the URJ Chai curriculum for Judaic studies and Hineini: The New Hebrew for Prayer series for Hebrew.

Please note NEW start times for 2018-2019:
Kitah Bet (grade 2) through Kitah Zayin (grade 7) begins at 9:00 a.m.
Kitah Gan and Alef (kindergarten and grade 1) begins at 10:30 a.m.
On most weeks, Tefillah (morning service) is at 11:30 a.m. Parents are invited to join us for this each week.
Registration forms are available here.

Tuition assistance is provided by Ithaca Area United Jewish Community. Requests for assistance should be sent to the address above, attn: Presidents.

The full school calendar and other important information will be available in our end-of-summer newsletter.

Summer Camp: Has your child been talking about overnight camp?  Have you looked at Jewish overnight camps? Ask about IAUJC Summer Camp and Teen Experience Camperships or download an application here. More information about Jewish camps is available at iaujc.org,