Congregation Tikkun v’Or (Ithaca Reform Temple) is a vibrant congregation that strives for a warm personal bond among its members, quality education for the children, and a dynamic program for adults. We welcome those from diverse backgrounds, interfaith families, people who are newly discovering Jewish connections as well as those with a wide range of Jewish experiences.
Shabbat Services are held Friday evenings and some Saturday mornings at our synagogue, 2550 N. Triphammer Rd, Lansing. Please check our calendar or call the office (607) 256-1471 for updated event listings.
Rabbi Brian Waltserves as Tikkun v'Or's rabbi, leading services and classes on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and monthly throughout the year. Rabbi Walt was born in Cape Town and grew up in a traditional Jewish family and community in South Africa. He is profoundly connected to the prophetic tradition and ethical core of Judaism. Rabbi Walt was ordained as a rabbi by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He was the founding Executive Director of Rabbis for Human Rights - North America. Read more.
Cantor Abbe Lyonsprovides leadership for our b'nai mitzvah program and many holidays. She graduated from the Davennen Leadership Training Institute and completed an internship as a hospital chaplain. Chazzan Lyons received ordination as a Cantor from the ALEPH Cantorial Program in January 2010. Read more.
SHABBAT SERVICE and FILM, Friday night, May 2, 2014 7:30 p.m. Candle lighting and service with Rabbi Brian Walt 8:00 pm VOICES ACROSS THE DIVIDE Special film screening and conversation with director Alice Rothchild
This powerful documentary and oral history project exploring the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through rarely heard personal stories is narrated by Alice Rothchild, an American Jew raised on the tragedies of the Holocaust and the dream of a Jewish homeland in Israel. Voices Across the Divide follows her personal journey as she begins to understand the Palestinian narrative, while exploring the Palestinian experience of loss, occupation, statelessness, and immigration to the US.
In 2003, Alice Rothchild, a physician traveled to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza to work with and interview Israelis and Palestinians and wrote a book about these experiences,Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience. Since then she has led several delegations of health and human service professionals to Israel and the West Bank. All are welcome. Co-Sponsored by Congregation Tikkun v'Or and Kol Haverim- the Finger Lakes Community for Humanistic Judaism.
Annual Congregation Tikkun v’Or Community Seder
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6 p.m. (2nd night of Pesach)
v’Or at 2550 North Triphammer Rd in Lansing
Please complete and mail the form below with your check. Because the
caterer needs an accurate headcount, registrations must be received no later
than April 10.
registrations will be accepted after Thursday, April 10 or once we have reached
our capacity (120).
Links for Hebrew Practice are on the Religious School page. Students should practice Hebrew reading for at least 15 minutes, twice each week during our school breaks.
Renting Congregation Tikkun v'Or
Have you seen our beautiful views of the lake, gorgeous open sanctuary, and efficient space? Are you interested in renting Tikkun v'Or for a business workshop or training, small family gathering, wedding, or other life cycle event? We'd love to talk with you and find our ways we can be available for your group. Contact 607-256-1471 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join with Cantor Abbe Lyons, congregants and friends and the students of the b’nai mitzvah class as we remember with poetry, song, and personal stories of the Shoah from the children of survivors. We will light candles for the 6 million Jews and 5 million non-Jews who died, and the many who were able to survive the Holocaust. The b’nai mitzvah class will be remembering particular children who died before the age of bar/bat mitzvah. There will be a table for those who wish to bring photographs, documents, art, or objects to be present during this commemorative program.