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April 18, 2014   18 Nisan 5774

Our temple building on Triphammer Rd was dedicated in August 2005.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 Walt serves 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 Africr walta. 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.

Contact rabbi@tikkunvor.org

Cantor AbbeCantor Abbe Lyons provides 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.

Contact cantor@tikkunvor.org

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Voices Across the Divide  
SHABBAT SERVICE and FILM, Friday night, May 2, 2014
7:30 p.m. Candle lighting and service with Rabbi Brian Walt
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.

Passover 2014  

Annual Congregation Tikkun v’Or Community Seder

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6 p.m. (2nd night of Pesach)

At Tikkun 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.

Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after Thursday, April 10 or once we have reached our capacity (120).

Seder 2014 registration form

Seder Form 2014

Rabbi Brian Walt  

 Rabbi Brian Walt will be with Congregation Tikkun V'Or on the following upcoming dates:

May 1-6, 2014
June 5-10, 2014
Tikkun v'Or Religious School  
For information about Religious School, contact naomi.wilensky@tikkunvor.org

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 info@tikkunvor.org
Feeding the Hungry in Our Community  

Congregation Tikkun v'Or supports hunger relief efforts in Ithaca and Tompkins County. Join us each monthly in making lunches for the Red Cross Friendship Center http://www.tompkins-redcross.org/homeless_frndship.html, or bring cans or boxes of non-perishable food anytime you come to the synagogue. Donations are brought to the Area Congregations Together Kitchen Cupboard http://www.firstpresithaca.org/ikc.htm

Each fall, Congregation Tikkun v'Or additionallly supports the afterschool programs at GIAC http://www.ci.ithaca.ny.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={40F60521-3F11-4AE4-9B0E-97AC1D61C2B6} with donations of healthy snacks for kids.

Upcoming Events  
April 2014
04/22 -  TVO Board Meeting (7:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
04/23 -  Midweek Hebrew class (4:00 PM to 5:30 PM)
For registered students
assisted by Elijah Gold
04/26 -  Shabbat Morning - Bar Mitzvah (10:00 AM)
With Cantor Abbe Lyons Join us as Elijah Gold is called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah.
For registered students
04/27 -  Holocaust Remembrance Program (7:00 PM)
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.
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Tikkun v'Or is located at 2550 N. Triphammer Road, at Burdick Hill Road.
Send mail to: PO Box 3981, Ithaca NY 14852
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