• Shabbat in the Park 2016
  • Simchat Torah
  • Klezmer band
  • Chanukah 2015
  • Chanukah 2015
  • Chanukah 2015
  • Bnai Mitzvah Students
  • Sukkot
  • Our school
  • Learning outside

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, LGBTQ families, people who are newly discovering Jewish connections, as well as those with a wide range of Jewish experiences.

Our core values are best expressed by three words:

Spirit / Community / Justice

(click for more information)



   View of Cayuga Lake from Congregation Tikkun v'Or

Upcoming Events

Sun Sep 24 @12:00AM
4th of Tishrei, 5778
Sun Sep 24 @ 9:15AM - 12:00PM
Religious School
Mon Sep 25 @12:00AM
5th of Tishrei, 5778
Tue Sep 26 @12:00AM
6th of Tishrei, 5778
Wed Sep 27 @12:00AM
7th of Tishrei, 5778
Wed Sep 27 @ 4:30PM - 06:00PM
Midweek class

Special Announcements:

The 2017 / 5778 High Holiday Newsletter supplement, includng the full schedule of services, is now available here. Services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are held at the Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca All are welcome. Tickets and membership are not required. There is plenty of parking and the building is accessible; let us know if you need any special accomodations.

Rosh Hashanah Evening                                    Wednesday, September 20, 7:00 p.m.  

Rosh Hashanah Morning                                     Thursday, September 21     

Services begin at 9 a.m.  Rabbi Brian's sermon and children's services are at 11:15 a.m., followed by the shofar service at 11:45, kiddush, and then tashlich at the inlet at 1 p.m.

Yom Kippur Kol Nidre                                           Friday, September 29, 6:45 p.m.

Yom Kippur Services                                            Saturday, September 30

The building will be open all day. People are welcome to stay whether or not they are participating in services.


Services begin at 9 .m. Rabbi Brian's sermon and childrens's services are at 12:15 p.m., There will be a break from 1-1:30 p.m., followed by:




1:30-2:15 p.m.

Led by Jody (Jyoti) Kessler


2:15-2:45 p.m.

Led by Ira Kamp

The Isaiah Challenge

3:00-4:15 p.m.

A sharing with leaders of the Onondaga Nation

Discussion with Rabbi

4:30-5:00 p.m.


Avodah Service

5:00-5:30 p.m.



5:30-6:15 p.m.

Sanctuary doors will close at beginning of service

Neilah Closing Service

6:15-7:15 p.m.



7:15-7:30 p.m.



7:30 p.m.

Please bring a veggie/dairy dish-to-pass

 More information for families with young children at high holiday services is available here.



Rabbi Brian will be in residence at Tikkun v'Or on the following dates in 2017: September 18-22 (Rosh Hashanah), September 28-October 1 (Yom Kippur), November 9-20, and December 14-19 (Chanukah and Human Rights Shabbat).

In 2018: March 20-26, April 19-29, June 7-17.                  


Click to read more:

Statement from the TVO Presidents about Charlottesville August 17, 2017

Statement from Rabbi Brian about Charlottesville August 18, 2017

Letter from Rabbi Brian to Congregation Tikkun v'Or January 29, 2017

Aleinu: What Congregation Tikkun v’Or Stands For A Letter from the TVO Board, January 29, 2017