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.
Book Reading and Discussion with Penny Rosenwasser Anchored in Jewish ethical tradition, community-building, and an activist’s call to repair the world, Hope into Practice asks us to find the courage to love ourselves enough to face our fears without acting on them—to free ourselves of internalized anti-Semitism, expanding our sense of possibility, empowering our activism. This book brings to life an irresistible blend of healing stories, fascinating history, and a fair-minded perspective on Israel-Palestine, inviting us to use privilege to shift power and midwife justice. Includes action-oriented Reader’s Guide, for groups or individuals For more information about Penny and this book go to <www.pennyrosenwasser.com>
Open to the whole community -- All are welcome.
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
9-9:30 a.m. Torah Yoga with Patti Jacobson
9:30-10 a.m. Chanting and Silent Meditation with Rabbi Walt
10-11 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service and Torah Reading
11 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Torah Study: “You have chosen us from all the peoples of the earth…?”
Text Study and Communal Discussion about “the Chosen People.” What does this mean?
12:15-1:00 p.m. Kiddush and Shabbat dish -to-pass lunch