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.
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 the Mitkadem series for Hebrew.
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”).
Registration for the 2017-2018 school year has begun. Registration forms can be brought to Tikkun v'Or or mailed to PO Box 3981, Ithaca NY 14852.
Tuition assistance is provided by Ithaca Area United Jewish Community. Requests for assistance should be sent to the address above, attn; Presidents.
More information is available in our Religious School Handbook 2016
Summer Camp: Has your child been talking about overnight camp? Have you looked at Jewish overnight camps? Ask about our December 2016 Day At Camp, IAUJC Summer Camp Incentive Grants, and IAUJC Summer Camp and Teen Experience Camperships. Information about area camps is available at iaujc.org,