Hillel at Ithaca College (a Hillel Program Center) Kabbalah Study Group Jewish Film Festival Temple Beth-El A Guide to Jewish Ithaca Contact: Bill Abeles 607-272-0851 Telephone: 607-255-3522 (affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism) Address: 1001 Muller Chapel, Ithaca, NY 14850 Location: Lakeside Nursing Home, Ithaca, NY Website: cinema.cornell.edu Address: 402 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 Telephone: 607-274-3323 Schedule: First Saturday of the month. Contact: Cornell Cinema (corner of East Court Street) Website: www.ithaca.edu/Hillel We are a gathering of individuals who meet to study Jewish Kabbalistic Every year in March, Cornell Cinema presents a Jewish Film Festival, Telephone: 607-273-5775 Contact: Michael Faber, Director, email@example.com, teachings and practice, in English. People of all backgrounds, movements, with mostly contemporary Jewish films, including documentaries and Website: www.tbeithaca.org firstname.lastname@example.org and religions are welcome to this gathering that has met continuously foreign films. The screenings are usually co-sponsored with local Jewish Contact: Rabbi Scott L. Glass since 1996. We ask that members have interest in, or some familiarity organizations and departments at Cornell University. The month-long with, Jewish mystical materials and/or meditation, and be willing to Temple Beth-El is a liberal synagogue founded in 1924, and affiliated Hillel offers Ithaca College students numerous opportunities for leader- festival is open to the public, and includes some special Sunday share from their personal experience. with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We serve a ship development, student meetings, cultural programs, social gatherings, morning screenings with free bagels and coffee. In addition, Cornell growing and diverse congregation in and around Tompkins County. community service, informal education, religious celebrations, and the Cinema screens films with Jewish themes year-round. experience of community. Everyone is welcome. Kol Haverim Temple Beth-El strives to preserve and enhance our Jewish heritage by providing a wide range of religious, educational, social and community Every self-affirming Jew who studies or works on campus is considered (The Finger Lakes Community for Humanistic Judaism) activities that enable people to explore all aspects of Jewish life. a member of the Jewish community at Ithaca College. We ask students Address: PO Box 4972, Ithaca, NY 14852-4972 (gatherings at The Temple Youth Program provides a variety of religious, social to voluntarily affiliate and pay a nominal fee; however, ANYONE can participate in services, programs, and activities. Shabbat services are Lifelong Center, 119 W. Court St, Ithaca) and educational activities and is affiliated with Kadima and United CORNELL PLANTATIONS held Friday evenings and holidays. IC has excellent Kosher dining. Telephone: 607-257-4231 Synagogue Youth. We have an active Adult Education program, There are many arts programs and cultural events, student internships Website: www.kolhaverim.net including weekly meetings, classes and a series of mini-courses. and a strong social organization. The Social Action and Arts committees plan a wide range of Contact: Joyce Frank, Chair, email@example.com community activities. The Temple has a Bikkur Holim committee, Kol Haverim, affiliated with the Society for Humanistic Judaism a Hevra Kadisha and a mikvah for ritual purification purposes. (www.shj.org), is a secular Jewish community welcoming those who Any person of the Jewish faith, born or converted to Judaism, eighteen desire non-theistic ways to celebrate their identity, culture and heritage. years of age or over, may apply for membership by submitting a member- Garden of Stones—A Holocaust Memorial at the Cornell Plantations We offer celebrations of Jewish holidays for the whole family; social, Cornell Hillel ship information form. Contact the Temple office for further information. Andy Goldsworthy, Sculptor cultural and educational programs and experiences for adults; and secular Jewish Sunday School classes for children. We welcome individuals and families from mixed religious/ethnic backgrounds and those who wish to provide their children with some Jewish identity and experiences. Center for Jewish Living Activities: We provide a warm, welcoming community for Jewish Chabad House of Ithaca individuals and families who identify as secular or non-religious. The Reporter Philip Glaser Membership is open to all with an interest in exploring and celebrating Congregation Tikkun v’Or Address: 500 Clubhouse Road, Vestal, NY 13850 Jewish identity and heritage. Consult our website for up-to-date Telephone: 607-724-2360 Cornell University Hillel information on programs, Shabbat, Havdalah, and holiday celebrations, Gan Shalom Jewish Preschool Web Site: www.thereportergroup.org social action and community service events, book group meetings, and Israeli Folk Dancing the Sunday School schedule. To receive e-mail announcements of Contact: Interim Executive Editor Rabbi Rachel Esserman, Garden of Stones—A Holocaust Memorial Philip Glaser upcoming events, send contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. TReporter@aol.com Contact: Nomi Fridman, email@example.com Hadassah Secular Jewish Sunday School. Our children celebrate Jewish holidays Where do you go to find out what’s going on in our local Jewish Looking for fun? Join us on Mondays from 7:00–8:30 pm in Cornell’s community, in the national or international Jewish community? Hillel at Ithaca College from a Humanistic perspective, learn Jewish history, culture, music Appel Multi-Purpose Room. Learn Israeli dances from pioneering times to and dance, and are introduced to basic Hebrew. Twice-monthly Where do you go to let others know about events that your Jewish Israeli Folk Dancing contemporary favorites. organization is planning? Where do you go to express your opinion— All are welcome to attend regular worship services on Friday night classes are open to children aged 4-13. We offer a Bar/Bat Mitzvah good, bad or otherwise—on Jewish topics? and Shabbat morning. Once a month Friday night services are early, Israeli Student Association Enjoy yourself, burn calories and dance to great Israeli tunes. Absolutely program for seventh graders (or older). Please contact the director at no dance experience required, all levels welcome! firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. One answer to all of these questions is The Reporter. It’s published followed by a Shabbat dinner. Temple Beth-El holds services during the Jewish Film Festival Jewish Holy Days and Festivals. Consult the Temple offices prior to the weekly and receives consistent praise and professional awards for its holy day for specific times. There is a morning service on Sundays when Kabbalah Study Group Israeli Student Association Kosher Food in Ithaca balanced coverage and provocative opinion pieces. It’s free in Broome County and provided for a nominal subscription fee outside the county. religious school is in session. Kol Haverim Community for Humanistic Judaism Contact: Tamar Shen-Orr and Oded Lipshitz, Student Co-Presidents A broad selection of Kosher groceries and a limited selection of Kosher In addition, the staff produces newspapers for the Jewish communities The Rabbi Felix Aber Religious School begins with preschool and runs Temple Beth-El Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org meat is available at Wegmans and other local supermarkets. Many through high school. It includes monthly pre-kindergarten meetings with varieties of Kosher wines are available at local liquor stores. A selection in Syracuse, Poughkeepsie, Scranton, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Stam- parents, Sunday classes for kindergartners and first graders, classes twice The Reporter The purpose of the organization is to welcome Israelis to the Ithaca ford, CT. Assisted by a “staff” of volunteer proofreaders and mailing each week for 2nd–7th grades, and Bar/Bat Mitzvah training begin- of catered foods and freshly baked goods, including challah, is available community and help them get settled. We create an environment in assistants, members of the community and organizations are encouraged ning in the second semester of the 6th grade and continuing through at 104 West at Cornell University (607-272-6907). A broader variety of With thanks to Wegmans Food Market of Ithaca which Israelis in Ithaca can share their culture. to submit photos and articles for publication. 7th grade. There is a Midrasha class for post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah students. meats and baked goods can be ordered from out of town. Prepared for sponsoring the production of this guide. Activities are centered around Jewish and Israeli holidays, and are mostly meals can be obtained at both Cornell University and Ithaca College Questions, comments or suggestions? Feel free to stop by, or contact us Contact the School at 607-273-5775 concerning details of the program conducted in Hebrew. We welcome non Hebrew-speaking members, as well. dining halls when they are in session. by phone or e-mail. and religious school registration. Published by the Ithaca Area United Jewish Community, 2009-2010. Ithaca Area United Jewish Community W e invite you to explore Ithaca’s vibrant Jewish community! The Ithaca Area United Jewish Community invites your financial support of our activities to strengthen the quality of Jewish life in Ithaca, Israel and around the world. Gifts in every amount are very much needed and Address: P.O. Box 4214, Ithaca, NY 14852 Center for Jewish Living Chabad House of Ithaca appreciated. You may designate your financial gift for: Telephone: 607-257-2687 (Orthodox Synagogue at Cornell University, Address: 102 Willard Way, Ithaca, NY 14850 104 West—Kosher Dining, Jewish Learning Center, Telephone: 607-257-7379 • Global Jewish needs around the world and in Israel, and/or Website: http://www.iaujc.org • Local needs for community-wide celebrations and Jewish Contact: Marcia Zax, Co-Chair, Board of Directors Center for Jewish Living) Website: www.chabadcornell.com Contact: Rabbi Eli and Chana Silberstein, email@example.com educational activities. Address: 106 West Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850 q I/we would like to help the IAUJC strengthen Jewish life: The Ithaca Area United Jewish Community (IAUJC) Telephone: 607-272-5810 The Roitman Chabad Center at Cornell functions as a Jewish community center, providing educational and outreach activities to the entire Jewish Name(s) is an advocate for local Jewish organizations, as well Website: www.cornellcjl.com as for the needs of Jews in Israel and other countries. Contact: Rabbi Jason and Chana Leib community, both young and old. Chabad offers educational opportu- Address ShaiPhoto.com Since our founding just after the birth of the State nities and a changing schedule of weekly classes for the community, City, State, Zip Philip Glaser The Orthodox Synagogue at Cornell University aims to provide year- including Talmud, Kabbalah, Midrash, and Jewish thought. In addition, of Israel in 1948, the IAUJC has focused on an annual round, traditional services for the Jewish community of Cornell and Chabad is able to set up an individualized course of study on a subject Phone campaign, making grants to local Jewish organizations, Ithaca. These include the morning, afternoon, and evening services of your choice. Chabad welcomes students and community members to Email and sponsoring educational and cultural activities. during the week and the special services for Sabbath and the holidays. join with them on Shabbat or holidays for services or meals. Shabbat, Giving levels: The synagogue is run mainly by students and members of the Ithaca holiday services and meals are held at 102 Willard Way. q Guardian $5,000+ q Supporter $500+ A new project of the IAUJC, The PJ Library—Jewish Jewish community. For times and directions, please visit the web site or contact the Rabbi at 847-347-7082. Chabad maintains a mikvah for family purity purposes. For more Cornell University Hillel Garden of Stones— q Benefactor q Patron 2,500+ 1,000+ q q Sponsor Friend $250+ $100+ Bedtime Stories & Songs for Families, is a free program (Yudowitz Center for Jewish Campus Life) of storybooks and music for children delivered monthly. The Jewish Learning Center (Beit Midrash) on 104 West holds frequent information or an appointment, call Chana at 607-257-7379. A Holocaust Memorial q Donor $ Chabad’s Cornell Campus Student Board, the JSO, helps plan vibrant You may designate your gift as follows: The PJ (as in pajama) Library can be enjoyed by all classes from elementary to advanced levels, and helps arrange study Address: G-34 Anabel Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 Artist: Andy Goldsworthy partners for continued Jewish learning. For times and information please Jewish social and educational programming. Visit the website to find q Global needs: $ Jewish families regardless of their level of affiliation or out about our current activities and times. Telephone: 607-255-4227; Fax: 607-255-8513 Location: F. R. Newman Arboretum at Cornell Plantations observance and is made possible locally by a grant from contact the Rabbi. Telephone: 607-255-2400 q Local needs: $ Website: www.hillel.cornell.edu q Whatever is needed most: $ Temple Beth-El and individual donors. 104 West of Cornell University (formerly the Kosher Dining Hall; 607-272- Contact: Nomi Fridman, Director of Operations 607-255-4227 Website: www.plantations.cornell.edu To learn more or to sign up 6907) provides kosher meals, challah, and other baked goods prepared An extension of the Holocaust memorial exhibit “Garden of Stones,” This gift is made for a free subscription visit: under the supervision of the Orthodox Union when Cornell is in session. Cornell University Hillel is the Jewish community center on campus created by famed environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, is on q In honor of www.PJLibrary.org Catering is available both off-site and on-site in the beautiful dining hall. for the more than 3,000 Jewish students. Hillel sponsors events permanent loan from the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York ranging from large-scale BBQs and holiday parties to speakers, q In memory of or email Linda Mandel at City. Located in the southeast corner of the Newman Arboretum, three LMandel79@hotmail.com. Congregation Tikkun v’Or panel discussions, film series, and Jewish art exhibits. Hillel supports a vast number of Jewish student-run groups exploring Jewish art of the exhibit’s four oval granite boulders are hollowed and contain a dwarf chestnut oak sapling growing from a soil-filled center. The fourth Please send gift acknowledgement to: (affiliated with the Union of Reform Judaism, URJ) and culture, Tzedek/social action, and spiritual, social, political, boulder is intact. Dedicated in 2005, this unique exhibit was designed Name educational and religious programs. Address Any Jewish resident of the Address: 2550 N. Triphammer Rd. (corner of Burdick Hill Rd.) to honor Holocaust victims and symbolizes how life can continue even Ithaca area is considered under adverse conditions. City, State, Zip Lansing, NY a member of the IAUJC. Representing many facets of the Jewish Mail: PO Box 3981, Ithaca NY 14852 Gan Shalom Jewish Preschool Hadassah q Check is enclosed for $ Telephone: 607-256-1471 Gifts to IAUJC are tax deductible to the extent of the law. community, the IAUJC’s 20-member volunteer Address: 402 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc.) Website: www.tikkunvor.org 607-273-5775, ext. 208 Nancy Braun governing Board solicits charitable gifts from Telephone: Please make checks payable to Ithaca Area United Jewish Community Contact: Abbe Lyons, Student Cantor Telephone: 607-273-7088 the greater Ithaca community. Hundreds of Website: www.TBEithaca.org and mail to: IAUJC, PO Box 4214, Ithaca, NY 14852-4214 Naomi Wilensky, Administrative Coordinator Website: www.hadassah.org individuals and households contribute to IAUJC’s Contact: Gan Shalom c/o Temple Beth-El Presidents: Patti Jacobsen and Diana Levy Contact: Nancy Emerson We also invite you to participate in any/all of our diverse annual campaign and donors indicate what portion of Gan Shalom Jewish Preschool is a parent-cooperative program located activities and constituent groups. Congregation Tikkun v’Or (Healing and Light) is a progressive congregation that strives for a warm personal bond among its members, quality education for Hadassah, is a volunteer women’s organization whose members are their donation should be spent locally and/or globally. the children, and a dynamic program for adults. Membership is open to all who seek a liberal Reform Jewish experience. We invite all to see our beautiful at Temple Beth-El in downtown Ithaca. It is a diverse, liberal Jewish motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, The global portion is sent to the national United Jewish learning environment for children 2-5 years of age. Its child-centered Please send me/us information about: sacred space and gorgeous views. ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force q Community celebrations Communities (formerly the UJA), which allocates the curriculum includes developmentally appropriate Jewish and secular Schedule: Kabbalat Shabbat services most Fridays at 7:30 pm, Family dinner (6 p.m.) and services (7 p.m.) once each month. Shabbat morning services, themes, designed to engage the child’s mind, body, and spirit in the in American society. q How to get involved with the IAUJC funds to projects in Israel and to needy Jews abroad. chavurah services, and Tot Shabbat, too. Guest speakers, brown bag discussions, and holiday services scheduled regularly. Check the website for more q How to include the Jewish community in my estate plans learning process. Gan Shalom’s classrooms are stocked with a rich and In Israel, Hadassah initiates and supports pace-setting health care, The local portion is awarded through a formal grant weekly schedules, information and updates. varied selection of hands-on learning materials, and the facility includes education and youth institutions, and land development to meet the application process and to other causes related to Religious education in the Reform tradition is offered for children from age 5 to bar/bat mitzvah. K–7th grade meet on Sunday mornings. Sixth and seventh a spacious, enclosed outdoor yard as well as a large indoor gross motor country’s changing needs. Hadassah enhances the quality of American Questions/comments? Please contact Marjorie Hoffman at: the Jewish community. We invite members to become grade students receive additional Hebrew classes and B’nai mitzvah preparation on Wednesday afternoons. Hebrew for prayer is studied using Mitkadem, play area. Gan Shalom is open to all Jewish children; congregational and Jewish life through its education and Zionist youth programs, (607) 257-9924 or firstname.lastname@example.org active volunteers and donors with the IAUJC. part of URJ’s core Hebrew curriculum. Programs for teens, including training to be madrichim (teaching assistants) held regularly. affiliation is not required. Classes meet from 9:00 to 12:00, for two to five promotes health awareness, and provides personal enrichment Visit us on-line: www.iaujc.org and growth for its members. Various Adult Education classes are offered throughout the year, including Hebrew, Basic Judaism, and Adult Bat Mitzvah. weekdays, during the academic school year. (over for more) Thank you for your support!
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