Maté Factor

Like many of our communities, we have opened a warm, relaxing cafe, here located on the Ithaca Commons, an outdoor pedestrian mall right in the center of town. The old "Home Dairy" building is home to our cafe, also called The Mate Factor where we promote our favorite beverage, serving it in many of its various forms. Here, the love and unity between us can be seen while we serve up espresso drinks, Mate lattes, smoothies, wholesome salads, sandwiches, and wraps. In this inviting atmosphere, we interact with the local community, and introduce them to our emerging culture.

We have made many friends here in town, especially through our cafe. We warmly invite them, as well as you, to our Erev Shabbat celebrations. On Friday evenings, we gather in our home at 6pm to celebrate the Sabbath with our cultural expression in song and Israeli folk dancing, spontaneous expressions from our hearts, and a wonderful candlelit meal together. We also hold an open discussion "Rap Session" in our cafe on Tuesday nights at 7pm. We would love for you to come for a day or to stay.


How to Find Us

143 East State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850-5543
United States
Phone: (607) 256-2056

The Twelve Tribes is a confederation of twelve self-governing tribes, composed of self-governing communities. We are disciples of the Son of God whose name in Hebrew is Yahshua. We follow the pattern of the early church in Acts 2:44 and 4:32, truly believing everything that is written in the Old and New Covenants of the Bible, and sharing all things in common.

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