A synagogue is a house of study, a meeting place, a center for the spirit. Congregation B'nai Emunah serves a diverse community of people who approach their Judaism in radically different ways. Some are attracted to the serious social activism of the congregation, and see their Judaism as a tool in the rebuilding of a broken world. Some immerse themselves in the study of classic texts in small-group learning with other adults. Many appreciate the joyful musical program of the congregation, which has turned Friday evening services into a participatory pleasure.
As one of the oldest Jewish institutions in Oklahoma, B'nai Emunah is a self-confident religious center committed to constant experimentation. What a newcomer is likely to notice first is the sense of forward movement. That, and a prevailing pattern of warmth, generosity, and inclusiveness. There is no preoccupation with governance or policy-making, but rather a pattern of holistic acceptance. We welcome individuals and families in the process of defining a Jewish style that brings meaning, richness, and joy. There is a conscious commitment to making newcomers feel affirmed and valued. We are a progressive congregation affiliated with United Synagogue, and see ourselves in the midst of continuing self-renewal.
For many years, we have counted ourselves among the open and affirming congregations of Tulsa. We embrace members of the GLBT community, both adults and young people, and pledge a warm and joyful welcome.
The Synagogue Complex
B'nai Emunah concluded a major construction project in the spring of 2000, resulting in a Synagogue campus that has been entirely renewed. The new building is a flexible facility with sacred, public, and educational spaces of all kinds, intended for constant use by children and adults. It brings together old and new, and projects the character of the Synagogue family: warm, welcoming, and alive to the ideas of study, service and Jewish family life.