The Synagogue

Congregation B'nai Emunah | Tulsa

1719 South Owasso Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120 USA

Main (918) 583-7121 | Reservations (918) 935-3373

Apr
28
6:00 pm18:00

Bibi-Dibi: Shabbat for Little Ones

It’s a Shabbat experience for our very youngest members. We sit on the floor, sing songs, play games and dance our way into the weekend. Parents, grandparents, and community members are invited to the short service at 6:00 p.m. However, we do ask that you make reservations if you plan to join us for the Shabbat dinner which follows.

Apr
29
9:00 am09:00

Bar Mitzvah of Miller Van Hanken

We note with pride the upcoming bar mitzvah of Miller Van Hanken, son of Annie and Jeff, brother of Lucia Ann. All are invited to participate in the Shabbat morning service. Mazal tov to the Van Hanken family!

May
13
9:00 am09:00

Bat Mitzvah of Francisca Oyarzo

We note with pride the upcoming bat mitzvah of Francisca Oyarzo, daughter of Felipe and Damaris. As always, all are invited to participate in the Shabbat morning service. Mazal tov to the Oyarzo family!

May
14
5:30 pm17:30

Seventeenth Street Deli

It's the Synagogue's artisanal pop-up restaurant featuring house-cured corned beef and pastrami, as well as tradition Jewish deli rye baked from scratch on premises. Prix fixe meals are $25 for adult and $12.50 for children. In honor of Mother's Day, free home-mad potato knishes for every mother present. To make your reservations, call the Synagogue office or use the module below.

May
14
6:30 pm18:30

Front|Row with Happie and Eric

Two of the most important figures on the new Jewish music scene, Happie Hoffman and Eric Hunker, now claim Tulsa as their home. With an established reputation among national Jewish groups and large communities, this will be their first large event in Tulsa. Concert tickets for the general community are $10 a piece. Those who have made a contribution to the Synagogue in the past 12 months can claim tickets free of charge. Call the Synagogue office to claim your tickets.


Apr
23
7:00 pm19:00

Cinema Emunah: Hugs and Knishes

In honor of the Seventeenth Street Deli’s latest menu addition, we will be screening a special documentary entitled Hugs and Knishes. This new film looks at the rich culinary history of Jewish community and celebrates the rich diversity that is Jewish food. Join us for dinner at the Seventeenth Street Deli beforehand and make it a full evening. No fee or reservations necessary for the film.

Apr
23
6:00 pm18:00

Seventeenth Street Deli

Corned beef, pastrami, Jewish deli food—all remind us of our past and help inform our present. We’re making this food our own at our monthly pop-up restaurant.  Now serving knishes! Join the deli revolution and make your reservation today.

Apr
21
6:15 pm18:15

Shabbat for Everyone

Love to dance? Love to sing? Love spending time with friends and family? Then Shabbat for Everyone is the place for you! Our monthly, kid-friendly Shabbat experience begins with a delicious dinner, so you can just relax and enjoy. We then move into the sounds and movements of a joyous Friday night celebration. Your feet will be stomping as the music carries us forward into the night. No reservation is needed for the service at 7:00 p.m. But please use the module below by Wednesday, April 19, to make dinner reservations.

Apr
19
7:00 pm19:00

Booksmart Tulsa: Stephen Tobolowsky

You’ve seen him in hundreds of movies and TV shows. Now meet consummate character actor and author Stephen Tobolowsky. He will discuss his new book, My Adventures with God. A payment of $30 admits two people and includes one signed copy of the book ($25 retail value), which will be available for pick up at the event. Join Stephen at the Circle Cinema afterward for a showing of the movie Groundhog Day. Movie tickets will be sold at Circle Cinema. 

Apr
13
7:00 am07:00

Kick-start Passover with Ediblend Superfood Cafe

Never quite sure what to eat during the days of Passover? Our holiday food rituals dictate that we cleanse ourselves from chamaytz as we pursue freedom. This work is never easy, but this year’s Kickstart blended juice cleanse makes things a bit simpler. In partnership with Ediblend Superfood Café, the Synagogue will facilitate a one-day juice cleanse on Thursday, April 13. With carefully crafted blended drinks to give you energy and focus, this is a wonderful way to mark out a different ethic of consumption during the holiday. Use the link below to register and signal your preferred pickup location. All items provided will be prepared under strict-rabbinic supervision and certified Kosher for Passover. Each kit will include six 16 oz. specially blended drinks, a cooler/tote bag, and motivational materials.

Apr
11
6:00 pm18:00

Second Seder at the Synagogue

The Synagogue’s annual “Second Seder” is open to the entire community, with a special welcome to Tulsa newcomers and those whose families are far away. Taking place on Tuesday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m., all are invited for a joyful celebration of the most important event in Jewish history. The seder will feature spirited and moving music from members of the Synagogue’s instrumental ensemble, Klay Kodesh, and participants will enjoy a festive mixture of Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions. For more details or to make your reservation, please call our office soon.

Apr
2
11:00 am11:00

Doing Jewish: Cleaning for Pesach

It's the enduring challenge- how do I clean my kitchen for Passover? Leavened products are ubiquitous in our daily lives. Ridding ourselves of their presence presents an interesting set of obstacles. In this workshop, we will take a look at some guiding principles and explore techniques to make your Passover cleaning a more manageable task. The workshop will begin at 11:00 a.m. For questions or to learn more, contact Rabbi Kaiman.

Mar
31
6:00 pm18:00

Bibi-Dibi

A Shabbat experience for our very youngest members, we sit on the floor, sing songs, play games and dance our way into the weekend. With blessings to share and good food to enjoy, this is one fantastic way to connect to community. Parents, grandparents and community members are invited to the short service at 6:00 p.m. However, we do ask that you make reservations if you plan to join us for the Shabbat dinner which follows. $12 for adults and just $1 for those tots.

Mar
24
6:15 pm18:15

Shabbat for Everyone

Our monthly, family-friendly Shabbat celebration gets under way with an optional communal dinner at 6:15 p.m. We eat. We sing. We enjoy a Shabbat feast with family and friends at our sides. The meal is just $14 for adults, with scaled down pricing for kids. Make your reservations by using the module below or calling the Synagogue Office. At 7:00 p.m. we gather for a celebration led by our musical ensemble, Klay Kodesh. No reservation necessary. Let’s sing and dance together!

Mar
19
6:00 pm18:00

Seventeenth Street Deli

While Jews may not have invented corned beef, we're most certainly proud of how it tastes between two slices of rye bread. At 6:00 p.m. this Sunday evening we swing open the doors of our pop-up resturant for another delicious evening. Don't want to miss out on the NCAA Basketball Tournament? Not to worry, we'll have screens set up for all your viewing needs. To make your reservations, call the Synagogue office at (919) 583-7121 or use this link.

Mar
12
9:00 am09:00

Purim Extravaganza

Dust off your groggers, pull on your costumes, it’s time for Purim! Join us for a participatory English reading of the story of Esther. Followed by the legendary Shushan-a-Rama, a Purim carnival for kids young and old. Entertainers, dancing, balloon artists, jugglers and face-painting abound as we celebrate with treats, more hamantaschen, popcorn, cotton candy and so much more! We kick things off at 9:00 a.m. with a delicious communal breakfast. Call the Synagogue by March 8 or use the link below to make meal reservations. The cost is just $12 for adults and complimentary for kids 12 years of age and under. The service and carnival, beginning at 9:45 a.m., are free of charge. Coming in costume? So much the better.

Mar
11
8:00 pm20:00

YadaYada: The Great Purim Escape

Tulsa Jewish Millennials band together for an evening of fun and celebration. Purim is all about not knowing up from down, in from out and your neighbor from your friend. Channel your inner Queen Esther as you work together in teams to solve clues and puzzles at Escape the Room.  Costumes highly encouraged. Can’t make it for the Escape? Meet us for drinks following the event.  To reserve your spot on the team or get the address for the post escape drinks, contact Sara Levitt or call the Synagogue office. Escape room registration is $10 per person.

Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Table Talks: Author Rachel Hall

Conversation and community are essential qualities of a vibrant Shabbat dinner table. For this edition of Table Talks we welcome noted author Rachel Hall who will present selected readings from Heirlooms, a collection of short stories which follows a family before, during and after the Holocaust. Dinner is $14 for adults and reservations can be made by calling the Synagogue office or using the module below. Copies of the Heirlooms are available for purchase through the Synagogue office. If you would like your copy signed, please signal your preference upon purchase and it will be available for pickup at the event.

Mar
2
7:00 pm19:00

Kosher USA with Roger Horowitz

Kosher USA follows the fascinating journey of kosher food through the modern industrial food system. It recounts how iconic products such as Coca-Cola and Jell-O tried to become kosher; the contentious debates among rabbis over the incorporation of modern science into Jewish law; how Manischewitz wine became the first kosher product to win over non-Jewish consumers (principally African Americans); the techniques used by Orthodox rabbinical organizations to embed kosher requirements into food manufacturing; and the difficulties encountered by kosher meat and other kosher foods that fell outside the American culinary consensus. By exploring the complex encounter between ancient religious principles and modern industrial methods, Kosher USA adds a significant chapter to the story of Judaism's interaction with non-Jewish cultures and the history of modern Jewish American life as well as American foodways. In partnership with the University of Tulsa's Oklahoma Center for the Humanities and Booksmart Tulsa, Dr. Roger Horowitz visits the synagogue for a delightful presentation. The program is free and open to the public. 

Feb
26
7:15 pm19:15

Salon Emunah: Our Holy Land

In early January, twenty-two friends from three different faith communities in Oklahoma traveled to Israel for an intentionally interfaith experience. On Sunday, February 26 at 7:15 p.m. Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders from Tulsa and Oklahoma City will share reflections and stories in a panel conversation moderated by Rabbi Kaiman who was also a participant on the trip. Make it a full evening and join us for dinner at the Seventeenth Street Deli beforehand. No reservations are required for Salon Emunah. The trip was sponsored by the Religions United Committee of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches, with a gift from the Zarrow Foundation.

Feb
26
6:00 pm18:00

Seventeenth Street Deli

You’ve known us as the best pastrami sandwich in Oklahoma. But join us as we celebrate our one-year anniversary for the debut of a new menu item. We think our corned beef is pretty fantastic and we hope you do too. Of course, the pastrami isn’t going anywhere. Make a choice and dig in. You won’t want to miss this debut event. Visit tusladeli.org, us the module below, or call the Synagogue office to make your reservation today.

Feb
24
6:00 pm18:00

Bibi-Dibi: Shabbat for Little Ones

A Shabbat experience for our very youngest members, we sit on the floor, sing songs, play games and dance our way into the weekend. With blessings to share and good food to enjoy, this is one fantastic way to connect to community. Parents, grandparents and community members are invited to the short service at 6:00 p.m. However, we do ask that you make reservations if you plan to join us for the Shabbat dinner. 

Feb
15
7:00 pm19:00

Ayelet Waldman with Booksmart Tulsa

Drawing on her experience as a federal public defender, and as the mother of teenagers, and her research into the therapeutic value of psychedelics, Ayelet Waldman has produced a book that is eye-opening, often hilarious, and utterly enthralling. She visits the Synagogue in partnership with Booksmart Tulsa and Magic City Books to offer a reading and discuss her most recent work “A Really Good Day.” Waldman resides in Berkley, California with her husband, noted author, Michael Chabon.

Feb
12
6:00 pm18:00

Interfaith Tu Beshevat Sustainability Seder

In an era of rapid climate change, Tu Be-Shevat (Jewish Arbor Day), forces us to reflect on our responsibility to sustain and defend the planet. Not to put a too fine a point on it, it's the only one we've got. We will take a closer look at these issues at a special interfaith seder dinner on the evening of Sunday, February 12. Folk and liturgical music, reading and prayers from many different religious traditions and a new photographic portfolio of Tulsa landscapes by artist Karen Kantor will highlight the evening. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and will feature a holiday feast catered by James Shrader, chef and owner of The Palace Cafe. Call the Synagogue office or use the module below to secure your place. The cost for adults is $27 per person. 

Feb
10
6:15 pm18:15

Shabbat for Everyone

Love to dance? Love to sing? Love spending time with friends and family? Then Shabbat for Everyone is the place for you! Our monthly, kid-friendly Shabbat experience begins with a delicious dinner, so you can just relax and enjoy. We then move into the sounds and movements of a joyous Friday night celebration. Your feet will be stomping as the music carries us forward into the night. No reservation is needed for the service at 7:00 p.m. But please call our office or use the module below by Wednesday, Feb. 8, to make dinner reservations.

Feb
4
11:00 am11:00

ELEVEN: A Learning Experiement

A new opportunity for learning and community, ELEVEN is a Shabbat meal animated by big ideas and important conversations. This month’s topic, “Why Grow Up?”, challenges our ideas about coming of age rituals and will be led by Rabbi Kaiman. An alternative track for current B’nai Mitzvah families will be led by Sara Levitt. Those wishing to partake in the meal are asked to make reservations by calling the Synagogue office or using the module below. The meal is $10 per person.

Jan
29
11:00 am11:00

Doing Jewish: Daily Prayer

What makes a moment special? Daily prayer and blessings provide an important framework for some to connect with their Jewish identities, values and experiences. In this month's Basic Judaism workshop, we will take a look at habits, rituals and tools of daily prayer. For questions or more information contact Rabbi Kaiman through the Synagogue office.

Jan
28
5:00 pm17:00

Bar Mitzvah of Eli Anderson

We note with pride the upcoming bar mitzvah of Eli Anderson, son of Amy Anderson and Doug Anderson. The mincha and havdallah services will begin at 5:00 p.m. As always, everyone in the congregation is invited to attend this public celebration. Here’s to joyous occasions for us all!

Jan
22
7:15 pm19:15

Salon Emunah: Understanding Russia

With an evolving domestic and international political landscape how are we to understand Russia’s role? A leading scholar on Russian foreign policy, Dr. Bob Donaldson has some thoughts to add to our conversation. Join us for an engaging lecture at 7:15 p.m. followed by a Q&A. Make it a full evening and join us for dinner at the Seventeenth Street Deli beforehand. No reservations are required for Salon Emunah. 

Jan
22
6:00 pm18:00

Seventeenth Street Deli

More than just good food, a deli is a place for community and culture. As noted LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold says, more important than the house of worship you attend or where you had your bar mitzvah, what defines a Jewish family is the deli it frequents. Make your reservations for by visiting www.tulsadeli.org, calling the Synagogue office or using the module below.

Jan
20
6:00 pm18:00

Bibi-Dibi: Teeny Tiny Shabbat

Very young children and their parents are invited to join us for another soft and cuddly Shabbat experience. Parachutes, rattles and toys sit at the center of our circle while parents and kids share in the blessings of peaceful Shabbat. A delicious, kid-friendly Shabbat dinner accompanies this program. It all gets started at 6:00 p.m. Please call or use the module below by Thursday, Jan. 19, to reserve your spot on the floor.

Jan
16
10:30 am10:30

The Synagogue Marches in the MLK Parade

A delegation from the Synagogue will march in this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. Standing shoulder to shoulder with brothers and sisters across Tulsa, this is an important public event for our entire community. All encouraged to attend. If you would like to take part in the Synagogue's delegation, contact Rabbi Kaiman through the Synagogue office and plan to meet in the parking lot of Spaghetti Warehouse by 10:30 a.m.