The Synagogue takes great pride in the work of our preschool. School Director Shelli Wright and her staff have created a vibrant learning environment that is looked upon as one of the premier learning institutions in the city. Members of the community are invited to attend a graduation ceremony for our students, who will continue their education in kindergartens across Tulsa next year.
At this Shabbat experience for our very youngest members, we sit on the floor, sing songs, play games and dance our way into the weekend. All are invited to the short service at 6:00 p.m. If you plan to join us for the Shabbat dinner which follows, visit use the link below or call the offices today.
One of the shortest narratives in the Bible speaks to some of the most pressing issues of our political moment. How does place dictate identity? What constitutes lineage and authenticity? Rev. Chris Moore of Fellowship Congregational Church leads a study of the Book of Ruth alongside Rabbis Kaiman and Fitzerman. As we mark the harvest festival of Shavu’ot, we’ll feast on a farm-fresh local vegetarian meal and delight in study. The program begins at 6:00 p.m.
Join The Synagogue’s school-end festivities at a special Shabbat service honoring graduates, students, and faculty. Services will be led by Klay Kodesh, our instrumental and vocal ensemble. It’s the perfect way to enter the weekend and connect with family and friends. We prepare a lovely Shabbat dinner so you can relax. A joyful and lively musical service will brighten your evening, lift your spirits and send you singing into a restful weekend. No reservation is needed for the service at 7:00 p.m. But please call our office or make reservations online by Wednesday, May 16, to guarantee your place at the dinner table.
Congregation B’nai Emunah’s Board of Directors is honored to announce that the 2018 Touro Award honorees are Dave and Barbara Sylvan. The award banquet will take place on Thursday evening, May 17, at 6:00 p.m. Reservations may be made by calling the Synagogue office at (918) 583-7121 at the cost of $75 per meal. Members of the community are invited to signal their regard for our honorees in specially designated contributions. Please call the Synagogue Office for details or to make your benefaction.
Last day of ShulSchool and end-of-the-year barbecue celebration. Join us to celebrate the end of another wonderful school year at ShulSchool and Hebrew Language Lab. Parents and families are invited to join their students at 11:15 a.m. in the Chapel for an end-of-the-year ceremony, followed by our annual barbecue! Students will be participating in activities and lessons in their classes until 11:15 a.m. that morning.
Sisterhood Shabbat brings together women of the congregation in a special service. Chaired by Hillary Roubein, this year’s program will feature Sara Lenet-Rotenberg speaking about her work with Moms Demand Action. A kiddush will follow the service, which will be led by members of Sisterhood. The service begins at 9:00 a.m.
With legal conversations in Iceland proposing a ban on circumcision, this ancient practice has become the center of a modern conversation. As a Jewish community, the value of such rituals are rooted and established. But how and why do we practice in the particular way we do? Join Rabbi Kaiman for a candid conversation about circumcision, identity, and the changing nature of ritual life at 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Doing Jewish is part of the Synagogue’s series of workshops focusing on fundamental areas of Jewish living and learning. These classes are free and open to all.
The Synagogue notes with pride the upcoming bat mitzvah of Kendall Phillips. The daughter of Scott Phillips and Dr. Diane Heaton-Phillips, Kendall’s preparations have been led by Nina Fitzerman-Blue and Sara Levitt. The Shabbat morning ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Tulsa’s celebration of literature concludes at the Synagogue! Enjoy an afternoon with bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, Frances Mayes. Written with trademark warmth, heart, and delicious descriptions of place, food, and friendship, Women in Sunlight is the story of four American strangers who bond in Italy and change their lives over the course of an exceptional year. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of Women in Sunlight will be for sale. The program begins at 2:00 p.m.
It’s a musical evening for all to enjoy. Klay Kodesh, the Synagogue’s vocal and instrumental ensemble, leads delightful songs and serious fun one Friday night a month. In April, we offer a fond salute to Isrella Taxon, a veteran member of Klay Kodesh as she marks her retirement as a vocalist. Isrella will share a story and we’ll share our appreciation for her commitment and leadership. We hope you join us for a lovely evening. The service begins at 7:00 p.m. Make a full evening of it and take part in the optional communal Shabbat dinner, which begins at 6:15 p.m. Call our offices or visit the website to make your reservations today. Please note that we will also be blessing Nicole Dubois (daughter of Linda and the late Lance Dubois) and Mitchell Hitchcock on their recent marriage in Austin. All are invited to a celebratory Oneg Shabbat following the service.
The American food supply has undergone a revolution, moving away from a system based on fresh, locally grown goods to one dominated by packaged foods. How did this come to be? How did we learn to trust that food preserved within an opaque can was safe and desirable to eat? Acclaimed author Anna Zeide reveals the answers through the story of the canning industry, taking us on a journey to understand how food industry leaders leveraged the powers of science, marketing, and politics to win over a reluctant public, even as consumers resisted at every turn. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of Canned will be for sale. The program begins at 7:00 p.m.
reat Jewish Food. Great Jewish people. Great experiences for community and connection. A monthly gathering point for friends and family, the Seventeenth Street Deli is a place for everyone. There’s room at our table for authentic experiences, and we hope you join us for the tastes of tradition. It all gets started at 6:00 p.m. A new, reduced, price of $18 secures you a robust meal for all to enjoy. Join us at the deli.
The Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education and the Tulsa City-County Library host the 21st Annual Yom Ha-Shoah Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration at 7:00 p.m. in the VanTrease Performing Arts Center at the Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus. The featured speaker will be Father Patrick Desbois, a Catholic priest and Vatican consultant, who is the founder and president of Yahad-In Unum, an international organization which has interviewed more than 5,300 eyewitnesses of Jewish and Romani executions by Nazi mobile units in Eastern Europe. In his 2008 National Jewish Book Award-winning The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews, Desbois documented for the first time every execution site in the Ukraine. Desbois has been featured in several New York Times articles and has appeared on 60 Minutes for his work in Holocaust and genocide research.
The Synagogue is pleased to welcome home Danny Kraft as he visits Tulsa in the capacity of Community Scholar. A graduate student of Jewish Studies at Harvard University, Danny is part of the Center for the Study of World Religions where he has focused his scholarship on day-to-day Jewish life in pre-war Poland and Spiritual Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto. Before his graduate studies, Danny served as Direction of Education at the Synagogue. There will be two opportunities to hear Danny speak, a Table Talks Friday night dinner at 6:00 p.m. April 6 and during Shabbat morning services on Saturday, April 7. Call our offices or use the button below to make reservations for the Friday night dinner.
Very young children and their parents are invited to join us for another soft and cuddly Shabbat experience. It all gets started at 6:00 p.m. 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. Please make reservations below or call our offices by Thursday, March 22, to reserve your spot on the floor.
The most daunting holiday meal? Maybe. But we think hosting Seder can be a pretty manageable task. Just let the B’nai Emunah Cooking School and instructor Molly Berger show you the way. In this evening workshop, we’ll dig our hands into essential recipes, learn skills that will save you time, and help you envision hosting a bountiful feast of your own. Along the way, we’ll enjoy good food and have a great time together. Call our offices or click below to register for this workshop. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. The charge for materials is $18.