The Synagogue

Congregation B'nai Emunah | Tulsa

1719 South Owasso Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120 USA

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

Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Sukkot for Everyone Dinner

Congregation B’nai Emunah is delighted to invite the entire community to the single most ginormous Sukkah celebration in Oklahoma. We’ll gather in the sukkah on the south lawn of the Synagogue. We hope that members and guests will be thrilled by what they see. Sukkot Dinner will be supported as always by a gift from the Brouse Family Shabbat and Holiday Fund. A joyful Shabbat Sukkot celebration led by the members of Klay Kodesh, B’nai Emunah’s vocal and instrumental ensemble, will follow the meal. Special games, toys and experiences await! No reservation is necessary for the celebration, which begins at 7:00 p.m. But please call the Synagogue Offices or use the module below to make reservations for the 6:00 p.m. dinner.

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Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Sukkot for Everyone

A joyful Shabbat Sukkot celebration led by the members of Klay Kodesh, B’nai Emunah’s vocal and instrumental ensembleSpecial games, toys and experiences await! No reservation is necessary for the celebration, which begins at 7:00 p.m. 

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Oct
1
9:00 AM09:00

Shemini Atzeret Yom Tov Services

The concluding days of the fall holiday season, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah invite us to mark time in a reflective and traditional mode. Yom Tov services will take place on beginning both mornings at 9:00 a.m. Assuming beautiful weather, we will chant services in the sukkah. A beautiful way to reflect on the transformation of the holiday season.

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Oct
1
5:45 PM17:45

Simchat Torah Dinner and Dancing

The Synagogue will conclude its celebration of the Fall Holiday Season beginning with Simchat Torah on Monday evening, October 1. The night begins at 5:45 p.m. with a beautiful dinner in the Synagogue sukkah. Call us the Synagogue Office or use the link below to make your meal reservations. At 6:45 P.M., Simchat Torah festivities commence in Kaiser Miller Auditorium. The congregation will celebrate the conclusion of the annual Torah reading cycle with whirling processions around a chuppah (wedding canopy) led by Rokday Emunah, the Synagogue’s dance ensemble. Special recognition in the form of consecration will recognize our students who are embarking on the next phase of the educational journeys. Look for balloons, confetti, noisemakers, crepe paper, willow branches, sequins, masks and feathers! The evening is filled with joyous song and treats for all.

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Oct
2
9:00 AM09:00

Simchat Torah Yom Tov Services

The concluding days of the fall holiday season, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah invite us to mark time in a reflective and traditional mode. Yom Tov services will begin both mornings at 9:00 a.m. Assuming beautiful weather, we will chant services in the sukkah. A beautiful way to reflect on the transformation of the holiday season. Services on Simchat Torah will be followed by the Zarrow Families Luncheon to celebrate the conclusion of the High Holiday season.

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Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Table Talks | Religious Freedom with Rachel Laser

Rachel Laser, the newly appointed President and CEO of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, will join us for a Table Talks dinner and discussion addressing the topic “Religious Liberty in the Era of Trump: Where We Are and Where We’re Going.” Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the talk to follow at 7:00 p.m. No reservations are necessary for the talk and dessert reception, but please us the button below to make reservations if you plan to join us for the meal.

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Sep
25
9:00 AM09:00

Sukkot Yom Tov Services

Sukkot occupies an unparalleled place on the Jewish calendar. It’s a great harvest festival; after weeks of introspection, we go outside to celebrate in our wonderful surroundings. Assuming beautiful weather, we will chant services in the sukkah. We’ll shake lulav and etrog and connect with the world beyond the confines of permanent structure.

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Sep
24
9:00 AM09:00

Sukkot Yom Tov Services

Sukkot occupies an unparalleled place on the Jewish calendar. It’s a great harvest festival; after weeks of introspection, we go outside to celebrate in our wonderful surroundings. Assuming beautiful weather, we will chant services in the sukkah. We’ll shake lulav and etrog and connect with the world beyond the confines of permanent structure.

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Sep
19
9:30 AM09:30

Yom Kippur Morning Services

Just like on Rosh Ha-Shanah, no tickets or admission requirements of any kind are necessary to celebrate the High Holy Days at The Synagogue. Morning services begin at 9:30 a.m. with observances lasting throughout the day. A sermon will be delivered around 12:15 p.m. Childcare will be available.

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Sep
18
7:30 PM19:30

Kol Nidray/Yom Kippur Evening Services

Just like on Rosh Ha-Shanah, no tickets or admission requirements of any kind are necessary to celebrate the High Holy Days at The Synagogue. Kol Nidray/Yom Kippur Evening services will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening. A sermon will be delivered at 8:15 p.m. Closing benediction will take place at 9:30 p.m.

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Sep
16
11:45 AM11:45

Kapparot: Releasing the Doves

Kapparot is an ancient practice through which we symbolically transfer our transgressions from the year past in preparation for Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Our version of this ritual requires that we release one hundred doves from the front door of the Synagogue. You won’t want to miss out on this once a year event. The ceremony begins at the front door of the Synagogue at 11:45 a.m.

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Sep
11
12:30 PM12:30

The Bolusky Rosh Ha-Shanah Lunch

Of the many ways we gather to mark holidays, the warmth of home and the generosity of a meal table stand out above all else. For many years, Emily and Richie Bolusky have opened their home on the second day of Rosh Ha-Shanah for a special holiday meal experience for young families, millennials, and Tulsa newcomers. The meal takes place immediately following the conclusion of services. To make your meal reservations, call the Synagogue Office or use the module below. Cost for the pescatarian meal is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. The meal will take place immediately following Rosh Ha-Shanah Day 2 services. Those attending will gather near the front door of the Synagogue to walk to the Bolusky home together. 

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Sep
11
9:00 AM09:00

Rosh Ha-Shanah Services

No tickets, just you. All you have to do is walk through the door. There are no admission requirements of any kind for High Holiday services at Congregation B’nai Emunah. Sit where you like and bring friends who might appreciate a spirited observance of this Jewish New Year. We’ll be waiting for you just inside. The daytime, services begin at 9:00 a.m. Sermons will be delivered around 10:45 a.m. Music, big ideas and spending time with community combine to create a powerful way to start the New Year. We hope to see you there.

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Sep
10
9:00 AM09:00

Rosh Ha-Shanah Services

No tickets, just you. All you have to do is walk through the door. There are no admission requirements of any kind for High Holiday services at Congregation B’nai Emunah. Sit where you like and bring friends who might appreciate a spirited observance of this Jewish New Year. We’ll be waiting for you just inside. The daytime, services begin at 9:00 a.m. Sermons will be delivered around 10:45 a.m. Music, big ideas and spending time with community combine to create a powerful way to start the New Year. We hope to see you there.

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Sep
9
6:30 PM18:30

Rosh Ha-Shanah for Everyone

If you only come to one service this Jewish New Year, come to Rosh Ha-Shanah for Everyone! It is a musical holiday celebration led by members of Klay Kodesh. Bring the whole family for this inclusive and kid-friendly experience. No reservations are necessary for the 6:30 p.m. service and we'll end with plenty of time for those who wish to make it home for a family holiday meal. Let's welcome the New Year together.

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Sep
9
5:15 PM17:15

Rosh Ha-Shanah for Everyone Dinner

Community, brisket, and joyful musical experiences are the foundational pieces of welcoming a Jewish New Year. Join friends and family for a communal Rosh Ha-Shanah meal followed by a musical holiday celebration led by members of Klay Kodesh. Bring the whole family for this inclusive and kid-friendly service experience. If you only come to one service this Jewish New Year, come to Rosh Ha-Shanah for Everyone! To make meal reservations, use the module below or call our offices at (918) 583-7121.

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Sep
7
6:30 PM18:30

First Friday Shabbat at Flyloft

We’re back downtown once again. As the Tulsa Arts District comes alive for the monthly First Friday Art Crawl, connect with the Synagogue community for a musical Shabbat service. Stop in and sing while taking in the downtown galleries or make our service your final destination, Shabbat and First Friday make a wonderful combination.  It all gets started at 6:30 p.m. in the Flyloft which is just above the Woody Guthrie Center. Look for the sign on the west side of the building. While no reservations are required, if you use the link below we'll be sure to save you a seat! 

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Aug
31
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 which follows. Use the module below or call the offices at (918) 583-7121 today.

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Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Shabbat for Everyone

Let’s welcome home all of our kids returning from Jewish summer experiences all over the world. From Israel to Colorado to South America and beyond, our teens will share stories and lessons from their experiences. Klay Kodesh, the Synagogue’s musical group, will lift your spirits and send you singing into a restful weekend. No reservation is needed for the service at 7:00 p.m. 

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Aug
24
6:15 PM18:15

Shabbat for Everyone Dinner

Let’s welcome home all of our kids returning from Jewish summer experiences all over the world. From Israel to Colorado to South America and beyond, our teens will share stories and lessons from their experiences. It all gets started with an optional communal Shabbat dinner, followed by a joyful and lively musical service. Klay Kodesh, the Synagogue’s musical group, will lift your spirits and send you singing into a restful weekend. No reservation is needed for the service at 7:00 p.m. Dinner begins at 6:15 p.m. please contact us by calling (918) 583-7121 or use the button below by Wednesday August 22, to guarantee your place at the dinner table.

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Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Salon Emunah: Dr. Jeremy Kuzmarov

From the World Cup to the 2016 Presidential Election, the US-Russia relationship has played a prominent role in American consciousness. In the new book, “The Russians Are Coming, Again”, Jeremy Kuzmarov and John Marciano look at the cold war through a lenses of tragedy and farce. At this Salon Emunah conversation, Dr. Kuzmarov will share his analysis of recent history and facilitate a stimulating conversation. Coffee and treats will follow the talk. Please note that there is no cost for this event, but we ask that you call the Synagogue Office to let us know that you’re coming and to get directions to the private residence in midtown Tulsa. The program begins at 7:00 p.m.

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Aug
22
4:00 PM16:00

First Day of Hebrew Language Lab

Meeting Wednesday afternoons during the school year, The Hebrew Lab is a program for students in second through sixth grade to dive into building the baseline skills for Hebrew Language growth and acquisition. We see Hebrew as a portal for connecting with Jewish history, prayer, culture, and Israel. Our program is structured in a way that students will gain familiarity with Hebrew letters and vowels, learn to decode Hebrew, develop prayer reading and chanting skills, and build confidence in Hebrew as well as a positive attitude toward Hebrew. For questions or information on enrollment, please contact Sara Levitt or call (918) 583-7121.

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Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Rise Up Singing

Community singing is like nothing else. We lift each other to a higher place when we take part in music-making with other people. This year’s edition will take place on Sunday evening, August 19, and focus on folk, roots music, and Americana.

“Rise Up Singing” differs from other concerts in that performers are song leaders, not soloists. Every audience member will receive a folio of lyrics, and the words to each song will also be displayed on a large screen.  Hundreds of members and friends of B’nai Emunah are expected to attend this annual event.

Leading the singing this year are Synagogue members and professionals, along with special friends of the congregation. B’nai Emunah is at the corner of 17th and Peoria. The singing begins at 7:00 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public.  Please note that no reservations are necessary.

Those who’d like to reserve space for a pre-concert meal at 5:45 p.m. should call the Synagogue at (918) 583-7121 or use the link below. The meal will be catered by the Seventeenth Street Deli, B’nai Emunah’s in-house kosher delicatessen. Patrons can look forward to artisanal, house-cured pastrami and corned beef, knishes, Synagogue-baked rye bread, dill half-sour pickles, babka, and all the traditional accompaniments of a Jewish deli experience.  Cost for the meal is $18. Tours of the building will be offered at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for neighbors and friends who would like to know more about Jewish life in Tulsa. Free valet parking will be available beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Synagogue is at the corner of Seventeenth and Peoria.

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Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

ShulSchool: The Launch

The LAUNCH is a welcome back program for school-age students and their parents designed to launch us all into a great year of learning and community building. The day will include a creative prayer experience, time meeting teachers and exploring what students will be learning this year, thinking about expectations for the year, meeting other parents and families, singing, a backyard picnic, and more! The LAUNCH will serve as the official first Sunday of the ShulSchool year and begins at 9:00 a.m. Questions about enrollment or registration?  Contact Sara Levitt or call (918) 583-7121.

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Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

New Member Welcome Dinner | Selichot

A traditional prelude to the High Holidays, Selichot is part of the season of turning, a transition which calls for focus and readiness. The evening begins with a meal at 6:00 p.m. This meal serves as the congregation’s official welcome to all who have affiliated in the previous calendar year. The evening will culminate with an hour-long service which introduces the motifs of the High Holidays and sets the musical mood of the liturgy. It is punctuated by the blowing of the shofar by a group of volunteer shofar blowers. Reservations for this meal may be made by calling the Synagogue office or using the module below. 

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Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Bar and Bat Mitzvah of Liam and Lara Johnson

The Synagogue notes with pride the upcoming Bar and Bat Mitzvah of Liam and Lara Johnson, twin children of David and Starr Johnson. Lara and Liam's preparations have been led by Moreh Greg Raskin and Morah Sara Levitt. The Shabbat morning celebration will begin at 9:00 a.m. As always, the entire community is invited to celebrate the joyous occasion. 

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Aug
3
6:30 PM18:30

First Friday Shabbat at Flyloft

The Tulsa Arts District comes alive as galleries open their doors, musicians take to the streets, and community comes together for the monthly First Friday Art Crawl. Connect with your Synagogue community as we gather in the heart of the district for a musical Shabbat service. With song, learning, and reflection, we’ll enter the weekend reminding ourselves of all that is possible. It all gets started at 6:30 p.m. in the Flyloft which is just above the Woody Guthrie Center. Look for the sign on the west side of the building. No reservations are required, but please use the button below to let us know you're coming and we'll be sure to save you a seat. 

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Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Tisha B'Av: Screening of "3 and 1/2 Minutes" and Readings

The ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av is a special time for remembrance and reflection about the tragedies that have befallen the Jewish People throughout history. Members of our community will gather for readings, words and stories to recall our people’s past. Reflecting on tragedy and resilience, we will screen the documentary 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, which examines gun violence in America. A post-film discussion will be facilitated by Sara Lenet-Rotenberg. The film is presented in partnership with Moms Demand Action—Oklahoma. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m.

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Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Bibi-Dibi: Shabbat for Babies

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. 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.

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Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Sisterhood Book Club

Please join us for Sisterhood ’s summer book club! The selection for this meeting is “Among the Living” by Jonathan Rabb.  It is the moving story of a young man who survives the Holocaust and arrives in Savannah Georgia to live with his only known family.  There he encounters a very different world than the one from which he came and then travels and unconventional journey back to a new normal life. The book club discussion will take place at Panera Bread on 41st and Hudson on Wednesday, July 18 at 7 PM. Many thanks to Mary Abrahamson and Michelle Brock for such for being our facilitators for this interesting discussion.  

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