The Synagogue

Congregation B'nai Emunah | Tulsa

1719 South Owasso Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120 USA

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

Nov
19
9:00 AM09:00

Family Day of Service

ShulSchool and Hebrew Language Lab families are invited to participate in our Family Day of Service on Sunday, November 19. The program will run during our regularly scheduled ShulSchool program and will include bagels, community tefillah, family learning and a social action project. Please let Sara Levitt know whether your family will be attending.

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Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Booksmart: Author Leslie Berlin

At a time when the five most valuable companies on the planet are high-tech firms and nearly half of Americans say they cannot live without their cell phones, Troublemakers, by Stanford historian Leslie Berlin, reveals the untold story of how we got here. In partnership with Booksmart Tulsa and Magic City Books, Berlin will speak at the Synagogue on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7:00 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

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Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Table Talk: Addiction and Recovery

Members of our community are no strangers to the realities of struggles with mental health and addiction. Jory Hanselman, Director of BaMidbar, a Jewish Wilderness Therapy program, will visit at the Synagogue to facilitate a Shabbat Table Talk conversation. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. with the talk to follow at 7:00 p.m. To make meal reservations please use the module below or call our offices. No reservations required for the public conversation and reception.

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Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Bibi-Didi: Shabbat for Tots

Very young children and their parents are invited to join us for another soft and cuddly Shabbat experience. Parachutes, rattles, and toys animate our circle and kids share in the blessings of a peaceful Shabbat. A delicious, kid-friendly Shabbat dinner follows the short service. It all gets started at 6:00 p.m. Please call or visit our use the module below by Thursday, November 16, to reserve your meal.

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Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Shabbat for Everyone Celebration

A monthly, musical, Shabbat celebration. This is a destination for joyful singing, lively dancing and vibrant communal experiences. By 7:00 p.m. we will be singing, storytelling and experiencing the warmth of Shabbat at B’nai Emunah. No reservations are necessary for the service.

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Nov
10
6:15 PM18:15

Shabbat for Everyone Dinner

A monthly, musical, Shabbat celebration. This is a destination for joyful singing, lively dancing and vibrant communal experiences. At 6:15 p.m. we will begin with a special Shabbat dinner. We cook and clean so that you can truly enjoy the pleasures of a restful Shabbat. By 7:00 p.m. we will be singing, storytelling and experiencing the warmth of Shabbat at B’nai Emunah. No reservations are necessary for the service, but please RSVP for the meal by using the module below or calling the Synagogue office.

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Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Institute Begins

A community-wide effort to foster continuing education, the Adult Institute of Jewish Studies provides high-quality instructors teaching a variety of courses each year. This year’s fall semester begins on Monday, October 30 and will continue each Monday for six weeks. Classes this year will be held at Temple Israel. To register, visit jewishtulsa.org or contact Mindy Prescott at the JCC by calling (918) 495-1111.

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Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Bibi-Dibi: Shabbat for Little Ones

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 button below to reserve your spot on the floor.

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Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Seventeenth Street Deli

It’s an authentic Jewish delicatessen in Tulsa, Oklahoma. House-cured pastrami, fresh baked rye bread, half-sour pickles—the only thing missing is the formica counter-top. Vegetarian? Our egg salad can’t be beat. You’re hungry for this and we’re ready to feed you. For just $25 a person, fulfill the nostalgic longing of the Jewish people over a deli dinner. Bring friends, bring neighbors, bring appetites! Visit tulsadeli.org today to reserve your spot. Dinner at 6:00 p.m.

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Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Zarrow Families Luncheon

Join us for the traditional finale to B’nai Emunah’s holiday celebrations, as members and friends gather following services for the annual Simchat Torah Luncheon. Lunch is complimentary; reservations are not necessary. Weather permitting; we will eat for the last time in the sukkah. Simchat Torah services begin at 9:00 a.m. Our thanks to the Zarrow Families for underwriting this final luncheon of the holiday season.

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Oct
12
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 Thursday evening, October 12. The night begins at 5:45 p.m. with a beautiful dinner in the Synagogue sukkah prepared by Alin Avitan and Co. Call us the Synagogue Office or use the module 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
11
to Oct 13

Shemini Atzeret + Simchat Torah

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 October 12 and 13 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
6
6:00 PM18:00

Shabbat for Everyone: Sukkot!

We're delighted to invite the entire community to the single most ginormous Sukkot celebration in all of 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 Jenny Brouse and Brian Brouse. 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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Oct
4
to Oct 6

First Days of Sukkot

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. Yom Tov services will take place on October 5 and 6, beginning both mornings at 9:00 a.m. 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
30
7:45 PM19:45

Community Break the Fast

Immediately following the conclusion of our ritual services for Yom Kippur, the entire community is invited to participate in a Break-the-Fast meal. Generously sponsored by the Sharna and Irv Frank Foundation, this is a celebratory communal moment of achievement, relief, opportunity and possibility. While there will always be enough food for everyone, we do ask that those who are planning to be with us call or use the module below so we can plan for your participation.

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Sep
30
6:10 PM18:10

Ne'ilah | Yom Kippur Culminating Service

A liturgical highlight of the year, the Ne’ilah (Concluding) service offers a thrilling end to a day of solemnity and introspection. Beginning at 6:10 p.m. the service is chanted by our Cantor, Rabbis, and musical ensemble. The Ark doors remain open throughout the main section of this service; many stand throughout this liminal time period. The doors of the Ark serve as an important symbol of the themes of the day as we imagine the locking of the gates, and we make our best efforts to seek repentance and forgiveness in these waning hours. As the sun sets we mark the conclusion of the holiday with a Havdalah (Separation) service. Finally, the day culminates with blasts from the Shofar. It’s one long teki’ah gedolah, and then we are done.

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Sep
30
9:30 AM09:30

Yom Kippur Morning Services

At 9:30 a.m. the next morning, we begin chanting Yom Kippur service. As on Rosh Ha-Shanah, we participate in a public reading of a section of the Torah around 10:00
a.m., followed by a chanting of the Haftorah (a selection from the Prophets).

During this part of the service, the Rabbis will offer an opportunity for prayers of healing. All are invited to come forward and share either the English or Hebrew name of the person which you would like to include. Alternatively, if you would like to submit a name prior to the Holiday, please email vhenderson@bnaiemunah.com so that we can include your loved one throughout the Holiday season.

After the Torah is returned to the ark, we continue in the familiar pattern. At the close of the silent version of the Amida, one of the Rabbis will offer a sermon. Following the sermon, the congregation will hold a Yizkor (Memorial) service for loved ones who are no longer with us. The names of those who have died in the past year are read aloud.

Following this moment of reflection, our musical ensemble and cantor resume leadership of the service, and we sing a public version of the prayers found in the Mahzor. This is the final part of the service, and we generally conclude by 1:30 p.m.

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Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Kol Nidray | Yom Kippur Evening Services

Yom Kippur is inaugurated at 7:30 p.m. with the Kol Nidray prayer. As on Rosh Ha-Shanah, during this service we use a Mahzor, a special prayer book, which outlines (and fills in) the liturgical frame for the day. While our current edition only has Hebrew and English on its pages, a supplementary binder is always available which has full transliteration, poems, and reflective readings. This evening service, led again by our cantor, Rabbis, and musical ensemble, moves through the prescribed structure of the service with familiar musical highlights andpoints of emphasis. Around 8:15 p.m., a sermon is delivered,
and the service concludes around 9:30 p.m.

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Sep
24
11:45 AM11:45

Kapparot | The Great Dove Release

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 homing pigeons from the front door of the Synagogue. You won’t want to miss out on this once-a-year event. Join us at 11:45 a.m. A community shofar blast marks the culmination of the morning.

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Sep
22
12:30 PM12:30

The Bolusky 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 visit our website. Cost for the pescatarian meal is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

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Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Rosh Ha-Shanah Yom Tov Services

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 visit our website. Cost for the pescatarian meal is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

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Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Rosh Ha-Shanah Yom Tov 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. Rosh Ha-Shanah daytime services begin at 9:00 a.m. Sermons will be delivered around 10:45 a.m. Music, ideas, and spending time with community is a powerful way to start the New Year. We hope to see you there.

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Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

Rosh Ha-Shanah for Everyone Dinner

Community, brisket and joyful musical experiences are quintessential aspects of welcoming the 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. While our meal is now at closed, please join us for the 6:15 p.m. service. If you would like to be added to the meal waitlist, call our offices at (918) 583-7121.

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Sep
17
12:30 PM12:30

Millennials: Honey, Oh Honey

From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Synagogue Sukkah, join other Jewish millenials in an afternoon dedicated to bees and honey. Lunch in the garden will be followed by a visit with the Tulsa Urban Bee Company to learn all about honey, bees, and their enormous environmental importance. Afternoon includes lunch, garden games, honey tasting, and more. Don’t miss your chance to stock up on local honey for the High Holidays.

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Sep
16
7:30 PM19:30

Selichot | Portal to the High Holidays

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 final Shabbat meal at 6:30 p.m. This meal serves as the congregation’s official welcome to all who have affiliated in the previous calendar year. We will also offer special tribute to those who volunteer their time to our community throughout the year. The evening will culminate with a short, beautiful 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 large group of volunteer shofar blowers.

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