The Synagogue

Congregation B'nai Emunah | Tulsa

1719 South Owasso Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120 USA

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

Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

Pajama Havdalah

Celebrate the end of Shabbat with your friends at the Synagogue. Say goodbye to Shabbat decked out in your coziest PJs, with a pizza dinner, arts and crafts projects, and more. Pajama Havdalah is geared toward young families, but all are welcome at $5.00 per person. RSVP to Morah Sara Levitt at slevitt@bnaiemunah.com or call (918) 583-7121. Starting time is 6:00 p.m.

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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Salon Emunah | The Healthcare Landscape

With the purchase of a health insurance company by one of the nation’s largest retail and pharmacy chains, the landscape of healthcare in the United States seems to be on the brink of further upheaval. What does this mean for patients and providers? How do our healthcare systems intersect with our values? Dr. John Schumann opens up a conversation with Doug Stewart from Blue Cross + Blue Shield as we consider these questions in this salon-style conversation held in the Schumann family home. Coffee and treats will follow the discussion. 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. The program begins at 7:00 p.m.

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Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Bibi-Dibi: Shabbat for Sweet Peas

Giant pillows, rattling toys, and colorful blocks combine for an interactive Shabbat experience for our very youngest members. Parents, grandparents, and caretakers delight as they watch little faces discover community and comfort in the warmth of the Synagogue. A kid-friendly dinner follows the short service. It all gets started at 6:00 p.m. Call or use the button below to make meal reservations.

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Jan
28
11:00 AM11:00

Doing Jewish | The Internet

In the age of Wikipedia and Rabbi Google, the way we ask and answer questions is always changing. As a fire hose of information hits us full in the face, how can we use these vast resources to answer our basic questions about Judaism? On Sunday, January 28, at 11:00 a.m., we will explore the plethora of online Jewish resources available at our fingertips. Bring along an internet browsing device to enhance the experience of this inter-connected workshop. “Doing Jewish” is part of our Basic Judaism series on Sunday mornings at The Synagogue. For more information, please contact Rabbi Kaiman.

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Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

Seventeenth Street Deli

Here’s a good way to start 2018 off right, a pile of hot pastrami! Throw in a few pickles, fries and tasty babka, and you’ve got yourself a basket from the Seventeenth Street Deli. Come one, come all, and don’t forget to bring a friend. Visit tulsadeli.org to make your reservation. Interested in acquiring the ancient wisdom of the deli oral tradition, contact Rabbi Kaiman to join our cooking team!

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Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

A World In Peril: David Owen

Join us for our latest edition of Tu Be-Shevat, a holiday which asks us to consider the state of the planet and our responsibilities for stewardship and sustainability. We will be partnering with Booksmart Tulsa and Magic City Books to host David Owen, staff writer for The New Yorker, and author of three important books on environmental issues. Many other organizations will be joining us, including the Tulsa Girls Art School, to focus on climate change, rising sea levels, violent weather, and extinction.

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Feb
2
6:30 PM18:30

Millennials Farm to Table Tu Be-Shevat

Our community Farm-to-Table Tu Be-Shevat Shabbat will take place on Friday, February 2, 6:30 p.m. at the Synagogue. Celebrate Shabbat and Tu Be-Shevat with other millennial Tulsans in the Jewish community. Learn about the holiday and local environmental issues, and enjoy a delicious farm to table Shabbat Dinner, at $14 per person. RSVP to Sara Levitt at slevitt@bnaiemunah.com or call (918) 583-7121. We look forward to celebrating with you!

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Feb
4
9:30 AM09:30

FETO: A Gathering Place for Tulsa

With an opening in the not too distant future, A Gathering Place for Tulsa is set to become one of the great public parks in the United States. Director Tony Moore joins us at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning to share an “inside-look” perspective on this transformative initiative. The Sunday Morning Seminar will be preceded by a Free-Eggs-to-Order breakfast at 9:30 a.m. in the Synagogue kitchen. No reservations are necessary. For questions, contact Rabbi Kaiman.

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Feb
11
11:00 AM11:00

Doing Jewish | The Wedding

From the wedding canopy to the breaking of the glass, the Jewish wedding ceremony marks transition and transformation with remarkable poetry and power. In this workshop, we will take a closer look at the rites and rituals of the Jewish wedding to gain insight into these rooted practices. Doing Jewish is part of our Basic Judaism series on Sunday mornings at The Synagogue. The hour-long workshop begins at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. For more information, please contact Rabbi Kaiman.

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Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Political Twitter | Barry Friedman

While Twitter’s collision course with politics and grassroots organizing was inevitable from the very beginning, we are now living in an era of heightened sensitivities and round-the-clock news cycles. What does this all mean for the political observer? And how are we to understand this new reality? Comedian and political commentator Barry Friedman has some thoughts. Join us for this salon-style conversation; location to be announced. 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. The program begins at 7:00 p.m.

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Feb
16
6:15 PM18:15

Shabbat for Everyone Dinner

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 prepared by us, 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. Top it all off with a delightful story, and you’ve got yourself one can’t-miss evening. No reservation is needed for the service at 7:00 p.m. But please contact us via phone or use the button below by Wednesday, February 14, to guarantee your place at the dinner table.

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Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

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! Your feet will be stomping as the music carries us forward into the night. Top it all off with a delightful story, and you’ve got yourself one can’t-miss evening. No reservation is needed for the service at 7:00 p.m. 

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Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Seventeenth Street Deli

A pop-up Jewish delicatessen in Tulsa, Oklahoma! House-cured pastrami, freshly baked rye bread, half sour pickles—the only thing missing is the Formica counter-top. You’re hungry for this, and we’re ready to feed you. Fulfill the nostalgic longing of the Jewish people over a deli dinner. Visit tulsadeli.org to reserve spots for February, March, and April.

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Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Bibi-Dibi | Shabbat for Honey Buns

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 use the button below or call our offices by Thursday, February 22, to reserve your spot on the floor.

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Feb
25
9:30 AM09:30

B'nai Emunah Cooking School

The kitchen is always more fun when we fill it with good smells and good company. The B’nai Emunah Cooking School connects eager learners with talented teachers exploring various forms of culinary expression. From “Instant Pot Shabbat” to “Chicken Soup for the Bowl,” BECS workshops help animate your home cooking and make Jewish culinary tradition come alive. Our inaugural workshop will be held on Sunday, February 25 from 9:30 a.m. to noon and will focus on using the Instant Pot to make delicious home-cooked Shabbat meals. To register for this and future BECS workshops, click here

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Feb
28
5:30 PM17:30

Interactive Purim Megillah Reading

The entire community is invited to join in celebrating Purim on Wednesday evening, February 28. Events begin at 5:30 p.m. with an optional delicious, festive dinner featuring homemade hamantaschen for dessert. At 6:15 p.m. we’ll gather in the Sanctuary for an Interactive Megillah reading for the whole family. The evening will culminate with the legendary Shushan-o-Casbah-Rama, a Purim carnival for kids young and old. Entertainers, magicians, jugglers, and face-painting abound as we celebrate with treats, hamantaschen, popcorn, cotton candy and so much more! Hope to see you there. Use the button below or call our offices to make your meal reservations soon. Cost for the meal is $14 for adults and $7 for kids 12 years of age and under. The service and carnival are free of charge. Participants are encouraged to come in costume.

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Jan
15
10:30 AM10:30

Rev. MLK Parade

In partnership with Sisterhood, 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 are encouraged to attend. If you would like to take part in the Synagogue’s delegation, contact our Rabbis through the Synagogue Office and plan to meet in the parking lot of Spaghetti Warehouse by 10:30 a.m.

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Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

Shabbat for Everyone

A monthly communal celebration filled with song, dance, and story, Shabbat for Everyone is an experience for the whole family. By 7:00 p.m. we’re singing and swaying as we welcome Shabbat with open arms and open hearts. No reservation is necessary for the 7:00 p.m. celebration.

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Jan
12
6:15 PM18:15

Shabbat for Everyone Dinner

A monthly communal celebration filled with song, dance, and story, Shabbat for Everyone is an experience for the whole family. We always start with a delicious communal dinner among friends and community at 6:15 p.m. By 7:00 p.m. we’re singing and swaying as we welcome Shabbat with open arms and open hearts. If you’d like to take part in the meal, please make reservations by calling the Synagogue office or using the module below. No reservation is necessary for the 7:00 p.m. celebration.

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Dec
24
9:00 AM09:00

Cookiebake 2017 + 24 for 24

We invite all members of the community to bake their favorite cookies and bars at home for this project any time during the month of December. If you begin early, please wrap your contribution securely and freeze it at home. Please drop your baked goods at the Synagogue anytime on December 22 or on December 24, by 9:00 a.m. We will tray everything for eventual distribution wherever essential services are offered on Christmas Day. If you would like to participate, please contact Rabbi Fitzerman at (918) 583-7121 or marboofitz@bnaiemunah.com. Volunteers will also help prepare and deliver 24 complete turkey Christmas meals for families in hospice care who may not have the ability to provide a festive holiday meal for themselves. Kitchen volunteers will cook a meal worthy of the season, and later a separate group will make the deliveries. If you’d like to be part of 24 for 24 please contact Rabbi Kaiman at (918) 583-7121 or rdk@bnaiemunah.com

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Dec
17
6:30 PM18:30

Winterlight Chanukah Festival

It is the darkest time of year, but don’t let that get you down. Join friends, family, and community for a joyous celebration of the Chanukah season. We invite our neighbors, friends and fellow faith communities to join us in dancing, singing, and warm treats. The evening will culminate in a giant sparkling circle of light. No reservation is necessary for the 6:30 p.m. outdoor party.

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Dec
17
5:45 PM17:45

Seventeenth Street Deli

Friends, family, and community come together around the beautiful tables of the Seventeenth Street Deli. It's a pop-up restaurant experience featuring house-cured pastrami and corned beef, fresh rye bread and a whole slew of culinary treats. The set menu is $25 for adults and $12.50 for a kids half-portion. Reservations can be made at tulsadeli.org

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Dec
15
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. 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 use the module below or call our offices by Thursday, Dec. 14, to reserve your spot on the floor.

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Dec
10
1:00 PM13:00

Millennials Light One Candle

Join other Millennial Jewish Tulsans for an afternoon of social action. Meet us at the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, Sunday December 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., to help us sort and stock donations. Hold your spot by contacting Sara Levitt at slevitt@bnaiemunah.com or call (918) 581-7121.

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Dec
8
6:15 PM18:15

Shabbat for Everyone

A special pre-Chanukah edition of Shabbat for Everyone is scheduled for December 8. Call the Synagogue or use the module below if you’d like us to reserve you a place at the dinner table at 6:15 p.m., or come for the celebration at 7:00 p.m. We’ll witness the debut of Zemer, our new children’s musical ensemble and bestow a sacred name on Lucille Ethel Rosemary Fitzerman Sterba Blue. An oneg Shabbat in Lucy’s honor will follow the service. 

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Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Smitten Kitchen at The Synagogue

One of the Internet's most popular food blogs, Deb Perelman's Smitten Kitchen has become a key destination for home cooks. Perelman will visit the Synagogue on Thursday, December 7 to discuss her most recent cookbook Smitten Kitchen Everyday. From tangy brisket to decadent baked treats, Perelman is a guide for the culinary inclined. Perelman's visit is part of a series of events celebrating the opening of Magic City Books, Tulsa's non-profit independent bookstore and our partners in all things books. The event is free and open to everyone.

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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
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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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
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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