The Synagogue

Congregation B'nai Emunah | Tulsa

1719 South Owasso Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120 USA

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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

Synagogue Summer Binge

Summer is the absolute best time to dive right in and binge on complex ideas and new topics. We’re here to make your bingeing a little easier with our Summer Binge Series. For four weeks this summer, we invite you to dive headfirst into one of these two subject areas: Adult B’nai Mitzvah Bootcamp and Building a Jewish Home. Binge sessions will take place on Monday evenings beginning at 7:00 p.m., from July 16 through August 6.

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Jul
6
6:30 PM18:30

First Friday Downtown Shabbat

The Brady 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. While no reservations are required, use the button below to let us know if you plan to be with us. We'll save you a seat! 

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Jun
17
6:00 PM18:00

Seventeenth Street Deli

A destination for summer dining, our Jewish Deli opens its doors to anyone eager to experience the smells and tastes of Jewish culture. You can make your reservations by visiting www.tulsadeli.org or calling the Synagogue Office. Knishes, pastrami, corned beef—it’s all waiting for you at the deli. Make dad happy with a pastrami sandwich! Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.

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Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Shabbat for Everyone

It’s not just for you. It’s not just for me. It’s Shabbat for Everyone at CBE! 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. This month we celebrate the upcoming marriage of Jodi Finer and Mat Zalk. Mazal tov! No reservation is needed for the service at 7:00 p.m., but please call our office or visit our website by Wednesday, June 13, to guarantee your place at the dinner table.

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Jun
15
6:15 PM18:15

Shabbat for Everyone Dinner

It’s not just for you. It’s not just for me. It’s Shabbat for Everyone at CBE! 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. This month we celebrate the upcoming marriage of Jodi Finer and Mat Zalk. Mazal tov! No reservation is needed for the service at 7:00 p.m., but please use the link below to guarantee your place at the dinner table.

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May
24
10:00 AM10:00

Preschool Graduation

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.

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May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Dinner with the Book of Ruth

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.

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May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Shabbat for Everyone: Graduation

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.

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May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Touro: Dave and Barbara Sylvan

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.

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May
13
11:15 AM11:15

Barbecue for Me and You!

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.

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Sisterhood Shabbat

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.

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Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

Doing Jewish: Circumcision

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.

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