The Synagogue

Congregation B'nai Emunah | Tulsa

1719 South Owasso Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120 USA

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

Jun
3
7:00 PM19:00

Pickle-mania

Pickling is not exactly a culinary tradition unique to the Jews. Lots of people pickle. But the act of preserving the harvest speaks directly to Jewish values of sustainability and conservation. There’s a reason our ancestors loved the crisp crunch of delicately brined pickle. Discover the joys of pickling at the next session of the B’nai Emunah Cooking School. You can register for the 7:00 p.m. workshop by calling the Synagogue office or visiting our website. The materials fee is just $18.  Make contact soon, space is limited.

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Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Challah Baking

It’s not Shabbat without beautiful braided bread. Each month we gather on a Wednesday to mix dough so that you’ll have enough for two challahs the following Friday afternoon. Novice baker? Not to worry, we’ll walk you through it step-by-step. Please call Valerie at the Synagogue at (918) 583-7121 to reserve your space at the kneading table. Space is limited, so please call early. No cost to anyone. Workshop begins at 6:00 p.m.

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Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

First Friday Shabbat

The Tulsa Arts District comes alive as galleries open their doors, musicians take to the streets, and community comes together for the 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 enter the weekend reminding ourselves of all that is possible. It all gets started at 6:30 p.m. in the Fly Loft which is just above the Woody Guthrie Center. Look for the sign on the west side of the building.

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Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Siddur Study Siyyum

Nearly five and a half years ago, a group of learners began methodically studying the Shabbat morning prayer book. Every Saturday morning, the group has met at 8:30 a.m. to explore big ideas and dig into the particulars. Under the guidance of Rabbi Kaiman, this open study group is now ready to complete this work and they will celebrate their accomplishments with a Siyyum and luncheon on the first day of Shavu’ot, immediately following Yom Tov services. The whole congregation is invited to take part in the celebration. Please call or visit our website so that we can plan for your participation.


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May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Shabbat for Everyone: Graduation + AufRuf

With open doors and open arms, please celebrate Shabbat with your congregational family. This month we’ll celebrate the end of another successful school year at B’nai Emunah with gifts, certificates, and accolades for teachers and students. A highlight of the service will be a community blessing (aufruf) for the Massil and Rajadurai families, whose children, Sasha and Karthik, will soon be married. An optional communal meal accompanies this service so that your Shabbat can be truly restful and restorative. No reservation is needed for the service at 7:00 p.m. But please call or use the link below to make your 6:00 p.m. meal reservations.

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May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Touro Dinner Honoring Eva Unterman

B’nai Emunah is honored to announce that the 2019 Touro Award honoree is Eva Unterman. A banquet dinner will take place on Sunday evening, May 19, at 6:00 p.m. Reservations may be made by calling the Synagogue office or using the link below. Members of the community are invited to signal their regard for our honoree in specially designated contributions. Please call the Synagogue Office for details or to make your benefaction.

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May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Author Rachel Kusher: The Mars Room

The Synagogue and Magic City Books, in partnership with the Bob Dylan Center, is proud to welcome Rachel Kushner to Tulsa on Thursday May 16!

Rachel's latest book, The Mars Room was short listed for the 2019 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her previous novels, The Flamethrowers and Telex from Cuba were both finalists for the National Book Award. Rachel Kushner is certainly one of the best novelists in America and this is an event you don't want to miss!

Each ticket includes one paperback copy of the critically acclaimed novel, The Mars Room and two seats at the event. You can buy one ticket (one book and two seats) per email address. Additional copies of The Mars Room will be available for sale at the event and at Magic City Books.

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May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Bibi-Dibi: Shabbat for Babies

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 link below or call our offices by Thursday, May 9, to reserve space for the meal. No reservations necessary for the participatory service experience.

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

To|Gather: Sundays for Babies

It’s a Sunday morning program for young children and their families. Students ages 4 and below, along with their parents, are invited to participate in a morning of singing, story, and art. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. and will conclude in time for our families to join the ShulSchool end-of-school singalong. If you have any questions please email info@bnaiemunah.com.

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Apr
25
5:30 PM17:30

Milestone Dinner featuring Anna Quindlen

An evening to honor the elders of our community, Milestone Dinner recognizes members of the congregation in their seventies, eighties, and nineties. Guest speaker for the evening will be New York Times Columnist and author Anna Quindlen who will speak about her most recent book, Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting. Call or use the link below to make dinner reservations. The meal begins at 5:30 p.m.

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Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Second Seder at the Synagogue

The Synagogue’s annual “Second Seder” is open to the entire community, with a special welcome to Tulsa newcomers and those whose families are far away. Join Synagogue members and friends for a joyful celebration of the most important event in Jewish history. The seder will feature spirited and moving music from members of the Synagogue’s instrumental ensemble, Klay Kodesh, and participants will enjoy a festive mixture of Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions. To make your reservation, please call our offices. Seder begins at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $36 per adult with scaled-down pricing for kids.

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Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Death Penalty with David Dow

In his new novel, Confessions of an Innocent Man, David R. Dow explores our complex, uneasy relationships with punishment and reparation in a terribly unjust world. A professor of law and history, Dow has dedicated his life to the fight against capital punishment—to righting the horrific injustices of the death penalty. He has represented more than one hundred death-row inmates during their state and federal appeals. He is also the founder and director of the Texas Innocence Network. This free event is presented in partnership with Magic City Books. The program begins at 7:00 p.m.

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Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Bibi-Dibi: Shabbat for Babies

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 link below or call our offices by Thursday, April 11, to reserve space for the meal. No reservations necessary for the participatory service experience.

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Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Challah Baking

It’s the greatest bread ever. Each month we gather on a Wednesday to mix dough so that you’ll have enough for two challahs the following Friday afternoon. Novice baker? Not to worry, we’ll walk you through it step-by-step. Please call Valerie at the Synagogue at (918) 583-7121 to reserve your space at the kneading table. Space is limited, so please call early. No cost to anyone. The workshop begins at 6:00 p.m.

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Apr
8
9:00 AM09:00

Betty's Fine Passover Foods Opens

Need Passover supplies? Betty’s Fine Foods will be open in the weeks prior to Passover to help you secure all your holiday needs. Opening day is scheduled for April 8. According to early reports, local supermarkets are working hard to accommodate Passover consumers as well. Contact Betty Lehman by calling the office for questions and more details.

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Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Sisterhood Shabbat

Sisterhood Shabbat is scheduled for Saturday morning April 6. Services begin at 9:00 a.m. with Sisterhood members leading the service. Once again, Jackie Lasky and Jennifer Joels have been preparing women to lead the Torah service and take on leadership for all the roles which are part of the Shabbat morning service. Jodi Finer is assisting this year, while Alin Avitan is chairing the Kiddush oneg following the service. Nancy Wolov will address the congregation on the subject of Community Service. Sisterhood Shabbat is celebrated annually and is always a wonderful spiritual experience for all who participate and attend.

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Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

Bat Mitzvah of Conley Bolusky

The Synagogue notes with pride the upcoming Bat Mitzvah of Conley Bolusky, daughter of Richie and Emily Bolusky, sister of Campbell. Conley’s preparations have been led by Nina Fitzerman-Blue and Morah Sara Levitt. The Shabbat morning celebration will begin at 9:00 a.m. Mazal tov to the entire Bolusky family.

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Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Magic City Books: Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of many notable books including In the New World, The Looming Tower, Going Clear, Thirteen Days in September, The Terror Years, and God’s Favorite. He will visit the Synagogue to offer a reading and book talk related to his most recent work God Save Texas. This ticketed event is hosted in partnership with Magic City Books. Tickets may be purchased in advance at MagicCityBooks.com.

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Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Social Justice Story Hour

The Khalid Jabara Tikun Olam Library takes its signature program on the road to AHHA Tulsa. This month will be a Women’s Living history experience featuring some of Tulsa’s most prominent social justice leaders. For more information, contact Preschool Director Shelli Wright through the Synagogue offices. Story hour begins at 2:00 p.m.

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Mar
21
5:30 PM17:30

Purim Megillah and Carnival

The entire community is invited to join in celebrating Purim on Thursday evening, March 21. Events begin at 5:30 p.m. with an optional delicious, festive dinner featuring homemade hamantashen 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. Inflatables, games, and face-painting abound as we celebrate with treats, hamantashen, popcorn, cotton candy and so much more! Hope to see you there. Visit our website 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 younger. The service and carnival are free of charge. Participants are encouraged to come in costume.

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Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Shabbat for Everyone

With open doors and open arms, welcoming Shabbat with community is a beautiful way to start your weekend. This month we’ll celebrate the anniversary of Steve Aberson and Brent Ortolani with a special blessing. No reservation is needed for the service at 7:00 p.m.

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Mar
15
6:15 PM18:15

Shabbat for Everyone Dinner

With open doors and open arms, welcoming Shabbat with community is a beautiful way to start your weekend. This month we’ll celebrate the anniversary of Steve Aberson and Brent Ortolani with a special blessing. An optional communal meal accompanies this service so that your Shabbat can be truly restful and restorative. No reservation is needed for the service at 7:00 p.m. But please call or use the button below to make your meal reservations. Dinner begins at 6:15 p.m.

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Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Seventeenth Street Deli

Authentic Jewish delicatessen in Tulsa, Oklahoma. House-cured pastrami and corned beef, 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. For just $18 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 today.

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Mar
3
10:30 AM10:30

To|Gather: Babies in ShulSchool

It’s a Sunday morning program for young children and their families. Students ages 4 and below, along with their parents, are invited to participate in a morning of singing, story, and art. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. and will conclude in time for our families to join the ShulSchool end-of-school singalong. If you have any questions or want to RSVP, please be in touch with Sara Levitt.

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Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

First Friday Shabbat

After a brief winter hiatus, we’re back downtown celebrating Shabbat and enjoying one of Tulsa’s great cultural experiences. Join us for a monthly musical Shabbat service in the heart of the action. 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.

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Feb
23
5:45 PM17:45

Bat Mitzvah of Mia Weinstein

The Synagogue notes with joy the upcoming Bat Mitzvah of Mia Weinstein, daughter of Elizabeth and Jeffrey, sister of Zoe. Mia is the granddaughter of Diane Karp and the late Charles Karp; Rosalie Childs; and the late Paul Weinstein. Preparations have been led by Debbye Zanerhaft and Morah Sara Levitt. The Havdalah celebration will take place on February 23, beginning at 5:45 p.m. Mazal tov to the entire Weinstein family!

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Feb
15
6:15 PM18:15

Shabbat for Everyone Dinner

With open doors and open arms, welcoming Shabbat with community is a wonderful way to start your weekend. An optional communal meal at 6:15 p.m. accompanies this service so that your Shabbat can be truly restful and restorative. No reservation is needed for the service at 7:00 p.m. But please call or use the module below to make your meal reservations.

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Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Bibi-Dibi: Shabbat for Littles

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. Please visit the Synagogue use the module below or call our offices by Thursday, February 6, to reserve your spot.

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