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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let’s face it, food matters. The Seventeenth Street Deli is serious about good food, good community, and good times. Be a deli Jew and join us for dinner at 6:00 p.m. on July 29. Register for the pop-up dinner by visiting www.tulsadeli.org. $18 for adults; scaled down prices for kids.
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.
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.
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.
At this Shabbat experience for our very youngest members, we sit on the floor, sing songs, play games and dance our way into the weekend. All are invited to the short service at 6:00 p.m. If you plan to join us for the Shabbat dinner which follows, visit use the link below or call the offices today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Synagogue notes with pride the upcoming bat mitzvah of Kendall Phillips. The daughter of Scott Phillips and Dr. Diane Heaton-Phillips, Kendall’s preparations have been led by Nina Fitzerman-Blue and Sara Levitt. The Shabbat morning ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Tulsa’s celebration of literature concludes at the Synagogue! Enjoy an afternoon with bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, Frances Mayes. Written with trademark warmth, heart, and delicious descriptions of place, food, and friendship, Women in Sunlight is the story of four American strangers who bond in Italy and change their lives over the course of an exceptional year. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of Women in Sunlight will be for sale. The program begins at 2:00 p.m.
It’s a musical evening for all to enjoy. Klay Kodesh, the Synagogue’s vocal and instrumental ensemble, leads delightful songs and serious fun one Friday night a month. In April, we offer a fond salute to Isrella Taxon, a veteran member of Klay Kodesh as she marks her retirement as a vocalist. Isrella will share a story and we’ll share our appreciation for her commitment and leadership. We hope you join us for a lovely evening. The service begins at 7:00 p.m. Make a full evening of it and take part in the optional communal Shabbat dinner, which begins at 6:15 p.m. Call our offices or visit the website to make your reservations today. Please note that we will also be blessing Nicole Dubois (daughter of Linda and the late Lance Dubois) and Mitchell Hitchcock on their recent marriage in Austin. All are invited to a celebratory Oneg Shabbat following the service.
The American food supply has undergone a revolution, moving away from a system based on fresh, locally grown goods to one dominated by packaged foods. How did this come to be? How did we learn to trust that food preserved within an opaque can was safe and desirable to eat? Acclaimed author Anna Zeide reveals the answers through the story of the canning industry, taking us on a journey to understand how food industry leaders leveraged the powers of science, marketing, and politics to win over a reluctant public, even as consumers resisted at every turn. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of Canned will be for sale. The program begins at 7:00 p.m.
reat Jewish Food. Great Jewish people. Great experiences for community and connection. A monthly gathering point for friends and family, the Seventeenth Street Deli is a place for everyone. There’s room at our table for authentic experiences, and we hope you join us for the tastes of tradition. It all gets started at 6:00 p.m. A new, reduced, price of $18 secures you a robust meal for all to enjoy. Join us at the deli.
The Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education and the Tulsa City-County Library host the 21st Annual Yom Ha-Shoah Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration at 7:00 p.m. in the VanTrease Performing Arts Center at the Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus. The featured speaker will be Father Patrick Desbois, a Catholic priest and Vatican consultant, who is the founder and president of Yahad-In Unum, an international organization which has interviewed more than 5,300 eyewitnesses of Jewish and Romani executions by Nazi mobile units in Eastern Europe. In his 2008 National Jewish Book Award-winning The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews, Desbois documented for the first time every execution site in the Ukraine. Desbois has been featured in several New York Times articles and has appeared on 60 Minutes for his work in Holocaust and genocide research.
The Synagogue is pleased to welcome home Danny Kraft as he visits Tulsa in the capacity of Community Scholar. A graduate student of Jewish Studies at Harvard University, Danny is part of the Center for the Study of World Religions where he has focused his scholarship on day-to-day Jewish life in pre-war Poland and Spiritual Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto. Before his graduate studies, Danny served as Direction of Education at the Synagogue. There will be two opportunities to hear Danny speak, a Table Talks Friday night dinner at 6:00 p.m. April 6 and during Shabbat morning services on Saturday, April 7. Call our offices or use the button below to make reservations for the Friday night dinner.