The Synagogue

Congregation B'nai Emunah | Tulsa

1719 South Owasso Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120 USA

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

Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

You're Welcome Dinner | Selichot

You are welcome! That is what we want everyone in our community to feel as we enter the High Holiday season at the Synagogue. The You're Welcome Dinner is an opportunity to formally welcome New Members of the congregation who have recently established a relationship with our community. And the You're Welcome Dinner is also an opportunity to honor a group of volunteers from one of our many ongoing volunteer projects. All are welcome to join us for the meal which serves as a prelude to our Selichot service.

Selichot is a short service which inaugurates the mood of the High Holidays. That service begins at 7:00 p.m. Join us as we blow the shofar, reacquaint ourselves with familiar melodies, and mark out our readiness for the upcoming year. The You're Welcome Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. Make your reservations for this complimentary meal by clicking the ling below or calling our office.

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Sep
29
5:15 PM17:15

Rosh Ha-Shanah for Everyone

Community, brisket, and joyful musical experiences are the foundational pieces of welcoming a 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. lf you only come to one ser­vice this Jewish New Year, come to Rosh Ha-Shanah for Ev­eryone! To make meal reservations, please visit our website or call our oflices at (918) 583-7121.

The meal begins at 5:15 p.m. with the service beginning at 6:15 p.m.

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Sep
30
9:00 AM09:00

Rosh Ha-Shanah 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. The daytime, services begin at 9:00 a.m. Sermons will be delivered around 10:45 a.m. Music, big ideas and spending time with community combine to create a powerful way to start the New Year. We hope to see you there. Full a full rundown of our service schedule, please visit our High Holidays page on our website

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Oct
1
9:00 AM09:00

Rosh Ha-Shanah 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. The daytime, services begin at 9:00 a.m. Sermons will be delivered around 10:45 a.m. Music, big ideas and spending time with community combine to create a powerful way to start the New Year. We hope to see you there. Full a full rundown of our service schedule, please visit our High Holidays page on our website

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Oct
1
12:00 PM12:00

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 use the link below. Cost for the pescatarian meal is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. The meal will take place immediately following Rosh Ha-Shanah Day 11 services. Those attending can gath­er near the front door of the Synagogue to walk to the Bo­lusky home together.

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Oct
6
11:45 AM11:45

Kapparot | Releasing the Doves

Kapparot is 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 doves from the front door of the Synagogue. You won’t want to miss out on this once a year event.

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Oct
9
9:30 AM09:30

Yom Kippur Morning

Just like on Rosh Ha-Shanah, no tickets or admission requirements of any kind are necessary to celebrate the High Holy Days at The Synagogue. Kol Nidray/Yom Kippur Evening services will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening. The next day services begin at 9:30 a.m. with observances lasting throughout the day. A sermon will be delivered around 11:45 a.m.

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Oct
14
to Oct 15

Sukkot | The First Days

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 14 and 15, 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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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Sukkot Dinner

Congregation B’nai Emunah is delighted to invite the entire community to the single most ginormous Sukkah celebration in Oklahoma. We’ll gather in the sukkah on the south lawn of the Synagogue. We hope that members and guests will the 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 link below to make reservations for the 6:00 p.m. dinner.

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Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Sukkot for Everyone

Congregation B’nai Emunah is delighted to invite the entire community to the single most ginormous Sukkah celebration in Oklahoma. A joyful Shabbat Sukkot celebration led by the members of Klay Kodesh, B’nai Emunah’s vocal and instrumental ensemble follows the Sukkot meal. Special games, toys and experiences await! No reservation is necessary for the celebration which begins at 7:00 p.m.

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Oct
21
to Oct 22

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

With the ceremonial beating of willows at our regular 5:30 p.m. service on October 20, we will celebrate Hoshanah Rabbah as the holiday season begins to come to a close. That same evening, we’ll usher in Sh’mini Atzeret, a festival attached to Sukkot whish spreads out over two days. Services each morning will begin at 9:00 a.m. Yizkor will be chanted at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 21. On Oct. 22 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. Our thanks to the Zarrow Families for underwriting this final luncheon of the holiday season.

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Oct
21
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 Monday evening, October 21. The night begins with a beautiful dinner at 5:45 p.m. in the Synagogue sukkah. Call us or use the link below to let us know you’re coming. At 6:45 P.M., Simchat Torah festivities will begin 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. 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
25
6:00 PM18:00

Bibi-Dibi | Shabbat for Babies

Crawling? Barely walking? Not yet talking? There’s a place for you in our circle at Bibi-Dibi. It’s a monthly Shabbat gathering for babies and their families. We sing songs, play games, and share in a beautiful Shabbat dinner. We see this as a wonderful way to build your own family traditions. While no reservation is necessary for the 6:00 p.m. celebration, we do ask that you make reservations by calling or using the link below if you plan to join us for the meal.

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Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Ambassador Samantha Power

Join us for an unforgettable evening with former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Harvard Professor, and Pulitzer Prize winner, Samantha Power, widely known as a relentless advocate for promoting human rights. Power has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America’s “foremost thinkers on foreign policy.” In conversation with Dr. John Schumann, President of OU-Tulsa, the program will be at 7:00 p.m. For tickets and more details visit www.magiccitybooks.com

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Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Shabbat for Everyone

With open doors and open arms, welcoming Shabbat with community is a wonderful way to start your weekend. An optional communal meal accompanies this service so that your Shabbat can be truly restorative. This month we'II hear stories from Synagogue kids who had meaningful summer experiences, from Ramah in the Rockies to Bulgaria. No reservation is need­ed for the service at 7:00 p.m.

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Sep
13
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 accompanies this service so that your Shabbat can be truly restorative. This month we'II hear stories from Synagogue kids who had meaningful summer experiences, from Ramah in the Rockies to Bulgaria. No reservation is need­ed for the service at 7:00 p.m. but please use the link below to make your meal reservations. Dinner is at 6:15 p.m.

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Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

First Day of Midrasha

The combined Jewish High School program for students in eighth grade through high school, Midrasha is a home for learning and community. From the Torah of Fantasy Football to Storytelling and Politics, there are many ways students can connect to our program. The first session of our academic year begins this evening with a dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by the formal program from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information contact Sara Levitt, Director of Jewish Life and Learning.

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Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Rise Up Singing

Congregation B’nai Emunah invites the whole community to “Rise Up Singing,” a participatory songfest featuring roots, folk, and Americana in live performance. The event will take place on Sunday evening, August 25, at 7:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public, and no reservations are necessary. An optional meal of authentic kosher deli will take place at 5:45 p.m.  Those who’d like to reserve a place for dinner should call (918) 583-7121 or visit www.tulsadeli.com. The Synagogue is at the corner of Seventeenth and Peoria. Free valet parking is available.

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Aug
25
5:45 PM17:45

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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Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Bibi-Dibi | Shabbat for Little Ones

Crawling? Barely walking? Not yet talking? There’s a place for you in our circle at Bibi-Dibi. It’s a monthly Shabbat gathering for babies and their families. We sing songs, play games, and share in a beautiful Shabbat dinner. We see this as a wonderful way to build your own family traditions. While no reservation is necessary for the 6:00 p.m. celebration, we do ask that you make reservations if you plan to join us for the meal.Click the button below or call our office to let us know you’re coming!

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Aug
21
4:00 PM16:00

First Wednesday of Hebrew 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
18
9:00 AM09:00

First Sunday of ShulSchool

The LAUNCH for the 2019-2020 school year is just around the corner. ShulSchool is a supplementary learning experience for students from age 2 to seventh grade. Structured by grade-level, students are exposed to a curriculum that highlights values, history, holidays, and community. Along the way, our kids build wonderful relationships with each other and their Synagogue. Our school program is a proud partner of the Institute of Southern Jewish Life. For more information or to register your children for the upcoming school year, please be in touch with Sara Levitt, Director of Jewish Life and Learning through email or by calling (918) 583-7121.

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Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

Shabbat for Everyone | Honoring Didi Ralph

B’nai Emunah will honor that principle on the evening of Friday, August 16, at the Synagogue. The congregation will salute the service of Didi Ralph, who has been a beloved staff member for twenty years and will soon go on to the next part of her life. Didi first came to the Synagogue in 1999, during a difficult period of dislocation. Services were held for two years at All Souls Unitarian Church, which graciously offered its facilities without charge. This arrangement was struck so that the reconstruction of B’nai Emunah could proceed without undue delay.

Meanwhile, the staff officed at the Bank of Oklahoma building at Lewis and 21st, thanks to another supportive relationship. Didi quickly took charge of the congregation’s books and walked B’nai Emunah into the age of digital bookkeeping. More than that, she has been a very public face of the Synagogue, resolving problems with speed and sensitivity, and providing a point of contact for many of B’nai Emunah’s members. Even as the congregation shifts financial gears, it wishes to pay tribute to Didi and her work. The Klay Kodesh Shabbat celebration will take place at 7:00 p.m. No reservation is needed for the service. Much joy to Didi on the many years ahead!

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Aug
16
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 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.

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Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Tisha B'Av Readings and Film

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 and the great sadness of tragedy. Reflecting on themes of trauma and hate, we will screen the documentary Keep Quiet, which tells the story of Csanád Szegedi, an anti-Semitic far-right Hungarian politician who discovers his own connection to Judaism. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m.

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Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Challah Baking

Find us in the kitchen on the first Wednesday of every month prepping dough to be freshly baked into challah for Shabbat. This monthly workshop is designed to make the beauty of baking fresh bread accessible to all. We’ll walk through the process step by step, so that you can be confident in the challah you will bring to your Shabbat table. 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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Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Shabbat for Everyone

Join us for a joyous celebration of Shabbat and new life as we celebrate the baby naming of Noa and Liam Noshay, baby twins born to Sofia and Mike. Our musical, participatory service is open to all. Whether it’s your first time to Synagogue or you’ve been here your whole life, there’s a place for everyone at Congregation B’nai Emunah.

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Jul
19
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 accompanies this service so that your Shabbat can be truly restful and restorative. This month we’ll celebrate the baby naming for twins Noa and Liam Noshay, born to Sofia and Mike Noshay. Join us as we celebrate new life! Make your meal reservations using the link below or by calling our office.

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Jul
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. A delicious, kid-friendly Shabbat dinner accompanies this program. Please visit use the link below or call our offices by Thursday, July 11, to reserve space for the meal. No reservations are necessary for the participatory service experience.

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Jul
3
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
21
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. Enjoy the sounds and movements of a joyous Friday night celebration. No reservation is needed for the service at 7:00 p.m.

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Jun
21
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. We then move into the sounds and movements of a joyous Friday night celebration. No reservation is needed for the service at 7:00 p.m., but please call our Office or use the link below by Wednesday, June 19, to guarantee your place at the dinner table.

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Jun
14
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. A delicious, kid-friendly Shabbat dinner accompanies this program. Please visit use the link below or call our offices by Thursday, June 13, to reserve space for the meal. No reservations are necessary for the participatory service experience.

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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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