We are enormously proud of the Synagogue's pro-social small business, The Altamont Bakery, a project that brings together Synagogue volunteers with intermittently homeless, mentally ill citizens of Tulsa. We bake thousands of cookies every year and plow the profits back into salaries for our paid bakers and raw ingredients. The bakery has garnered national attention. If you would like to be a baker or a packager, please write Nancy Cohen, Project Director.
English as a Second Language for Refugee Mothers
Literacy is a key to self-reliance and upward mobility. In partnership with Catholic Charities, the Synagogue facilitates the only English Language instruction program for stay at home refugee mothers. With childcare needs addressed, these mothers are able to engage fully in their studies. Volunteer opportunities are available both in the classroom and in childcare. Please contact Sara Levitt for more information.
If you knit, crochet, or sew, please consider joining the Elijah's Cloak Needle Guild. Members hand-craft lap quilts in softly heathered blues and greens for the ill and those recovering. Coverlets should be 3-feet by 4-feet to do the most good. When you're done, the Synagogue will attach the appropriate label and deliver your gift. Please contact Rabbi Fitzerman for more information.
Seventeenth Street Delicatessen
A hub of community and culture, at the heart of our pop-up Jewish deli is a talent corps of volunteer chefs, servers, slicers and tasters. If you love diving into the rich food culture of Jewish history, then consider volunteering to be part of the Deli Staff. We're always looking to make old recipes new again, so come join us in the process. For more information or to signal your interest, please contact Rabbi Kaiman.
This seasonal project begins and ends in December of each year. With the help of home bakers, the Synagogue sends out lush platters of cookies, bars, and cakes to sites where essential services are offered on Christmas day. We do police and fire stations, hospital emergency rooms, the 911 dispatch headquarters, Ronald McDonald House and many other destinations. Please bake and freeze your contributions during December and deliver them to the Synagogue on December 23 and early December 24. The goods will be trayed on the morning of December 24 and sent out at noon. Please contact Rabbi Fitzerman if you'd like to deliver treats to grateful recipients.
24 for 24 Meal Delivery
Another seasonal project, we partner with local hospice providers to identify families in need of holiday meals. Volunteers cook, package and deliver these beautiful meals all over the city. This is a meaningful way to use our synagogue resources to serve the broader community. Please contact Rabbi Kaiman if you would like to participate in this project.