Federation Updates

  • Firsthand Account – Israel Under Attack

    Dear Friends and Partners, This morning, on the 21st day of “Operation Protective Edge”, we were informed that ten additional soldiers have lost their lives in one of the most difficult days we have seen during this operation in the Gaza Strip. Although the battles are taking place in the south and the echoes of Continue Reading

  • Saturday in Toronto by Louis Davidson

    Saturday, July 26, 2014. My wife, Ronnie, and I are in Toronto, Canada to photograph synagogues. Of course, today being Shabbat we’re not doing that. Instead, we enjoyed a leisurely lunch and a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario. As we ambled back to our hotel, our way was suddenly blocked by a marching Continue Reading

  • Back to School Drive

    The Jewish Federation of Tulsa is partnering with Covenant Family Church and Gilcrease Elementary School to gather much needed items for Tulsa children who, without such assistance, arrive at school already at a disadvantage. Many Gilcrease students are on the free and reduced lunch program and it is not unusual for a teacher to have Continue Reading

  • Stop the Sirens – Operation Protective Edge

    Tulsa’s Jewish Community Response Sirens continue to sound over Israel, giving Israeli families just minutes–sometimes only seconds–to scramble for shelter. After rejecting an attempted cease fire, Hamas continues to unleash hundreds of rockets targeting Israeli civilians. As a united community here in Tulsa, we can’t silence the blare of the alarms, but we can try Continue Reading

  • We Stand with Israel

    A Special Message from the Tulsa Jewish Community:   As missiles continue to rain down on southern Israel from Gaza, and with reports of sirens as far as Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, the Tulsa Jewish community expresses its unending support for Israelis living again under terror in their own midst. Joining the entire North American Continue Reading

  • Fourth of July Hours – 2014

    Please note the following information regarding Fourth of July hours: The Jewish Federation of Tulsa Offices will be closed the following: Friday, July 4 – Closed The Health and Wellness Center: Friday, July 4 – Open Noon – 5:00 p.m. Sharna & Irvin Frank Aquatics Center: Friday, July 4 – Open 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 Continue Reading

  • Summertime Brunch and Bingo

    Summertime Brunch and Bingo • Sun., July 27 • 11 a.m. • Come in out of the sun and join us for a cool brunch at the Fig Café. Chef Dan will prepare a scrumptious buffet consisting of brunch favorites. After the meal, we will play bingo for prizes—including a 2015 CSJCC Membership! Cost for Continue Reading

  • IvriYeda

    Have you ever wanted to improve your conversational Hebrew? Ivriyeda is back! This crash course is being coordinated by Alin Torianyk and will feature three professional teachers from our partnership region in Israel. Class will be held nightly from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the JCC from July 6-20. Cost of this program is Continue Reading

  • Shavuot Closing – 2014 / 5774

    Please note the following information regarding Shavuot Hours: The Jewish Federation of Tulsa Offices will be closed the following: Tuesday, June 3 – Close at 5:00 p.m. /  Wednesday, June 4 – Closed / Thursday, June 5 – Closed   The Health and Wellness Center: Tuesday, June 3 – Close at 5:00 p.m. / Wednesday, Continue Reading

  • Book Discussion: The Zookeeper’s Wife

    About the book: After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in empty animal cages.  Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life story— sharing Antonina’s life Continue Reading