Federation Updates

  • Music Group Founded by Jewish Tulsan Releases Debut Album

    Burning City Orchestra (BCO), run by composer, singer/songwriter and Jewish Tulsan Noam Faingold, has released a new album. BCO takes orchestral rock song-writing where it’s been a long time coming. Praised by BBC’s Anoushka Shankar for their “gorgeous” strings and “wonderful” lyrics, BCO celebrates traditional chamber music-style intimacy, while incorporating powerful rock, jazz, and punk Continue Reading

  • Joining the Movement

    by Heather Lewin, Director of Development and Community Relations As we begin the final push for this year’s Tulsa Jewish United Fund Campaign, we continue to see members of our community coming together to join the movement—Do good everywhere. From anywhere. Volunteering on a committee, for a specific event, or even just taking the time Continue Reading

  • Moral/Soul Injury Healing

    by Drew Diamond A few years ago it was my privilege to do a presentation at a Veterans Day ceremony. I used Rabbi Roland Gittelsohn as my inspiration. Rabbi Gittelsohn (1910-95), assigned to the Fifth Marine Division, was the first Jewish chaplain the United States Marine Corps ever appointed. The American invading force at Iwo Continue Reading

  • Debbie O’Hearn celebrates 25 years at the Federation

    By Suzie Bogle This fall marks the 25th anniversary of Debbie O’Hearn’s tenure as the Federation’s Executive Assistant, making her the longest-serving member of the current Federation staff. Over the past quarter century Debbie has worked for four Executive Directors, including David Bernstein –twice. In fact, it was David who hired Debbie in 1990 when Continue Reading

  • Coat Drive – 2015

  • Chagim in Oklahoma

    by Shiri Achiasaf-West There is something in the air during the Chagim – Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah – some sense of a new, refreshing start, festiveness, and holiness. I happened to spend Rosh Hashanah this year in Israel. As much as I truly love Oklahoma, I always miss the feeling in the Continue Reading

  • Ladies Who Lunch – November

  • Men’s Club – November

  • Showing Solidarity With Israel–How you can help!

    Today, members of our community gathered at the CSJCC to be among the more than 1,000 groups in North America and Israel on a special conference call with the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat. The mayor gave an update on the current situation and the steps being taken to counter the recent incitement of terror Continue Reading

  • Propaganda and Persecution: A Personal Perspective

    Peter Feigl was a German schoolboy living in Vienna when the Nazis annexed Austria. Although Peter was baptized Catholic, the Nazis considered him racially Jewish. Peter’s parents sent him to a Catholic summer camp for safekeeping, and through an extended network of rescuers, he survived the war. His wartime diary was recovered and published in Continue Reading