The Shlichut Program

Shlichut Program – Your Israel Connection

Shiri Achiasaf West  is the Shlicha for the Jewish and Tulsa community. CAM00248

The Shlichut program meets the interest of both Jews and non-Jews about Israel through a variety of outreach efforts.

  • Lectures and presentations in churches, civic organizations, universities, public and private schools throughout Oklahoma.
  • Teaching courses at the Institute of Adult Jewish Studies and Midrasha.
  • Making presentations in the Jewish community, including Congregation B’nai Emmunah, Temple Israel, and the CSJCC’s Retired Men’s Club.
  • Participating in special events, most notably, ShalomFest, KidsWorld, and the International Fair at Tulsa Community College.
  • Numerous cultural and educational community events. These include the Israeli Scholar-in-Residence program.

Interested in information about Israel?
Contact Shiri ~ 918.495.1100 or at


Schlihut Notes and Notables

  • Yom Ha’Atzmaut – 2016

    Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration • Wed., May 11 • 6 p.m. • Join us at the Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center to celebrate Israel Independence #68. This special evening includes a scrumptious Israeli dinner and special performance by Synopsis Israeli Dancing Group from Tiberias. Adults/$8, Children 12 & Under/$6. RSVP to Debbie at 918.495.1100.

  • Yom Hazikaron – 2016

    Yom Ha’Zikaron • Tue., May 10 • 7 p.m. • Join us for Israel’s Remembrance Day for the fallen soldiers and victims of terror. Following the ceremony, will be shira be’tsibur, an Israeli sing-along for the fallen soldiers. For questions about this event, contact Shiri at 918.495.1100.

  • Women’s Mission Trip to Israel

  • 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

  • My Plans for 5776

    by Shiri Achiasaf West Did you know that it has been two whole years of my being this community’s Shlicha?? It has indeed! I remember the week I came here “just to try it out.” It was in May, and I was here the week of Rabbi Sherman’s goodbye party at Temple Israel. I was Continue Reading

  • Summer Shilihim Farewell

    Summer Shlichim Bid Farewell by Shiri Achiasaf-West Tulsa was privileged once again to welcome two Summer Shlichim (emissaries) into our community to work at Camp Shalom. Or Avraham and Shir Halevi spent the summer as part of our camp community, working with our staff to bring Israel a little closer to us all. Our talented Continue Reading

  • Tulsa Family Mifgash Goes to Israel

    by Shiri Achiasaf-West This summer marked an important milestone for the Tulsa Jewish community – the family mifgash (encounter) to Israel in June. I was honored to lead the following families on this trip to visit Israel this summer: Howard, Marie and Gabriel Berkson; Jennifer and Lyla Jacobs; Seth, Dedra and Emily Lapidus; Starr Levin-Johnson Continue Reading

  • Israeli Shorts: Movie Night

    Israeli Shorts: Movie Night• Thurs., Aug. 13 • 7-9 p.m. • See award-winning films from the Ma’aleh School of Film in Jerusalem. Babysitting with children’s movie available. No charge for this event, but please RSVP to Shiri at 918.495.1100 or by Aug. 11.

  • Thoughts about the Israel Connection

    by Shiri Achiasaf West Lately I have been confessing in various occasions: true, I have an agenda. Funny thing is that it’s not even hidden, first because whoever has known me for five minutes can probably testify that I am open with my thoughts. Second, because I am actually hired to do what I am Continue Reading

  • Israeli Shorts & A Swim

      Israeli Shorts and a Swim • Thurs., July 9 • 7 p.m. • Cool off at the pool and stay to enjoy The Best of Israeli Short Films from Ma’aleh School of Film in Jerusalem. Created in 1989 for the Modern Orthodox community’s students, the Ma’ale school is unique in its connection between the film Continue Reading