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

  • 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

  • Israel at 67

    by Shiri Achiasaf West At precisely 8 p.m. on May 14, the Israeli flag was lifted once again to high mast and the State of Israel went immediately from grief to joy, to mark 67 years since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. On top of Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem, the annual Continue Reading

  • The Young and the Restless

    by Shiri Achiasaf West Every year it seems that the Teen Mifgash gets better, touches more aspects of the life here in Tulsa. Each year it seems as though the experience is becoming more and more meaningful, not only for the teens on both sides of the ocean, but also for the entire community and Continue Reading

  • Festival Israel – 2015

    Plan now to attend this special celebration in honor of Israel’s Independence Day—featuring Calliope Youth Circus, drum & dance circle, Israeli food, jewelry & art vendors, carnival games, film marathon, musicians from Sovev Kinneret & the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, and pita making station. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Noon-2:00 p.m. | Food, Carnival Games & Vendors 2:00-2:30 p.m. | Continue Reading

  • P2G Visits Israel

    by Drew Diamond, Executive Director The Jewish Federation of Tulsa Partnership2Gether (P2G) leadership team—Shlicha Shiri West, Israel Committee Chairperson Jennifer Paxton, committee members Mark Lobo and Gyla Carter and myself— began 2015 with a partnership meeting in Israel. Our team met with our Israeli colleagues, as well as our counterparts from Milwaukee, WI, Madison, WI, Continue Reading

  • Salon Review – Ari Shavit’s My Promised Land

        Salon Review: My Promised Land by Ari Shavit • Tue., Jan. 27 • 7 p.m. • CSJCC• Ari Shavit’s New York Times Bestseller is an authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today. Join the Tulsa Jewish Continue Reading

  • From Ethiopia to the Promised Land – How Women Achieve Glory in Israel

    Special Lecture: Pnina’s Journey – From Ethiopia to the Promised Land – How Women Achieve Glory in Israel• Sun., Jan. 11 • 6 p.m. • Sylvan Auditorium • Please join us for a special lecture by Pnina Agenyahu, Jewish Agency Emissary to Washington DC. Pnina has extensive experience in public speaking and teaching. She was an Continue Reading