The Shlichut Program

Shlichut Program – Your Israel Connection

Yohai familyYohai Gross  is the Shaliach for the Jewish and Tulsa community.

  • 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.

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

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

Schlihut Notes and Notables

  • From Me to You: A Goodbye and Le’Hitraot!

    By Shiri Achiasaf-West Three years ago on July 25, I graduated the Shlichim training program in Jerusalem, and shortly after that arrived here in Tulsa with my husband Ben and kids, Itamar and Alona. It was my second Shlichut but my first being a community Shlicha. Needless to say, I didn’t even know exactly where Continue Reading

  • Celebrating Israel at 68 Years

    For the past few years for our Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrations, the Jewish Federation of Tulsa’s Israel Committee has sponsored a cultural exchange with our Partnership2Gether Region, Sovev Kinneret. To celebrate Israel’s birthday, we have brought musicians, artists, poets, and more from our culturally-rich partners in Israel. This year we were proud to have the Synopsis Dance Group, Tiberias’s official dance Continue Reading

  • Learn, Travel, Taste: Women’s Mission to Israel

    by Shiri Achiasaf West There is something about a group of women doing things together as a group. I never thought my role was to lead missions to Israel, but somehow I suppose that after you teach and talk about Israel so passionately, it does create a desire to go and see the land firsthand. Continue Reading

  • Israel Independence Day

    by Rabbi Charles P. Sherman When we say the word “Israel” the first thing that usually comes to peoples’ minds is the Jewish State. Actually the name of the modern State of Israel was not a given. When putting together the Declaration of Independence of the new country, the founders debated what would be an Continue Reading

  • 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

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