Welcome to Temple Israel

We’re so happy you could join us. Temple Israel is – and has been for 98 years – one place in Tulsa where Reform Jews can gather to explore and enrich their Jewish identity.

Ours is a multi-generational congregation – active participants in Temple traditions and innovations. Our 425 families savor the warmth and beauty of Jewish rituals, and are energized by dynamic new concepts in:

  • Programming
  • Life-long learning
  • Life-cycle events
  • Social activities
  • Community responsibility

 Shabbat Services this Week

Shabbat Evening Service * Friday, April 11 at 7:30 pm
Social Justice Shabbat Service
Torah Portion:  Acharei Mot, Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30
The Social Justice Committee will honor Jeanne Jacobs with the Tikkun Olam Award.  Guest speaker during the oneg will be Katie Plohocky, President of the Healthy Community Store Initiative.  Katie’s work focuses on the problem of food deserts in Tulsa.  Come find out what you can do to help those in need access healthy food. 

Congregational Second Night Seder

Join us for our annual festive congregational second night Seder.  Rabbi Karen and Rabbi Micah Citrin will lead us as we celebrate with friends and family.  The evening will include lively music and fun for all ages.  Sisterhood will host a delicious catered dinner by Orr.  Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available upon request.  Kindly  RSVP to Mary to guarantee your Seder spot.

ARZA Shabbat April 18th

Rabbi Joshua Weinberg, President of the Association of Reform Zionists of America, will speak at Temple Israel Friday, 7:30 p.m. His subject will be “ARZA: A Relationship With Israel for the 21st Century”. Josh gained this position last year, along with being ordained as a Reform Rabbi at the Hebrew Union College Jerusalem Campus. He is a dynamic speaker and very knowledgeable about Israel and the myriad associated issues of human rights, religious pluralism and democracy in the Jewish state.

(See his CV @ http://www.arza.org/Articles/index.cfm?id=2618)

arza-torahBut wait, there’s more: the Torah destined for the Reform congregation in Sha’ar HaNegev will be brought to Tulsa by Rabbi Weinberg for the weekend! We’re very excited about this opportunity, and want to share it with everyone.

More information and photos can be viewed on the following Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/torateinuarza