Welcome to Temple Israel

We are so happy you could join us. Temple Israel is – and has been for 100 years – one place in Tulsa where Reform Jews can gather to explore and enrich our Jewish identity. Temple Israel is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. We are a diverse and inclusive community. The Temple Family looks forward to welcoming you.

We are a multi-generational congregation and are active participants in Jewish traditions and innovations. Our 375 families savor the warmth and beauty of Jewish rituals, and are energized by dynamic new concepts in:

  • Programming
  • Prayer and Spirituality
  • Life-Long Learning
  • Life-Cycle Occasions
  • Community Connections
  • Community Responsibility

Services This Week:

Friday, October 2
Pre-Oneg | 5:30 p.m.
TGIS (Thank God It’s Shabbat!) Shabbat & Sukkot Service | 6:00 p.m.
Pre-Oneg starting at 5:30 p.m. Come early for savory snacks to hold you over through the service. A joyful, musical service for all ages at 6 p.m. followed by Shabbat dinner by Just Catering by Orr. $13/adult; RS children and kids under 5 free. RSVP for dinner by contacting Jory at reservations@templetulsa.com or 918-747-1309 by Wed., Sept. 30. Financial assistance is available for those in need, please speak to Klara. Dinner is generously sponsored by The Sharna and Irvin Frank Foundation. Veteran and new members, guests and friends, all are welcome into our Sukkah during this season of rejoicing.

The menu includes: Fall greens salad with balsamic vinaigrette, chicken piccata, roasted red potatoes, grilled vegetables, assortment of fall pies and fresh fruit. Vegan/Vegetarian option – quinoa stuffed peppers, kids – chicken fingers.

Saturday, October 3
Shabbat Morning Service | 10:30 a.m.
Be part of our warm and caring minyan. Participatory prayer, music, Torah reading and study followed by potluck lunch. Bring a dish to share or just bring yourself. We’ll be in the Sukkah weather permitting.

Sunday, October 4
Simchat Torah Service & Celebration | 6:15 p.m.
All are invited at 4:30 p.m. for exciting learning opportunities for adults, parents, teens and children. Come to the sanctuary. We’ll take a close look at the beginning passages of the Torah. The focus of our learning will be, “In The Beginning: A Garden of Study For All Generations.” A festive dinner will take place at 5:30 p.m. including pizza, pasta, and salad courtesy of Andolini’s ($5/adult, RSVP to reservations@templetulsa.com). Our musical Simchat Torah Service and Consecration of new students will begin at 6:15 p.m. followed by Israeli dancing. New Shorashim Religious School students will receive their own mini-Torah and new Hebrew students will receive their own siddur. We will open the Torah for all to see, sing and dance, and enjoy sweets for all by Sweet Tooth!

Chag Sameach from your Temple Israel Family!

apples and honey

L’Shanah Tovah!  Happy New Year!
We look forward to celebrating the High Holidays with you.
Members, guests, and newcomers are welcome.
Please contact the Temple office with any questions.
View the 5776 schedule of services and other information here:
 High Holy Days 5776

Click below to view a High Holy Day Greeting from your Clergy

High Holy Day Greeting