ABOUT Temple Israel

We are so happy you could join us. Temple Israel is, and has been for 100 years, the 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.

We are a congregation of 375 families and are active participants in Jewish traditions and innovations. We value and embrace: dynamic programming, prayer and spirituality, life-long learning and study, meaningful life-cycle occasions, community connections across the generations, social justice and civic responsibility.

The Temple Israel Family looks forward to warmly welcoming you!

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Wednesday, September 20
Erev Rosh Hashanah | 7:30 p.m.
Sermon by Rabbi Jim Simon, music with Cantor Faith Steinsnyder

Thursday, September 21
Rosh Hashanah | 10:00 a.m. 
Sermon by Rabbi Jim Simon, music with Cantor Faith Steinsnyder

Rosh Hashanah Children's Service | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Led by Rabbi Simon, Cantor Steinsnyder and Stephanie Marshall in the Sanctuary, this service is especially geared for families with babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and young elementary school children. Grandparents are welcome to join us, too! We will have special music, a story by Rabbi Simon and our special High Holy Day Family prayer book. If you have any kind of shofar, please bring it so you can join us on the bimah at the end of the service to welcome the New Year with a thunderous blast from 100 shofarot. Service followed by apples and honey and a children’s activity.

Friday, September 22
Shabbat Shuvah Evening Service | 7:30 p.m.

Music with Cantor Faith Steinsnyder
Join Rabbi Simon and Cantor Faith for a spirited Shabbat service followed by a tasty Oneg. Everyone is invited to join us.

Sunday, September 24
Kever Avot Memorial Service | 11:00 a.m.
Rose Hill Cemetery

Tashlich at LaFortune Park Community Gardens | 12:30 p.m.
Tashlich, meaning “to cast away” in Hebrew, is a ceremony in which we rid ourselves of the wrongdoings we committed during the previous year.  We will meet by the garden pond to cast breadcrumbs, our symbolic transgressions, into the water as we think about how we can be better in the coming year. Join in the warmth of community as we usher in the New Year with personal reflection and song.

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