About JFT


The mission of the Jewish Federation of Tulsa is to preserve and enhance Jewish life and well-being in Eastern Oklahoma, Israel, and the entire world.

This mission is being addressed by pursuing charitable, humanitarian, cultural, educational, health, and social service needs of the Jewish community as well as engaging in community relations and outreach and providing a variety of services to the broader Tulsa community.

The Jewish Federation of Tulsa is the umbrella for The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art and the Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center


The Jewish Federation of Tulsa was established on October 25, 1938, at the Mayo Hotel by Gershon Fenster, Julius Livingston, Howard Conhaim, Raymond Kravis, Henry Fist, Benedict Lubell, Travis Milsten, Claude H. Rosenstein, and Pug Meyers. The purpose was to informally discuss the problems confronting Tulsa Jewry and what could and should be done about them. The Tulsa Jewish community will always be grateful to these men of vision, wisdom, and Jewish consciousness.

Core Values

The success of the Jewish Federation derives from an engaged Board of Directors, dedicated staff, generous donors, and an abundance of committed volunteers.

Our work is guided by these core values:

  • Kehila – Community
    Fostering a connected and collaborative Jewish community, characterized by respect, empathy, and understanding.
  • Tzedek – Justice
    Continuously improving the quality of life of all Tulsans, as well as our partners in Israel and abroad, through philanthropic giving of our resources and time. 
  • L’Dor V’dor – From Generation to Generation
    Sustaining the culture, traditions, and collective memory of the Jewish people, through innovative intergenerational programming that is meaningful, educational, and fun. 

Our Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The Jewish Federation of Tulsa (JFT) is committed to being a transparent, adaptive, inclusive, and collaborative space.  JFT strives to create a caring, and united community rooted in Jewish values and traditions. We embrace and value differences, such as ethnicity and national origin, religious denomination and spiritual practice, race, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic levels, and mental and physical ability. 

Deepening our understanding of who we are begins with listening to the distinct voices that make up our Tulsa community. JFT has made a commitment to advancing and fostering inclusion and encouraging everyone to participate and understand Jewish life.


2023 – 2025 Officers

Jared Goldfarb, President

Michael Mudd, Vice President

Brad Sanditen, Treasurer

Brian Brouse, Secretary

David Patterson, SMMJA Board Chair

Ed Sherman, Past President

2023 – 2025 Board Members

Klara Bode

Tyler Coretz

Jennifer Joels

Ed Kaplan

Matt Katz

Vyacheslav Khrapak

Jackie Lasky

Michael Lerner

Itzik Levin

Lori Lieb

Mark Lobo

Brae Riley

John Sieler

Norm Simon

Eva Unterman

Zachary Waxman

Jodi Finer Zalk

Permanent Members (Past Presidents)

Brian Brouse

John Clayman

Gloria Estlin

Larry Feldman

Lori Frank

Alex Goldberg

Dr. Myron Katz

Lynn Schusterman


Jon Stolper

Andrew Wolov

Stephen Zeligson


Aida Nozick
Executive Director 

Martha Kelley
Deputy Director of CSJCC

Tracey Herst-Woods
Deputy Director of SMMJA

Holly Hughes
Executive Assistant

Chloe Kirk
Director of Holocaust Education and Community Relations Committee

Shahaf Feinkuchen
Israeli Emissary

Isabella Silberg
Director of Development and Programming

Sandy Sloan
Director of Communications and Development

Stephanie Krautheim
Marketing and Design Specialist

Sarah Winkelman
Digital Marketing

Katherine Jackson
Accounting Associate

Laura Allen
Director of Community Outreach and Membership of CSJCC

Hannah Bakewell
Fitness Manager

Benny Ortiz
Fitness Associate

Shelly Callahan
CSJCC Membership

Sofia Thornblad
Director of Collections & Exhibitions

Greg Falconetti
Director of  Education and Library Services

Charles Taylor
Director of Exhibit Services

Mitchell Medrano
Facilities Manager

Falisha Brown
Front Desk Supervisor

Career Opportunities

No current opportunities 

2022 Annual Report

Please click below to find our 2022 annual report. 

Click Here 


We are always looking to learn and grow. We appreciate your feedback.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please fill out the form below:

Zarrow Campus
2021 E. 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74136