Lunch Bunch with Yaakov Klein


May 24 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center


Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center
Isabella Silberg - JFT Director of Programs


Isabella Silberg - JFT Director of Programs

Former Shaliach (1980-1982), Yaakov Klein, will be back in Tulsa for Emissary Alumni Week and will be our guest speaker for the lunch bunch series! 

His topic of conversation is Jewish humor and what it tells us. 

Menu: Chef Itzik Levin, Chair of the Israel Committee, will make an Israeli lunch with different salads, potato burekas, and fruit!

Registration and lunch purchase is required in advance, by May 22.

Read more about Yaakov Klein

Background: Yaakov was born in 1953 in Romania/Hungary, but made aliyah to Israel in 1962. He lives in Ra’anana and is married with three children. 

Social and organizational Psychologist, Coach, humor and communication trainer, Organizational Consultant, group and workshops instructor. Conducts regularly workshops & seminars in Israel and Europe (mainly in Austria).

Founded and leads The Wisdom of the Heart Institute in Israel, which conducts:

  • Coaching and workshops for personal and managerial development (incl. organizational consulting)
  • Interpersonal communication training
  • Workshops and Toolbox for life situations, changes, crises & conflict management.

Areas of expertise:

  • Positive Psychology; Humor and optimism development and training (HC ® – Humor Coaching)
  • Effective Interpersonal communication Training (a.o. social competences, non-violent communication, inter-cultural training)
  • Stress and burnout – effective management & prevention.
  • Emotional Intelligence and “Right Hemisphere Skills” development
  • Leadership and management
  • Pair relations counseling & workshops (More Humor In A Relationship ®
  • Conflict Management & Crisis Intervention (incl. de-escalation strategies)