Connecting Jewish Tulsa

What We Do

Community Engagement

Building a strong, proud Jewish community is at the heart of everything we do. From supporting social justice causes that unite us, gathering over an educational program focused on food, or coming together to celebrate an event, we strive towards an inclusive, welcoming, and passionate community.

Community Relations Committee

The Community Relations Committee (CRC) seeks to build bridges of understanding with the general community; promote understanding within the Jewish community as to matters impacting relations with the non-Jewish community; develop programs and materials explaining issues of peace and security for Israel and Jewish communities throughout the world; and promotes equality of opportunity, freedom of religion, separation of church and state, and freedom of thought, opinion, and association.

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch is a monthly all ages educational lunch ‘n learn series where you will “learn a bunch in just one lunch.” Lunch is an additional fee and is optional.

Feeding the Soul

Using food as a vehicle to explore identity, culture, and tradition, participants enjoy food from Tulsa’s restaurants and hear from local chefs about their culinary journey.

Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival

The Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival is a 5-day event each spring in partnership with the Circle Cinema . The festival presents films from around the world that explore common themes of Jewish identity and culture in a variety of genres including comedy, drama, documentary, and narrative cinema. Dates for the 11th Edition of the OKJFF are March 23-27, 2025.

Chaverim Xtreme

Not a Young Jewish Professional anymore but still want to have fun opportunities for educational and social events? Chaverim Xtreme is a new program geared towards Gen X’ers ages 40 - 65 to gather and build community.

Ensuring the Jewish Future

The Jewish Federation of Tulsa reaches all ages with educational, innovative programming for infants, youth, teens, young adults, and not-so-young adults. Engaging and educating our next generation of leaders by building Jewish identity—at every step of your Jewish journey.

PJ Library

PJ Library is an international, award-winning Jewish family engagement program designed to strengthen the identities of Jewish families and their relationship to Jewish community. A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library brings Jewish tradition and values to life by delivering high-quality books, music, recipes, and activities to children across the Greater Tulsa area every month. The Jewish Federation of Tulsa goes a step further and offers special PJ Library programming bringing families with young children together for family-fun events, to build community, learn, and grow. PJ Library welcomes all Jewish families, whatever your background, knowledge, family makeup, or observance. If you are a parent, grandparent, or guardian of a Jewish Tulsa area child between the ages of six months and eight years, we encourage you to join!


JMoms is a group for Jewish moms with children 18 or younger to develop community with other moms. JMoms provides moms with support and a safe space to share, learn, reflect, and hear from one another about the challenges of raising Jewish children.

Young Jewish Professionals (YJP)

Tulsa Young Jewish Professionals (YJP) serves as a hub for social and educational activities for Jewish adults ages 21-40. YJP is where the next generation of young leaders go for Jewish growth and social opportunities in Tulsa.


BBYO is the leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. For 100 years, BBYO has provided exceptional identity enrichment and leadership development experiences for hundreds of thousands of Jewish teens. Tulsa has two active chapters. Feenberg-Rubin AZA (boys) and Nona Bloch-Salomon BBG (girls). BBYO membership is open to Jewish teens grades 8-12 in the Greater Tulsa area.

Israel and Educational Programs

Council for Holocaust Education

The Council for Holocaust Education assists teachers in the Tulsa area with Holocaust curriculum development, provides education about the Holocaust to the Tulsa community through commemorative events, builds and maintains relationships with interfaith community groups to promote tolerance and acceptance, and partners with other community organizations to support events associated with Holocaust remembrance and education.

Israel Programming

In partnership with the Jewish Agency, the Jewish Federation of Tulsa has been participating in the Shlichut Program (Israel Emissary) for the past 50 years. This outstanding program provides a living connection to Israel. The shlichim (emissary) lives in Tulsa for 2-3 years, educating the Jewish and greater Tulsa community about Israel, and becoming an integral part of our community. The emissary works with local high schools and colleges providing Israel related educational classes, teaches at Camp Shalom, and educates the littles at Mizel Jewish Community Day School.

Pursuing a Just World

Tikkun olam or repairing the world—this core value translates into our everyday work leveraging the strength of our community. Our work includes assisting in emergencies and connecting people to the services they need to be self-sufficient, decrease isolation, and ensure their dignity. Guided by Jewish values, the Jewish Federation of Tulsa participates in numerous drives bettering our community.