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FROMB’NAI THE RABBI HIGHLIGHTS THECALENDAR SYNAGOGUE | CONGREGATION EMUNAH | TULSA | JULY + AUGUST 2019

FIRST FRIDAY SHABBAT AT FLY LOFT DOWNTOWN—SEE PAGE 3


MILESTONES

REALLY SPECIAL

BIRTHS

Daniel S. Kaiman and Marc Fitzerman................. RISE UP SINGING ATB.THE SYNAGOGUERabbis Dr. Elana Newman................................................ President Community singing is like nothing else. We lift each Dr. John Schumann...................................... Vice-President other to a higher place when we takefor part in music-making Ross Heyman. .......... Vice-President Finance/Treasurer with other people. Congregation B’nai EmunahSecretary works to Nancy Cohen. ......................................................... capture this feeling in its participatory concert at the end of Jeremy Rabinowitz......... Synagogue Foundation President each summer. This year’s edition will Sisterhood take place President on Sunday Hillary Roubein. ................................... evening, August 25, and focus of onJewish folk, roots, theLearning music of Sara Levitt..................Director Life and immigration, and Americana. Synagogue Administrator Betty Lehman.............................. Shelli Wright........................................... Preschool Director RiseRalph........................................................... Up Singing differs from other concerts in that Didi Bookkeeper performers are song leaders, not soloists. Every audience Valerie Henderson.........................................Rabbis’ Offices member will receive a folio of lyrics, and the words to each Gwenn RedCorn. ........................................ Co-Receptionist song also be displayed on screen. Hundreds of members Nickiwill Johnson............................................. Co-Receptionist and friends of B’nai Emunah areSisterhood expected Gift to attend. Nancy Cohen. ........................... Shop Chair

Noa Kelly Noshay and Liam Nagda Noshay, twin children of Michael and Sofia Noshay. Mazal tov and many blessings! IN MEMORIAM Robert Paul Lerner Father of Jake and Michael Lerner Marvin Kaiman Grandfather of Rabbi Daniel Kaiman Dr. Tony Tarrasch Brother of Mimi Tarrasch

Leading the singing this year are Synagogue members and BOARD OF DIRECTORS professionals, along with special friends of the congregation. B’nai Emunah is at the corner of 17th and Peoria. The singing Steven Aberson Emily Melton Bolusky begins at 7:00 p.m. and the event is free and open to the Brian Brouse Sharon Cash public. Please note that no reservations are necessary. Randee Charney Nancy Cohen Mark Goldman Barbara Eisen Those who’d like to reserve space for a pre-concert meal Ross Heyman Jake Lerner at 5:45 p.m. should call the Synagogue at (918) 583-7121 Matt Katz Terry Marcum or go online to tulsadeli.org. The meal will be catered by the Jeremy Rabinowitz Dr. Elana Newman Seventeenth Street Deli, B’nai Emunah’s in-house kosher David Sandler, M.D. Debby Raskincan look forward delicatessen. Patrons to artisanal, houseJohn Schumann, M.D. Angela Taubman cured pastrami and corned beef, knishes, Synagogue-baked Unterman Ricki Wimmer pickles, babka,Eva rye bread, dill half-sour and all the traditional

Estelle Aberson Mother of Henry and Steve Aberson and Shelly Narotzky Sister of Rita Zeff and Jerry Katz Harold Stein Husband of Phyllis Stein Father of Deborah Raw

ART FROM THE HEART APPRECIATES YOUR HELP.

accompaniments of aHillary JewishRoubein deli experience. Cost for the meal is $18. Tours of the building will be offered at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for neighbors and friends who would like to know more about Jewish life in Tulsa. Valet parking will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m.

PLEASE DROP YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS OF ARTWORK AT THE SYNAGOGUE.

This year’s edition of Rise Up Singing honors the memory of Sharna and Irvin Frank, long-time leaders of the Tulsa Jewish community and strong supporters of Tulsa and its citizens.

ON THE COVER This black and white photo might not look like much, but it memorializes a key moment in American Jewish history: one of the first Shabbat services in a Jewish summer camp. The year is 1947 and the location is Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, the “mother” of the Ramah camping system and the incubator of a Jewish culture that has held sway for almost 75 years. By consensus, Ramah is the most influential contribution to Jewish life Conservative Judaism has made to date.

THE MESSENGER July + August 2019 - Published Monthly | Bimonthly

CONGREGATION B’NAI EMUNAH 1719 South Owasso Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120 Office: (918) 583‑7121 School: (918) 585‑KIDS Fax: (918) 747-9696 Website: www.tulsagogue.com

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THE JULY CALENDAR OF EVENTS 3

CHALLAH BAKING

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DELI + BOOK BINGO

Find us in the kitchen on the first Wednesday of every month prepping dough to be freshly baked into challah for Shabbat. This monthly workshop is designed to make the beauty of baking fresh bread accessible to all. We’ll walk through the process step by step, so that you can be confident in the challah you will bring to your Shabbat table. Please call Valerie at the Synagogue at (918) 583-7121 to reserve your space at the kneading table. Space is limited, so please call early. No cost to anyone. Workshop begins at 6:00 p.m.

It’s been ten years since Booksmart Tulsa started hosting author events in our city. We can think of no better way to celebrate than one fantastic party. Brisket (pastrami or corned beef) + Bingo (every dinner ticket includes two bingo cards) + Beer (local craft beer at cash bar) + Books! We think this is what it means to call ourselves the People of the Book. Visit tulsadeli.org/booksmart10 to make your reservations. Cost is $25 per adult for an evening of fun. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.

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FIRST FRIDAY DOWNTOWN

SHABBAT FOR EVERYONE

In the heart of the Tulsa’s Arts District, we welcome all to join us for a celebration of Shabbat. A short musical service followed by reflective learning provides a welcome respite as we close out the week. It all gets started at 6:30 p.m. in the Fly Loft, which is just above the Woody Guthrie Center. Look for the sign on the west side of the building.

With open doors and open arms, welcoming Shabbat with community is a wonderful way to start your weekend. An optional communal meal accompanies this service so that your Shabbat can be truly restful and restorative. No reservation is needed for the service at 7:00 p.m. But please call or visit our website to make your meal reservations.

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AUGUST CALENDAR

SUMMER LEARNING SERIES BEGINS

Summer is a wonderful time to open ourselves up to new ideas and dive into new learning projects. The Synagogue’s Summer Learning Series begins on Monday, July 8, at 7:00 p.m. and will meet every Monday for the rest of the month. This summer, Rabbi Kaiman will be teaching a series called Jewish Perspectives on Reproductive Freedom. See page 9 for more information on the topic. Registration is free for Synagogue members and just $18 for everyone else. Visit tulsagogue.org or call our office at (918) 583-7121 so that we can plan for your participation.

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The next book up for discussion by the Book Club is A Woman is No Man by Etam Ruf. This highly acclaimed novel tells the story of a Palestinian woman’s encounter with domestic violence, assimilation, and patriarchal society. This discussion will be led by Roxanne Imeson. The Book Club will be at 10:00 a.m. at the JCC.

BIBI-DIBI

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Crawling? Barely walking? Not yet talking? There’s a place for you in our circle at Bibi-Dibi. It’s a monthly Shabbat gathering for babies and their families. We sing songs, play games, and share in a beautiful Shabbat dinner. We see this as a wonderful way to build your own family traditions. While no reservation is necessary for the 6:00 p.m. celebration, we do ask that you make reservations if you plan to join us for the meal. Visit our website or call our office to let us know you’re coming!

CHALLAH BAKING

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Jewish Perspectives on Reproductive Freedom Begins Monday, July 8 with Rabbi Dan Kaiman.

PLEASE DONATE YOUR PHOTOS AND

Call (918) 583-7121 to register.

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FROM RABBI FITZERMAN

AUGUST CALENDAR [CONT.]

WONDERS OF THE WORLD

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Shipworms are not my go-to creatures. They’re actually nobody’s go-to creatures, unless you’re a scientist studying shipworms. For as long as there has been wood in water (ships, docks, pilings, and buoys), shipworms have been boring destructive holes, digesting the cellulose, and destroying the wood. If you were an ancient mariner zipping across the Mediterranean, the last thing you wanted to see was a hole beneath the waterline, and the sickly telltale gray of a shipworm. For all I know, it’s the same at Grand Lake.

TISHA B’AV

The ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av is a special time for remembrance and reflection about the tragedies that have befallen the Jewish People throughout history. Members of our community will gather for readings, words and stories to recall our people’s past and the great sadness of tragedy. Reflecting on themes of trauma and hate, we will screen the documentary Keep Quiet, which tells the story of Csanád Szegedi, an anti-Semitic far-right Hungarian .politician who discovers his own connection to Judaism. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Forgive me if I take you one step further. Just this week, I dropped into an article about a new kind of shipworm with a peculiar appetite. Anything about appetite is interesting to me; it surely wasn’t the word “shipworm.” This little guy is Lithoredo abatanica, and it is making waves (ha!) in scientitific circles. Because of an interesting intersection in bacterial biology, it is actually able to “digest” stone. With a mouth at one end and a shipworm tush at the other, it fastens onto an outcropping of rock. In goes the stone, out comes the sand. I saw the tubules this worm cuts in stone. They looked to be about two inches across.

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SHABBAT FOR EVERYONE | DIDI RALPH

This is our opportunity to honor Didi Ralph on her twenty-year career at B’nai Emunah, where she has been an important member of the Synagogue’s professional family. See the article on page 9 for details.

That, in itself, seems like a miracle. But all over Rabbiland, people like me are no doubt thinking about the worm, Shamir. That’s the legendary creature in traditional Jewish sources which cut stone for the Temple without metal tools. The architects of the Temple carried Shamir to their quarries and watched as it cut and dressed the building blocks of the Temple. Shipworms have little visual appeal, but I confess that Shamir has always been a rock star (ha!) for me.

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RISE UP SINGING

We’ll begin with an edition of the Seventeenth Street Deli and then head right in to our annual summer concert of singable music from the American songbook. This summer’s gathering will focus on the music of immigration. See the article on page 2 for details.

And the rhymes in this story give us a good idea about how the phenomena of nature give rise to the miracles of religion. Our ancestors properly regarded their world as wondrous. Gargantuan, threatening swarms of insects. Heroes with the strength of ten. Worms that actually devoured stone. And they drew these phenomena into a religious imagination which rooted all of these facts in a Unifying Force. Each one spoke the same thunderous words: God is One; there is no other. And they wrapped this revelation in a moral framework so that we would recognize God in all creation and minimize the hurt that we do to one another. Lithoredo abatanica became Shamir, an embodiment of peaceful, transformative change that turned the raw material of the quarry into a place of God’s presence and in-gathering.

Sisterhood Book Club on August 4

There is no greater miracle than a stone-eating shipworm, and no greater miracle than the worm, Shamir.

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SISTERHOOD NEWS | JANET DUNDEE

UPCOMING (CONCLUDED) ANNUAL MEETING

VOLUNTEER FOR IRON GATE

Sunday morning, June 2, was an especially joyful morning. Nearly ninety members of Sisterhood and friends met for Sisterhood’s Annual Meeting and Brunch.

Sarah-Anne Schumann has been very happy with the response from volunteers to serve breakfast on the last Sunday morning of every month. Here is your opportunity to join in this important and fun project. Simply get in touch with Sarah-Anne at hennschu@gmail.com and sign up for the Sunday Morning Iron Gate Crew. All that is required is that you are over 13 years old and available from 8:15 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Sarah-Anne will need a team for the last Sundays in July and August.

In addition to the yummy meal, those attending were delighted by Alice Blue and Rabbi Fitzerman’s introduction of this year’s Woman of Valor, Nancy Cohen. Using the appropriate metaphor of sweet bakery items, they were able to bring forward all the very special qualities which are part of Nancy’s personality and volunteer work for Sisterhood and for the Synagogue.

BOOK CLUB The very successful Sisterhood Book Club program has a new date and a new book for everyone.

In her remarks, Nancy drew a heartfelt picture of her mother, from whom she learned the value and joy of volunteering, friendship, and family. Nancy expressed gratitude for the support she has received from her husband, Harvey, and her three sons, Bryan, Jordan, and Kenny. A round of applause and a standing ovation followed Nancy’s speech.

On Sunday, August 4, the Book Club will meet to discuss A Woman is No Man. Roxanne Imeson will lead the discussion. Watch for more information in the Synagogue e-mail blast.

Randee Charney, Vice President of Membership, presented the slate of officers and board members for the coming two years. All were elected. Dr. Jan Finer, outgoing President of Sisterhood, reported on the many special programs which Sisterhood has undertaken during the past two years, thanking those who have taken leadership roles or who attended Sisterhood events.

ROCKING THE CRADLE Joan Neidell probably has the best volunteer job ever! For several years, Joan has greeted new parents and new babies with a gift from Sisterhood: a special book to keep a record of all the important “firsts” and experiences in the baby's life.

Hillary Roubein, incoming President, presented Jan with a gift for the tremendous work she has done on behalf of the organization. She also greeted the new officers and board members. The Treasurer’s Report was given on behalf of Mona Smith by Kristi Tarabolous, incoming Treasurer. The Sisterhood’s annual gift to the Religious School of $10,000 has been turned over to the school and the treasury remains healthy.

Joan reports with the greatest of pleasure that she has visited with the following Synagogue parents: Meagan and Ryan Dickinson; Meredith and Colby Craig; Emily and David Fisher; Kate and Mark Freudenheim; Kelsey and Noah Krohner; Julie and Mitchell Rotman; Iris and David Sandler; Lauren and Hart Gellman; Kara Joy Perry-McKee and Gene Perry; and Sara and Matt Levitt.

See details below about upcoming programs and the renewal of membership in Sisterhood.

Although there are usually no secrets about who has a baby on the way, Joan reminds us all to contact Rabbi Kaiman with news of the newborn.

KICKING OFF THE YEAR

NEW MERCHANDISE

Randee Charney, Vice President of Membership, reminds all women that a membership letter will be arriving in late July or early August, soliciting renewal of membership or the joining of new members. Save the date of September 5, for the actual Kick-Off event for the coming year. Go straight to your calendar and set that date aside. Details to follow.

Elsewhere in this issue, you'll see a photo of the new tallit/kippot sets received in the Gift Shop. These sets come directly from Israel. Wouldn’t you like to own such a beautiful set, or give one to a friend or family member? Contact Nancy Cohen to reserve your tallit/kippot set. And remember, shopping at the Sisterhood Gift Shop not only supports Sisterhood but also allows Sisterhood to support the Religious School with its annual gift of $10,000. 6


RABBI DANIEL KAIMAN

ONE SMART GUY

LIGHTNING PROTOCOL

BOOKSMART/MAGIC CITY ON JULY 14

I love summer camp. As a kid, I would spend ten months of the year looking forward to summer. And now that I’m “all grown up,” I still look forward to the experience of spending time in nature, immersed in Jewish community and engaged in community building. This June, I spent a week at Camp Ramah in the Rockies. The first few days of my visit were staff training, and then we had a chance to welcome campers into the experience.

For ten years, our friend Jeff Martin has made life better in Tulsa by working as our best cultural entrepreneur. One after another, the smartest and most interesting authors in the country have visited Tulsa, many of them ending up with us for a night at the Synagogue. Booksmart/Magic City will celebrate its tenth anniversary on the evening of July 14. We’ll start with the Seventeenth Street Deli at 6:00 p.m., with Book Bingo afterwards. See page 3 for details.

Ramah in the Rockies is a very unique place. The staff is creative. The Jewish life is vibrant. And kids learn real skills about what it means to be exposed to the outdoors. One of the most interesting things that can happen during the course of a stay up at camp is a process called Lightning Protocol. The policy is perfectly obvious—when there is lightning outside, and the storm is deemed threatening, everyone has to get indoors. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the game tent or the bathroom. When lightning protocol is in effect, you simply stay in place and wait out the storm. The idea seems simple enough. But the result is something truly remarkable for the camp community. Of course, the protocol is in place to ensure safety. Yet, the secondary benefit is the random way in which you are forced to get to know someone for a set period. You don’t really have a choice. Lightning strikes, and while you wait out the storm, there’s plenty of time to kibbitz. People whose paths might never have crossed get to know each other as they pass the time. And the result is a set of strong relationships that really galvanize the camp community. We tend to live routine lives. Our interactions are regular and expected. It is increasingly rare that we can connect with someone surprising or unexpected. Lightning protocol prompts this type of interaction. But we shouldn’t have to wait for an act of nature in order to meet new people, though too often this is the case. Rather, I think we could all use a little prompt to spark conversation with a new face. It may be awkward or uncomfortable. But by forcing ourselves to spend time with one another, we build strong and healthy relationships that are the backbone of community. While we don’t exactly have a lightning protocol back here in Tulsa, we do have an opportunity to continue to build a strong and vibrant community by meeting someone new, introducing ourselves, and passing the time. It can be difficult, but if we weather the storm, the result will be a stronger community.

New tallitot and kippot at the B’nai Emunah Sisterhood Gift Shop.

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FROM EVA UNTERMAN

JEWISH LIT. 101

SUMMING UP

YIDDISH

Dear Rabbi Fitzerman, Rabbi Kaiman, and B’nai Emunah Board of Directors,

There are many great treasures of our shared heritage. One such trove of material is the work of Yiddish poets, who produced enchanting and riveting reflections. In their most productive moments, Yiddish poets found audiences on the pages of Jewish community periodicals and newsletters. In an effort to connect our community to the communities that have come before us, we have decided to dedicate space in the Messenger for the publication of Yiddish poetry. Some of the selections will be contemporary; others will be representative of various time periods. But we hope this material provokes reflection, new ways of thinking, and a rich connection to our cultural predecessors.

On the last day of WW II in Europe, May 8, 1945, I was liberated in Terezin at age 12. For a long time, I did not speak of the horrors that I remembered, having been imprisoned for five years in the Lodz Ghetto and several concentration camps. In the 1970s, I realized that it was my duty as a child survivor to commemorate and teach about the Sho’ah. Never did I think that I would be honored with a prestigious award for doing that which I considered as my personal obligation. My most sincere thanks to all who worked hard to make the Touro Award event such a beautiful and festive occasion for my family and me. The support for continued Holocaust Education and the friendship that I felt from everyone present at the ceremony is a memory that I will treasure for the rest of my life.

For Not Lost Is the Hope by Itshak Katsenelson For not lost is the hope of a tree, even when already cut and felled it grows again and blooms without an end— The sprouting will not stop.

Sincerely, Eva K. Unterman

PROUD!

And when the root gets old amid the dust and if the root has ceased to live deep in the earth—

Congratulations to Sara Levitt, Synagogue Director of Jewish Life and Learning, who has just completed a two-year fellowship with MTEI, the Mandel Teacher Leadership Institute. The fellowship is a highly selective program that recognizes emerging educators who are likely to become thought leaders in the Jewish world.

it only has to sense a bit of water in the depths to bloom again completely, it blooms and gives a cutting— like every planting…

Mazal tov to Synagogue Board member Ricki Wimmer, who has just ascended to the position of the CEO of the Tulsa YMCA. The organization conducted a national search and attracted dozens of able candidates. We salute Ricki on another milestone in a stellar career. Kudos to Sabrina Darby, who has been chosen to join the incoming class of Leadership Tulsa, one of Tulsa's primary vehicles for young leadership training. Sabrina already has a substantial career in volunteerism, and we wish her well on this new endeavor.

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FEATURED EVENTS AT THE SYNAGOGUE SUMMER LEARNING SERIES

SYNAGOGUE TO HONOR DIDI RALPH

Summer is in full swing. The kids are off at camp. It never seems to get dark. Life can sometimes feel a little freer during the summer. All of this means that summertime is the perfect opportunity to dive into a new book, start a new project, or explore ideas you haven’t had the time to investigate.

“Come in peace and go forth in peace.” B’nai Emunah will honor that principle on the evening of Friday, August 16, at the Synagogue. The congregation will salute the service of Didi Ralph, who has been a beloved staff member for twenty years and will soon go on to the next part of her life.

This summer, the Synagogue would like to help you on your journey of summer learning with the Synagogue Summer Learning Series. For four weeks in July, you’ll have the opportunity to sit with fellow learners and explore one of the most pressing political and religious conversations of our moment.

Didi first came to the Synagogue in 1999, during a difficult period of dislocation. Services were held for two years at All Souls Unitarian Church, which graciously offered its facilities without charge. This arrangement was struck so that the reconstruction of B’nai Emunah could proceed without undue delay. Meanwhile, the staff officed at the Bank of Oklahoma building at Lewis and 21st, thanks to another supportive relationship.

Take a look at the rise of legislation restricting a woman’s right to choose and the increasingly vocal debate about women’s reproductive rights happening in our court systems. These are conversations we hear about all the time. And it can be hard to navigate these debates as political and religious rhetoric seem to stumble over one another. An added complication comes from a reading of shared religious texts in ways that might not accord with other ways to understand the Bible.

Didi quickly took charge of the congregation’s books and walked B’nai Emunah into the age of digital bookkeeping. More than that, she has been a very public face of the Synagogue, resolving problems with speed and sensitivity, and providing a point of contact for many of B’nai Emunah’s members. Even as the congregation shifts financial gears, it wishes to pay tribute to Didi and her work. Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m., with a Klay Kodesh Shabbat celebration at 7:00 p.m.

All of this means to understand these issues more fully; it would be helpful to take a closer look. That’s why Rabbi Kaiman will be teaching a course called Jewish Perspectives on Reproductive Freedom this summer.

No reservation is needed for the service, but please call (918) 583-7121 or go online at tulsagogue.com to make your reservation for dinner. Much joy to Didi on the many years ahead!

Beginning on July 8 at 7:00 p.m., and continuing every Monday until the end of July, students are invited to investigate this issue through the lens of Jewish text, tradition, and community. With healthy and respectful discourse framing out the conversation, this is an opportunity to learn from each other and the wisdom of the tradition. You can register from the Summer Learning Series by calling the Synagogue office at (918) 583-7121 or visiting www.tulsagogue.com. Registration is free for Synagogue members and just $18 for members of the broader community.

An English Word That Sounds like Yiddish:

milkvetch But it's really a perennial that grows on rolling hills and resembles the common garden sweetpea.

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RISE UP SINGING SUMMER SONGFEST AT THE SYNAGOGUE SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2019 DELI DINNER AT 6:00 p.m. + FREE CONCERT AT 7:00 p.m. peoria at seventeenth street | Valet Parking

Dinner ReservationS: (918.583-7121) oR tulsagogue.com

Concert in memory of Sharna and Irvin Frank


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Book of Remembrance Please use this form to advise us of those names which should be included in the 5780 edition of our Yizkor Book. Print carefully and please list husbands and wives on the same line. Those with names on record should simply call Valerie Henderson at (918) 583-7121 to confirm their inclusion for the upcoming holidays.

Please enclose a check for $36 for the first eight lines of names on your list and a discretionary amount for any additions. Your name line, as it should appear: ______________________ Your phone number: ___________________ Send to CBE, 1719 South Owasso, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120 by September 2. Our thanks to The Zarrow Families for supporting the publication of our Yizkor Book.


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5:30 PM Service 6:00 PM Bibi-Dibi 8:22 PM Candles 8:42 PM Sunset

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Torah: Hukat

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9:00 AM Altamont Packing 4:00 PM Hebrew Lab 5:30 PM Service 6:30 PM First Day of Midrasha

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Torah: Eikev

8:30 AM Siddur Study 9:00 AM Shabbat Service 8:00 PM Closing Service 8:15 PM Havdalah

Torah: Re’eh


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SYNAGOGUE Altamont Bakery Fund

Molly and Dr. Sheldon Berger Evelyn and Roy Jones Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation

Ann Beerman Flower and Garden Fund Estelle Finer

Anne Zarrow Courtyard Fund Karen Neuwald

Sharna Frank Music Fund

Mizel Family Philanthropic Fund

Sidney & Jenny Brouse Family Shabbat and Holiday Fund

Bette and Wynn Wozobski

Susan and Jerry Sokol

Morris and Toby Fell Landscaping Fund Rita Levit

Rabbi Arthur D. Kahn, D.D., Culture Fund

Bonnie and George Kennedy Jill and Howard Mizel

B’nai B’rith Youth Education Fund

Rabbi Daniel S. Kaiman Discretionary Fund

Donna and Gary Dundee Friends of Zoe Finer Phyllis Raskin

Camp Ramah Scholarship Fund Sandra Klein

Dorothy and Joe Katz Senior Adult Fund

Brenda and Jerome Katz Norma, Luther, CJ and Evan King Janet and Ken Levit Merle Mitzmacher Elaine and Jerry Muhlberg Betsy Nash Linda and M. Dean Snider Trust Company of Oklahoma Barbara and Dave Sylvan Carolyn and Joe Westervelt Janice and Philip Wilner Bette and Wynn Wozobski

Education Endowment Fund Sharon Neuwald

Josh Price Memorial Fund Robyn and David Price

Bette and Wynn Wozobski

Lenny Seigel Playground Equipment Fund

Bikur Cholim

Debbie and Barry Lederman

Schlanger-Blend Kitchen Fund

Nancy and Harvey Cohen Janet Dundee and Jeff Darby Gale Mason Rebeca Shalom and Rabbi David Kaiman Julie and Mitchell Rotman Dr. Jacqueline and Eric Scholl Phyllis Stein

Rabbi Marc Boone Fitzerman Discretionary Fund Anita Pesch and Andrew Brimer and Family Kathe and Morris Brown Mary Cantrell and Jason Brimer Gale Mason Stephanie and Dr. Stan Pastor Julie and Mitchell Rotman Randice and Marc Simon Bette and Wynn Wozobski

Rose Borg Sukkah Fund

Rosalyn Borg (St. Louis) and Family Leah Friedman Elaine and Allan Jeffy

Sam Plost Matzah Fund

Lou, Kathe, Mike and Susan Stekoll

Barbara and Dave Sylvan

Janet Dundee and Jeff Darby

Synagogue General Fund

Judith and Dr. Jeff Alexander Linda and Adam Anderson Ann and Ernest Bettencourt O’Neil Cobb Kim and Rob Coretz Barbara and Mark Friedman Bette and Michael Graves Frieda Grossbard The Guterman Family Foundation Cassandra Hawkins Scarlet Henley Vicki and Dr. David Hurewitz Rebecca Joskey and Steve Rankin Elaine Kahn Rebecca Lankford Rita Levit Sara and Matt Levitt Terry and Andy Marcum Carol Miller Cheryl and Greg Myers Arthur Plutzer Jolene Sanditen Darryl Sartwell Dana Goldberg Shapiro Irene Silberg Tulsa Area United Way Randi Weingarten Michelle and Clark Wiens Tona and Ron Willhoite Woodrum Tate & Associates

Touro Award, in honor of Eva Unterman Karen and Alex Goldberg Elaine and Allan Jeffy Dr. Anne and Ilan Kozlowski Jackie and Art Lasky


CONTRIBUTIONS [CONTINUED] Touro Award, in honor of Eva Unterman (continued) Donna Matles Karen Neuwald Jan and Jerry Potash Elizabeth and Jeffrey Rambach Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation

The Religious School Fund Board of Directors Sara and Matt Levitt

In Loving Memory Estelle Aberson Ann Beerman Ruth Lenske Borg Eleanor Brimer Manuel Brown Joann Darby

Nathan Dundee Paula Finer Rabbi Goldsmith Otto Hart Dr. Allan Hurst Richard Jacobson Marcia Borg Jankowsky Beverly Ruth Soclof Kaiman Sol Kaiman Dorothy Katz Aaron Kirsch Leah Kraus Ludwig Kraus Nettie Lederman Norma Marcum Henry Melville Mason Rita Joyce Mason Charlotte Miller Albert Mizel Harriet Mizel Gretl Neuwald Nate Norris

Jean Panken Josh Price Irving Shalom Irving Simon Harold Stein Raymond Stekoll Leza Sylvan Seymour Taxon

In Honor Of

David Biespiel Nancy Cohen, Woman of Valor Toby Fell, on her birthday Zoe Finer, on her graduation from University of Michigan Rabbi Marc Boone Fitzerman Rabbi Daniel Shalom Kaiman Rabbis Fitzerman and Kaiman, on Lior Levitt’s bris Sara and Matt Levitt, on the birth of Lior Levitt Elana Newman Dr. Trent Rosenbloom Eva Unterman

FIRST FRIDAY AT FLYLOFT JULY 5 and AUGUST 2 PLEASE JOIN US FOR A SHABBAT EXPERIENCE OF MUSIC AND MEANING.

Please call the Office for your Preschool tour this summer. We’d love to have you meet Director Shelli Wright!


YAHRTZEIT CALENDAR­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ — 28 SIVAN THROUGH 28 TAMUZ 28 Sivan - Monday, July 1 Steve Averbach Arthur Bernstein Lila Freidlin Vera Morse Hyman Smith 29 Sivan - Tuesday, July 2 Dr. Murray Cash Jacob N. Fell Mary Jacobson Milton Oberstein Dr. James J. Stovin Esther Kafeman Wolman 30 Sivan - Wednesday, July 3 Benjamin Alexander Janice Jankowsky Zwe Reibman Ella Wolf 1 Tamuz - Thursday, July 4 Lottie Goldstein Yehuda Kraus Gertrude Betty Naron Max Olesker Ellen Singer Edna Smith 2 Tamuz - Friday, July 5 Louis Hoffman 3 Tamuz - Saturday, July 6 Rose Appleton Harry Cohen Meyer Green Edward Albert Levy 4 Tamuz - Sunday, July 7 Harry Freedman 5 Tamuz - Monday, July 8 Edward D. Abrams David Arcader Rose Cohen Herman Davis Oscar Moses Fischback Annie Geeteh Minnie Green Jay Alan Lebow 6 Tamuz - Tuesday, July 9 Estelle Borochoff Basja Dundee Jacob Jankofsky Max Klein Morris B. Zoblotsky

7 Tamuz - Wednesday, July 10 Meyer Bernstein Rose Foonberg Barney Friedman Tony Gonzales Lillian Kother Henry Herbert Leff Mae Koenig Levit 8 Tamuz - Thursday, July 11 Lena Kravetz Fanny Mizel Lena Moskowitz 9 Tamuz - Friday, July 12 Mildred Flaxman 10 Tamuz - Saturday, July 13 Edward Philip Kirschner George R. Travis Joseph Weinstein Samuel Winikoff 11 Tamuz - Sunday, July 14 Eleanor Alexander Freida Dragiff Dorothy Stiefel Falk Martin Farfel Bill Glazer William Glazer Jeff Levinson Elizabeth Rosenberg Nathan Zeff Thelma Zeldich 12 Tamuz - Monday, July 15 Curtis Green Myer Myers Sylvia Prescott Celia Rosenthal Ira E. Sanditen Phillip H. Stekoll Freda Weisman 13 Tamuz - Tuesday, July 16 Sarah Herman Bernard Mandlebaum Shirley Robin Riva Leya Stekoll 14 Tamuz - Wednesday, July 17 Neil Magoon Rebecca Mizel Jessie Ann Rabkin David M. Spector

15 Tamuz - Thursday, July 18 Israel Brodsky Geraldine Cohen Samuel Futterman Louis Guller Manfred Katz Walter Kessler David Rich Albert Tureck 16 Tamuz - Friday, July 19 Beverly Goldberg Axelrod David J. Bloch Pearl Borochoff Talley Milton Cohen

22 Tamuz - Thursday, July 25 Sarah N. Arcader Audrey Ginsberg Jacob Gralla Bobbi Marks Saper Irma Zimmerman 24 Tamuz - Saturday, July 27 Shirley L. Geffen Joan Jankowsky Dubin Norman Levick Samuel H. Minsky Carol Wolitarsky Zarrow 25 Tamuz - Sunday, July 28 Evelyn Alexander Bertha Hirsch Genya Reichman George D. Roberts Hyman M. Rotman Dr. Herschel Rubin Cyrus Sokol Eva Webber Fannie Wittels

17 Tamuz - Saturday, July 20 Freda Berry Julius Pinchev Jack Schlanger Toby Sternfield Regina Vilmaire 18 Tamuz - Sunday, July 21 Merel Broide Tom Gridley Carol Saveth Dora Schwartzberg 19 Tamuz - Monday, July 22 Mitsu Cohen Pola Farina Aaron J. Kahan Marvin Eli Lebow Nicole Abend Nenon Ronald Philip Richmond Celia B. Zeligson 20 Tamuz - Tuesday, July 23 Mildred Bermack Marvin F. Goldstein Alda F. Haskell Hyman Jacobson Claude Rosenstein Naomi Skuy

26 Tamuz - Monday, July 29 Ruth Marcum 27 Tamuz - Tuesday, July 30 Ida (Garber) Harkavy Anna Dean Jones Alex Karchmer Joe Miller Sadie Moran Nathan Narotzky Dora Miller Roberts Helen Rosenstein 28 Tamuz - Wednesday, July 31 Gerson Apt Irving Arbital William Berry Donald Webber

21 Tamuz - Wednesday, July 24 Pauline Beerman Louis Lasky Ethel Miller Robert Charles Morse Mildred Hope Sokol Erna Catherine Sommers Jay Sylvan

May their souls be bound up in the bond of life everlasting. Please note that each yahrtzeit begins at sunset on the day before the date listed.

Mazal tov from all of us to

ELIOT MATHEWS & REBECCA LEVIT on rising to the leadership of Tulsa BBYO We are so proud of your achievement!


THE SYNAGOGUE

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CONGREGATION B’NAI EMUNAH

Tulsa, Oklahoma Permit No. 587

1719 South Owasso Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120 P.O. Box 52430 Tulsa, Oklahoma 74152

YAHRTZEIT CALENDAR­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ — 29 TAMUZ THROUGH 30 AV 29 Tamuz - Thursday, August 1 Gershon Fenster Minnie Milner Sam Sotonoff 1 Av - Friday, August 2 Isaac J. Bortel Mottel Ch. Fell Leah Keller John Moskowitz Lillian W. Roberts David Rubin Fred Skuy Emily Smith Ezzie Springer Larry Zankel Allen Zeff 2 Av - Saturday, August 3 Samuel M. Fadem Ann Wyatt Harding Sylvia Kahn Sarah Frances Lhevine Bertha Serlin Max Silberg Lillian Viner 3 Av - Sunday, August 4 Harry Gershow Hugo Herman Kaiser Naomi Ruth Kravetz Hanna Ungerman 4 Av - Monday, August 5 Kris Cooper 5 Av - Tuesday, August 6 James E. Ballew Sam Dittman Max Kriegsman Olga Miller Jacob L. Sherman 6 Av - Wednesday, August 7 Dr. Louis Lipnick Arthur N. Phillips Lucille Sobel 7 Av - Thursday, August 8 Joseph C. Freed Sam Manes Betty Mizel Sam Mizel David Lee Murphy Esther Prussack Marcelino Rosas Rose Schlanger

9 Av - Saturday, August 10 Diane Chariton Lotte Kahn Judith I. Kleiner Muriel Seidler Betty Lamm Simon Joseph Strauss Alice Strauss Sonia Warshaw Schwartz

16 Av - Saturday, August 17 Joseph Cleary Anna Fitterman Rabecca Lieberman Sandow O. Ruby Lottie Schwarz Danny Melvin Shapiro Sarah Singer Sam Sitrin

10 Av - Sunday, August 11 Phyllis Brodsky Jan Degen Sarah Dritch Herman Eckstein Sarah Frieden Gelfand Charlotte Zoblotsky

17 Av - Sunday, August 18 Lionel Cohen Nebye Morgan Abraham Singer Edith Weinberg

11 Av - Monday, August 12 Hyman Blackman Victor David Harry Moskowitz Faigeh Nadel Chasye Riva Sorokin Abraham M. Sorokin 12 Av - Tuesday, August 13 Ida F. Bloch Emma Bobrow Isidore Krasne 13 Av - Wednesday, August 14 Ida Blufston Sharon Bode-Hempton Sadie Nanette Cohen Nancy Schoenfield Burton Seletsky Esther Emma Youngheim 14 Av - Thursday, August 15 Minnie Bernbaum Lee F. Brody Joseph Panken 15 Av - Friday, August 16 Rachel Aberson Orpa Fucs Bar Meyer O. Dritch W.A. Estlin Anna Fedman Syna Leah Fischbein Yetta Kassel Steven Lederman Abraham Stolov

18 Av - Monday, August 19 Pola Baum Arthur Hansen Eva Landa Meyer Rozen Louis Saveth Morris Weissbord 19 Av - Tuesday, August 20 Kenneth Malcolm Axelrod Benjamin Schlanger John Schwarz Herman Storch 20 Av - Wednesday, August 21 Marvin Dorskin Margaret Ferrell Aaron Taxon Maynard Ungerman 21 Av - Thursday, August 22 Max Kosloff Ralph Levin Meyer Moran Lillian Goldberger Price Frieda Siegal Henry Vinick 22 Av - Friday, August 23 Abe Abend Isaac Javaherian Fradel (Fannie) Selinger Libby Singer

Frank W. Patterson Myer L. Roberts Frances Schneirow Pearl B. Sellinger Nathan Zeff 24 Av - Sunday, August 25 Mamie Blum Dorothy Kessler 25 Av - Monday, August 26 Klara Kohlhagen Sophie Kriegsman Delphine Rozen Sam Viner Joseph Yusim Morris Zeligson 26 Av - Tuesday, August 27 Alan Guterman Taube Kahan 27 Av - Wednesday, August 28 Louis David Adelson Billie Grabel Maguy Kaiser Adolph L. Kaplan Howard L. Raskin 28 Av - Thursday, August 29 Lucille Berman Joseph Foreman Robert Greenberg Avram Natan Nacht Dinah (D.G.) Sanditen Sophia Taubman 29 Av - Friday, August 30 Anna Berman Isaac Borg Sophie Eisen Tauben Harry M. Rubin Regina Mary West 30 Av - Saturday, August 31 Edrea Ann Appleton Abraham Greenberg Carolyn Kriegsman Ida Leah Stolov

23 Av - Saturday, August 24 Violet Aaronson Sidney Conan Max Feldman Steven Yale Glazer Gertrude Hart

May their souls be bound up in the bond of life everlasting. Please note that each yahrtzeit begins at sunset on the day before the date listed.

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