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Oct - Jewish Federation of Tulsa
Tishrei / Cheshvan 5776
October 2015
Fall 2015 Institute Of Adult Jewish Studies
God’s Place in the Classroom
Do Good Everywhere, from Anywhere
october 2015 • tishrei / cheshvan 5776
volume 86 • number 10
Holland Hall presents the 2015 ARTworks gallery
exhibition featuring local artist, Christopher Westfall.
The gallery is open to the public October 19 through November 24,
Monday – Friday, 9am to 4:30pm at Holland Hall’s Holliman Gallery.
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4From the Editor
5What’s Nu? News Briefs by Brian E. Brouse
5Fall 2015 Institute of Adult Jewish Studies
6A City, a Shul and a Ship by Louis Davidson
8God’s Place in the Classroom by Lillian Hellman
9Harvest Lessons by Rabbi Charles P. Sherman
aRTworks kicks off on Sunday, october 18, with the gallery
opening of christopher Westfall’s work and exclusive Patron
Reception in the Walter arts center.
9Mizel Acknowledges Donors
Funds raised from this evening’s gallery sales and Patron sponsorships go toward
supporting arts programming at Holland Hall and provide wonderful opportunities
that are not possible without your support.
13Centennial Year Begins at The Synagogue
To become a patron or learn more about ARTworks, please contact Katie Johnson
at [email protected] or 918.481.1111.
10Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival Returns
12Night of Muses: An Annual Gala Unlike Any Other
14October Community Events
18My Plans for 5776 by Shiri Achiasaf West
19Do Good Everywhere, from Anywhere by Heather Lewin
3 From the Editor
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“I’m so glad I live in a world
where there are Octobers.”
–L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
October has always been one of my favorite months of the year. Fall is my favorite
season, and by October, even the most cynical, weather-weary Oklahoman will
concede that the season has arrived. There’s something crisp about the air. The leaves
are changing colors. It’s time to add an extra blanket to the bed to fight off the slight
chill in the air. It’s time to make my first batch of my mother’s beef stew and my own
fall-favorite---pumpkin spice muffins. I just love October!
In Jewish Tulsa, October has traditionally meant the start of the Institute of Adult
Jewish Studies. For more than two decades, Temple Israel, Congregation B’nai Emunah,
and the Jewish Federation of Tulsa have pooled their resources to provide the highest
quality and best variety of courses for the members of our Jewish community. This
year’s institute begins October 26 and will be held for six consecutive Monday nights.
Be sure to check out the listing of this semester’s classes on the opposite page. If you’ve
never taken an institute class or it’s been a while since you have, I encourage all of
you to see what’s new this semester.
This October marks the second year of the Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival. Begun
last year as a partnership between the Federation, Circle Cinema and The Sherwin
Miller Museum of Jewish Art, the OJFF is back again this year with a variety of
genres that make for a culturally enriching and entertaining experience. Film show
times and descriptions are listed on pages 10–11, plan to attend as many as you can!
There’s even special pricing for a festival pass to see every film!
See … I bet that you, too, are now so glad you live in a world where there are
Happy Fall Y’all,
What’s Nu?
News Briefs
Fed World, the latest local to Global
Federation Update in the last month
reported on the following:
In a live webcast sponsored by Jewish
Federations and the Jewish Council
for Public Affairs, U.S. Energy
Secretary Ernest Moniz defended
the Iranian nuclear agreement and
told viewers that the deal would
allow the U.S. and other countries to
increase attention on Iran’s terrorist
activities. Jewish groups have taken
a range of positions on the Iran deal.
U. S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew,
the highest-ranking Jewish member
of President Obama’s administration, has concerns about what he
sees as the dangers of failing to
approve the Iran agreement. ADL
Executive Director Jonathan Greenblatt explained why his organization
is opposing the deal. Some critics of
the deal wonder if European nations
can be trusted to uphold the key
aspects of the agreements.
Countering the BDS (Boycott,
Divestments and Sanctions) movement on college campuses was the
subject of a conference call convened
by the Federation-funded Israel
Action Network and four participating organizations. On the call,
Federation and JCRC leaders from
47 communities discussed strategies
to address the growing de-legitimization campaigns against Israel
during the upcoming academic year.
Groundbreaking engagement
tactics keep the Chabad movement
thriving while many Jewish organizations see declining participation.
At the upcoming November 2015
General Assembly in Washington
DC, one can explore the national
strategy employed by the Chabad/
Federation partnership and hear
Rabbi David Eliezrie of Chabad
and Dr. Ron Wolfson, an expert in
relational Judaism, discuss what we
can learn from this work.
—Compiled by Brian E. Brouse
FALL 2015
HOUR 1: 7 p.m.
Laughing at Jews / Laughing with Jews Rabbi Marc B. Fitzerman
and Rabbi Dan Kaiman
(Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9)
Sacred Aging Rabbis Karen and Micah Citrin
(Nov. 16. Nov. 23, Nov. 30)
Journey of the Soul (2-hour course) Rabbi Yehuda Weg
A Way into Liturgy Jennifer Selco
When Bad Things Happen to Good People: Danny Kraft
Exploring the Book of Job
My Promised Land Shiri West
(Please read the book prior to the 1st class)
The Sherwin Miller Museum In-Depth Suzie Bogle, Museum Staff &
Judaism in a Broken World: Rachel Gold
Theory and Practice of Change
Beginning Hebrew: Part I Lianne Torianyk
HOUR 2: 8 p.m.
Intro to Judaism: Part I Rabbis Karen and Micah Citrin,
Rabbi Marc B. Fitzerman, and
Rabbi Dan Kaiman
People of the Book: Modern Jewish Poetry Danny Kraft
Israeli Film Shorts & Discussion Shiri West
The Wonderful World of Knitting (for beginners) Renee Kaplan
Functional Fitness: A Class to Prepare the Body Craig Descoteaux
for Every Day, Real World Activities
Intermediate Hebrew: Part I Lianne Torianyk
All classes will be held at the Charles Schusterman JCC – 2021 E. 71 St.
Co-sponsored by: Temple Israel,
Congregation B’nai Emunah and the Jewish Federation of Tulsa
For more information, call Mindy at 918.495.1111.
5 A City, a Shul and a Ship
by Louis Davidson
f , like me , you’re a little squeamish
about taking a claustrophobic ride in
a tilting tram to the top of St. Louis’s
630 foot Gateway Arch, perhaps this
literary visit to the city’s oldest Orthodox
shul will be more up your alley.
In the early years of our country,
St. Louis was the jumping off spot for
settlers heading west. It was where civilized river travel ended and the hazardous
covered wagon journey began. Joseph
Phillipson from Pennsylvania is the
earliest known Jew to have permanently
settled in St. Louis, opening his general
merchandise store in December of 1807.
Phillipson and his brothers were the only
known Jews to live in St. Louis until 1816.
It was twenty years later, 1836, when the
first Jewish religious services were held
by ten men in a little room over Max’s
Grocery and Restaurant. A year later, the
city’s first Jewish congregation was organized, and it survives today as the oldest
Jewish congregation west of the Mississippi River.
From these inauspicious beginnings,
by the 1940s there were close to 50,000
Jews in the Gateway city and nearly 25
Orthodox synagogues alone. For the most
part, these Orthodox congregations did
not have official rabbis of their own. They
followed the model of Eastern European
Orthodox communities where the synagogues were organized and operated by
knowledgeable, and sometimes not-soknowledgeable, lay leaders, all under the
direction of the Chief Rabbi of the city.
Most of those Orthodox synagogues are
now gone; their members, children and
grandchildren have moved to the suburbs,
other cities or assimilated. As a documentary photographer, I am at least fifty years
too late to photograph those wonderful
old buildings. Only a handful of older
Orthodox congregations still exist, and of
those remaining, all but one have moved
into new modern buildings.
Bais Abraham, the oldest Orthodox
congregation still existing in St. Louis,
was founded in 1894 by 25 members in
downtown St. Louis. Although its current
building was built in 1973, its design is
distinctly pre-World War II, retaining
much of the gemutlich charm of its longgone immigrant established forbearer.
For Jews, the name St. Louis is much,
much more than the name of a city that
was once a launching point for westward
bound explorers and settlers. The M.S. St.
Louis is the name of a ship that is central
to one of the most shameful anti-Semitic
acts ever perpetrated by our government and other non-Nazi powers. The
M.S. St. Louis was a 574-foot long diesel
powered ocean cruising ship operated by
Germany’s Hamburg America Line. With
accommodations for 973 passengers, the
ship regularly sailed the trans-Atlantic
route from Hamburg to Nova Scotia, New
York and the West Indies. When the St.
Louis sailed from Hamburg on May 13,
1939, it seemed like a last hope to escape
Nazi persecution for its 937 passengers,
Jewish refugees seeking asylum in Cuba.
Most countries, like the United States,
had strict immigration quotas. Leaving
Germany was not easy. You didn’t just grab
a ticket on the next boat. A visa to enter
another country was required and these
were scarce as hen’s teeth. The refugees on
board the St. Louis had purchased legal
Cuban visas, unaware that a Cuban decree
issued only days before their departure
had retroactively invalidated their landing
permits. Decree 55, issued by the Cuban
government on May 5, drew a distinction
between refugees and tourists by requiring
refugees to have a visa (unobtainable)
while tourists were welcomed without a
visa. The Cuban Director of Immigration,
Manuel Benitez, realizing that Decree 55
did not define the word tourist, decided to
allow refugees into Cuba by calling them
tourists. Benitez made a fortune selling
authentic-looking landing permits to
refugees before they embarked on the St.
Louis. Even though the landing permits
were individually signed by Benitez, an
authorized official of the Cuban government, they were invalidated by Cuban
President Frederico Laredo Bru, who,
along with his cabinet, was jealous of
Benitez’s unshared windfall.
As the St. Louis sailed blissfully to Cuba,
passengers had no idea that they would
not be allowed to disembark in Cuba.
On May 27 when the ship approached
the harbor of Havana, it was instructed
to anchor offshore rather than dock at
the company’s pier. The six days after
dropping anchor were full of intense negotiations between the Cuban government,
the Joint Distribution Committee and the
United States. Telephone records reflect
the situation was thoroughly discussed by
U.S. Cabinet members including Secretary
of State Cordell Hull and Secretary of the
Treasury Henry Morgenthau. Indeed, the
entire story of the plight of the refugees
was covered by media around the world.
Although the United States attempted to
persuade Cuba to take the refugees, it
refused. The United States refused entry
as well.
On Thursday, June 1 Cuban President
Bru gave the St. Louis written notice to
leave Cuban waters within three hours.
If it did not leave peacefully, the ship
would be forced out by the Cuban Navy.
After several days steaming around the
Caribbean, running short of food and
fuel the St. Louis attempted to approach
Florida, coming so close that the lights of
Miami could be seen from the ship. Some
passengers cabled President Franklin D.
Roosevelt asking for refuge. He never
responded. According to authors Rabbi
Ted Falcon and David Blatner in Judaism
for Dummies, when the “St. Louis was
turned away from Cuba, America not only
refused entry but even fired a warning
shot to keep it away from Florida’s shores.”
Captain Schroder, the commander of
the St. Louis, was a non-Jewish German
who took a heroic stand, refusing to
return the ship to Germany until all of his
passengers had been given entry to other
countries. Eventually the ship returned to
Europe, docking in Antwerp, Belgium on
June 17, 1939. Great Britain had agreed to
take 288 of the passengers; France took
224, Belgium 214 and the Netherlands 181.
The reprieve was to be short. Following the
Nazi invasions of Belgium, France and the
Netherlands many of the refugees from
the St. Louis met the gruesome fate of
other Jews in those countries.
St. Louis, gateway to the west, symbolizes all that is best in America. St. Louis,
the ship, symbolizes the worst. As citizens
of this great land, we need to know more
about its history than sanitized Pollyanna
tales about freedom and heroes lest we
lose that freedom. ■
of Bais
of Bais
MS St. Louis in Havana
harbor not allowed
to land. Friends and
relatives in small boats
to greet refugees.
St. Louis
7 God’s Place in the Classroom
by Lillian Hellman,
Director, Mizel Jewish
Community Day School
of Mizel
Jewish Community Day
School, populated by students
who are both Jewish and nonJewish, I am faced with the challenge of
how to bring God into the classroom.
Utilizing a Jewish perspective, each student at our school, no matter their faith,
learns the Hebrew language, studies the
Torah portion of the week, experiences
and celebrates the Jewish holidays and
talks about God.
s t h e d i r ec to r
provide an educational environment for
our children to consciously explore God
in their own lives.
And so I ask myself, how should we
bring God into the classroom? We do not
force our students to believe in God—that
is not our goal. Instead, we focus on God
as a vehicle to inspire awe. Dr. Peg Sandel,
the head of Brandeis Hillel Day School in
San Rafael, California succinctly describes
this objective: “We teach about God
because it shifts students’ attention away
from themselves and deepens their sense
of wonder, of gratitude and of humility.”
Teaching about God begins with text.
During Torah study students encounter
references to God as well as descriptions
of God. Dr. Sandel continues: “When we
Mizel students: Finding God
through prayer and community
In Jewish tradition, God is the Creator
of all and the ultimate personification of
unity, a concept highlighted in our daily
recitation of the Shema. Our children
are thinking about God—His image, His
leadership and His involvement in the
world. God is part of our culture—both
ancient and modern and there is ample
room to recognize different approaches
to faith and different facets of the concept
of “God.” What the Day School can do is
think about God as ‘above’ or ‘beyond’
or ‘infinite’ or ‘eternal’ or as capable of
hearing everyone’s prayers or as creator,
we are using metaphorical descriptors that
direct our attention beyond ourselves and
beyond the here and now…These descriptions of God can move us to ponder life’s
In a book entitled The Significance of
Religious Experience, Howard Wettstein
describes different kinds of awe. One can
stand in awe of human greatness, such as
acts of heroism, compassion or caring, or
great works of art. One can also be in awe
of the natural world, such as the night sky,
a beautiful sunset, or a worm (especially
among small children, who seem to have a
natural predisposition towards awe).
Abraham Joshua Heschel spoke about
awe as “radical amazement.” He wrote,
“Our goal should be to live life in radical
amazement...get up in the morning and
look at the world in a way that takes
nothing for granted. Everything is
phenomenal; everything is incredible;
never treat life casually. To be spiritual is
to be amazed.” For Heschel, prayer was
not an intellectual exercise, but a way of
expressing wonder at the world in which
we live and living proof of the existence
of a God. He believed that since we were
created in the image of God, we become
a reminder of God. And so we ask, how
will others see God in us?
Yet while we are focused on teaching
this to our children at Mizel, so much of
society appears to be moving away from
God, resulting in a rise in nihilism (the
belief in nothing but satisfying one’s
own gratification) and a decline in spiritual belief. Narcissism, a close cousin to
nihilism, is also becoming more prominent, resulting in the diminishment of
empathy for one’s fellow human beings.
The result is a greater disconnect between
people and the world around them, leading
to less caring and more violence.
Humans are better, happier and more
productive when they believe they have
a purpose, that there’s a plan for them, a
higher thing for which to strive. That is
why we talk about God at Mizel, so that
our children end up referring to themselves or to the world in ways that deepen
their sense of wonder. This can engender
gratitude and cause them to reflect on
their behavior to one another. We strive to
create community and family at our school,
and we use Jewish values and an ongoing
dialogue with God to reach that goal.
This is the pedagogical relevance of
God. Descriptions of the divine have the
capacity to direct our attention beyond
ourselves, beyond our knowledge, beyond
belief, beyond nihilism and narcissism and
toward a sense of awe at the grandeur of
our world. To cultivate awe as a way to look
at and live life—this is the role of God in
the classroom.
For more information about Mizel JCDS,
visit our website: mizelschool.org. ■
Harvest Lessons
by Rabbi Charles P. Sherman
the middle of Sukkot—our
People’s big harvest festival and the
model for the American Thanksgiving
Day! Our Torah instructs, “When you
reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap
the harvest of your field. You shall leave some of your
harvest for the poor and the stranger.”
Regardless of how full or small the harvest is, it has to
be shared. It is not enough just to understand another’s
plight, to empathize or sympathize. We must be willing
to do something about it by sharing our bounty with those
who are hungry and homeless in our own community and
beyond—our human brothers and sisters who often feel
defeated and hopeless and ready to give up the struggle
for existence.
On this holiday the Torah commands us to be joyous.
The Hebrew word is v’samachta—“you shall rejoice,” but
by a slight change of only one vowel, our sages made
it read v’seemachta—“you shall cause to rejoice.” Our
teachers wanted to remind us that we must use our festive
e are in
It is not enough just to understand
another’s plight, to empathize or
sympathize. We must be willing to
do something about it . ..
days as occasions to bring joy into the lives of the stranger,
the orphan, and the widow. We are not truly grateful
until we make it possible for others to also experience
This is what we mean when we say “much obliged.”
We mean that we are much obligated; we have incurred
a debt which we are duty-bound to repay. From the
Jewish perspective, what is involved is not generosity,
but honesty. The truth is that every blessing we enjoy
has been sacrificially paid for by others. We are indebted
far beyond our means to make adequate repayment. The
art of giving thanks ultimately means “no appreciation
without reciprocation.”
Many among us have been richly blessed. We may feel
that we have made it to the Promised Land. I suggest to
you that we are still in the desert. How do I know we are
not in the Promised Land? Because others clearly have not
made it. In the Promised Land there will be homes and
food, security and peace—not just for some, but for all.
May this Sukkot festival remind us of the blessings
which are ours and the destination toward which we
must still march. Let us get on the way, and let us reach
out to give a helping hand to all God’s children whom
we need to bring with us. ■
The Marilyn Diamond Cultural Fund
Irv and Sharna Frank Foundation
The Alvin and Dorothea Dundee Fund
Shirley and Willie Burger
Birth: Rena Maytal Selco
The Joe Borg Scholarship Fund
Rosalyn Borg
Birthday: Mrs. Irving Rothman
General Fund
April and Richard Borg
Happy Birthday: Carol Mandlebaum
Speedy Recovery: Ira Rothman
Shirley and Willie Burger
In Memory: Mollie Coretz
Cathey Wilson
Educational Materials and In-Kind Gifts
Richard and April Borg
Janet Dundee and Jeff Darby
Esteban Goldzweig
Lillian and Howard Hellman
Karen and Avi Mintz
Joan Neidell
9 Oklahoma
Jewish Film
he oklahoma jewish Film
Festival (OJFF) is back for its
second year Monday, October
19–Thursday, October 22. Conceived as a partnership between Circle
Cinema, the Jewish Federation of Tulsa,
and The Sherwin Miller Museum
of Jewish Art, the OJFF is a celebration of Jewish Film.
The comedies, dramas
and documentaries
represent some of
the best in Jewish
film making.
Drew Diamond, Jewish Federation of
Tulsa Executive Director, said: “We are
excited about this year’s Oklahoma Jewish
Film Festival. The Festival will present an
entertaining and thought provoking array
of quality films. The comedies, dramas
and documentaries represent some of the
best in Jewish film making.”
Special thanks to our Film Festival
Screeners: Marcel Binstock, Alice Blue,
Suzie Bogle, Brian Brouse, Jeff Darby,
Janet Dundee, Estelle Finer, Katherine
Frame, Mark Lobo, Mindy Prescott, Lynn
Schusterman, Joe Secan, Eva Unterman,
Shiri West, Clark Wiens, Kerry Wiens,
Michelle Wiens, and Nancy Wolov.
All viewings and events are at the Circle
Cinema (10 S. Lewis Ave). Tickets are $10 per
film or $70 for a festival pass which allows you
entrance to all movies. Individual tickets are
available at Circle Cinema or circlecinema.
com; tickets will also be on sale at the door
prior to each screening. To purchase a festival
pass, please call 918.585.3456.
This year’s OJFF is sponsored by: Dr.
and Mrs. Stephen Adelson, Estelle Finer,
LD Kerns Contractors, Oklahoma Israel
Exchange (OKIE), the Charles & Lynn
Schusterman Family Foundation and Mr.
and Mrs. Dave Sylvan. ■
MON., OCT. 19
DOUGH / 6 P.M.
Comedic Drama / English /
Run Time: 94 min.
Curmudgeonly widower Nat Dayan obstinately clings to his way of life and his
livelihood as a kosher bakery shop owner
in London’s East End. With a dwindling
clientele and the pressures of encroaching
big box stores, Nat reluctantly enlists
the help of teenager Ayyash who has a
secret side gig selling marijuana to help
his struggling immigrant mother make
ends meet. When Ayyash accidentally
drops his stash into the mixing dough, the
challah starts flying off the shelves and
an unlikely friendship forms between the
old Jewish baker and his young Muslim
apprentice. Dough is a warmhearted and
gently humorous story about overcoming
prejudice and finding redemption in
unexpected places.
Narrative / Hebrew with Subtitles /
Run Time: 87 min.
Inspired by the award-winning play of the
same name, this poignant drama centers
around Rivka, the only child of UltraOrthodox Jewish parents from Jerusalem,
who begins to secretly explore the secular
world. She befriends Dubi, a young man
from a kibbutz. When Rivka’s strict father
discovers her plan to abandon their
community, he arranges to marry her off to
a widower with children. Rivka’s reserved
mother is caught between her sense of
duty to her husband and her desire to see
Rivka happy. This timeless story confronts
issues of tradition versus modernity, and
the question of whether these two generations can reach reconciliation.
TUES., OCT. 20
Drama / French with Subtitles /
Run Time: 105 min.
This drama is the moving and provocative
tale of two young men—one Israeli, the
other Palestinian. Joseph, an 18-year-old
preparing to join the Israeli army for his
mandatory military service, lives at home
in Tel Aviv with his parents. A blood test
for Joseph’s military service reveals that
he’s not their biological son. During the
Gulf War, Joseph was evacuated from a
clinic along with another baby, and the
pair were accidentally switched at birth.
While Palestinian Joseph went to Tel Aviv
with the Silbers, their actual Jewish son,
Yacine, was brought to the West Bank
by an Arab couple, Said and Leila. The
revelation turns the lives of the two families upside-down, forcing them to reassess
their respective identities, values, and
Comedic Drama / Spanish with Subtitles /
Run Time: 98 min.
After fleeing Europe for Uruguay during
WWII, Jacob Kaplan built a quiet life. Now
76, he begins to question his worth. After
learning of a mysterious German prowling
the shores of a nearby beach, he becomes
convinced that he’s found a Nazi in
hiding and plans to expose him. Expertly
distilling a potent mixture of emotional
depth and deadpan comedy, Mr. Kaplan
is a vivacious meditation on family, aging,
and the drive for significance.
MON., OCT. 19
DOUGH / 6 P.M.
WED., OCT. 21
Documentary / English / Run Time: 96 min.
The rags to riches story of Sophie Tucker, an iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of
vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the 20th century.
Before Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, and Mae West,
Sophie Tucker was the first woman to infatuate her audiences with a bold, bawdy and
brassy style unlike any other. Using all of the “Last of the Red Hot Mama’s” 400-plus
recently rediscovered personal scrapbooks, authors Susan and Lloyd Ecker take you on
their seven-year journey retracing Tucker’s sixty-year career in show business.
Documentary / English/Polish with Subtitles / Run Time: 85 min.
An international team chases an improbable dream to reconstruct one of the magnificent lost wooden synagogues of Poland. These architectural marvels originated in the
small 18th century town of Gwoździec. Inside the complex log structure, the prayer
hall was elaborately adorned with Hebrew inscriptions and brightly painted animals.
Eventually more than 200 of these unique wooden synagogues dotted the countryside,
until the Nazis burned every last one to the ground. Though neither Jewish nor Polish,
two former University of Georgia students mastermind a remarkable effort to rebuild
this architectural wonder. Boston-based artists Rick and Laura Brown recruit hundreds
of craftsmen, students and other volunteers to their cause. Employing old tools and
artisanal techniques, the team sets about recreating the synagogue’s timber-framed
roof and intricate mural designs. Despite seemingly impossible deadlines, hammering
downpours and exhaustion, a profound relic slowly rises from the ashes.
TO LIFE / 8 P.M.
Drama / German with Subtitles / Run Time: 86 min.
Jonas—a young man on the run—arrives in Berlin just in time to save Ruth’s life. Evicted
from her apartment, the sarcastic but warm-hearted Ruth—an ageing Jewish cabaret
singer—saw no other way out than suicide. Jonas, meanwhile, is driven by a secret, and
fleeing from his love and his future. As Ruth recovers, she and Jonas begin to form a
deep bond. Age-old Jewish culture and music are brought into the light of day as she
tells him the story of her own impossible, tragic love for a non-Jewish man in postWWII Germany, a love burdened by the legacy of the horrors perpetrated by Nazi
Germany. As Jonas discovers Ruth’s past and takes part in her present, his attentions
and the passionate, lusty Yiddish songs of her youth help her find the way back to life.
And, upon learning of Jonas’ incurable illness, it is she who will help Jonas find the
strength to tackle his fears, to stop fleeing, and to forcefully propose “L’Chaim—To Life!”
Drama / French with Subtitles /
Run Time: 105 min.
A dedicated history teacher at a French
high school taps lessons of the Holocaust in
an effort to motivate her troubled students
in an uplifting schoolhouse drama based
on a true story. A teacher with 20 years
of experience, Anne Gueguen is determined to give the best education she can
to her underprivileged inner-city pupils.
Overcoming their apathy, however, is
proving to be more difficult than expected.
Frustrated but undaunted, Anne tests her
multicultural classroom with a unique
assignment: a national competition on the
theme of child victims of the Nazi concentration camps. The project is initially met
with extreme resistance, until a face-toface encounter with a Holocaust survivor
changes the students’ attitude dramatically.
Despite their long-shot odds of winning,
these once-rebellious teens soon begin to
see one another—and themselves—in a
whole new light.
Narrative / English, German, Hebrew,
Hungarian, Yiddish with English Subtitles /
Run Time: 93 min.
Born as Menachem Teitelbaum, Marcus
Schwarz escaped Auschwitz with his life,
only to exterminate his Jewishness. With
no synagogue, Jewish friends or family,
the hardened old man has done such an
effective job of creating a new identity that,
when faced with his own mortality, the
rabbis refuse his about-face appeal to be
buried in a Jewish cemetery in Cologne.
Determined to return to his birthplace
and establish his ancestry, Marcus enlists
the help of Gül a brash, chain-smoking
Turkish woman with a troubled history
of her own. The unlikely duo set out
on a road trip to a small village on the
Hungarian-Romanian border, a journey
that will irrevocably change them both.
11 Night of Muses:
An Annual Gala Unlike Any Other
he sherwin miller Museum
of Jewish Art proudly presents
this year’s annual gala, Night of
Muses on Sunday, October 18 at
6 p.m. To begin the evening, there will
be a cocktail hour and silent
auction featuring first-run,
posthumous, limited edition
lithographs from the Theodore
Fried Collection. Theodore Fried was a
talented young artist whose career intersected with the major movements in
modern art during the twentieth century.
From Paris in the 1920’s to New York after
WWII, Fried was a member of the School
of Paris and the Society of Modern Painters and Sculptors in New York. The titles
of the Theodore Fried pieces are: Blue
Loon, Cat’s Cradle, Girls at the Piano, Owl
and Woman and Children Under Tree.
As guests move into the Sylvan Auditorium they will witness performances
by the fabulous 18-piece Modern Oklahoma Jazz Orchestra from the Oklahoma
Jazz Hall of Fame, two singers from
Tulsa Opera’s La Bohème and three very
talented youth poets from Louder Than
a Bomb-Tulsa. Also featured will be the
one of a kind centerpieces exclusively
made for this event from Purple Glaze.
These pieces will be for sale at the end
of the evening. Following the dinner
program, an after party with dancing to
live music from the Jam’Bassadors of the
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame will cap off
the evening.
Your participation helps the Museum’s
mission to preserve and promote Jewish
heritage, culture and history through
art and education. Through the lens of
both fine art and artifacts, the collection
provides a testament and tribute to the
resiliency of the Jewish people. Nancy
and Ted Kachel are the chairs of this
extraordinary evening. Through their
guidance this year’s event will be one to
We look forward to greeting you and
your guests at our Night of Muses. If you
have any questions about becoming a
patron, tickets, seating or general information, please contact Tracey Herst-Woods,
Museum Director of Development &
Programs at 918.492.1818. ■
Centennial Year Begins
at The Synagogue
Jazz Singer by Theodore Fried
irst jewish settler in Oklahoma Territory? Boggy Johnson,
a Civil War veteran who met and
married a Chickasaw native. Pioneer rabbi of the Eastern Europeans who
were the first Jews to arrive in Tulsa? Rabbi
I. Kuperstein, a transplant from South
Africa, who seems to have left almost as
soon as he arrived.
And the first permanent structure
representing Jewish life in Tulsa? Congregation B’nai Emunah, designed by John
T. Blair, architect of the Skelly Mansion,
and built at Ninth and Cheyenne in 1916.
Congregation B’nai Emunah will
celebrate over a hundred years of Jewish
settlement in Tulsa in a year-long Centennial Celebration beginning officially in
November of this year. The festivities will
get underway with a salute to the seven
founding families of the congregation,
many of whom came to prominence as
business leaders and philanthropists in
the City of Tulsa. Alfred E. Aaronson,
father of the Tulsa City-County Library
System, was among those who signed the
official charter in 1915, along with Marion
M. Travis, independent oil producer and
the congregation’s first president. Marion’s
brothers Dave and Sam, built the twin Italianate villas that now serve as the Tulsa
Garden Center and the Tulsa Historical
Society. Descendants of Robert Stekoll,
N.C. Livingston, Jacob Beren, Emile
Offenbacher, and Max Rubin are also
expected to travel to Tulsa.
The inaugural event is scheduled for
Friday evening, November 13. A joyful
Shabbat dinner will be served that evening,
followed by a musical celebration and
remarks from former Secretary of State,
Susan Savage, representing her predecessor, S. L. Lyon, who signed the articles
of incorporation in November 1915. A
folio featuring the biographies of the
founders will be distributed, along with
a CD compilation of Synagogue melodies
for the Sabbath. The evening will culminate with traditional circle dancing and a
Champagne Oneg Shabbat.
The centennial will unfold over the
next thirteen months with scholars-inresidence, a presidential banquet, video
histories, a photographic installation
called Faces of B’nai Emunah, the publication of a Sisterhood congregational cook
book, a memorial to the Synagogue’s roots
in small-town Latvia, and a host of other
events, large and small. The culminating
gala will take place on December 11, 2016.
A preliminary calendar, available through
the Synagogue, features a presentation by
Wall Street Journal Editor, Michael Ruby,
on the Travis and Teller Families. That talk
will take place on October 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Please contact the Synagogue for details.
The entire community is invited to
participate in every centennial event.
To reserve a space at the inaugural
Shabbat meal at 6 p.m., please call the
Synagogue Reservation Line at
918.935.3373. The cost is $25
per person. No reservations
are necessary for the service
beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Synagogue
is an official Welcoming Congregation,
opening its doors to its many friends in
Tulsa at large. Together with its neighbors, B’nai Emunah hopes to build new
bridges of shared commitment and
community. ■
13 O C T O B E R CO M M U N I T Y E V E N T S
Jewish Federation of Tulsa
Flu Shots at the CSJCC • Thurs., Oct. 1 •
11 a.m.–1 p.m. • The Jewish Federation of Tulsa
wants to ensure that our community stays healthy
this flu season. The Visiting Nurse Association
will once again be at our facility to make it easy
and convenient to get a flu shot. No appointment
necessary. Flu shots are $25 and pneumonia shots
are $85. Questions? Contact Mindy Prescott at
918.495.1100 or [email protected]
Shlicha Open House • Sun., Oct. 4 •
2 p.m.– 5 p.m. • Please join community Shlicha
Shiri West and her family at their home for the
annual Open Sukkah! For questions or the address,
please contact Shiri at 918.495.1100 or [email protected]
Men’s Club • Wed., Oct. 14 • Noon. • A
delicious lunch will be followed by our speaker,
Mickel Yantz, Curator, The Sherwin Miller
Museum of Jewish Art. Cost of the luncheon is
$7. Please RSVP to Falisha at 918.495.1100 or
[email protected] by noon on Oct. 13.
Ladies Who Lunch • Mon., Oct. 19 • Noon • Come enjoy pleasant conversation and great food
at Polo Grill, 2038 Utica Square. Each person
pays her own check. Please RSVP to Mindy at
918.935.3662 or [email protected] no
later than Fri., Oct. 16.
2nd Annual Oklahoma Jewish Film
Festival • Oct. 19-Oct. 22 • Circle Cinema • The OJFF is a partnership between Circle Cinema,
Jewish Federation of Tulsa and The Sherwin Miller
Museum of Jewish Art. Please see pages 10–11 for
information about these wonderful films!
Community Garden Picnic • Sun., Oct. 25 •
12:30 p.m. • Food & Entertainment for Everyone!
Singing, games and crafts. Hotdogs, hummus
& more! Garden & farm-themed costumes
encouraged. Please bring canned food to donate to
the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
JCC Members: Children under 12: $4/Everyone
Else: $8. Not a JCC Member Yet? Children under
12: $5/Everyone Else: $9. Free for children under 3.
RSVP to 918.495.1100 or [email protected]
Institute of Adult Jewish Studies Fall
2015 • Mon., Oct. 26 • All classes will be held
at the Charles Schusterman JCC, 2021 E. 71 St.
Pre-registration begins at 6:15p.m., with first hour
classes starting at 7 p.m. and second hour classes
starting at 8 p.m. See class information on page 5.
Men’s Club • Wed., Oct. 28 • Noon • A
delicious lunch will be followed by our speaker,
Heather Lewin, Director of Development &
Community Relations. Cost of the luncheon is
$7. Please RSVP to Falisha at 918.495.1100 or
[email protected] by noon on Oct. 27.
The Sherwin Miller Museum
of Jewish Art
Exhibit: State of Deception: The Power of
Nazi Propaganda • Now–Feb. 16, 2016 • This interactive, multi-media exhibit illustrates
the insidious allure of Nazi propaganda, the
dismantling of democracy in Germany and the
post-war “de-Nazification” process. Please join us
to celebrate this exhibit at an opening reception
on Thurs., Oct. 1 from 5-7 p.m. Docent-led tours
available. Contact Cathey Wilson at [email protected]
jewishmuseum.net or 918.492.1818
Save the Date­—Night of Muses:
Museum’s Annual Gala • Sun., Oct. 18 •
6 p.m. • Join us for an evening of fun, food,
and art at Night of Muses, The Sherwin Miller
Museum of Jewish Art’s premier fundraising event.
The festivities this year will include a silent auction
featuring first-run, limited-edition lithographs
from the Theodore Fried Collection; performers
from The Jazz Hall of Fame; youth poets from
Louder Than a Bomb; an after party with live
music; and, as always, a cocktail hour and dinner.
For patron information, please contact Tracey
Herst-Woods, 918.492.1818.
Congregation B’nai Emunah
Sukkot for Everyone Dinner, Celebration
and New Member Welcome • Fri., Oct. 2 •
6 p.m. Dinner/ 7 p.m. Celebration • Congregation B’nai Emunah is delighted to
invite the entire community to the single most
ginormous Sukkot Dinner in Oklahoma. We’ll
gather in the sukkah on the south lawn of the
synagogue. We hope that members and guests
will be thrilled by what they see. Sukkot Dinner
will be supported as always by a gift from Jenny
Brouse and Brian Brouse. A joyful Sukkot
celebration led by the members of Klay Kodesh,
B’nai Emunah’s vocal and instrumental ensemble,
will follow the meal. Call us at 918.935.3373 or
email [email protected] to let us
know you’re coming. The basic price for adults is
$12, with scaled-down charges for children and
tots. Please note that the charge for a household of
limited means is $25. Hope to see you there!
Closing Days of Sukkot • Sun.-Tues.,
Oct. 4–6 p.m. • With the ceremonial beating of
willows at our regular 5:30 p.m. service, we will
celebrate Hoshanah Rabbah as the holiday season
begins to come to a close. That same evening, we’ll
usher in Sh’mini Atzeret, a festival attached to
Sukkot which spreads out over two days. Services
each morning will begin at 9 a.m. Yizkor will be
chanted at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 5.
Simchat Torah Dinner and Dancing • Mon., Oct. 5 • 5:45 p.m. Dinner/6:45 p.m.
Celebration • The synagogue will conclude its
celebration of the Fall Holiday Season beginning
with Simchat Torah. The night begins with a
beautiful dinner in the Synagogue sukkah. Call
us at 918.935.3373 or email [email protected]
bnaiemunah.com to let us know you’re coming. At
6:45 p.m., Simchat Torah festivities will begin in
the Kaiser Miller Auditorium. The congregation
will celebrate the conclusion of the annual Torah
reading cycle with whirling processions around
a chuppah (wedding canopy) led by Rokday
Emunah, the Synagogue’s dance ensemble. Look
for balloons, confetti, noisemakers, crepe paper,
willow branches, sequins, masks and feathers! The
evening is filled with joyous song and treats for all.
Zarrow Families Luncheon • Tues.,
Oct. 6 • 11 a.m. • Join us for the traditional
finale to B’nai Emunah’s holiday celebrations, as
members and friends gather following services
for the annual Simchat Torah Luncheon. Lunch
is complimentary; reservations are not necessary.
Weather permitting, we will eat for the last time
in the sukkah. Simchat Torah services begin at
9 a.m. Our thanks to the Zarrow Families for
underwriting this final luncheon of the holiday
Babies+Blessings+Dinner+Bedtime • Fri., Oct. 16 • 6 p.m. • Very young children and
their parents are invited to join us for another
soft and cuddly Shabbat experience. Parachutes,
rattles and toys sit at the center of our circle
while parents and kids share in the blessings
of a peaceful Shabbat. A delicious, kid-friendly
Shabbat dinner accompanies this program. Please
call our reservations hotline at 918.935.3373 or
[email protected] by Thurs., Oct. 15,
to reserve your spot on the floor.
Salon Emunah: The Travises and the
Tellers • Thurs., Oct. 29 • 7 p.m. • Brooklyn-
based poet and author Michael Ruby ties together
two important family stories in the history of
Congregation B’nai Emunah. The Travises were
a founding family of the synagogue and Morris
Teller served as our first rabbi. Join us for this
salon style conversation held in the home of a
member of the congregation. The talk will be
followed by coffee and treats. Please note that
there is no cost for this event, but we ask that
you call the synagogue office to let us know that
you’re coming and to get directions to the private
Shabbat for Everyone • Fri., Oct. 30 •
6:15 p.m. Dinner/7 p.m. Service • Love to
dance? Love to sing? Love spending time with
friends and family? Then Shabbat for Everyone
is the place for you! Our monthly, kid-friendly
Shabbat experience begins with a delicious dinner
prepared by us, so you can just relax and enjoy.
We then move into the sounds and movements of
a joyous Friday night celebration. Your feet will
be stomping as the music carries us forward into
the night. Top it all off with a delightful story and
you’ve got yourself one can’t-miss evening. No
reservation is needed for the service at 7 p.m., but
please contact us at 918.935.3373 or [email protected]
bnaiemunah.com by Wed., Oct. 28, to guarantee
your place at the dinner table.
Temple Israel
TGIS! Shabbat & Sukkot Service followed by Catered
Dinner • Fri., Oct. 2 • 5:30 Pre-Oneg/6 p.m. Service & Dinner • Join us for a joyful, musical service for all ages with the TI band and
kids choir followed by Shabbat dinner by Just Catering by Orr. RSVP
by contacting Jory at [email protected] or 918.747.1309 by
Wed., Sept. 30. Dinner is generously sponsored by The Sharna and Irvin
Frank Foundation.
Shabbat Morning & Sukkot Service • Sat., Oct. 3 • 10:30 a.m. • Be part of our warm and caring minyan. Participatory prayer, music and
Torah study followed by a potluck lunch. Bring a dish to share or just
bring yourself. In the Sukkah, weather permitting.
Simchat Torah & Consecration • Sun., Oct. 4 • Learning 4:30
p.m./Dinner 5:30 p.m./ 6:15 p.m. Service • Come rejoice with the
Torah as we end and begin our cycle of reading. There will be engaging
learning opportunities for all ages at 4:30 p.m. and a festive dinner at
5:30 p.m. RSVP to [email protected] or call the Temple
office. The service and celebration of new students will begin at 6:15 p.m.
We’ll unroll the Torah for all to see, sing, and rejoice, followed by Israeli
dancing and sweets for all.
Picnic Service • Fri., Oct. 9 • 5:45 Picnic/6:30 p.m. Service • Bring
your own picnic dinner (drinks and utensils provided). Then welcome in
Shabbat in our beautiful outdoor sanctuary (weather permitting). Great
for all ages—children can pray and play on the grass!
Young Kehillah at Pinot’s Palette (Riverwalk) • Sat., Oct. 10 •
6:30-8:30 p.m. • Take a glass of wine in your left hand a paint brush in
your right (unless you’re left handed in which case reverse) and bring
your artistic flair for this one of a kind Young Kehillah event. RSVP to
Rabbi Micah at [email protected] or to the YK Facebook
page. Babysitting will be available. All young adults are welcome.
ShalomFest • Sun., Oct. 11 • Noon-5 p.m. • Get ready for ShalomFest
2015, a lively afternoon of Jewish culture, arts, food, music and fun! Bring
your family and come enjoy Tulsa’s largest and longest running Jewish
festival. Volunteers are still needed, email Kimberly Wallis and Estelle
Levetin Avery at [email protected] or sign up at: http://
Brotherhood Breakfast • Sun., Oct. 18 • 9:45 a.m. • Temple Israel
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17 My Plans for 5776
by Shiri Achiasaf West
that it
has been two whole
years of my being this
community’s Shlicha??
It has indeed! I remember the week
I came here “just to try it out.” It
was in May, and I was here the
week of Rabbi Sherman’s goodbye
party at Temple Israel. I was taken
to lunches and dinners and meetings everywhere. I even spent some
time with Edna and her new baby
in the house that later on was to
become mine. It all felt so new, and
it made me very curious. Then later
that August I arrived to start working here – for real this time. There
were some other newcomers to the
community–Rabbi Kaiman and the
Rabbis Citrin. I wasn’t all alone
being new! It was almost the New
Year, and I just couldn’t get my head
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to do, so much on my agenda, even before
looking at the community’s calendar!
Two years later, sitting in my relatively
new office at the Federation, I am looking
back and relaxing. I am quite satisfied with
my work here, and even if I didn’t get to do
all of what I had planned, I learned that it
is mainly because the pace here is different.
This time around, after Toronto years ago
on my first Shlichut, I am absolutely fine
with that. That pace soothes me now. I am
embracing it.
A new year is always a good time to look
at what has been done and what should
be done in the year to come. I have been
putting a lot of focus on encounters−either
with the teens, the families, the chefs, the
musicians, various speakers and so on. This
will continue with the Tiberias Israeli folk
dancing group that will arrive here in May.
But prior to that delegation, we will have
one teen mifgash and one student exchange
with Carver and Nofarim in Tiberias. We
are planning to have chefs here again in
February, and a Tulsa physician going to
Israel, as well as an OU medical student
exchange with Poriyah hospital. Additionally, one of Israel’s biggest musicians
is going to be hosted by the Tulsa Roots
But the main event of 5776 is to have
the “P2G at 20”—our big and festive 20
year celebration of Partnership with the
Tiberias Sovev Kinneret region. It is going
to be awesome and exciting and interesting!
We are going to get a mission from our
community to go to Israel as part of this
(see the Save the Date ad in this issue). This
is a big deal. It is getting to see our Partnership live in action and working with our
Israeli group as well as with our Milwaukee,
St. Paul and Madison cluster communities to establish true connections between
ourselves and Israel.
With all this looking forward, don’t
forget to come to my annual Open House/
Sukkah on October 4. It’s always a fun
event, and we love welcoming the entire
community into our sukkah!
Love to all, hope you are enjoying
wonderful holidays this year! L’chaim! ■
Do Good
from Anywhere
by Heather Lewin, Director
of Development and
Community Relations
spark in every one of us,
that wants to do good in the world,
that wants to be helpful and needed,
for our efforts to matter, for our lives
to be meaningful. Sometimes, the best of intentions can get buried under the pressures of life
that we all face: busy schedules, providing for our
families, being productive in our chosen professions—but, it is there. It feels good to do good.
As we enjoy this time of harvest, of celebrating the recent start of a new year, I hope you
will join the movement that is this year’s Tulsa
Jewish United Fund Annual Campaign—Do
good everywhere. From anywhere.
Giving through Campaign is your chance to
ignite that spark and feel its glow. From feeding
hungry families here in Tulsa to sending our
Jewish youth on life changing trips to Israel;
from making our community center a home,
filled with laughter and enlightenment to
providing food and medicine to Jews in impoverished countries and helping respond wherever
disaster strikes—your gift is one very important
piece of a larger collective effort.
Through that effort, your reach is extended.
Your single good intention touches lives in our
community, in Israel, and in 70 countries around
the world. You may never meet the people who
benefit from this tzedakah, but when you give
through Campaign, know that no matter what
else you are doing with your time, you are also
changing lives. You are fulfilling a promise and
setting an example for future generations.
We all have something to give. Be it time, treasure, or talent, you are needed. You can be helpful.
Working in our community garden to benefit
the food bank, joining our effort to promote
racial justice, helping plan events, sharing your
professional knowledge as a speaker, making
phone calls to raise funds, giving generously to
Campaign—these are just a few ways you can
make a difference.
Please feel free to contact me at [email protected]
jewishtulsa.org or 918.495.1100, with any questions about Campaign—how to give, how to
volunteer, how to help. ■
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