WHO WE ARE:
Temple B’nai Israel, founded in 1903, continues to be the thriving center of Reform Judaism in Central Oklahoma. We are an inclusive, diverse congregation, welcoming all who wish to worship, study and develop cultural and social ties through the practice of Reform Judaism.
To be a vibrant center of Reform Judaism where members find meaning through spiritual practice, lifelong learning and social justice.
To create gateways to Jewish life that build a sacred community, affirm respect for all people, and nourish Jewish identity through the three pillars of Judaism: Torah (Learning); Avodah (Spiritual Practice); and Gemilut Chasadim (Acts of Kindness).
Together we are guided by core Jewish values:
B’tzelem Elohim – In God’s image
Lev Tov /Nedivut– A generous heart and spirit
K’vod Habriyot – Respect for all people
Kehilla Kedoshah – Creating a sacred, spiritual community
Torah Lishmah – Lifelong learning
Bakesh Shalom v’Rodfehu – Seek peace and pursue it
Brit Olam – Sustaining Jewish continuity
Tikkun Olam – Repairing the world
Adopted January 20, 2016