We are very thankful to be apart of a very strong and vibrant Jewish Community. We are very lucky that here at the University we have a very prestigious Jewish Studies program. Here you can take classes to have a more in depth understanding of Judaism or if you are wanting to be more advanced in Hebrew you can take classes with our amazing Israeli professors.
When we do not have event or services at Hillel, many of our students and staff will drive to Oklahoma City to spend the evening there. For more questions regarding service and event times check out the following links of the different local Jewish Organizations we partner with.
Schusterman Center For Judaic and Israel Studies: The Schusterman Center for Judaic and Israel Studies at OU offers an exceptionally wide variety of courses including Jewish history in all periods and places, Hebrew Language and Literature at all levels, the Bible and Its Interpretation, Israel Studies, the Holocaust/Genocide, Jewish Literature in translation, as well as anthropological, sociological, and political perspectives on the Jewish experience. With five core tenured/tenure-track faculty, two core faculty in Hebrew and fifteen affiliated faculty (whose main area of research lies elsewhere, but offer courses with Judaic content) the University of Oklahoma fields the most comprehensive faculty/set of classes in the region (not state, region). http://www.ou.edu/cas/judaicstudies
Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma: Its mission is to support Jewish living, learning, and welfare in the greater Oklahoma City Jewish community; to support Jewish communities throughout the United States, Israel and the world; and to foster understanding and cooperation between the Jewish community and the community-at-large. https://www.jfedokc.org/
Chabad Community Center For Jewish Life And Learning:
Chabad of Greater Oklahoma City – a branch of the worldwide Chabad Lubavitch movement, founded by the Rebbe, of righteous memory – is a community that welcomes people of diverse Jewish backgrounds and all ages. Their vibrant center center provides educational opportunities and social services in an inclusive non-judgmental environment. https://www.jewishokc.com/
Emanuel Synagogue: Emanuel Synagogue is a proud member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. However, the synagogue welcomes Jews of many different backgrounds and practices who enjoy traditionally styled egalitarian services. Emanuel is a small boutique shul located in the heart of some of Oklahoma City’s most beautiful and historic neighborhoods. Emanuel builds community through individual growth and participation. https://www.emanuelokc.org/
Temple B’nai Israel: Temple B’nai Israel, founded in 1903, continues to be the thriving center of Reform Judaism in Central Oklahoma. They are an inclusive, diverse congregation, welcoming all who wish to worship, study and develop cultural and social ties through the practice of Reform Judaism. Their website is designed to provide you with information about our religious, educational and social programs.https://thetempleokc.org/