The Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City is dedicated to building and strengthening the Jewish community locally, nationally, overseas, and in Israel, in accordance with Jewish values. The work of the Jewish Federation represents both our commUNITY and our commUNITY's most generous tradition--to give to others even in the most difficult times.
To make a donation to the Jewish Federation of Oklahoma City, please click on the "ish" button above. Be sure to indicate what your gift is for.
THE JEW CREW reaches out to Young Jews in OKC
The greater Oklahoma City area, including Norman and Edmond, is attraching many new young, Jewish professionals, and the Jewish Federation is reaching out to them through "The Jew Crew." This new group is all about creating connections, making new friends, and networking with other Jewish young adults.For more information.
A Mitzvah that Keeps on Giving!
by Marcy Price
Our organized Jewish commUNITY does as admirable job of reaching out to hospitalized patients, the sick, and the homebound through our established Caring Committees. But the mitzvah of bikkur cholim is the responsibility of us all. Click on the link below for more ways to help.Bikkur Cholim
OKC Families raising young Jewish children between the ages of six months and eight years old, here is a great FREE opportunity! You are eligible to sign up to receive high quality Jewish children's books each month. Our OKC Jewish community is partnering with the Jewish Children's regional service in New Orleans and a local OKC donor to increase outreach and programming. Related family programs will utilize PJ Library books throughout the year.
For more information call 848.3132 or visit the PJ Library website (link is posted below).Visit the PJ Library Website
Federation Executive Comes Full Circle With Ethiopian Mission
Jewish Federation Executive Director Edie Roodman recently returned from a mission to Ethiopia that was the last mission to transport Ethiopian Jews to Israel. The trip was particularly meaningful for Roodman who went on the first Ethiopian air lift at the beginning of her Federation career. (See Article 1 & 2 links below)
"Start Up Nation" tells Israel's story
Anyone with an interest in business or technology should read "Start Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle" by Dan Senor and Saul Singer.
There is a great deal for America to learn from the very impressive Israeli entrepreneurial model--beginning with a culture of leadership and risk management. START-UP NATION is a playbook for every CEO who wants to develop the next generation of corporate leaders. -- Tom Brokaw
START UP NATION addresses the trillion-dollar question: How is it that Israel--a country of 7.1 million people, only sixty years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources--produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada, and the United Kingdom? Drawing on examples from the country's foremost inventors and investors, geopolitical experts Dan Senor and Saul Singer describe how Israel's adversity-driven culture fosters a unique combination of innovative and entrepreneurial intensity.