About Us


The Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City (formerly called the Jewish Community Council) was organized in 1941 to serve the social welfare needs of the Jewish community. 

Today, the Jewish Federation is the central address for community-wide needs - an umbrella organization sponsoring a wide variety of educational, cultural, and community outreach programs and services as well as serving as an important safety net for individuals and families in need.  

The Jewish Federation's Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is the instrument by which Jewish interests in public life are served. The JCRC helps to further relations between our Jewish community and the general community. The JCRC maintains an ongoing relationship and communication with public and private school administrations regarding the observance of Jewish holidays and the school calendar. 

Each year, our Allocation Committee grants requests for funding from a large variety of local and regional Jewish and non-Jewish non-profit organizations. The Jewish Federation also values the relationships on the city and state level that we nurture in the general community to promote greater understanding and awareness of Jewish concerns. 

Jewish Federation Programming Includes:

  • Jewish cultural and education programs for all ages and stages: PJ Library, Chai on Life, Jewish University, Jewish Book Club, Weekly Torah Study, Young Jewish Professionals
  • Jewish holiday celebrations/observances, including an annual community-wide Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day program
  • Camp Chaverim - Our Jewish summer day camp program held at Temple B'nai Israel
  • Jewish and Holocaust education resources to schools and houses of worship
  • Israel missions
  • Social services including educational scholarships and financial assistance for those in need
  • Security training for all houses of worship
  • Financial support for Jewish educational experiences at overnight camps and teen summer pilgrimages to Israel