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About Us

Temple B’nai Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation located in Oklahoma City as well as the state’s oldest active Jewish congregation.

Temple family is dedicated to perpetuating all aspects of Jewish life and to fostering a sense of Jewish identity among its members, both as individuals and as a community. For over 100 years, the Temple provides an active house of prayer, education and assembly. We seek to include and accept all those who wish to worship, study, or develop cultural or social ties to Judaism. Our website is designed to provide you with information about our religious, educational and social programs.

Our Mission                             Core Values


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

Wed, July 17 2019 14 Tammuz 5779