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Elliott Wulff  
Music Director & Programming          
ewulff@tbiokc.net
 

 

 

 

BOB BENNETT                                Executive Director                     bbennett@tbiokc.net 

 

ARDIS MARRS STEELE                          Youth Engagement Specialist/               Education Director                     asteele@tbiokc.net 

A native of San Diego, California, Elliott Wulff moved to Tulsa in June of 2018 to study with renowned Bass-Baritone Peter Strummer, and is currently starting his new job as Music Director at Temple B'nai Israel in OKC.

His operatic roles have included “Speaker” in Die Zauberflöte, “Polyphemus” in Acis and Galatea, “Kecal” in Bartered Bride, “Dulcamara” in L’elisir d’Amore, “Captain Corcoran” in HMS Pinafore, “Figaro” in Le nozze di Figaro, and “Gianni Schicchi” in the opera of the same name. He appeared with Heartland Opera Theater in Puccini’s La Boheme in the roles of “Benoît” and “Alcindoro", and most recently appeared in Tulsa Opera’s production of Gianni Schicchi as “Ser Amantio”. Elliott has also been seen throughout the greater Tulsa area as a soloist and recitalist, both as a singer and pianist. He is starting his second year of Cantorial studies at the Academy for Jewish Religion California, and hopes to be ordained by 2027.

Elliott is honored to be at Temple B'nai Israel and is looking forward to continuing the rich musical tradition that is already so deeply entrenched in the congregation. He hopes to carefully preserve the existing musical legacy while also bringing new and vibrant melodies that will further enhance the spiritual life of the community.

 

Bob is a lifelong member of Temple B’nai Israel accepting the Administrative position in the summer of 2021. His career has included extensive involvement in the construction, manufacturing and Real Estate industries throughout Oklahoma, perfectly suiting him for managing our 40,000 sq. ft. facility.

As executive director, Bob oversees the day-to-day operations of the Temple as well as its building and grounds. Bob supports Temple members and programs in a variety of ways, including but not limited to: maintaining official Temple communications, live streaming services and events, supporting program set-up and supply needs, managing membership data and billing, and much more. 

Married to his wife, Gina since 1988, they have two adult children living in Colorado and Texas. He enjoys travel, sports, music and family and was educated at Casady School and the University of Oklahoma.

 

 

As the Youth Engagement Specialist and Religious/Hebrew School Director, Ardis oversees programming for Temple youth from the very young through college-age.   She is a firm believer in providing immersive and multi-modal educational activities that allow students and their families to experience living Jewishly rather than merely reading about how other people do it. Ardis is always seeking ways to deepen her own Jewish practice and brings that enthusiasm to her work, encouraging others to expand their Jewish knowledge and incorporate Judaism into their lives outside of the Temple walls.

Prior to joining the full-time staff at TBI, Ardis served the Jewish community in Oklahoma City as a Sunday School teacher and the senior care coordinator for the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City and developed homeschool programming for Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation.

Ardis is the proud mother of two adult sons and a daughter who is active in Sunday School and the Temple youth group, OKATY.

Mon, June 24 2024 18 Sivan 5784