Since May 1989
Tulsa's Jewish community has been involved with Tiberias since 1979 when it assisted an area in Tiberias as part of the Project Renewal program. From this program, the bond with Tulsa graduated into a Sister City relationship with many educational and cultural exchanges. The mayor of Tiberias brought a delegation of 15 people and a dance troupe of 45 dancers for the Sister Cities International conference in 1992.
Tulsa mayors have led three delegations of community, business, political and education leaders to Tiberias to promote exchanges between our two cities. Two groups of youth from Tiberias participated in the "Breaking Through The Boundaries" program. Tulsa volunteers travel to Tiberias to participate in teaching English as a second language to immigrants. In the summer of 1998, The Tulsa Area Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Tiberias Chapter of Magen David Adom, the Israeli version of the Red Cross, participated in a youth exchange. This marked the first time that these two organizations cooperated on a youth exchange, and it allowed participants to learn about each others' countries and about the services offered by both agencies.
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Kim Harrison and Danna Vitt (sisters) represented Tulsa in the Tiberias International Marathon on Jan 10, 2013. Partnership2Gether with the Jewish Agency helped to connect people from Tulsa, Milwaukee, and Tiberias together.