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How one Tulsa synagogue is baking its way to a better world

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  • Bakery blessing

    Kimberly Ferry, who had endured years of homelessness and mental health struggles, works at the Altamont Bakery in Tulsa.

Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 12:50 pm

TULSA, Okla. — Walk into Congregation B’nai Emunah on any Tuesday afternoon and you’ll barely get through the massive, light-filled foyer before it hits you: an aromatic wave of warm oatmeal and raisins, or perhaps a sweet surge of rich, melting chocolate chips.

What you’re smelling isn’t catered food for a bar mitzvah bash. Rather, it’s one of the most highly regarded bakeries in the region, which is also an innovative social justice project that might just be a model for civic-minded synagogues everywhere.

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