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.
One of the holy cities of Judaism, Tiberias is located 680 feet below sea level on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Tiberias offers a look at an ancient world of religious symbolism and heritage. Since Tiberias basks in a mild climate, it is a popular winter resort. Tourism is its main industry, as thousands of people visit the city annually to enjoy its hot spring baths, lakeside resorts, and charming shops and cafes. Tiberias has a population of about 38,000.
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